科研能力加速发展。学校现有省级科研平台5个，市级科研平台2个，校级科研平台5个，分析测试中心1个。近五年来，学校承担科技类立项209项，其中国家自然基金3项，省部级10项，市厅级196项；另有横向课题24项。福建省科技进步奖三等奖1项、厦门市科学技术进步奖2项、厦门市医学创新奖2项 ；授权专利63项；授权软件著作权31项，作品著作权10项，转让科技成果4项；发表各级各类论文961篇，其中自然科学类学术论文756篇，SCI收录论文108 篇，人文社科类205 篇。
Xiamen Medical College (XMMC) is a full-time public undergraduate college, which is one of the three medical undergraduate colleges in Fujian Province and the only medical undergraduate college in central and southern Fujian. The origin of XMMC can be traced back to the Gulangyu Medical School established in 1898. The century-old college has formed a school motto culture of “good character leads to a full-grown person, and best skills lead to a successful career”, and cultivated a large number of high-quality medical and health talents for the society. Based in Xiamen, being oriented toward Fujian Province and even the whole country, XMMC will shoulder heavy responsibilities to commit to cultivating applied and technical talents for healthcare industry, biological medicine and health service industry.
XMMC is located in Jimei District, Xiamen, the hometown of Tan Kah Kee，a well-known patriotic overseas Chinese leader honored by Comrade Mao Zedong as the “Flag of the overseas Chinese and Glory of the nation”. Against the mountain and overlooking the sea, the college has a beautiful campus with a covering area of 33.47 hectares and a total floor area of nearly 200,000 square meters. The total value of its teaching and research equipment is over 200 million RMB and there are nearly 500,000 paper books in the library.
XMMC currently has nine teaching institutions, namely, Department of Clinical Medicine, Department of Oral Medicine, Department of Nursing Science, Department of Pharmacy, Department of Medical Technology, Basic Medicine Department, Public Teaching Department, School of Marxism and Department of Continuing Education, and three teaching aids institutions, namely, Library, Science Experiment Center and Modern Educational Technology Center. In addition, the college has two affiliated hospitals under its direct supervision, including The Second Affiliated Hospital of Xiamen (Grade III Class A hospital) and Xiamen Stomatological Hospital (a Grade III specialized hospital). In order to meet the needs of talents in Fujian and Xiamen, XMMC will supplement the shortcomings of people’s livelihood. In 2018, the school added psychological medicine, rehabilitation therapy, marine pharmacy and medical laboratory science to the existing 6 undergraduate majors namely clinical medicine, stomatology, nursing, pharmacy, traditional Chinese medicine and bio-pharmaceuticals. Meanwhile, there are 17 college graduate majors, namely, acupuncture and massage, rehabilitation therapy technology, stomatology technology, nursing, midwifery, traditional Chinese medicine, pharmaceutical production technology, pharmaceutical biotechnology, pharmaceutical management and management, pharmaceutical quality and safety, cosmetics management and management, ,medical beauty technology, health management, health information management, eye optometry, food quality and safety, health inspection and quarantine technology. Currently XMMC has a total enrollment of more than 5,200 full-time students from all over the country.
The faculty has been fully enhanced. There are 2325 teaching staff, administrative staff and medical staff in total (including staff of two affiliated hospitals under its direct supervision). There are 297 full-time teachers, of whom 33 are professors, 73 associate professors, 87 with a Ph.D. diploma, 160 with master degree. In terms of percentage, those with master degree account for 83.2% of the full-time teachers. The college has employed one expert enjoying the special allowance of the State Council, who was selected for New Century Talents Project at national level, and awarded New Century Excellent Talent of Ministry of Education, leading talent of Excellent Talents Project in Fujian Province , three teaching masters of Fujian, 2 professional leaders of Fujian, 5 New Century Excellent Talents in College of Fujian, 13 distinguished young researchers from colleges and universities in Fujian, one Hong Kong Scholar and Innovative Talent of Xiamen, one Xiamen top-notch talent, 2 medical academic and technical leaders of Xiamen, one municipal invited expert from Taiwan, and 4 Taiwanese teachers and one iF Design Award and the German Red Dot Award winner.
