Taipei Medical University Healthcare System Exhibition

Source: Taipei Medical University

Published on 2019-12-04

Since its founding in 1960, Taipei Medical University has grown from humble beginnings into a university finishing its sixth decade of promoting and refining health professions and research excellence.


The first edition of the TMU hospital newsletter and a patient medical history


The first edition of the TMU hospital newsletter and a patient medical history

A new exhibition highlights the difficulties and entrepreneurship that shaped TMU’s growth. At its founding, the University did not have its own affiliated hospital, and for years TMU had to rely on assistance provided by major public and private hospitals. The University planned to establish its own affiliated hospital and founded the Taipei Medical University Hospital on campus in 1976 to provide the best internship environment for students.

Five JCI evaluation certificates received by Wanfang Hospital

The second TMU hospital, Wanfang Medical Center, was a commission from the Taipei City Government under the privately run public service model proposed in 1996. To obtain the management contract for Wanfang Hospital was significant in the university’s development, and allowed the TMU system to show its capability in hospital management.

The first Shuang Ho Hospital newsletter and a time capsule from the opening of the hospital


The first Shuang Ho Hospital newsletter and a time capsule from the opening of the hospital

TMU Shuang Ho Hospital was the first Build-Operate-Transfer project hospital in Taiwan that was commissioned by the Executive Yuan’s Ministry of Health to be privately built and managed. The university won the project based on its two affiliated hospitals’ solid track records, and signed a 50-year management contract in 2004. Shuang Ho Hospital officially opened in 2008.

The three affiliated hospitals provide students with internship opportunities and alumni with jobs, creating further cohesion. The university has set further specialization goals for specific services and for optimal clinical services and research.

The TMU Taipei Cancer Center is being constructed

TMU integrated the cancer resources in the three hospitals to establish the TMU Taipei Cancer Center in 2013. This center manages early clinical experiments, develops translational medicines and cultivates physician-scientists. In 2015, the university also accepted a commission from Ningbo, China, to run and manage the TMU Ningbo Medical Center, which used Taiwan hospital management norms and promoted multi-hospital treatment collaboration. In 2018, neurologists in the three hospitals plus other neuroscience professionals joined in launching the TMU Taipei Neuroscience Institute. This strengthened clinical integration and led to collaborations and discussion of treatment policies to provide neurology patients with comprehensive services.

Taipei Medical University’s health services system in northern Taiwan features hospitals with different strengths and shared resources. The TMU medical system map exhibition in the university history museum and medical education museum shares important objects from each hospital and also discusses their development in terms of challenges and ideals.

Taipei Medical University COVID-19 Special Report: 2020 Wrap-Up

Taipei Medical University (TMU) are blessed to be able to carry on with our core activities in learning and research. And, besides being one of Taiwan’s best medical education providers, TMU is interwoven with the country’s many successes in fighting the pandemic.

Taipei Medical University Feng-Hsing Sociomedical and Medical Knowledge Promotion Service Group’s decade of service in Penghu, an island in Taiwan

The year 2020 will mark TMU Feng-Hsing Sociomedical and Medical Knowledge Promotion Service Group's (臺北醫學大楓杏醫療志工學生服務隊) (abbrev. TMU Feng-Hsing) 10th year of volunteer clinic service in Penghu.

Taipei Medical University students engaging in service learning in a mountain indigenous township despite epidemic and storm

The College of Nutrition, the Graduate Institute of Humanities in Medicine and the School of Pharmacy work together to lead students in service learning in Jianshi Township (尖石鄉), a mountain indigenous township in Hsinchu County in northern Taiwan, despite epidemic and storm.

Taipei Medical University establishing “OHDSI Taiwan Chapter,” joining global transnational research published in JAMIA

In collaboration with the Observational Health Data Sciences and Informatics (OHDSI), Taipei Medical University (TMU) established “OHDSI Taiwan Chapter” and participated in the "Uncovering exposures responsible for birth season– disease effects," a global research conducted by experts and scholars from Taiwan, the US, South Korea and other countries.

Taipei Medical University Celebrates 60 Years of Excellence

Taipei Medical University (TMU) celebrated the 60th anniversary of founding on October 30, 2020, with more than 450 dignitaries, professors, students and alumni joining the diamond jubilee.

2020 Taipei Medical University Oral Medical Service Teams Visited Rural Areas

In 2020, TMU College of Oral Medicine sent three medical service teams, comprised of faculty members and students, to visit remote areas in Taiwan.