In the university, there are 28 departments involving medicine, education, science, engineering, philosophy and management. CMU has strong academic strength in medical teaching, offering five state key disciplines, 12 MOH clinical key specialties and 27 provincial key disciplines, while the clinical medicine ranks the 8th in China. It also contains 2 state research bases, 1 MOE key laboratory, 1 state key laboratory cultivation base co-built by MOST and the province, 4 MOH key labs, 3 national bureau of traditional Chinese medicine research laboratories (level 3), 11 provincial key labs and 1 National Treatment Rescue Center etc. The three affiliated hospitals and 1 specialized hospital have a total of 8,027 beds and 105 dental comprehensive treatment chairs.
The staff team in CMU contains 7,630, combining 6,126 professionals, 1 academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, 448 senior professionals, 676 associate senior professionals, 205 doctoral tutors and 562 master tutors. Among them, some are also taking administration positions in national academic societies and Academic Degree Commission of the State Council.
CMU has been teaching medicine in English medium since 1976 and begun its MBBS programs in English and Japanese languages in 2005, which was approved by MOE in 2007. Its MBBS program in English medium has reached a leading level in China and won high international reputations. Currently, there are more than 475 international students from the United States of America, Japan, the Republic of Korea, and Southeast Asia, Africa, Europe on campus.
CMU has built good exchange relationship with more than 78 universities and research institutions from Japan, the United States, Britain, France, Russia, South Korea, Canada, Australia, Italy and Denmark etc and conducted effective cooperation with WBG, CMB, JICA etc intuitions. More than 276 international famous experts and scholars are employed with honorary titles and up to 4,444 person-times are sent abroad for study and investigation. In recently years, 53 important international cooperation projects and 31 CMB projects are carried out.
CMU is recognized by WHO and the graduates of MBBS program are eligible to take the Medical Licensing Examinations held by the medical councils in different countries such as MCI, PMDC, USMLE, HPCSA, SCHS etc.