Taipei Medical University
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|Taipei Medical University|
|Location||Taipei City, TW|
|Taipei Medical University|
Taipei Medical University (Chinese: 臺北醫學大學; pinyin: Táiběi Yīxué Dàxué) is located in Taipei's Xinyi District. First founded as Taipei Medical College in 1960, it was renamed as Taipei Medical University in 2000. It is composed of seven colleges (College of Medicine, College of Oral Medicine, College of Pharmacy, College of Nursing, College of Public Health and Nutrition, College of Medical Science and Technology, and College of Humanity and Social Science) and three affiliated hospitals located throughout southern Taipei.
The campus is located at Wuxing Street, right behind Taipei Medical University Hospital. The school buildings have both classrooms as well as research labs. There is also a gymnasium, conference rooms, sports fields and swimming pool. There are currently 6,000 students, 418 full-time and 600 part-time faculty members. As of September 2010, there have been more than 31,000 TMU graduates.
From 1960 to 2002 the 22,150 graduates and alumni of Taipei Medical University worked in major medical institutions, private clinics, research institutes, the government, and business. These people, from all walks of life, have positively influenced Taiwan's medical health care system.
In 2012, Taipei Medical University was ranked as one of the World's Top 100 universities at which to study medicine, according to the QS World University Rankings.
- 1 History
- 2 Academics
- 3 Campus
- 4 Student Life
- 5 International Missions
- 6 Affiliated Hospitals
- 7 Awards & Accreditations
- 8 Sister Schools
- 9 Notable alumni
- 10 References
- 11 External links
Dr. Shui-Wang Hu and Dr. Cheng-Tien founded Taipei Medical College on June 1, 1960. The college started as three buildings. Dr. Shui-Wang Hu and Dr. Cheng-Tien, together with other medical professionals and educators, ran the school, using their own personal books as textbooks. Slowly, through the help of private donations, the school flourished.
In 2000 the school was renamed to Taipei Medical University. The university emphasizes a holistic approach to education. Its mission is to cultivate medical professionals with compassion, global perspectives, and a commitment to serving others. The university aims to become a top global university with their core values of humanitarianism, excellence, service, sustainability, and globalization.
Taipei Medical University has 7 colleges: College of Medicine, College of Oral Medicine, College of Pharmacy, College of Nursing, College of Public Health and Nutrition, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and College of Medical Science and Technology. The university also has 12 undergraduate schools and 14 graduate institutes.
|Area of Study||Undergraduate <2 yrs||Undergraduate Associates 2 yrs||Undergraduate Bachelor's 3-5 yrs||Master's Degree||Doctoral Degree|
|Humanities and Social Sciences||yes|
|Medicine and Health||yes||yes||yes||yes||yes|
|Science and Technology||yes||yes||yes||yes|
TMU puts great importance on medical and biotechnological research, focusing on traumatic brain injury, regenerative medicine, cancer, reproductive medicine, biomedical materials, and dental research. The annual funding TMU receives for research exceeds NT$ 600 million. In 2009, a Ministry of Education incentive program promoting university-inducstry cooperation selected the university to receive more than NT$ 50 million in grants over three years.
Taipei Medical University is located on Wuxing Street, a few blocks away from one of the tallest buildings in the world, Taipei 101. The campus is made up of 10 school buildings, each equipped with instructional rooms as well as research facilities. Adjacent to the campus is the Taipei Medical University Hospital, one of the university's three affiliated hospitals. The TMU website provides an online campus map.
There are many forms of public transportation to and from the hospital and university. The hospital runs a free shuttle bus to and from the Taipei City Hall MRT stop every 15 minutes. There is also another shuttle bus to and from the Liuzhangli MRT station, running every half hour. Other public transport to TMU are the public buses that stop near the university.
The university turned to well-known international environmental diplomacy scholars, the former Director of Environmental Protection, Professor Chen Zhongxin, now the Chair Professor of International Health at Taipei Medical University. He and ten other envinronmental health professors actively help the university participate in carbon reduction as well as sustainable management. Taipei Medical University received the Taipei City "Green Procurement" and the Ministry of the Interior's "Green Building Award".
