Universities of Chinese medicine in China are educational institutions established to provide theoretical, clinical, and pharmaceutical knowledge of and training in Chinese medical science. Chinese medicine, in the broader sense, is a comprehensive medical discipline that includes medicines and treatments of the Han and other ethnic groups of China. At present China's universities of Chinese medicine are quite different from universities of Western medicine in terms of disciplinary structure. They are based on the time-honored traditions of Chinese medicine and its unique theories and approaches to diagnosis and treatment.
The universities have a mission of passing down China's profound medical science and its achievements while nurturing practitioners of lofty personal virtue. They also enroll international students or offer foreign education through various channels and in various forms. Some universities offer an English-speaking curricula to spread Chinese medical culture on a wider scale. "Learning TCM in China" provides a list of universities of Chinese medicine, each with detailed facts and contact information.
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