Hubei University of Medicine (HUM) was founded as Wuhan Medical College, Yunyang School in November 1965 and renamed Tongji Medical University, Yunyang Medical College in 1986. In 1994, HUM was independently instituted as Yunyang Medical College under the Approval of the State Education Commission. In 1996, Yunyang Medical College passed the National Undergraduate Teaching Quality Assessment (TQA) an accreditation organized by the State Education Commission.
In 2006 Yunyang Medical College was evaluated as “Excellent” in the TQA conducted by the Ministry of Education. In 2010, Yunyang Medical College was renamed Hubei University of Medicine under the approval of Hubei Provincial Government and the Ministry of Education. In 2012, HUM was authorized by the State Council to be qualified of granting Master’s Degrees as well as to enrol international students. After 50 years development, HUM is becoming the premier medical university located in the joint area of central China and west China, the adjacent area of Hubei, Chongqing, Shanxi and Henan province, where the population is around 26,000,000.