Located within a ten minute bus ride from the university are some of Taipei's cultural centers. Taipei City Hall and Taipei 101 are down the street from the MRT station. Walk a little further and there is Taipei Word Trade Center. Dr. Sun Yet-Sen Memorial Hall is also located near Taipei 101. Located near these big cultural icons are large shopping centers as well as a Warner Village Cinema and an ESLite.
There is one dormitory on campus and three international dormitories off campus, all within walking distance or reachable by bus. The Liuzhangli dorms feature furnished, 2-bed rooms. The Wuxing Street dorms are available on four floors. All rooms are furnished. It is located near a traditional market and convenience store. The last dorm, located on Fuyang Street, are on the fourth and fifth floor of an apartment building, located near the Liuzhangli MRT station.
Inexpensive and nutritious meals are easy to find near the TMU campus. The university offers a food court in the basement of the United Medical Building. In the center of campus is a 7-Eleven as well as a French-Italian restaurant called Mr. J, owned by Jay Chou. The hospital contains a cafeteria that makes MSG-free food. In the streets near the campus are numerous small restaurants, shops, and vendors where one can grab a quick bite or a sit-down meal.
The library, located in the United Medical Building's second to fourth floor, contains 150,000 volumes as well as recent DVDs and movies. Printed and electronic books are available in Chinese, English, Japanese, and other languages. There are also many spaces for students to study or to hang out with friends.
Clubs and Facilities
Taipei Medical University contains a computer lab, meeting rooms, and offices for its many clubs. The 80+ clubs offer opportunities for students to become involved in campus life in areas as far ranging as educational to entertainment purposes.
To keep healthy and active, TMU offers students a wide range of sports facilities including an indoor pool, aerobics room, gym, baseball field, basketball court, tennis courts, etc.
Taipei Medical University is involved in the International Cooporation and Development Fund. It helps organize and manage the medical mission to Sao Tome and Principe, a Western Africa island. The project develops diplomatic relationships for the government of Taiwan. TMU sends medical personnel to this area, providing medical services to its citizens. Not only does the medical mission team provide various medical services, but they also improve health care delivery, screen for parasites, and investigate water quality.
Taipei Medical University has three affiliated hospitals, all located within Taipei.
Taipei Medical University Hospital, established in 1976, is the oldest of TMU's three affiliated hospitals. It is located next to the university and is composed of three buildings. As of 2012, the hospital is a leading researcher in In vitro fertilisation (IVF) as well as minimally invasive surgery.
Wan Fang Medical Center is the first privately owned and publicly run hospital in Taipei. It is located in the Wenshan District of Taipei, near its own MRT station. Some of its most notable departments are the Cyberknife, reproductive medicine center, stem cell research, and joint replacement center.
Shuang Ho Hospital is the newest of the three, opened in 2008. It is the largest hospital in New Taipei City. The hospital has a helicopter landing pad, allowing for 24-hour Air Emergency Medical Services to patients throughout Taiwan and to Taiwan's offshore islands. The hospital also has the only Disabled Patient Oral Health Care Center in all of Taipei.
Awards & Accreditations
Taipei Medical University has earned the National Quality Award and has been accredited by the World Health Organization as an International Safe School. The school is listed as one of the top 100 medical universities in QS Asia University Rankings 2011. All three of its affiliated hospitals have earned Joint Commission International status.
- Organization Award, 20th Taiwan's National Quality Award (2010)
- Accredited as an International Safe School (ISS) by the World Health Organization
- Certified by the British Standards Institution for global development in sustainability at the international level (GRI G3) and AA 1000 AS certification
- Accredited by Joint Commission International (JCI) for three affiliated hospitals: TMU Hospital, TMU-Wan Fang Hospital and TMU-Shuang Ho Hospital
- Accredited by ISO 9001:2008 (Quality Management), ISO 14001:2004 (Environmental Management), OHSAS 18001:2007 (Vocational Safety & Hygiene), ISO 27001:2005 (International Information Safety), ISO 14064:2006 (Green House Gas, GHG)
Taipei Medical University has 105 international sister schools.
- Official website
- Taipei Medical University-International Office
- Taipei Medical University Hospital
- TMU-Wan Fang Hospital
- TMU-Shuang Ho Hospital