Shanxi University of TCM, was formally founded in June 1989, authorized by the State Educational Committee after 7 years of construction. In 2002, it starts to recruit overseas students. In 2004, it accepted Taiyuan Railway Central Hospital and Taiyuan Railway Tuberculosis Hospital,SXTCM thus becoming the center of scientific research and medicine in Shanxi Province.
The school covers an area of 174,698.46 square meters, including a floor space of 121,796.40 square meters with a fixed asset of 158 million Yuan, (with 31.8471 million Yuan for teaching and scientific research equipment) and a collection of 381,600 volumes in the library. It consists 54 faculty working offices and 14 laboratories.
The university boasts a strong and qualified teaching faculty of 287 teachers, with 50 professors, 56 associate professors, (accounting for 36.93% of the total); 154 with master's degree and above (accounting for 53.66% of the total).4 of them are entitled to the State Council special allowance; 3 have honorably been awarded "Famous Teacher of Shanxi Province", 2 "Model Teacher of Shanxi Province", 2 "Outstanding University Teacher on Political Theory of Shanxi Province"; 7 entitled by other TCM collages as tutors of doctoral students and 19 as tutors of master students; 34 as editors-in-chief and editors of teaching materials for higher Chinese medicine education, 14 as editors of high-quality teaching materials for the national ordinary higher Chinese medicine education.
The university has graduated more than 3,600 students with bachelor's degree since 1986, many of whom are now playing important roles in their positions. At present it has on its campus 4,266 undergraduates, 142 full-time adult undergraduates and 404 undergraduates for correspondence course.
The school places great emphasis on cultivation of the students' practice skills and increasingly strengthens the construction of teaching bases. There are 3 subordinate and 12 non-subordinate affiliated hospitals, 7 affiliated hospitals for students' learning and 5 affiliated hospitals for students' clinical practice as well as 8 pharmacy practice bases for different needs.
In recent years, the university has been broadly developing international exchanges and cooperation. It has established a new pattern of international exchanges and cooperation, which have diversified cooperative targets and forms. The content involves academic exchanges, cooperation in research projects, exchanging experts and overseas students and etc. The development of the international communication and cooperation makes the discipline constructions and scientific research developing at a faster speed and promotes the university to a higher level.