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.