Zhejiang Chinese Medical University (ZCMU) is located near the south bank of Qiantang River, in the city of Hangzhou, a world-famous tourist resort known for its beautiful scenery and rich cultural heritage. ZCMU is a teaching and research-oriented university with Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and Chinese Materia Medica as its leading subjects. As a key university in Zhejiang Province, it is jointly constructed by the People’s Government of Zhejiang Province, the National Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China.
Traced back to Zhejiang Training School of TCM in June 1953, Zhejiang College of TCM was officially founded in June 1959. It was eligible for awarding a doctoral degree in 1998 and moved to Hangzhou-based Binjiang Higher Education Zone in 2000. In February 2006, it was renamed as Zhejiang Chinese Medical University (ZCMU). In September 2015, Fuchun Campus was put into use. The university now has two campuses covering an area of nearly 1,000 mu, with the total construction area exceeding 470,000 square meters.
ZCMU now sets schools including the First School of Clinical Medicine, the Second School of Clinical Medicine, the Third School of Clinical Medicine (School of Rehabilitation Medicine), the Fourth School of Clinical Medicine, Hangzhou School of Clinical Medicine, School of Basic Clinical Medicine, School of Public Health, School of Stomatology, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Nursing, School of Medical Technology and Information Engineering, School of Life Sciences, School of Humanities and Management, School of Continuing Education, International Education College, Institute of Marxism, Department of Physical Education, and Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. ZCMU has 3 directly affiliated hospitals, the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang Chinese Medical University (Zhejiang Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine), the Second Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang Chinese Medical University (Xinhua Hospital of Zhejiang Province), and the Third Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang Chinese Medical University (Zhongshan Hospital of Zhejiang Province). Moreover, there are another 22 Hospitals located in different cities of Zhejiang Province affiliated to ZCMU.