Ramathibodi Hospital

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Ramathibodi Hospital
Logo of Ramathibodi hospital.jpg
Geography
Location Bangkok, Thailand
Coordinates 13°46′0″N 100°31′36″E / 13.76667°N 100.52667°E / 13.76667; 100.52667Coordinates: 13°46′0″N 100°31′36″E / 13.76667°N 100.52667°E / 13.76667; 100.52667
Organisation
Hospital type Teaching university hospital (Non-profit)
Affiliated university Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University
Services
Standards Tertiary Care
Beds 1,000
History
Founded 3 May 1969; 48 years ago
Links
Website ramathibodi.mahidol.ac.th

Ramathibodi Hospital (Thai: โรงพยาบาลรามาธิบดี ) is a university hospital of the Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University. It is regarded as one of the most prestigious medical school in Thailand.

Ramathibodi Hospital project was approved in August 1964 under the Second National Economic and Social Development Plan (1967–1971), when medical demands risen rapidly and the Thai government seeking to increase the number of doctors and nurses in the country. The faculty received major funding from the Thai government and a supporting grant from the Rockefeller Foundation during its founding period. Construction was started in September 1965 and the faculty opened on May 3, 1969.

The hospital is located on Rama 6 road nearby Chitralada Palace. There are 3 main health servicing buildings (Building 1, Queen Sirikit Building, and Somdech Phra Debaratana Building) on the medical school campus which serve at least 5,000 out-patient visits per day and in-patients with more than 1,000 beds for tertiary medical care.

The Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University is one of the two medical schools within Mahidol University. The older sister is the Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University.

High school students compete in an extremely competitive entrance examination and grueling interview process. The acceptance rate was 0.8% as of 2015 academic year.

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