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UC San Diego Health Overview,

As San Diego’s only academic medical center, UC San Diego Health is the region’s premier destination for those requiring complex multidisciplinary care.
We are currently ranked the #1 health system in San Diego and hold top national rankings in 12 of 16 adult medical and surgical specialties from U.S. News and World Report. Specialties listed in the top 50 nationally in 2015 include:
Cancer (#23); Cardiology and Heart Surgery (#24); Diabetes and Endocrinology (#31); Ear, Nose & Throat (#33); Gastroenterology & GI Surgery (#24);
Geriatrics (#18); Gynecology (#44); Nephrology (#20); Neurology & Neurosurgery (#22); Orthopedics (#31); Pulmonology (#6) and Urology (#25).
Less than 3 percent of the nearly 5,000 hospitals analyzed for the annual “Best Hospitals” report were nationally ranked in even one specialty.
Our ability to deliver this caliber of quality, specialized care is a testament to both the academic health care model and to the talents and dedication of our physicians, who are faculty members at UC San Diego School of Medicine and often leaders in research complementary to their clinical specialty areas.

UC Health

UC San Diego Health is one of five academic medical centers within the 10-campus University of California system. Collectively known as UC Health, these medical centers comprise the fourth largest health care delivery system in California and train nearly 50 percent of the state’s medical students and medical residents.
As part of a public trust organization, UC Health serves as a safety net for individuals in need. Nearly 60 percent of UC patients are covered by Medicare, Medi-Cal or lack health insurance.
In the 2014 fiscal year, UC Health provided $486 million in charity care, while also generating $16.7 billion in economic activity throughout California.
Providing broad access to specialty care, UC Health physicians performed 50 percent of all transplant surgeries and 25 percent of care for extensive burn cases in the state in 2014.

This program consists of study of basic medicine, clinical medicine and preventive medicine and requires the students of 1-year clinical training. Students who pass the graduation exam (including exam on medical knowledge and exam on clinical skills) will be granted the bachelor’s degree of medicine. The program aims at producing clinicians who have sound professional integrity, solid ground of basic medicine and systematic knowledge of clinical medicine and have acquired basic clinical skills as well as the ability to deal with problems in clinical settings.

Credits Requirements

The students should complete 203.5 credits, among which premed pubic courses are 26.5 credits, basic medical courses 48.5 credits and clinical medical courses 54.5 credits. The clinical rotation makes 74 credits.

Table of Courses


Course Contents

Fundamental courses

Chinese Language, China Overview, Medical Mathematics, Medical Chemistry, Medical Chinese, Medical Physics, Computer Technology, Document Retrieval.

  Basic Medical Courses

Introduction to Medicine, Medical Ethics, General Psychology and Behavioral Science, Cell Biology and Biochemistry, Medical Genetics, Gross Anatomy, Topographic Anatomy, Histology and Embryology, Physiology, Pathogen Biology, Immunology, Pathology, Pathology and Pathophysiology, Pharmacology.

Clinical Medical Courses

Diagnostics, Laboratory Diagnostics, Imaging Diagnostics, Preventive Medicine, Epidemiology and Statistics, Internal medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Nuclear Medicine, Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology, Dermatology and Venereology, Neurology, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Forensic Medicine, Evidence-based Medicine, Clinical pharmacology, Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine (English), Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine (Chinese), Acupuncture and Moxibustion.


The university shall meticulously organize the reasonable arrangement of the internship. The duration of the internship is one year (at least 48 weeks). The location and tuition fee for the internship is to be determined.

Fee Structure

Application Fee: USD 70
Tuition Fee: 35,000RMB/year
Books Fee: Around RMB 1000
Accommodation Fee: 21,600 RMB/year (Single Room); 10,800 RMB/year (Double Room)
Medical Insurance Fee: RMB 600 / year
Cost of Living: 1,000~2,000 RMB/month
In Total: 55,010 ~76,610 RMB/year


Shanghai Municipal Government Scholarship
Tongji President Scholarship

Degree Awarded

MBBS degree: On completing the requirements of the teaching program and passing the graduation examinations successfully, international medical undergraduates will be granted a graduation certificate and conferred a medical degree by the Tongji University. if they meet the degree regulations of the university. The English copy of the degree will state MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery).

Entry Requirements:

1. Healthy
2. Non-criminal record
3. Non-Chinese citizen
4. Minimum with an educational background equal to high school graduation in China.
5. Language: valid TOEFL or IELTS scores– minimum 93 /237 / 580 for TOEFL, or 6.0 for IELTS, or certificates that can prove the applicant’s English language proficiency.

Application Materials:

1. Photocopy of valid passport
2. Passport photo
3. High school academic transcript
4. High school graduate certificate

Awards & Achievements

UC San Diego Health received an "A" for hospital safety in April, 2016 from the Leapfrog Group. The A grade reflects overall performance in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors. Only five local medical facilities received the top grade.

UC San Diego Medical Center was named one of “100 Great Hospitals in America” in 2015 by Becker’s Hospital Review. The award recognizes "the most prominent, forward-thinking and focused health care facilities in the nation.”

