Taiwan (IFMSA-Taiwan) - Taipei, Taipei Medical University
LC GENERAL INFORMATION
2700000
5879
Anesthesia, Cardiology, Cardiovascular Surgery, Dermatology, Emergency Medicine, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, General Surgery, Hematology and Oncology, Immunology, Infectious Disease, Medical Imaging Center, Nephrology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Orthopedics, Otolaryngology, Pediatrics, Plastic Surgery, Radiation Oncology, Rehabilitation, Thoracic Surgery, Urology, there might be minor changes each year.
SCOPE: August only, SCORE:July, August, December
10 SCOPE STUDENTS
4 SCORE STUDENTS
SCOPE:2000NT/month and SCORE:2000NT/month
Dormitory
SCOPE exchange students should be at least fourth grade.
http://www.tmu.edu.tw/english/main.php
LEOs
TMU LEO
OVERVIEW


Taipei Medical University (TMU), formerly known as Taipei Medical College (TMC), was founded on June 1, 1960 by Dr. Shui-Wang Hu, Dr. Cheng-Tien Hsu along with other medical professionals and devoted educators.

As of now, there are more than 30,000 TMU graduates. Most of our alumni serve in medical institutions and clinics while some are prominent figures in the fields of research, politics, and business. In 2000, TMC was renamed as TMU and now it consists of 7 colleges, 12 undergraduate schools and 14 graduate institutes. TMU operates three affiliated hospitals, including TMU Hospital, Wan Fang Hospital, and Shuangho Hospital, with approximately 3,000 beds, which becomes one of the largest and intact health care systems with high quality of teaching, research, and clinical services in Taipei. We work continuously to improve the quality of teaching, research and clinical services with the goal of becoming a fully internationalized university that ranks in the top tier worldwide.

UNIVERSITY AND HOSPITALS


Taipei Medical University Hospital

When Taipei Medical University Hospital was established in 1976, it started its outpatient services in August 6 with 220 beds in the eastern part of Taipei City to provide medical care to the community. With the steady growth on the number of patients, a second medical building was built while the original building undergoes renovation. Being a modernized hospital with a total of 500 beds, TMUH played an important role in servicing the eastern part of city. The quality of service provided was further acknowledged by receiving ISO-9002 certification in January, 1989 and was recognized as the Class I Teaching Hospital under the category of regional hospital by the Department of Health in the following year.

To further provide a premium medical environment and achieve the mission of medical knowledge advancement, the board of trustees has decided to build the third medical building. With 14 floors above ground level and 3 floors underground and the area of land being around 4300 square meters and area of floors being 56200 square meters, this grand building has just finished on May 2007 , where the new hospital will being its service. In the future, TMUH will have a scale of 900 beds to provide a more complete, exceptional and safe healthcare to live up to the promises of placing people first and providing holistic services to the population.

Wang Fan Hospital

Wan Fang Hospital is an academic medical center with 758 beds, employing 320 physicians and surgeons. Doctors in training at Taipei Medical University do their clerkships and internships at Wan Fang Hospital. Located at a major mass rapid transit station in Taipei, Wan Fang Hospital has been operating since 1997 as Taiwan’s first publicly owned, but privately operated hospital. In December 1998, Wan Fang Hospital was awarded the International Quality Certificate of ISO-9002, and received JCI accreditation in 2006

Wan Fang Hospital is best known for neurosurgery, cardiology, orthopedics, infertility treatments, and laser cosmetic surgery (nearly 5,000 cases annually). Its Laser Cosmetic Center offers a wide range of dermatological treatments ranging from Botox injections to microinvasive surgery for osmidrosis (secretion of fetid sweat). Wan Fang Hospital’s most frequent cardiovascular surgeries include cardiac catheterization and stenting (about 800 cases per year) and joint replacement (more than 180 cases annually). About 8,000 international patients seek treatment at Wan Fang Hospital each year, most of them from nearby Asian countries, including Japan, China, Korea, and Myanmar.

Wan Fang Hospital offers a CyberKnife radiosurgery center, infertility clinic, and cancer treatment center. The hospital uses specialized equipment such as 128-slice volumetric computer tomography (VCT) for heart and virtual colonoscopy and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI ) for high-resolution vasculography.

