Every year, the TCU School of Medicine takes 49 local students plus extra students from overseas, aboriginal backgrounds, and remote islands of Taiwan. The students can gain their admissions to enroll the undergraduate program for medical doctors in following channels:
1. Taking the National Joint University/College Entrance Examinations: the students must take the examinations of Chinese, English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology in order to be considered for admissions.
2. Self-Applications: we are currently carrying out two rounds of evaluations for selecting suitable students for the Medical School. The first round evaluation is based on the examination performances in Chinese, English, Mathematics, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, as well as overall academic performances. The second round evaluation is mainly based on the applicants’ high school performances and the results from Multiple Mini Interview (MMI).
3. Star Plan in Taiwan’s College Entrance System: the students are recommended by their high schools and interviewed by TCU School of Medicine staff for admissions.
In TCU, the university dormitories have sufficient capacity for accommodating all students willing to board in the university. The TCU cafeteria provides three vegetarian meals daily; lunch or dinner costs NT$25, while breakfast is NT$15. The university is located in Hualien City with approximately 15 min. walk from the train station. For details in regard to life in TCU, please refer to the link below:
TCU Medical Student Association
We strongly believe that students are important parts of the Medical School. Faculty members, administrative staff and students are partners in improvement of the School on our path advancing toward excellence. The Medical Student Association of TCU School of Medicine plays a key role in many aspects such as building up communicating skill of students, strengthening relationships between students in this School, and condensing the centripetal force of entire School.
Miharasi Service Club
Miharasi, derived from Japanese, means “seeing the sun”. Medical students hold several events at an elementary school in an aboriginal tribe to help children with disadvantaged background. Medical students transfer knowledge and conduct health education to children through lessons and games. The hard work of the Miharasi Service Club service team has been acknowledged and awarded by Taiwanese government three years in a row.