CU-MEDi: Thailand’s First International Four-Year Medical Program (International Program)

CU-MEDi: Thailand’s First International Four-Year Medical Program (International Program)

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 the international society.

Interested applicants can apply directly at the Faculty of Medicine at Chulalongkorn University. The first application is scheduled for January 2021, and the first class will start in August 2021.

To qualify, eligible applicants must:

– Hold a bachelor’s degree in any field.
– Be able to effectively communicate in English and have completed an English proficiency test (IELTS Academic, or TOEFL iBT) with scores of least 7.0 or 85, respectively.
(The TOEFL/IELTS can be waived for the applicants who (1) are citizens of Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom or the United States of America; AND (2) have earned a Bachelor’s degree taught in English in the abovementioned countries.)
-Have the results of the Medical College Admission Test or MCAT (no minimum scores).
* Note: additional requirements may apply.

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.

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Chula produces able graduates who become quality citizens for society.

Prof. Bundhit Eua-arporn President of Chulalongkorn University