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China Medical University of Taiwan

China Medical University of Taiwan

01 Apr China Medical University of Taiwan

This is where I’m doing my 2 month Traditional Chinese Medicine Internship in Taiwan:

China Medical University (CMU) was established as China Medical College on June 6, 1958 and transformed itself into China Medical University in 2003. It is the first academic institution in Taiwan where Chinese medicine and pharmacy programs are provided. The university has steadily grown to its present position as one of the foremost medical universities in Taiwan. The university has two major campuses, Taichung and Beigang.

HISTORY

China Medical University was founded in 1958 as China Medical College.  In 2003, the Institution renamed itself to its present name.  Today the university enrolls approximately 8000 students in its Tai Chung campus.  Although its English name is the same as a university in Shenyang, Mainland China, the Chinese name of the mainland university is different.

Located in the center of Taichung City, CMU includes 6 colleges where western medicine, Chinese medicine, pharmacy (including Chinese herbs), health care (including nursing), life sciences, and public health educational, research and practice programs are provided. Interdisciplinary courses are also available as the basis for students to integrate their learning experiences. With CMU’s top ranked laboratories, a library and reference center, two comprehensive teaching hospitals, and a strong staff commitment to students, our university provides a total approach to medical education in a caring, nurturing and well-equipped environment.

MILESTONES

  • 1958-The establishment of China Medical College
  • 1980-The establishment of China Medical College Taichung Hospital
  • 1984-The establishment of China Medical College Beikang campus
  • 1985-The establishment of China Medical College Beikang Hospital
  • 1997-China Medical College Taichung Hospital was promoted to a Would-be Academic Medical Centers
  • 2000-China Medical college Taichung Hospital was promoted to an Academic Medical Centers
  • 2003-China Medical College was transformed to China Medical University
  • 2007-Inauguration of Wuquan campus
  • 2008-China Medical College Beikang Hospital was promoted to a Metropolitan Teaching Hospital
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