Wenzhou Medical College, designated as a key university in Zhejiang, is an institution of higher learning under the leadership of Zhejiang Provincial Government. Its history can be traced back to Zhejiang Specialized Medical School established in Hangzhou in 1912, named “Zhejiang Second Medical College” at that time. WMC is composed of three campuses, located respectively at Chashan, Xueyuan Road and Xiushan , covering an area of about 73 ha. 2 (=1,100 mu) with a floor space of 460,000m (114 acres). The college library has a collection
of about 760,000 books and 1,189 categories of magazines and periodicals in Chinese or in foreign languages.WMC has 10 affiliated hospitals with a total of nearly 7,000 beds.
Active in international cooperation in recent years, WMC has established cooperative relationships with over 20 colleges, universities or academic institutions abroad such as Sino-US joint OD program, staff/student exchange program, etc. WMC began accepting overseas students since 1999.
At present, all the faculty and staff are striving to attain the goal of becoming a high quality university that will enjoy high prestige for its own features and excellent academic performance.