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Mission Statement

Our missions are to nurture excellent doctors, to serve society, to lead the medical community, and to contribute to the betterment of humankind. Graduates should have the following characteristics and capabilities:

  1. A foundation of basic medical knowledge, skill and humanity.
  2. An enthusiasm for lifelong learning and collaboration.
  3. The skills to assess and apply new medical knowledge.

To achieve these goals, the medical curriculum started a revision and was implemented in 1992. The curriculum is designed for students to foster the knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviors. Emphasis is placed on the scientific basis of medicine, permit students to individualize their educational programs as well as to enhance their independent learning, problem solving skills, and embody humanism.

The curriculum is designed to integrate basic science courses and proficient clinical reasoning by instructional objective-based education and problem-based learning. Highlights of the curriculum include reorganization of clinical required courses into core courses and selected courses, interactive group teaching, bed-side teaching, and clinical practice. Student Service Education is included in the required courses.

Emphasis is placed on a humane social science, basic medical care, psychological social medicine, doctor-patient relationship, basic clinical skills, problem solving skills, logical thinking, active learning, and high levels of integration across the curriculum.