College of Medicine


●School of Medicine (Replacing seven-year program, six-year program started from 2013)
●School of Post-Baccalaureate Medicine (Replacing five-year program, four-year program started from 2015)
●Department of Sports Medicine (Undergraduate, Master’s, and On-the-Job Master’s Programs)
●Department of Respiratory Therapy and Two-Year On-the-Job Undergraduate Program
●Department of Renal Care (Two-Year On-the-Job Undergraduate Program)

Cell Biology; Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacology; Physiology and Molecular Medicine; Microbiology,
Immunology and Parasitology; Genome and Epidemiology; Anatomy and Pathology; Neuroscience and Psychiatry;
Translational Medicine; and Tropical Medicine and Global Health)
Graduate Institute of Medicine (Master’s and PhD Programs. Master’s programs in Biochemistry and Molecular

-PhD Program in Translational Medicine (cooperated with Academia Sinica)
-PhD Program in Environmental and Occupational Medicine (cooperated with National Health Research Institutes)

The educational goal of College of Medicine is to cultivate
specialists with “professional knowledge, social accountabilities,
community service, and international visions.” The College of
Medicine emphasizes the integration of the humanities and
medicine so as to cultivate students with the capabilities of
providing holistic healthcare, professionalism, communication
ability, administrative ability, professional medical knowledge,
and lifelong learning ability. There are 2100 students and 300
tenure-track faculties in the college. The College of Medicine has
three sub-divisions: “Teaching Division”, “Research, Developmental
and International Division” and “General Division” to serve the
needs of the college development.
In 2007, in order to continue rigorously promoting research, the
“Tropical Medical Research Center, “Sepsis Research Center,
”Medical Educational Center,” “Hepatitis Research Center,” and
“Diabetes Research Centre” and “Center for Dengue Fever Control
and Research” were established. The teaching and research units
of College of Medicine not only work together to carry out
College’s mid- and long-term developmental and attempt to
promote localization and internationalization in four aspects:
faculty, students, teaching materials, and research, but also aim to
strengthen the interdisciplinary industry-university cooperation.
In addition, through integration of individual expertise and
specialty, the departments can develop their own features in line
with the local and global needs and trends.
The College of Medicine continues employing teachers each year
to uphold the teaching quality. In teaching, some courses have
been integrated in order to connect with the KMU Ministry of
Education Teaching Excellence project. The college encourage
faculty to develop creative teaching methods, cultivate students’
self-learning ability, and promote the education of medical
humanities. In research, the college forms a research and
developmental platform of translational medicine, carries out the
integration of results from academic research and application of
clinical medicine, secures funding for national integrated research
projects, establishes the cross-university research center with National
Sun Yat-sen University, and increases the number of papers and
SCI papers in clinical medical and basic medical fields.
In service learning, the college implements service learning and
international volunteering service projects via collaboration
between teachers and students, teamwork and support and
guidance from the university. We have student volunteer service
groups participated in the international service in India, Swaziland,
Malawi, and Solomon Islands each year. In internationalization,
the college extends international academic exchange, develops
international student exchange projects, invites international
professors (holding “International Symposium for Liver Diseases”
with Harvard University), and develops medical technology through
collaboration with Waseda University. In industry-university
cooperation, teachers actively participate in industry-university
cooperation projects and share research results with academic
fields and industries. The results are fruitful.
In order to promote the cooperation of the dual-degree program
between KMU and foreign universities, KMU seeks establishing
dual-degree with renowned foreign universities, which not only
offers teachers and students at KMU more international resources
and cooperating opportunities but also increases academic
exchange synergies with overseas universities.

In regard to implementation of dual-degree program: the College
of Medicine and the College of Dental Medicine have signed a
doctoral dual-degree agreement with the University of California,
Irvine; additionally, in November 2012, the College of Medicine
and the College of Pharmacy have signed a doctoral dual-degree
agreement with the College of Pharmacy of Uppsala University,
The future prospects and priorities of the College of Medicine are
as follows:
‧To promote teacher research capacity and competitiveness
‧To integrate basic medical sciences and applications of clinical
‧To elevate Student A.S.K. (Attitude, Skill, Knowledge) and
employment rate
‧To increase academic potential and extend biomedical industryuniversity
cooperation via the integration of teamwork and
coordination of resources of basic medical and clinical sciences.
‧To march toward research internationalization by cooperating
with international research teams
‧To replace older equipment to upgrade teaching and research
quality and efficiency
‧To strengthen international academic research and promote
international awareness by encouraging teachers to visit and do short-term studies in overseas universities.



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