Taipei Medical College was founded in 1960. At that time, the School of Medicine was one of the major pioneer faculties. It was a six-year medical program for the first two cohorts, and was subsequently changed to a seven-year medical program from the 3rd cohort. In 1972, the school was renamed as Taipei Medical University. Then in 2013, the program was reverted to a 6-year course.
Here at Taipei Medical University, we aim to cultivate concepts of humanistic literacy and social care in our medical students and expand their international horizons. In terms of student recruitment, we diversified admission channels to find and recruit the best qualified students to enter the medical field; in terms of education, we designed a multi-perspective medical curriculum supplemented by humanities teaching, problem-based learning and clinical skills teaching. Furthermore, interfaculty communication courses, elective clinical teaching courses, a direct MD-PhD program and international exchange internships are our distinctive features.
TMU manages educational quality through a curriculum review process. For the pursuit of teaching excellence, we have created and promoted many advanced programs, such as courses developing the medical humanities, and courses integrating basic and clinical knowledge, clinical core competency programs and interdisciplinary bedside learning. Along with the establishment of the 3,000-bed medical facility at the Taipei Medical University Hospital, students are provided with full-fledged equipment and a conducive environment for clinical learning. By the joint efforts of all our teachers and students, our medical faculty is rising to greater heights.
Chairman & Professor, School of Medicine
College of Medicine, Taipei Medical University