About the TMU Short-Term Medical Elective Program

TMU provides one of the best platforms in Taiwan for quality clinical training and insights into the country’s world-renowned healthcare system. The TMU Short-Term Medical Elective Program is a training program available from one week to eight weeks. The instruction language will be English.

We have five affiliated hospitals:

*Taipei Medical University Hospital

*Wan Fang Hospital

*Shuang Ho Hospital

Taipei Medical University Cancer Center

LiHuiLi Eastern Hospital

* Teaching Hospitals

Entry requirements

We only receive medical students in the last two years of your study. Graduates/clinical professionals are not eligible candidates for the TMU Short-Term Medical Elective Program. For non-native English speaking students, a proof of English language proficiency is required for application.


The training fee is 150 USD per week. It is subject to change upon further notice from the hosting hospitals. Students of TMU’s partner institutions are entitled to a fee waiver.


University-owned accommodation is highly sought after and usually fully booked. Students enrolling to Medical Electives are suggested to find their own accommodation, and the University’s Office of Global Engagement may provide housing information upon request.

For more information or to apply

For more information or to apply, please email us at gps@tmu.edu.tw

University Rankings

  • #74 in QS Asia University Rankings 2016

  • #91 in THE Asia University Rankings 2017

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017

  • #151 in Medicine

  • #70 in Nursing

  • #137 in Pharmacy & Pharmacology


Taipei is the capital city of Taiwan. With its busy shopping streets and contemporary buildings, Taipei serves as the island’s financial, cultural and governmental center. The skyline is crowned by the 508m-tall, bamboo-shaped Taipei 101 skyscraper, with upscale shops at the base and a rapid elevator to an observatory near the top. The downtown area is culturally divided into East and West. The West side, with its narrow streets and road side vendors, is considered the bastion of old Taipei life, whereas East Taipei, with its classy malls, chic boutiques, and stylish restaurants and cafes, reminiscent of those found in Tokyo, Paris or New York, represents the city’s metamorphosis into a modern and international city.

About Taipei Medical University

Founded in 1960, Taipei Medical University (TMU) is the leading private university in Taiwan that excels in teaching, research, and healthcare provision. The university offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs covering subject fields such as Medicine, Oral Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Public Health, Medical Science and Technology, Humanities and Social Sciences, Management, Biomedical Engineering, and Nutrition. Located in the center of Taipei City, the campus provides easy access to major sights.

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