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About School of Medicine

  Administrative Organization

School of Medicine includes Faculty of Medicine and eleven institutes, including Institutes of Clinical Medicine, Institutes of Tradition Medicine, Institutes of Physiology, Institutes of Pharmacology, Institutes of Anatomy and Cellular Biology, Institutes of Parasitology, Institutes of Public Health, Institutes of Health Informatics ¡BInstitutes  of Hospital administration ¡BInstitutes of Health and Welfare Policy, and Institute of environments health According to their traits in education and research, these departments and institutes are divided into three major fields: clinical medicine, basic medical sciences, and public health.

Mission

The mission of the Faculty of Medicine is to educate students to become doctors who have the heart with humanity and empathy and hands with highly refined life-saving skill. Aside form being a lifelong learner, they must also be shaped o have wide-vision, to concern the people around, and to have potential for future development in the variety of career pathways.

The institutes of the basic medical sciences and clinical medicine aim to train graduate students became advance researchers and actively conduct researches that cover diversified disciplines.

The principal educational of Departments and Institutes related to public health is to prepare leaders in professional services aiming at preventing disease and promoting the health of the populations. National Yang-Ming Medical College (Precedent of National Yang-Ming University) was also established based on concerning the mission. Our students are educated to prevent and early diagnose disease through organized community effort to insure everyone a standard of living adequate for maintenance of health.

Education

¡@¡@Medical education aims to educate the students to become doctors who have competent knowledge and skills, behave well and practice in adherence to ethics and social norms. Problem-based learning¡]PBL¡^has been introduced or implemented  since 1999 in our medical school to the courses of clinical medicine and laboratory diagnosis, and then to the course of pathology. A new integrated course of clinical medicine started from 2001to grade-4 students. Then since 2002, a new curriculum has been developed to Include general education courses for the medical students in their first two years, centered by doctor-patient relationship and the humanities; a PBL-based integrated course of basic medical sciences and clinical medicine in the 3rd and 4th years; an intra-hospital course that combined theory and clinical practice in the 5th and 6th years; and a 12-month internship course in the last year in any one of our three teaching hospital, namely, Taipei, Taichung or kaohsiung Veterans General Hospitals. The three hospital are among the leading medical centers in Taiwan with totally about 5,500 beds and more than 1,600 physicians in service there. They can provide our students with a lot of stimulating chances for learning form clinical practice.

¡@¡@Department of Anatomy is responsible for courses for such as gross anatomy, neuroanatomy, histology and embryology. These courses can offer a solid basis of knowledge regarding human structures to the first, second, and third year of medical student. Department of Biochemistry offers course to the first and second year medical students including biochemistry, principal of chemistry, and organic chemistry. These courses are accompanied by the laboratory practice so that students can confirm the knowledge learning form lectures. The medical students also need to take physiology, microbiology and immunology. Physiology gives a comprehensive understanding of functions of the human body covering cellular, nervous, respiratory, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, renal, endocrine, and reproductive systems. Additionally, physiological course are accompanied by laboratory practices, involving animal experiments, audio/video materials, and interactive computer software. These courses allow the medical students to establish the fundamental basis for the future learning of pharmacology and pathology. In the meantime, microbiology and immunology offer lectures such as bacteriology, mycology, virology, and immunology. Parasitology offers lectures such as, protozoology and insectology, all of which are essential knowledge to understand the defense system of the human body.

¡@¡@Our education of public health covers fields including social medicine, environmental health sciences, epidemiology, hospital administration, preventive medicine, biostatistics, and health informatics and health welfare. Not only provide public health courses to all undergraduate students in our university; we also have five institutes providing MPH and PhD programs for professional research in respective fields.

Research

¡@¡@Everyone of the faculty of the field of clinic medicine is engaged in medical research in a variety of field related to new or improved diagnosis of diseases, clinical trials, epidemiology and prevention strategies of diseases, and evaluation of disease mechanism. Some research projects are done by personal efforts. Still many others are integrated projects collaborated by researchers form different disciplines, different hospitals or even different countries.

¡@¡@All the departments related to basic medical sciences also have graduate institutes, which train many master and PhD graduate students conducting researches. Faculty members of these departments of graduate institutes have been active and dynamic in research endeavors. Research areas cover diversified disciplines. Results are often published in nationally and internationally reputable journals or reported at international symposia. Recognition nationally and internationally attests to the high level of the research work. The work of these researchers definitely yields a great contribution to the basic medical sciences.

¡@¡@Public health related research always adapts to the development of society and medical care business. Through cooperating with communal, governmental and domestic production enterprise, our research focuses on seeking and solving public health issues. Our research is applied science on infectious disease control, chronic disease prevention, epidemiology, environmental health, health insurance, medical system, industrial hygiene, medical informatics and medical ethics, social and behavior sciences, and health welfare.

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University Milestones

Administrative Organization

January 1971
        National Yang-Ming Medical College was established under the approval of the Executive Yuan.

December 1974
        Academic curricula were approved by the Executive Yuan with the first class of 120 medical students to enroll in 1975.

March 15, 1975
        Dr. Paul Han was appointed the first president of the College, therefore set the University Day.  

December 1977
        The Veterans General Hospital in Taipei (VGHTPE) approved by the Executive Yuan to serve as Yang-Ming¡¦s teaching hospital; guidelines for cooperation between the two institutions were established. .

June 1984
        Dr. Chun Yu was appointed the second president of the College.

June 1990
        Dr. Shao-Hua Hanu was appointed the third president of the College.

July 1, 1994
       
National Yang-Ming Medical College was renamed National Yang-Ming University (NYMU), granted by the Ministry of Education.  This was the first ¡§university¡¨ in Taiwan that focused mainly on the development of medical sciences.  At the creation of the university, Yang-Ming had Schools of Medicine, Medical Technology, Life Sciences, and the Center for General Education. 

August 4, 1994
        Dr. Shao-Hua Hanu was appointed the first president of the University, and Dr. Hsin-Hsi Chang was appointed the dean of School of Medicine. 

1997
        Dr. Mau-Song Chang was appointed as the dean of School of Medicine. 

1999
        Dr. Larry T. Ho was appointed as the dean of School of Medicine.

January 1971
        National Yang-Ming Medical College was established under the approval of the Executive Yuan.

December 1974
        Academic curricula were approved by the Executive Yuan with the first class of 120 medical students to enroll in 1975.

March 15, 1975
       
Dr. Paul Han was appointed the first president of the College, therefore set the University Day.  

December 1977
        The Veterans General Hospital in Taipei (VGHTPE) approved by the Executive Yuan to serve as Yang-Ming¡¦s teaching hospital; guidelines for cooperation between the two institutions were established. .

June 1984
        Dr. Chun Yu was appointed the second president of the College.

June 1990
        Dr. Shao-Hua Hanu was appointed the third president of the College.

July 1, 1994
        National Yang-Ming Medical College was renamed National Yang-Ming University (NYMU), granted by the Ministry of Education.  This was the first ¡§university¡¨ in Taiwan that focused mainly on the development of medical sciences.  At the creation of the university, Yang-Ming had Schools of Medicine, Medical Technology, Life Sciences, and the Center for General Education. 

August 4, 1994
        Dr. Shao-Hua Hanu was appointed the first president of the University, and Dr. Hsin-Hsi Chang was appointed the dean of School of Medicine. 

1997
        Dr. Mau-Song Chang was appointed as the dean of School of Medicine. 

1999
        Dr. Larry T. Ho was appointed as the dean of School of Medicine.

2005
       Dr. Chen-hsen Lee was appointed as the dean of School of Medicine.

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