National Taiwan University College of Medicine (NTUCM) is a leading medical college in Taiwan and in the Asia-
Pacific region, with more than a hundred-year history of excellence in medicine. The strength of NTUCM lies in
its outstanding students as we recruit the best students in the country every year. NTUCM is not only a training
institution for medical personnel, but also a center of excellence for cultivating the best medical professionals
and leaders to promote the advancement of our society.
NTUCM has been continuously engaged in curriculum reforms of medical education. In general, students are
expected to develop professionalism, vision, and critical thinking under the NTUCM tradition of the pursuit of
excellence. In order to cultivate cultural and humanistic students, we set up a medical humanity museum with
various exhibition in our historical building. We regularly sponsor activities cultivating humanity atmosphere in
this historical building with beautiful paintings and art works, and developed a multi-media program to enhance
students' appreciation of the beauty of our medical campus. Through formal and hidden curriculum, we convey
to students our expectations of their morality, self-respect, responsibility, honesty and integrity. Students attend
humanities courses and participate in community services and social sciences research. Our emphasis on the
importance of ethics to our students also applies to our faculty. We evaluate the morality and ethical standards of
our teachers as one of the promotion criteria in our faculty promotion evaluation guidelines. In terms of medical
curriculum, we have pioneered a six-year plus two-year postgraduate training program to strengthen
professional competencies of medical students, which is adopted as the model for national medical education
reform in Taiwan.
Regarding medical research, we provide high quality core facilities in our genomic research center, animal
center, and common laboratories. NTUCM is the leading college of medicine in Taiwan and aims to become a
medical college of excellence in the Asia-Pacific region. In order to achieve this goal and to be internationally
competitive, we integrate our strengths in basic and clinical research and form multidisciplinary teams to
collaborate in research. NTUCM is strongly committed to support this collaborative approach to research. We
have already formed several collaborative research groups and more collaborative researches are in progress.
To promote research excellence in NTUCM, we also initiate international collaboration with renowned institutes
around the world. In recent years, we have consolidated and expanded the international collaboration to many
outstanding medical colleges, including student exchange. We hope we can broaden the horizons of our
students and faculty members, and play a more important role to improve the health of human being.
Dean, National Taiwan University
College of Medicine