The Faculty of Medicine at Chulalongkorn University has launched Thailand’s first international 4-year Doctor of Medicine (CU-MEDi) (International Program). The program is a collaboration between the Faculty of Medicine at Chulalongkorn University, the hospital network of the Thai Red Cross, and leading institutions overseas.
The CU-MEDi program represents a new dimension of medical education that responds to the new generation of people with the potential and willingness to develop themselves as the main force of international society.
The program’s emphasis is for students to have global medical knowledge, innovative ideas, and leadership skills to take care of patients. The program consists of eight semesters, divided into three phases:
1. The ‘Pre-clerkship’ Phase (three semesters) takes place primarily in a classroom setting, and through a series of integrated medical science modules. Students will be trained with essential skills prior to the clerkship year.
2. The ‘Clinical Clerkship’ Phase (two semesters) requires students to make ‘rotations’ through different clinical areas of a hospital, including inpatient wards, outpatient clinics, operating rooms, labor rooms, and emergency departments. Students will have the opportunity to apply the medical knowledge and skills obtained during the pre-clerkship phase in the treatment of real patients.
3. The ‘Externship’ Phase (three semesters) prepares students to become competent physicians by emphasizing clinical decision-making and management skills. In this phase, students will have the opportunity to interact with patients in hospitals abroad for 2 months or choose to enhance their clinical or research skills according to their individual preference.