Taiwan (IFMSA-Taiwan) - Taipei, Chang Gung University
//basic medical science.//Anatomy, Biocheistry, Biology, Biophysics, Chemistry, Epidemiology, Genetics, Hematology, Histology, Hygiene, Immunology, Medical Ecology, Microbiology, MolecularMedicine, Musculoskeletal, Neurology, Pathology, Pathophysiology, Parasitology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Primary Care, Psychiatry//clinical medicine.//Addiction Medicine, Allergy & Clinical Immunology, Alternative Medicine, Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Dermatology, Dermatovenerology, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Female Cancers, Forensic Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynaecology/Obstetrics, Infectious Diseases, Intensive and Critical Care, Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, General, Internal Medicine, Hematology, Internal Medicine, Invasive Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Internal Medicine, Noninvasive Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Pulmonary, Internal Medicine, Rheumatology, Neonatal, Perinatal Medicine, Nuclear Medicine, Occupational Medicine, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatrics, Paediatrics, Neurosurgery, Paediatrics, Oncology, Paediatrics, Surgery, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy, Psychotherapy, Radiology, Radiotherapy, Respiratory Medicine, Social Medicine, Sports Medicine, Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Surgery, Cardiovascular Surgery, Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery, Surgery, General, Surgery, Hand Surgery, Surgery, Head and Neck Surgery, Surgery, Maxillo, facial Surgery, Surgery, Neurosurgery, Surgery, Orthopedics, Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Surgery, Shoulder & Elbow Surgery, Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Surgery, Transplantation Surgery, Surgery, Vascular Sugery, Traumatology, Urology, Paediatrics, Cardiology, Paediatrics, Pneumology, Paediatrics, Endocrinology, Paediatrics, Cardiology, Paediatrics, Endocrinology, Paediatrics, Pneumology
SCOPE:July and August, SCORE:whole year (except January, February, June)
SCOPE:3000NTD/month / SCORE:2000NTD/month
School dormitory for SCORE/ hospital for SCOPE
For SCOPE students, 
1. Students must complete all subjects related to your desired department.(IMPORTANT!!!)
2. Students should provide a CxR examination result within 3 months and Hep B&C results within 6 months.

Our school was established in April 1987 as the Chang Gung Medical College, and at that time had a mission of training outstanding medical personnel. The recruiting of students began during July of the same year, and a ceremony commemorating the founding of the school and the beginning of classes was held on September 19. To meet the needs of the country's economic development, we later added departments and graduate schools of engineering and management, enabling us to broaden our instructional resources and turn out talented workers in medicine, engineering, and management. Our engineering and management have accepted students since 1993, at which time the Ministry of Education permitted us to change our name to “Chang Gung College of Medicine and Technology.” After adding more departments in the subsequent years, the Ministry of Education formally approved our upgrading and name change to “Chang Gung University” in July 1997.Visit more on CGU.



The University's campus covers an area of 37.13 hectares; major structures include the Medical Science Building, Engineering Building, Third Teaching Building, Second Medical Science Building, student dormitories, Student Activity Center, and Library. These buildings provide a total of 354,849 square meters of floor space. There is thus approximately 60.6 square meters of campus space and 57.9 square meters indoor space per student.

The campus facilities are divided into three functional areas: teaching and research, recreation, and residential areas.

The teaching-research area consists of classrooms, discussion rooms, laboratories, offices, and the library. Roomy, well-equipped spaces make this area a superb environment for research and teaching. Residential areas, which include dormitories and recreational areas for faculty and students, are reasonably-priced and provide an excellent study environment.

The fully-equipped student dormitories are capable of meeting all students' residential needs.

In addition, our school also provides a full range of facilities for sports and extracurricular activities, including student association activity rooms, indoor space for cultural activities and leisure, and outdoor sports areas. As far as landscaped campus areas are concerned, the University currently has approximately 29 hectares of green lawns, and recreational facilities such as landscaped scenery and footpaths are planned. The campus is thus completely able to satisfy the living and recreational needs of students, faculty and staff.


It has been more than 30years since the Chang Gung Memorial Hospital was established in 1976. During this period, the hospital has gradually grown in terms of facilities and the number of patients, and the quality of services provided has also improved to meet international standards.To go from scratch to a world-class teaching hospital in 20 short years is an outstanding achievement. In managing CGMH, we have always been patient-oriented, putting the needs of our patients as our top concerns. By providing better services with lower costs, we have gained confidence from our patients. Today, while CGMH has 6800 beds and serves 27000out-patients a day island-wide, we are still constantly striving to improve ourselves in services, teaching and research.

We are undergoing research and reformation of traditional Chinese Medicine, aiming at its integration into modern medicine and furthermore; we have a rehabilitation hospital for chronic disease, and a retirement home for the elder lies to provide all-round healthcare services. Our goal is not only to keep up with, but to excel the most advanced medical centers of the world.

And now, there are Taipei, Keelung, Linkou(Medical center), Taoyuan, Chayi, and Kaoshiung(Medical center),etc, 11 branches containing medical centers in Taiwan, and two and more in Mainland China under Chang-Gang system. It's definitly the largest medical network in Taiwan(also Asia). Students undergoing SCOPE programs will take their courses mainly in Linkou medical center, Taipei county.Visit more on CGU hospital.

