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Doctor of Medicine Program

The undergraduate Doctor of Medicine program has been conducted by employing the concept of problem-based, student-centered learning with the help of high- technology learning aids. Medical graduates are fully equipped with the 21st century skills necessary for effective regional and global cooperation. Each year, 250 students enter the six-year Doctor of Medicine program at the faculty. A significant proportion of these students have been recruited from prominent high schools in the 17 provinces of the northern region through various academic tracts on a competitive basis. After graduation, the majority of these doctors return to provide standard medical service in their original communities.

 

 

 

 

Graduate Education

The graduate medical education leading to the Masters of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in various disciplines is also offered. These include the masters programs in anatomy, biochemistry, microbiology, parasitology, pharmacology, physiology, toxicology, and medical physics and the doctoral programs in anatomy, forensic osteology, microbiology, parasitology, pharmacology, physiology, clinical epidemiology, and community medicine. Recently, an international doctoral program in biochemistry was launched to enhance regional academic and research collaboration.

 

The faculty and its major affiliated medical institution, Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital, are committed to maintaining high-quality postgraduate medical education programs including both residency and clinical fellowship training in various disciplines. Currently, over 50 postgraduate residency/fellowship training programs are approved by the Medical Council of Thailand and the Royal Thai Colleges of Medical Specialties. 


Over the past decade, the faculty has been maintaining active academic collaboration with other 27 institutions in 11 countries through the signing of memorandum of understanding (MOU) and constant student and faculty exchange. In 2012, more than 50 medical students spent their elective rotation abroad with funding support from the faculty. Also, the faculty had opportunities to welcome 46 international students to Chiang Mai for a one-week to two-month elective rotation in various disciplines under close supervision of the attending physicians and medical staffs.

 

 


 special Short Course Training Program

 

Faculty of Medicine organizes short training courses for foreigners in several clinical fields, e.g. internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, surgery, radiology, community medicine, family medicine, and orthopedics, and several preclinical fields, e.g. anatomy, microbiology, parasitology and pathology. In addition the Faculty organizes short training courses for nurses in various units of the Nursing Division of the faculty’s teaching hospital.