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Our various courses are designed to help our students to absorb various knowledge and skills from different fields. Courses not only focus on medical profession, but also include social sciences. After completing our required courses and clerkship , students will be awarded by Chang Gung University with MD degrees when they graduate from CGU School of Medicine.
During the first two years, students will not only have fundamental courses that provide introduction to medicine, but also have courses which are related to general education, such as information technology, art, literature and etc. In the following 2 years, students will have the chance to learn further medical skills and knowledge. Then from the fifth year in medical school, students have to apply knowledge they have into practice: each student has to complete 2 years clerkship in hospitals so that can master all required techniques and know how to take care of patients.
For more detailed course schedule, please see the following link.
6-year curriculum- Concepts and principles of the design of CGU’s School of Medicine curriculum
  1. Holistic medical education and human-centered education
  2. Course design to fulfill the core competencies of a medical graduate
  3. Multi-channel education: lectures, seminars, team discussions, experiments, practical training, experience, debate, problem-based learning, case-based learning, team-based learning, etc.
  4. Vertical development and integration of medicine and humanity: combining humanity care and professional medical knowledge to develop holistic courses with biological, mental, spiritual and social dimensions.
  5. Basic medicine: to enable students to develop critical and reflective thinking, aside from bolstering their medical knowledge and skills.
  6. Learner-centric courses integrating basic and clinical medicine.
  7. Using lectures, CBL & PBL in body structure/functional system-oriented clinical medicine.
  8. Clinical medicine clerkship for hands-on practice of patient care, strengthening clinical skill training, inter-professional education, clinical reasoning and team work.
  9. Emphasis on comprehensive assessment, remedial education, feedback and consultation to build good core competencies, attitudes and values in medical students.
  10. Build a solid foundation of a holistic curriculum and supplement with diverse educational methods; engage in actual medical practice, enhance experience-based services and reflective learning.


I. General education

“Diligence, Perseverance, Frugality and Trustworthiness” is the motto of Chang Gung University, which reminds and encourages our students and faculty to maintain a simple and hardworking lifestyle, always in pursuit of excellence and never satisfied with the second best, we strive to cultivate a young generation fully versed in knowledge and morality, to never stop learning, putting theories into practice to serve the population and contribute to the society. We expect our young students to live an honest life, learn diligently and strive for self-improvement.  

Higher learning is currently facing new challenges and missions in the era of global development. Establishment of a reflective and open civil society is an imperative task. The Chang Gung University completed its planning of General Education Excellence Project in the 2000 academic year, and subsequently established a committee on the general education course planning in Chang Gung University. Our school actively promotes the Core Curriculum of General Education, hoping to meet the challenges and responsibilities faced by all higher learning in the 21st Century. With Chang Gung Global as the core mission, we strive to cultivate a beautiful, truthful and benevolent state of mind in our students; to understand the development trends in the new era, the responsibilities entailed, and to develop a broad perspective, societal care, team work and moral conduct; to face the challenges ahead with full capacity. We hope that through our general education, we can achieve the values, goals and duties imposed by global development and higher education.


II. Medical humanity education

Course structure


III. Basic science






2nd Year

1st Semester

Biochemistry, molecular/cell biology and laboratory classes

2nd Year

2nd Semester

Microbiology, immunology, laboratory classes for immunology and microbiology, public health: epidemiology, biostatistics

3rd Year

1st Semester

Gross anatomy and laboratory classes, imaging anatomy, histology and laboratory classes, embryology, public health: environmental medicine

3rd Year

2nd Semester

Physiology and laboratory classes, parasitology and laboratory classes, neurobiology, medical genetics, public health: preventive medicine 

4th Year

1st Semester

Pathology and laboratory classes, community medicine, pathophysiology

4th Year

2nd Semester

Pharmacology and laboratory classes, experimental diagnostic, clinical diagnostic and practice, clinical skills and communication, general medicine, nutrition

IV. Clinical curriculum

The clinical curriculum of the Chang Gung School of Medicine is based on the diagnosis and treatment of the patient’s body structures and functions. The curriculum will be Body Organ system-based; portions of the courses are integrated into the general medicine offered in the 2nd semester of the 4th year. In the 5th year, clinical medicine will be presented in the form of systemic integration and classification. The curriculum is divided into two parts: the first part is focused on lectures, CBL & PBL of body organ and functional system design, simultaneously bolstered with clerkship of core clinical courses. Each system will incorporate case studies of clinical presentation to enhance student learning. In the second part, students will enter clinical rotation of holistic medical clerkship practice. The design and evaluation of the courses are based on achieving the six major core competencies with multiple evaluation systems including MCQ, OSCE, Mini-CEX, DOPS, 360 degree evaluation etc. At the end of clinical training, students will be evaluated with Objective Structured Clinical Examination to gauge their learning outcomes.


Curriculum Schedule for each school year















General education/In-depth campus/Medical Humanity/Basic science

Service/Club activities


General education/In-depth campus/Medical Humanity/Basic medical science

Service/Club activities


Basic medical science/Medical humanity/Memorial for gross anatomy donors

Service/Club activities


Basic medicine/Medical humanity/Integrated & comprehensive courses for basic and clinical medicine/Clinical skills

National Exam(I)

Clinical Course


Body-organ system integrated clinical courses

Holistic medicine clinical practice


Holistic medicine clinical practice        OSCE


National Exam(II)


Core Competency curriculum for each school year


Cultivating diligent, human-oriented, well-developed, holistic and professional physicians

Education goals

To cultivate holistic, human-centric, diligent physicians with the following qualities:

1.          Professional excellence

2.          Humanity and social care

3.          International perspective

4.          Life-long learning

Not only provide medical services with precision and efficiency, but also meet the expectations and needs of society. Students with enthusiasm in service, humanity care, respectful of all lives, making good use of information, life-long learning, team work and responsibility. 









Club activities/Medical service teams/Informal & hidden curriculum


General Education/In-depth Campus/Medical Humanity/Holistic Education

Basic Science

Integrated & comprehensive basic and clinical Medicine

Integrated Body organ system clinical courses

Holistic medical clerkship


Core Competency

General Education core competency

(1) Language reading, comprehension and expression

(2) Multi-cultural appreciation and respect; international perspective

(3) Integration of cross-discipline knowledge

(4) Democratic literacy and thinking as a modern citizen

(5) Ability to coordinate, communicate and team work

(6) Independent thinking and responsibility

(7) Information research and oral report of publication

(8) Life-long learning


Core competency of a medical school graduate

(1) Patient care and clinical skills

(2) Medical knowledge

(3) Practice-Based Learning and Improvement

(4) Interpersonal and Communication Skills

(5) Professionalism

(6) System-Based Practice

(7) Bio-medical research

(8) Humanities and society care

Core competency of medical college

(1) Humanity literacy and humane care

(2) Team work and ability to communicate and coordinate

(3) Basic computer operation and application

(4) Professional medical literacy and ethics

(5) Biomedical knowledge and research capability

(6) International perspective and competitiveness

(7) Life-long learning

Scientific foundation

Scientific foundation of a physician (E1-8)

Scientific foundation of a physician (M1-8)