Shanxi Medical University, founded in 1919 and located in Taiyuan, the capital city of Shanxi Province, has nearly a hundred years of history. It is a comprehensive university of modern medical science that integrates humanities, natural sciences and engineering as well as management into medical education. Shanxi Medical University strives to become a top level research-oriented university while emphasizing undergraduate and postgraduate education with its distinctive characteristics.

As of 2018, Shanxi Medical University has 31 Academic departments, 12 Directly affiliated hospitals, 12 Non-directly affiliated hospitals, 29 Teaching hospitals, 111 Teaching bases,15 Training bases for postgraduates, and 2 Science and research bases. There are 1,600 faculties and 19,200 students which include undergraduates, postgraduates, doctoral students, and international students. Shanxi Medical University has a vibrant alumni community of more than 120,000 members around the world.

The university has three campuses ( respectively Yingze campus, Chuanzhi campus, Zhongdu campus) that cover a total area of nearly 240 acres with a building area of 710,000 square meters. The university’s total estimated value of fixed asset is 1.2 billion RMB. The total annual funds for scientific research amount to 110 million RMB. With an area of 8766.46 square meters, in library there are 11 reading rooms, 6 Chinese and foreign library, 2 electronic reading rooms, 1014 reading seats.