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College of Medicine

 

The College of Medicine of Taipei  Medical University focuses on  combining humanistic spirit of  students and the expertise of medicine. The college departments and graduate institutes are responsible for teaching, research, and supporting services in the fields of basic medical sciences, clinical medicine, and applied medical sciences.

There are nearly 1,600 students and over 600 full-time and part-time teachers and clinical instructors, accounting for nearly 40% and 60%, respectively, of the total number of students and teachers in the school, making it the largest college of Taipei Medical University.

The School of Medicine is one of the three founding departments, with the educational goals of human care, broad-mindedness, creative thinking, lifelong learning, and professional skills.

It has nurtured more than a dozen Medical Dedication Award winners, as well as two well-known physician-writers in Taiwan’s literary circles, Ko-hua Chen and Wen-yung Ho.

The School of Respiratory Therapy was established in 2003, making TMU the first university in the country to have a department of respiratory therapy; in 2015, the school further set up the nation’s first Graduate Institute of Respiratory Therapy.

In recent years, aiming at promoting international exchanges, the School of Medicine has attracted international students from countries such as Vietnam, Indonesia, the United States, Switzerland, Gambia, and Malawi.

In 2015, the International Master Program/Ph.D. Program in Medicine were established, specializing in six fields: Molecular Medicine, Community Medicine, Tropical Medicine, Neuromedicine, Clinical Medicine, and Medical Education, gearing the education towards training and cultivating professionals in demand. In 2017, the International Ph.D. Program for Cell Therapy and Regeneration Medicine was founded, which is the only doctoral program domestically that trains students to enhance the development of translational medicine and clinical trials in cell/stem cell therapy.

In terms of research and development, the School of Medicine emphasizes the cooperation between basic and clinical research groups, along with innovation and development of biotechnology. We hope to provide the best research and learning environment for the faculty members and students with the most effective use of school resources to foster future professionals in the medical field.

Also, we have actively integrated internal and external resources, encouraged formation of research groups, and upheld the educational philosophy of a true passion for academics, attaching importance to the humanities of medicine, and focusing on biotechnology and the humanistic spirit to equip future professionals with outstanding medical skills, medical technology and management, and genuine concern for the society.

In the hopes that in addition to professional knowledge, students can be well-developed in humanistic and artistic qualities, and acquire a spirit of serving people, as well as an international outlook, innovative ideas, and adaptability.

We continue to recruit more faculty to reduce the student-teacher ratio and improve the quality of teaching. At the same time, we subsidize teachers in short-term overseas study during summer vacations and upgrade our facilities year by year. In the future, we will integrate cross-department research themes and organize research teams, pursue disease-oriented focus of internationalization, and achieve the goal of building a regional research alliance centered on Taipei Medical University to provide unique contributions to medical education in Taiwan. We also hope that international graduates can become a bridge between Taipei Medical University and other countries to deepen and strengthen cross-border cooperation in the medical and biomedical research fields, joining hands to create a future of mutual benefits.