Shuang Ho Hospital

Officially opened on July 1st, 2008, Taipei Medical University Shuang-Ho Hospital is the first Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) project (construction / operation / management) commissioned by the Department of Health, Executive Yuan. It has 1,580 beds and is the largest hospital in New Taipei City. Now, Shuang-Ho Hospital, Taipei Medical University Hospital, and Taipei Medical University Wan-Fang Hospital form a medical healthcare golden triangle in the Taipei area with a total capacity of 3,000 beds and can support each other whenever needed.

Shuang Ho Hospital is located near Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport. It takes only 30-40 minutes to get from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport to Shuang Ho Hospital, which brings great convenience for international patients. Shuang-Ho Hospital not only has build up a perfect “Acute Severe Care” system with the unique “Medical Use hospital helipad” which offers 24-hour standby Air-EMS to patients and allocates scarce medical resources for off-shore islands, but also has a passionate ER medical team to provide 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, health care service.

With fully and well equipped operation rooms plus strong and professional physical and surgical teams from famous medical centers, Shuang-Ho Hospital has extraordinary capability and good reputation on Neural Medical Center, Minimally Invasive Surgery Center, Ophthalmology and Visual Science Center, Cardiovascular Center, Rehabilitation Center, and Trauma Center. Shuang-Ho Hospital also has outstanding achievements in specialized medical centers such as: Center of Aesthetics and Cosmetics, Health Management Center, Cancer Center, Dialysis Center, Dental Care Center for Persons with Special Needs etc.

Why TMU

TMU is located at the heart of Taipei. It is near Taipei 101. Life near this area is really convenient. The public transport system,such as MRT, Taiwan high speed rail, and the bus system makes it easy to travel not only in Taipei but also in Taiwan. TMU also dedicates in international programs. Many foreign students applied TMU as their fisrt choices.TMU also emphasizes humanistic spirit a lot. Students of TMU would receive many courses about humanistics. Therefore, doctors of TMU system, would also emphasize it too.

RESEARCH PROJECTS AND LABS
Taiwan
(FMS-Taiwan)
Taipei Medical University Biotechnologies and Informatics Clinical Project with Laboratory work Development of Individualized Health Literacy Programs to Promote Physical, Psychological and Social Health for Elderly People
         
Taiwan
(FMS-Taiwan)
Taipei Medical University Microbiology Basic science Antiviral Targeting of Emerging Viruses Using Viral Pseudoparticle System & Viral Modeling for the Development of Measles-Based Oncolytic Virotherapy
         
Taiwan
(FMS-Taiwan)
Taipei Medical University Biotechnologies and Informatics Global Action Project (GAP) Secondary Data Analysis in Medical Research
         
BOARDING

SCOPE: 2000NT/month

SCORE: 2000NT/month as Pocket Money

LODGING
TMU

TMU would prepare a room for 2~4 students. The Internet in the room is free. The dorm is cheap so that we can save the money to take incoming students more around Taiwan! Also, it just takes 5 minutes to walk to TMU hospital from the dorm.

Where to eat

There is a cafeteria in the hospital. It serves lunch from Mon. to Fri. for NT50. Also, we have all kinds of restaurants around the school. If you are willing to take a stroll, you can definitely find stuff that suits you. The following are just a glimpse of the great food around the area! 

Mr. J Restaurant

Mr. J restaurant is opened up by a Taiwanese super star Jay Chao. It features French and Italian cuisine. So, if you miss the western dishes, you can have a nice meal right here on the campus!

Beef noodles

You can't miss one of the most famous dishes in Taiwan - beef noodles! And this store beside the hospital is the best in the area. 

Dumplings

Dumpling is the best loved dish among incoming students. The store a street across the hospital is the spot where incoming students spend the most time during their lunch break.

TRANSPORTATION

From Taipei Taoyuan International Airport(TPE) to TMU

From Airport to Taipei City Transfer Station: you can take shuttle bus 2060 from Terminal 1 and descend at the transfer station. (it is the last stop) The buses leaves every 30 mins.

