About the TMU Short-Term Medical Elective Program

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

We have six affiliated hospitals:

*Taipei Medical University Hospital

*TMU Taipei Municipal Wanfang Hospital

*TMU Shuang Ho Hospital

TMU Taipei Cancer Center

TMU Taipei Neurological Center Shuang Ho Campus

TMU Ningbo Medical Center LiHuiLi Eastern Hospital

* Teaching Hospitals

Eligibility

We only receive medical students in the last two years of their studies. Graduates and clinical professionals are not eligible for the TMU Short-term Medical Electives Program. For non-native English speakers, proof of English language proficiency is required for application.

Fees

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

Housing

University-owned dormitory accommodation is highly sought after and usually fully booked. Students enrolling in medical electives should seek their own accommodation, although the Office of Global Engagement may provide housing information upon request.

For more information, please contact the Gloval Partnerships Section:

University Rankings

  • #76 in QS Asia University Rankings 2018

  • #83 in THE Asia University Rankings 2018

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018:

  • #163 in Medicine

  • #61 in Nursing

  • #102 in Pharmacy & Pharmacology

Shanghai Ranking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2017:

  • #15 in Nursing

Taipei

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 bamboo-shaped Taipei 101 skyscraper, with upscale shops at the base and a rapid elevator to an observatory near the 508-meter top.

The downtown area offers enjoyable contrasts, with the west side’s narrow streets and street vendors showing Taipei’s past. The city’s east side is now its financial and commercial center, with the Xinyi Planning District’s malls and nightlife representing the city’s metamorphosis into a modern 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 a full range of health care services. A wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs are offered, including Medicine, Oral Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Public Health, Medical Science and Technology, Humanities and Social Sciences, Management, Biomedical Engineering and Nutrition.

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