Solid progress has been made in specialty construction. The college has been awarded multiple key construction specialties or featured specialties, demonstration sites and courses at national level, provincial level and municipal level. At national level, the achievements include two specialties and three training bases supported by central finance, one national health service demonstration site, one national pension service demonstration site and one teaching achievement award of National Health Vocational Education and Teaching Steering Committee. At the provincial level, the achievements include two application-oriented specialties, one featured specialty in service industry, one excellent specialty, seven demonstration specialties, three experimental teaching demonstration centers, one virtual simulation experimental teaching center, nine excellent courses, three excellent open online courses, two excellent open online courses of cultivation project, three teaching achievement awards, two undergraduate teaching teams, two major education and teaching reform projects in undergraduate university, four general projects, one “Ideological and Political Course” education and teaching reform project, 4 courses of “Ideological and Political Theories Teaching in All Courses” education and teaching reform, and one application case for undergraduate universities. At the municipal level, the achievement includes five key construction specialties.
The development of research in XMMC has accelerated. At present, the college has 5 provincial level scientific research platforms, 2 municipal level scientific research platforms and 5 school-level scientific research platforms and one Analysis and Testing Center. In recent five years, the college has undertaken 209 scientific projects, of which 3 are funded by National Natural Science Foundation, and 10 are funded by the Provincial Natural Science Foundation, and 196 are supported by Municipal Science Foundations. With regards to content, 24 of the projects are cooperative horizonal ones. The achievements of above projects include 1 Provincial Third-prize Awards for Technological Advancement, 2 Municipal Third-prize Awards for Technological Advancement, 63 patent rights, 31 software copyrights and 10 copyrights of works, 4 transference of scientific and technological achievements, 961 papers in science and technology, of which 108 are indexed in SCI, 205 in the social sciences and 756 are academic papers on natural sciences.
The cooperation between the college and hospitals has been continuously deepened. The college has established test bases for the Nation Practical Skills Test of Medical Licensing Examination in clinical and oral category. Except for affiliated hospitals under its direct supervision, the college also has two affiliated hospitals under its indirect supervision, namely, Xiamen Xianyue Hospital(a Grade III Class A hospital) and Quanzhou Children’s Hospital(a Grade III specialized hospital), 25 teaching hospitals and more than 170 off-campus training bases.
The quality of talent training has steadily improved. In 2018, the employment rate of graduates reached 99.55%, and the employment rate remained above 99% for seven consecutive years. In 2018, students participated in the Fujian Vocational Skills Competition, winning 2 second prizes, 4 third prizes, and 3 outstanding prizes; in the National Health Vocational College Oral Skills Competition, won the first prize 2, the second prize 5 items, 2 third prizes; in the National College English Contest, won 3 first prizes, 16 second prizes, 26 third prizes; in the Fujian Provincial University Games, won the first prize 3, two 3 prizes and 3 third prizes.
International cooperation and exchanges have been fruitful. We have established friendly ties with Taiwan Ocean University, Yang-Ming University in Taiwan, National Taipei University of Nursing and Health Science, Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei Medical University, Tzu Chi University of Science and Technology in Taiwan, Fooyin University in Taiwan, Central Taiwan University of Science and Technology and Gimcheon University, The Catholic University of Korea, Daejeon University and Daaegu Hanny University in South Korea, and PraxisHochschule University of Applied Sciences. Activities such as exchange of scholars and students, cooperative education and research are smoothly undertaken.
With new journey ahead in the new era, XMMC will focus on one overall objective of building a regional first-rate application-oriented college that takes root in Xiamen, serves the local and owns its distinctive features, spare no efforts to prepare “two major exams” including the Qualification Examination for Medical Practitioners to be taken by the first undergraduates majoring in clinical medicine and Qualification Evaluation for Undergraduate Education; to complete “three key tasks” containing party building, general affairs (teaching, scientific research and medical treatment) and security and stability; to cultivate “talents with four virtues”, that is, being loyal to the country, being filial to parents, being responsible to the job and being devoted to patients; to realize “five improvements”, namely, party building improvement, leadership improvement, solidarity improvement and overall level improvement; to fully implement “six strategies”, namely, to develop school with party-building guidance, to educate students with characteristic pattern, to prosper school with talents, to set up school with high teaching quality, to strengthen school with reform, to rule school by law. (The Data Updated on Dec 31st, 2018)