UC San Diego Health was ranked the #1 health care system in San Diego and the #5 health care system in California by U.S. News and World Report in 2015.

UC San Diego Health ranked among the nation's top in 12 out of 16 adult and surgical specialties ranked by U.S. News and World Report in 2015, placing us among the nation's most prestigious health care centers for specialty care. Specialties in the top 50 nationally include: Cancer (#23);

Cardiology and Heart Surgery (#24); Diabetes and Endocrinology (#31); Ear, Nose & Throat (#33); Gastroenterology & GI Surgery (#24); Geriatrics (#18); Gynecology (#44); Nephrology (#20); Neurology & Neurosurgery (#22); Orthopedics (#31); Pulmonology (#6) and Urology (#25). Less than 3 percent of the nearly 5,000 hospitals analyzed for the annual "Best Hospitals" report were nationally ranked in even one specialty.

More than 100 doctors from 41 specialties were named "Top Docs" in 2015 in San Diego Magazine's “Physicians of Exceptional Excellence” annual survey, conducted in collaboration with the San Diego County Medical Society.

UC San Diego Health was named one of the nation's "Top 100 Hospitals" by Truven Health in 2015. Based on an analysis of nearly 3,000 hospitals, the award recognizes hospitals that score the highest on patient care, operational efficiency and financial stability.

UC San Diego Health was named a "Top Hospital" by the Leapfrog Group in 2014. Less than 7 percent of U.S. hospitals demonstrated this level of excellence in safety and quality. UC San Diego Health is the only “Top Hospital” in Southern California, and one of only seven in the state.

UC San Diego Health was awarded a "Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence" for the third year in a row in 2016 by Healthgrades, placing us among the top five percent of U.S. hospitals delivering superior care to the Medicare population based on clinical outcomes.

UC San Diego Health maintains a four-year Magnet® Recognition (2011-15) for Nursing Excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, considered among the highest recognitions for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovation in nursing practice. Recertification is in process for 2016-20.

UC San Diego Health was awarded "most wired - advanced" health system by the American Hospital Association in 2015. We are the only health system in California and one of only six in the nation with this "best-of-the-best distinction."

The duration of the internship is one year (at least 48 weeks). The location and tuition fee for the internship is to be determined. Tongji University has 5 affiliated hospitals: Tongji hospital, Shanghai No. 10 People’s Hospital, East Hospital, Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital, and Shanghai First Maternity and Infant Health Hospital. They are all hospitals of top level and have 4,443 beds altogether.

And, students have to take the final examination on Theory Test and Clinical Evaluation in Tongji University before graduation.

After obtaining MBBS Degree, the graduates can apply to take the medical licensing examination in the medical council in order to get registered and practice medicine. According to the regulations in different countries, the students may need to do the degree accreditation first. A MBBS degree holder can find jobs in government as well as private hospitals, nursing homes and other health facilities. Except this, one can also start his own clinic or pursue study for master’s degree.

Roots Education provides two kinds of application methods for international candidates to study English medium MBBS programs at China’s universities. They can choose the quick and convenient online application system or the traditional offline application route-Apply via Email.

Online Application Procedures

To complete the online application process, you need to follow the four main sections below:

1. Click ‘Apply Now’ button on this page and login, if didn’t have the account, register first.

2. Fill out the online application form with real and correct informaiton, including personal information, education background, language proficiency, etc.

If you’re not sure how to fill out the form, please check if there are any instructions behind the blank.

3. Upload the required application materials

Please upload photocopies of required application materials according to the university’s admissions criteria.
All the materials should be MS-Word (.doc), Adobe PDF (.pdf) documents, image files (.gif, .jpg), or compression files (.rar, .zip). Each file cannot exceed 8 MB (megabytes)

4. Make payment

Students who choose Western Union or Bank transfer as their payment method need to upload the payment receipt after you wire the money at the post office or bank.

5. Submit application

Please submit your application once the application fee is confirmed by Roots Education. To submit your application, please access My Roots Education-> My Applications by logging in Roots Education, click ‘Continue’ at ‘Application Status’ column, and go to the ‘Submit Application’ section. You will see a big ‘Submit’ button. Click the button and your application will be sent directly to the university.

Once you’ve submitted your application, please wait 2-4 weeks for the university to process your application. Once the university has made a decision, Roots Education will notify you by email. You can also track your application status by logging into your Roots Education account.

Offline Application Procedures

The steps for ‘Apply via Email’ are as follows:

1. Choose a MBBS program;
2. Click “Apply via Email” to download the fillable application form and documents;
3. Open forms in MS Word and fill in required information electronically, please make sure the information is accurate and correct to receive your JW 202 form;
4. Send us the completed form and other required application materials;
5. Pay the Application Fee and Roots Education Processing Fee, keep the receipt;
6. Send us the copy of receipt, and the school will process your application once receiving your bank receipt;
7. Check your application process via email periodically, and track with your admission status;
8. Wait for your admission notice from Roots Education within 5 workdays, and the JW 202 form will send to you in 2-6 weeks;
Email Address for MBBS Application: info@rootseducation.in


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