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.

33 Medical Electives for you to choose

List of Medical electives in our three teaching hospitals:

  • Anesthesiology
  • Cardiology
  • Department of medical imaging
  • Dermatology
  • Emergency
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • General Internal Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Hematology & Oncology
  • Infection Diseases
  • Internal Medicine
  • Metabolism
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedics
  • Otolaryngology
  • Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
  • Pediatrics
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Psychiatry
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Radiology
  • Rehabilitation
  • Rheumatology
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Urology

The minimal length of stay in each clinical department is one week.


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.


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.


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 Global Partnerships Section:

University Rankings

  • #74 in QS Asia University Rankings 2020

  • #64 in THE Asia University Rankings 2019

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019:

  • #101-150 in Medicine

  • #51-100 in Nursing

  • #51-100 in Pharmacy & Pharmacology

Shanghai Ranking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2019:

  • #51-75 in Nursing


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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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