Kaohsiung medical university
College of Medicine
was founded in 1954, was the first school to be established at Kaohsiung Medical University (KMU). It has the highest enrollment and the largest number of graduates at KMU providing services to many hospitals in and overseas. Since 1954, there have been 4,548 students graduated from this program.
The School of Medicine offers a Doctor of Medicine degree. To graduate, the student must complete a total of 260 credit hours: 249 hours of required courses, and 11 hours of electives. Elective courses include as many as 30 different subjects such as humanities, sociology, arts, business and management, traditional Chinese medicine, and other health-related courses.
The entire academic training period are seven years, including one year of internship at the end of the program. The first two years focus on general satisfying core requirements, with basic medical courses beginning in the second academic year. The third and fourth years continue and intensify training in basic medicine, whereas the fifth and sixth years clerk courses in clinical medicine. The final year, a one-year internship of 48 hours per week is spent in the KMU affiliated or other qualified teaching hospitals in for practical training.
The School of Medicine offers a student to full-time faculty ratio of 7 to 1. It also has a large database and an extensive collection of reference books in the school library.
The KMU Hospital was recently expanded to accommodate up to 1,200 beds, and there has been a corresponding increase in equipment and facilities. This expansion provides students ideal opportunities to use information learned in the classrooms in a practical working environment.
Medical research is a virtually limitless field, and the technology of health care is advancing daily. The Kaohsiung Medical University School of Medicine has been designed to provide student with the training and knowledge they will need to deliver the best quality of human health care.
The college hospital was founded in June 1957. Currently "Kaohsiung Medical University Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital" 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. In 1998, the college signed an agreement with the Kaohsiung Municipal Government, allowing it to assume the management of Hsiao-kang Hospital, which has since then continued to provide medical treatment and community health services. The university has shouldered the four tasks of teaching, research, medical care, and service for more than 50 years.
Kaohsiung Medical University Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital
- Financially independent, self-upported hospital
- Cost-efficiency oriented management.
- Certified by the Ministry of Finance as ”Good Accounting Records Hospital” in 1979.
- Voluntary hospital but support government policies
- Carry ot medical center responsibilities
- Responsible for teaching hospital obligation
- Establishment of Occupation Health Committee to serve as the southern occupational disease prevention center
- The first hospital to set up the internet system
- The number of beds:1712
- The number of VS:330
Kaohsiung Municipal Hsiao-kang Hospital
In 1998, Kaohsiung Medical University
SCORE:2000NT/month as Pocket Money
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, all are within 5 minutes walking distance to the hospital. Each building is equipped with 24-hour security, laundry facility, water fountains, air-conditioning and internet. KMU offers a four-person suite. Common areas include audio-visual rooms, lounges, study areas, and laundries.
Places to eat & drink
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.
An assortment of activities such as karaoke, shrimp-fishing, and trips to the night market is available at the exchange student's choosing.
Watsons (drugstore) and Carrefour (supermarket) are right across from the hospital, so if you don't want to lug heavy bottles of shampoo/ conditioner/ toner/ suncreen etc., you can buy them when you get here very easily.
Kaohsiung Medical University is located at: 807
Ciaotou Sugar Refinery
The Ciatou Sugar Refinery was Taiwan's first sugar refinery. With the relocation of Taiwan Sugar to other sites, the Ciaotou refinery has now been made into a museum of Taiwan's sugar industry. The park features not only the old refinery with its railroads and trains but also charming heritage buildings with displays of antique instruments and office equipment. Taiwan's history of the 1950s come alive as you bike down the winding roads amidst shady trees and Japanese-style bungalows. Visitors also often stop here to taste some of Taiwan Sugar's famous ice cream.
Dream Mall is where the avid shopper's dreams are made reality. The largest shopping mall in Taiwan and the second largest in Southeast Asia, the Dream Mall offers hundreds of shops spread over 11 sprawling levels. You'll even find an amusement park on the rooftop. Here at the Cinemark movie theatre, you can also enjoy the the latest box office hits with all the comforts of a big screen and surround sound. The famous Dream Mall Hello Kitty ferris wheel stands at 102.5m offering shoppers a magnificent view of Kaohsiung City.