China Medical University
China Medical University (CMU) was established as China Medical College on June 6, 1958 and transformed itself into China Medical University in 2003. It is the first academic institution in Taiwan where Chinese medicine and pharmacy programs are provided. The university has steadily grown to its present position as one of the foremost medical universities in Taiwan. The university has two major campuses, Taichung (including Wuquan and Ankang) and Beigang.
Located in the center of Taichung City, CMU includes 8 colleges where western medicine, Chinese medicine, pharmacy (including Chinese herbs), health care (including nursing), life sciences, management, and public health educational, research and practice programs are provided. Interdisciplinary courses are also available as the basis for students to integrate their learning experiences. With CMU’s top ranked laboratories, a library and reference center, two comprehensive teaching hospitals, and a strong staff commitment to students, our university provides a total approach to medical education in a caring, nurturing and well-equipped environment.
The campus is located in the northern part of Taichung, close to the city center. Because of the unavailbility of land in the city, a second campus was established in Peikang in Yunlin County in 1958. The Taichung campus is comprised of the Lifu Teaching Building, the medical Building, the Huchu Building, the Medical Technology Building, and four hospital buildings. The peikang Campus is comprised of the Teaching Building. the Activity Center and Halls of Residence, in addition to Matsu Teaching Hospital.
China Medical University consists of two campuses-the main campus is located in downtown Taichung；the branch at Peikang, Yunlin Country. Currently, the university comprises four colleges：College of Medicine, College of Chinese Medicine, College of Pharmacy, and College of public Health. There are 20 departments including：School of Medicine, School of Chinese Medicine, School of Post-Baccalaureate Chinese Medicine, School of Dentistry, School of Nursing, School of Nutrition, School of Physical Therapy. School of Pharmacy and Second Programs Pharmacy, School of Public Health, School of Health Services management, School of Occupational Safety and Health. School of Medical Laboratory Sciene and Biotechnology, School of Sports Medicine, School of Biological Science and Technology, School of Cosmetics, School of Chinese Medicine Resources, School of Rish Management, School of Radiological Technology, and School of Dental Hygiene.
Adding to that, ther are nine graduate programs including of Medicine, Institute of Nutrition, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Institute of Health Services Management, Institute of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences, Institute of Chinese Pharmacy, Institute of Nursing and Institute of Integration of Chinese and Western Medicine. Among which, Institute of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Institute of Chinese Medical Science, and Institute of Chinese Pharmacy offer doctoral degrees.
Moreover, the university also own Lifu Museum of Chinese Medicine Library, Computer Center, Extension Center, Environmental Safety and Hygiene Center, Acupuncture Research Center, General Education Center, an Animal Center, and Research and Development Committee, all of which are aimed to support school education, research and development.
Our mission is to become a global leader in both western and Chinese medicine. In everything we do, we strive together to gain international recognition as a provider of medical services to our community, an educator of future health care professionals, and a contributor to the world’s knowledge in health sciences.
- School of Medicine successfully passed the assessment conducted by the Taiwan Medical Accreditation Council (TMAC) and was rewarded with an exemption from follow-up evaluations for the next 7 years.
- The China Medical University Hospital has been recognized as one of the nation’s top medical centers by attaining an A-level evaluation as a teaching hospital.
- Continuing education and administrative support received appraisals in the upper percentiles by the medical division of the Ministry of Education.
- From 2006 to 2009, China Medical University was awarded a Teaching Excellence Grant by the Ministry of Education, ranking the highest among medical universities in Taiwan based on student population.
- China Medical University strives to become one of the World Top 500 universities as ranked by ARWU. This involves not only excellence in teaching and research, but also a broad comprehensive approach to healing and promoting health.
- The China Medical University Hospital plans to enter the prestigious Top 3 as a medical center in Taiwan partly by completing the construction of 5 new Clinical Centers.
- The China Medical University Beigang Hospital plans to become a regional teaching hospital.