Doctor of Medicine
Into this new era of medicine, the Faculty of Medicine is looking forward to new challenges and constructive breakthroughs while striving for a higher level of excellence and leadership in education, research, and service. The Faculty is determined to bring a modern approach to academic medicine as well as constantly evolving to meet the most demanding and up-to-date needs of our faculty and students.　First, we have invested in the architecture and infrastructure that form the physical expression of our ambitions in the education of sciences, medicine, humanities, and international outreach. Our medical education building, medical humanities library, a centre for faculty development, studios, laboratories, and buildings form the permanent foundations of our collective future.　Second, the Faculty is one of the first medical schools in the region to undertake fundamental reforms in the medical curriculum. We offer academic opportunities to our students that are virtually unsurpassed in Taiwan. The curriculum encourages both active individual learning and group collaboration. Courses are available on topics that span the globe, cover the latest scientific discoveries, and delve deeply into the past. Our students are mentored by our faculty to pursue knowledge both in breadth as well as depth of learning.　Third, we have invested heavily in the faculty by supporting and facilitating the members of our faculty in their academic development and personal growth. The Faculty of Medicine recognized that the introduction of a new curriculum would require the redeployment of many resources, as well as the development of new ones. In particular, new teaching techniques would be required. Yang-Ming’s commitment to faculty development is part of its overall commitment to excellence. 　Fourth, and most important, we have recommitted ourselves to our students by processes of active promotion of their personal and professional development. Beyond their medical studies, our students are encouraged to expand their extracurricular interests, free-thinking, and expression, adding to their intellectual, artistic, and social richness. Our faculty realizes that we are not educating just excellent doctors, but also passionate and responsible individuals, and our focus on the individual growth of each student is one of our proudest achievements. 　Our continued growth in all the above domains has developed a strong foundation for maturation, courage, and freedom. Our commitment to our faculty and students is the proudest testimony to the devotion of the Faculty of Medicine to the pursuit of its ideals.
Our new curriculum intends to evolve as areas of medical knowledge advance. It is built to be both foundational and integrative, aims to offer knowledge beyond just memorizing information, encourages intellectual curiosity, enhances students’ competence in reflection and analysis, encourages scholarship and independence of thought, and develops an appreciation for humanity and a profound sense of the rewards of learning.Our students will enter a fast-changing world and a global village of increasing cosmopolitan experiences and interconnectedness. They must be equipped with English language competency and to learn to transcend traditional ideas, patterns, and relationships in order to fashion new ones thoughtfully. We aspire above all that they graduate having fostered their intellectual, artistic, moral, and civic capacities as independent thinkers with a lifelong passion for learning.AdmissionNational Yang-Ming University (NYMU) Faculty of Medicine (FOM) invites applications from students whose academic experience and fitness for medical practice suggest the potential scholarly achievement and dedication to serving the health needs of human being.Each year the FOM accepts about 120 new students. In compliance with the Ministry of Education's policy in diversifying college admission, students may enter FOM via the following ways:
I. Admission by National Examination Students wish to enrol by examination must take the following exams: Chinese, English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and General Knowledge. II. Admission by Self-Application Students wish to enrol by self-application must complete high school or possess equivalent qualification, as well as taking the entrance examinations.
Entrance examinationsi. First-round Exam:
General written test held by the Ministry of Education. The written test consists of Chinese, English, Mathematics, Social Science, and Biology. This test accounts for 40% of the category in examination evaluation.ii. Second-round Exam:a. Interview: Conducted by the university, which accounts for 50% of the evaluation.b. Recommendation Letters: 10% of the evaluation.
iii. Others1) Each year The Faculty of Medicine accepts two overseas students. Please refer to the yearly announcement for details.2) Students who achieve outstanding performance in contests recognized internationally may be exempted from certain exams described above.Please note: All the requirements are subject to change. Please refer to the yearly announcement at your application.