Chang Gung University Biology (Cell,Medical,Micro,Neuro) Clinical Project with lab work Detection of the potential biomarkers in patient’s serum with Enterovirus 71 infection
Chang Gung University Biology (Cell,Medical,Micro,Neuro) Clinical Project with lab work A study of the interaction between IGF-1 and IGFBP3 in acral lentiginous melanoma metastasis
Chang Gung University Radiology Basic Science Ultrasound imaging technique: experiments, programming, and data analysis
Chang Gung University Immunology Clinical Project with lab work Mechanism of anti-IFN-gamma autoantibodies disease (Adult Onset Immunodeficiency)
Chang Gung University Microbiology Basic Science Viral vector based gene delivery to the lungs of asthmatic animals
Chang Gung University Microbiology Basic Science Investigate the genomic signatures of influenza A virus.
Chang Gung University Microbiology Basic Science  

We offer 3000NTD/month as pocket money(boarding fee) for every exchange student. It takes only 1 minute to walk from our dormitory to the food street in the Chang Gung Memorial Hospital. Foods, drinks, 7-11, McDonald's, coffee houses, laundry rooms and shoes stores can be found there.

Places to Eat

CGU CAMPUS(Cafeteria):

McDonalds, buffet (no beef products), fruit shop, Chinese fast-food(noodles, dumplings, fried rice, etc.)


McDonalds, buffet, fruit shops, Chinese restaurants, Japanese restaurants, Korean restaurants, Ikari Coffee, Mr.Brown Coffee, etc.


American Fast-food, nightmarket selling traditional Taiwanese delicacy, chicken pie, drink shops(Bubble tea shops), etc.
It takes only 5 minutes to walk from our dormitory to the Chang Gang Memorial Hospital. Every exchange student shares a quad room with one roommate, which offers everyone a cozy accommodation. There are free internet and water provided in the dormitory, also washing machines set up on every floor.
NOTICE!!! This year (2015), exchange students of SCOPE may not be able to stay in the dormitory in hospital according to hospital’s new policy. Therefore, exchange students are more likely to lodge in the dormitory of Chang Gang university and it takes 10 minutes approximately by school bus to transfer from university to hospital.

The following are the most usual ways to come to our hospital from airport:

I) Take the Taxi

It's quite recommended and definitly the easiest way to take the taxi, for you don't have to get worried about changing vehicle. You will see many taxies lining up just outside the airport. Contact your CPs to be sure for the places you'll meet each other.

II) Take the "Tour Buses"

There are lots of bus companies available at the Second Terminal of the airport. But unfortunately there are no direct bus heading for Linkou Medical center. You may have to transfer from Taipei main station, or Taoyuan main station. It's not recommanded for the travelers who come to Taiwan for the first time.

Local Transportation

Local Transportation of CGU

School <-> Chang Gung Memorial Hospital (LINKOU) School Bus (free) (painted in green) A variety of cuisine from different countries, living groceries, entertainments…etc

Chang Gung Memorial Hospital (LINKOU) <-> Taipei Main Station(Transportation core of the Capital) Bus station in hospital (1F at medical building) ( 35NTD ) (painted in green) Bus station at KFC across to the emergency room ( 38NTD or EasyCardTM ) Bus 1210 You can take HSR(Taiwan High Speed Railway), train, MRT(Red line & Blue line), bus, taxi there. Fancy restaurants, shopping, skyscrapers, famous tourist spots like Taipei 101, ChangKaiShek Memorial Hall, National Palace Museum, Mt. YanMing…etc

Chang Gung Memorial Hospital (LINKOU) <-> Banciao (Biggest town in New Taipei City) Bus station at KFC across to the emergency room ( 38NTD or EasyCardTM ) Bus 920 You can take HSR(Taiwan High Speed Railway), train, MRT(Blue line), bus, taxi there. Big mall called Universal, best for shopping

Chang Gung Memorial Hospital (LINKOU) <-> Chang Gung Memorial Hospital ( TAIPEI ) Bus station in hospital (1F at medical building) ( 35NTD ) (painted in green)

Chang Gung Memorial Hospital (LINKOU) <-> ZhongLi Station Bus station in hospital (1F at medical building) ( 35NTD ) (painted in green) Train station

Chang Gung Memorial Hospital (LINKOU) <-> Taoyuan Station Bus station in hospital (1F at medical building) ( 35NTD ) (painted in green) You can find bus to get to the airport at taoyuan station. Cheap clothing and genuine Taiwan cuisine, good place for shopping

Welcome Party
We hold a dinner party for the incoming students in Taipei in the beginning of July. All the exchange students in CGU will be invited to the feast. Best of all, the luxury dinner is free. In the party, you can make friends with exchange students from other countries and chat about the travel plans during the exchange period. The LEOs and the contact people of all incomings will be there too. Moreover, the chairman of Medical Department, Dr. Chou, centre, will welcome everyone on behalf of Chang Gung Memorial Hospital. Exchange students can discuss what they have learned in the summer clerkship in CGMH and medical knowledge with him. He is very keen on these topics and friendly!
Taipei 101 (The university is located at a highland, so you can overlook Taipei 101 from here. Also, here makes you easy to get close to nature environment.) and a new opening outlet near the hospital !

SCOPE exchange Documents needed !!!!
1. HBV and HCV test (in six months)
2. X-Ray test (in three months) (Do NOT provide X-ray film, an english version of health report is required.)
3. Student record/transcript (Please provide it in English.)
4.Photocopy of your valid passport
5.Curriculum Vitae (CV)
6.Recommendation letter
7.Proof of enrollment
8.Photo of you (Please make sure it is able to be used to make your ID card during your exchange)

for example, if you apply for exchange in summer 2016, you should submit Hep B and Hep C antibody test done after 12/2015 and x-ray taken after 02/2016 (you should hand in report of english version)

Our members of the professional exchange team:

Every year we hold an interview and a training workshop for students who want to be contact people, and we select the most suitable and capable ones to host our incoming students. Each incoming student will have two contact people during their exchange programmes in the Chang Gung Memorial Hospital.

Feel free to ask for help from your contact people, the LEOs or their assistants if you encounter any problem or run into any trouble here. We will definitely do our best to help you solve your problems