From Taipei City Transfer Station to TMU: actually you're already very near to TMU. The transfer station is located above the MRT Taipei City Hall station. So then you can either walk for 15mins or take other buses as written below. For your information, there will always be CPs picking you up from the airport.

MRT

The school is located near MRT Taipei City Hall (Blue Line), Liuzhangli (Brown Line), and Taipei 101/World Trade Center (Red Line) stations.

From MRT Taipei City Hall station

Shuttle service is provided. Buses run every 10 minutes between Taipei City Hall station and TMU, or you can take bus Blue 5 and get off at "Taipei Medical University" stop.

From MRT Liuzhangli station
Shuttle service is provided. Buses run every 15 minutes between Liuzhangli station and TMU.

From MRT Taipei 101/World Trade Center  station
You cna just walk there, and you will reach TMU in just 10 minutes. What's more, you can also choose the public bicycle transportation(called UBike). It's quite convenient and relaxing.

SOCIAL PROGRAM
1. welcome party
2. international cooking party
3. weekend trip
4. sports day
5. farewell party
MUST SEE


Xinyi Commercial District

The heart of the Xinyi District is the Xinyi Commercial District, given birth as part of development plans created by the city government, launched in 1987 and quickly emerging as the location of the most alluring and attractive city landscape. During the day, this is a pulsating mercantile and financial center; at night, it re-emerges as a sleek and sexy gathering spot, for the chic and stylish. On weekends and holidays, the district miraculously turns into a super-stage for a mind-teasing cavalcade of performances and activities, leading the district to rightly be nicknamed “Taipei ’s Manhattan”. The Source of Everything – Fashions and Trends, Culture and Arts Among the many sources of pleasures you’ll find in this mecca are Vie Show Cinemas, centerpiece of Taiwan’s biggest chain, the four department stores of the Shin Kong Mitsukoshi Xinyi New Life Square complex, Novel Hall, Neo19 Shopping Complex, Taipei 101 Mall, the Grand Hyatt Taipei, the Agora Garden hotel, and the flagship store of eslite bookstore,the largest bookstore in Taiwan.

Mountain Elephant

Mountain elephant is said to be the best place to overlook the whole Taipei city. We sometimes take incoming students to Mt. Elephant. It’s especially stunning at night!

Eslite Bookstore

The XinYi Store is eight stories high and has adopted an international and unique style that surprises visitors with what a bookstore is capable of. Situated near the Taipei City Hall MRT Station, this new store intends to become "Taiwan's cultural window to the world". The second-to-fourth-floor bookstore has a collection of over a million books, making it the biggest in Taiwan. It also introduced a new concept of shops within a bookstore, with a Japanese bookstore, simplified Chinese bookstore, arts bookstore and many other outlets. There is a wide range of English and Chinese books, as well as audio/visual equipment in a specialized department. Other floors offerings include the first-floor Design and Living Floor; a children's bookstore and children's discovery museum on the fifth floor; the Eslite Culture sixth floor with a theme restaurant for speeches and activities; a B1 level mainly selling young trendy designer items; and a B2 level offering snacks and exotic foods, as well as vegetarian dishes, to fill browsers' stomachs. The Eslite XinYi Store is a whole new world of possibilities.

Taipei World Trade Center

Taipei World Trade Center (TWTC) was established in 1986 at the heart of Taipei City in the bustling Xinyi District. The center is noted as one of the world’s most utilized exhibition centers with one exhibition building and two exhibition halls. The scale of the exhibition expands over the years. There are about 100 exhibitions and events scheduled at the Taipei World Trade Center each year. Taipei International Book Exhibition, COMPUTEX Taipei, Taipei Computer Application Show, IT Month, Taipei International Travel Far and Taipei Trade Shows are some of the large-scale events that attract large numbers of both local and international participants.

The public transportation system near TMU is very convenient. Last year we took incoming students to Yangmingshan national park to hike, to Wu Lie to enjoy the hot spring, to Jiufen to have a taste of the old Taiwan, to take maokong gondola, and to Fulong beach to fully enjoy the summer day!

Also we would make a weekend trip to Taroko, to see the gorgeous nature scene.

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