EXPAT CHAT: Studying Medicine in Taiwan

Photo and interview: Trista di Genova
Kee Koon Ng, Malaysia, medical student at Taipei Medical University, age 27

I was in the States, finishing my Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering. Then I decided to come to Taiwan. The decision to enter medical school here was a long process!

The thing is I realized I really like the nature of medicine, how as doctors we can help so many people, so easily. No matter where I go, no matter what country it is, I can help people there. So this is the main reason I really like my profession and chose to study medicine.

I preferred to stay in the States, but have to take the financial part into consideration. What students pay here for tuition compared to the quality of education — well that ratio is pretty good! Then I came to TMU (Taipei Medical University) because it was the only school that offered scholarships for international students and actually set up an International Office to do it. I could see they really have a dedication to international students.

5 thoughts on “EXPAT CHAT: Studying Medicine in Taiwan

  • December 9, 2011 at 4:57 am

    Oh! That’s so good , and you get a thing that u really want. I also want to study medicine , But I Heard that it is a pretty difficult , foreigns apply to medicine schools , cause generally , they dont accept , because all the course is given in chinese. I’m actually, in taiwan studying chinese I’d like to know if theres somebody who can give some information about entrance to medicine in taiwan , and all the process that is supposed to follow. Thanks.

  • November 20, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    What about acupuncture? I’m finishing grad school but I’m interested in studying in Taiwan. Know anything?

  • October 24, 2011 at 6:47 am

    , i did my mbbs (graduate in medicine), i like to study my post graduation (masters) in medicine(orthopedics),pls let me know how to get admission in taiwan ,i will appriciate ur help.thnks


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