Kaohsiung Medical University (KMU) sits in the heart of Kaohsiung, a world-class industrial port city with a population of 2.8 million residents, making it the second largest city in Taiwan. KMU, established in 1954, has the distinction of being the first private medical college in the country. Over the years, it has gradually expanded its research focus from tropical diseases to the steadily evolving domains of basic medical science and clinical medical research after the WHO declared that Taiwan is no longer an endemic area for tropical diseases. Today, KMU consists of seven colleges and is the only school in Taiwan that offers a post-baccalaureate medical program.
The university has three affiliated teaching hospitals with 2634 beds in total. Our medical professionals provide the public with comprehensive and first-rate healthcare. Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital is the largest medical center and the oldest teaching hospital in Southern Taiwan, and the other two regional hospitals have been providing medical trainees with integrated training while offering general medical care as well as a wide range of highly specialized services and innovative care to the public. After years of cultivation, 26 alumni have won national medical contribution awards, the greatest number of winners among medical universities in Taiwan.
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KMU is associated with nine major research centers and is engaged in an extensive array of research partnerships with the government, other universities, and industries both locally and abroad.
Research Centre for Environmental Medicine
Research Centre for Infectious Disease and Cancer Research
Research Centre for Natural product and New Drug Development
Research Centre for Biomarker and Biotechnology Drug Innovation
Research Centre for Long Term Care
http://joomla.kmu.edu.tw/~cltcr/index.php (Not available in English)
Research Centre for Lipid Science and Ageing
Research Centre for Stem Cell
Research Centre for Nonlinear Analysis and Optimization
Research Centre for Orthopedics
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The MedicoGenomic Research Centre has successfully developed colorectal cancer diagnostic chips and determined molecular markers for tumour (including both DNA and RNA markers), which can be used both in the laboratory and for clinical tests.
The Functional Proteomics Research Centre is performing systematic research on cellular proteins' types, functions, differential expression, and post-translational modification.
The Chinese Herbal Medicine and New Drug Research Centre is devising new drug models for herbal medicines and developing herbal prescriptions that meet international standards.
Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital, also known as Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, is a teaching hospital in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan. It was established in June 16, 1957 and has become southern Taiwan's largest medical center, safeguarding the health of the region's residents while fulfilling its three-fold mission of teaching, research, and service.
Kaohsiung Medical University Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital is located at the intersection of Tong-Meng 1st Street and Zi-You 1st Street and consists of 1680 beds and 12 departments. The KMU Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital, a pioneering hospital in Southern Taiwan, offers general medical care as well as a wide range of highly specialized services and innovative care. KMU Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital is a part of the Kaohsiung Medical University Medical Centre network of teaching hospitals affiliated with Kaohsiung Medical University. KMU Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital has been designated by the Taiwan government as a High Quality Cancer Therapy Centre in 2010. Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital boasts eight specialty centers, including ones for cranio-facial reconstruction, total joint replacement, cardiovascular intervention, cardiac surgery, and dental implantation.
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Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital
Kaohsiung Municipal Hsiao-Kang Hospital
Kaohsiung Municipal Ta-Tung Hospital
Kaohsiung Municipal Cijin Hospital
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Instead of one meal per day, exchange students will be provided with lunch money per work day.
The basement of the University Hospital offers a newly renovated food court with a delicious selection of light lunches and Taiwan's ever-popular snacks. The outdoor cafe on campus is also a lovely place to relax in Kaohsiung's beautiful weather and enjoy a cup of coffee.
On-campus housing is available for exchange students with the goal of offering students a safe and comfortable learning environment. KMU has three dormitories, the New Dorm, the South Dorm, and the North Dorm, with each being within a 5-minute walking distance from the hospital. Each building is equipped with 24-hour security, laundry facilities, water fountains, air-conditioning, and internet. KMU offers four-person suites. Common areas include audio-visual rooms, lounges, study areas, and laundries.
Places to Eat
There're a lot of restaurants and food stands around our school and the hospital. Or on the B1 of the hospital is a food square where you can also have many Taiwanese cuisines. And for those who crave for a midnight snack, night markets will be your best choice. Lucky for us, there's just one down Shihcyuan (Shichuen) Road(about 10 minutes walk).
If you are arriving at the Kaohsiung Hsiaokang Airport, the campus is a 30 minute taxi ride from the airport. If you are arriving at the Taoyuan International Airport, take the High Speed Rail southbound from the Taoyuan airport to Zuoying then take the Kaohsiung MRT Red Line from Zuoying to Houyi.
High Speed Rail http://www.thsrc.com.tw/en/
KMU is located about a 20-minute drive from the Zuoying High Speed Rail station.
KMU is located about two blocks from the Houyi MRT station on the Red Line. MRT shuttle service is available between the MRT station and Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital on KMU’s campus.