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Taiwan begins new era in medical education

04 October 2021 | News

National Tsing Hua University (NTHU) offers post-baccalaureate medical degree for doctors

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Taiwan's National Tsing Hua University's plan to establish a post-baccalaureate medical degree was recently approved at an inter-ministerial meeting at the Ministry of Education. 

The recruitment and application process for the course will begin at the end of 2021. The first-year students who are financially supported by the Taiwanese state will enroll in September 2022.

As Hocheng Hong, President of the National Tsing Hua University (NTHU0, said, the NTHU already has a strong foundation in interdisciplinary medical research. This new course represents a quantum leap for the training of doctors in Taiwan. In addition, the Temporary Office of this degree has raised NT $ 2 billion in funding for medical education.

A plan to build a state-of-the-art teaching hospital and medical complex in the Taoyuan Aerotropolis near Taoyuan International Airport is currently under review by the Department of Health and Social Welfare.

The post-baccalaureate course in medicine is a four-year course that is open to graduates from all disciplines. It will be located in the future College of Life Sciences and Medicine (previously College of Life Science). 

Government sponsored students on the program will take several courses designed to prepare them for work in a rural area, such as: B. an internship for Community Medicine. In addition, they will use the possibilities of AI diagnosis technology and telemedicine technology to good effect. In addition, students will attend seminars on altruism and public health engagement held by Medical Contribution Award winners.


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