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School of Medicine

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The School of Medicine, founded in 1954, was the first school to be established at Kaohsiung Medical University (KMU). It has the highest enrollment and the largest number of graduates at KMU providing services to many hospitals in Taiwan and overseas. The School of Medicine offers a Doctor of Medicine degree. To graduate, the student must complete a total of 262 credit hours: 236 hours of required courses, and 26 hours of electives. Elective courses include as many as 30 different subjects such as humanities, sociology, arts, business and management, traditional Chinese medicine, and other health-related courses.

In our curriculum, we developed a new “block” system that will revolutionize medical education. Courses are taught in an order according to the major human organ systems. The goal is to provide a synergistic integration of basic science and clinical practice perspectives for innovative and realistic solutions to relevant infectious disease problems in human medicine.

The clinical skills program is created to provide medical students with a formal program designed to assist and guide them as they acquire the skills required to practice medicine. In order to provide a excellent environment, KMU has established the Clinical Skill Learning Center. It is comprised of several skills rooms that have been created to provide students with a dedicated space in which they can practice physical exam on each other. These rooms are also used for interview and communication skills practice utilizing standardized patients. The clinical rooms have a wide range of models and simulators available for teaching sessions. Students are allowed to go to practice to enhance their communication skills and basic clinical abilities.

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