UNDERGRADUATE COURSE

 

Vision (2013-2016)

     Striving to stay at the forefront of both regional and international medical education and practice

Mission

1.  Not only produce, but also continuously develop physicians as well as other medical personnel to be competent and ethical through the devotion to the motto,
    Our soul is for the benefit of mankind

2.  Offer medical care ranging from excellent to that of a super-tertiary level center with the awareness of human dignity

3.  Produce research that will be internationally recognized as a source of reference and benefit the Thai society

4.  Offer academic services which not only respond to the public's demands, but also are part of international networks

 

Definition of Being Excellent
Management of Teaching/Learning at the Undergraduate Level:
Manage medical education that is certified according to the standards of the World Federation for Medical Education and EdPEx
       - Management of Teaching/Learning at the Postgraduate Level:
       - Manage medical education that is certified by the standards of the World Federation for Medical Education (Postgraduate Medical Education) and EdPEx
       - Management of education that meets international standards refers to a high rate of dissertation publications in international journals listed in
         international databases Medical Care Services:
       - Results of medical treatment are higher or equal to the 50th percentile of those from USA/Europe
       - Client satisfaction is greater or equal to the 90th percentile of that from state-run hospitals in Thailand

       Being in the first 200 Asian Medicine QS research ranking
       Administration and Management:
       - Medical care has been awarded the TQA (Thailand Quality Award)
       - Teaching/Learning has been awarded the TQC (Thailand Quality Class) award

 
Management of Medical Education: ACTIVE
A: Active learning
The active learning approach generally focuses on the learning process, which can lead to capable, virtuous and ethical students, based on professional standards, and eventually, a decent life quality. Students are encouraged to pursue knowledge continuously through self-study with considerable self-responsibility by focusing on ones individual differences and potential. At the turning point of each educational phase, both the students progress and academic achievement will be assessed through certain assessment processes, which will eventually standardize the learning process as a whole.

C: Community- oriented education
Through this educational approach, students are encouraged to cultivate an extensive understanding of the community as a whole and ones role of being a physician. In order to respond to the community's needs concerning health, at the first phase of the curriculum, students will have opportunities to be exposed to and learn about communities. Also, the community will be invited to have a role in setting the study program.

T: Technology-supported learning and teaching
In order to obtain excellent academic achievement, various sorts of information technology, modern media and educational innovations have been developed and applied in the teaching/learning process with regular revisions and follow-up of thair quality and application.
I: Integrated problem-based education
With the patients problems in mind, all of the courses in both Basic Medical Sciences and Clinical Sciences are both horizontally and vertically integrated.

V: Valuing faculty, staff and partners
Our faculty and staff, including those of all teaching hospitals and associated institutes, are encouraged to pursue higher studies both locally and abroad, so as to develop their potential in performing their assigned tasks effectively, and accompanied by continuously increasing improvement and satisfaction. Therefore, certain assessment systems as well as a highly incentive schemes have been established.

E: Evidence-based education
Evidence-based educational research with an appropriately-associated context has been applied in the educational management of the Faculty of Medicine. In addition, both analysis of performance and systematic database management have been used as feedback, which has contributed to more effective educational management.
 
 

Bachelor of Medicine Program; the revised version of the 2012 Academic Year
1.     Code and title of the program
          Bachelor of Medicine Program
2.     Title of degree and disciplines
          Doctor of Medicine
          Abbreviation: M.D.
3.      Number of total credits in the curriculum: 254
4.      Curriculum categories
         Bachelor of Medicine Program; length of study = 6 years
5.      Admission
        Thai or foreign students with proficiency in the Thai language (especially for special programs)
6.      Class starting dates
         First semester of each academic year
7.      Philosophy, Importance and Objectives of the Program
          7.1.     Philosophy
                         To produce competent medical graduates, as specified by professional standards, who ascribe to high ethical standards, a positive attitude towards
                         their profession, and the continuous pursuit of knowledge. They ought to also be well-equipped to work in communities, while employing good 
                         communication skills and leading happy lives.
          7.2.     The Essence of the Program
                         7.2.1.      To respond to the needs of the public in enhancing both public health and quality of life.
                         7.2.2.      To offer solutions to the problem of the lack of qualified medical personnel in Thailand.
                         7.2.3.      To focus on the learning process and integration of knowledge, which will enable the graduates become competent in their profession
                                       as well as encourage them to regularly pursue knowledge throughout their life.
          7.3.     Objectives
                       To produce medical graduates with the following characteristics:
                       1.     Professional competence
                                 1.1.      Scientific knowledge of medicine
                                 1.2.      Clinical skills: basic medical professional skills and basic medical procedures
                                 1.3.      Teamwork skills
                                 1.4.      Problem-solving and decision-making skills: data collection, determination of problems, establishment of a hypothesis,
                                             identification of differential diagnoses, provision of medical treatment based on appropriate medical care,
                                             and establishment/determination of an evidence-based diagnosis.
                                 1.5.      Critical appraisal skills: able to think systematically as well as analyze, assess and synthesize data logically
                                 1.6.       Self-directed and life-long learning skills
                       2.     Competency in medical professional ethics and virtues
                       3.     Life and social skills
                                 3.1.      Management skills
                                 3.2.      Communication and IT skills
                                 3.3.      Community awareness
                                 3.4.      Appreciation skills
                       4.     Holistic care: physical, mental, spiritual and social aspects
8.      Education Management
        1st - 3d year Medical Students: Binary Portion System
        4th - 6th year Medical Students: Academic year System

 
Conditions
1.     Based on the P.S.U. regulations regarding the Bachelor's Degree program
2.     Based on the P.S.U. regulations regarding the Bachelor of Medicine program
 
Bachelor of Science Program
1.      Bachelor of Science Program in Medical Sciences
2.      Bachelor of Science Program in Biomedical Sciences
3.      Bachelor of Science Program in Physical Therapy
4.      Bachelor of Science Program in Radiological Technology
 
1.  Bachelor of Science Program in Medical Science
           Degree Title
              Bachelor of Science (Medical Sciences)
           Abbreviation
              B.Sc. (Medical Sciences)

2.  Bachelor of Science Program in Biomedical Sciences
           Degree Title
             Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Sciences)
           Abbreviation
             B.Sc. (Biomedical Sciences)
           Conditions
            1.     Third-year medical student of P.S.U. with a G.P.A. not less than 2.75
            2.     Able to pass a standard English proficiency test set by the program
            3.     Consent to join the program is up to the discretion of the Committee of the Faculty of Medicine.

3.  Bachelor of Science Program in Physical Therapy
           Degree Title
             Bachelor of Science (Physical Therapy)
           Abbreviation
             B.Sc. (Physical Therapy)
           The program is under the supervision of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Physical Medicine, P.S.U.

4.  Bachelor of Science Program in Radiological Technology
            Degree Title
              Bachelor of Science (Radiological Technology)
            Abbreviation
              B.Sc. (Radiological Technology)
The program is under the supervision of the Department of Radiology, P.S.U.
Moreover, in order to respond to the education reform policy of the Thai government and to expand the education opportunities offered by our intitution
especially for those holding only a certificate in Radiology  the opportunity to continue the program of Bachelor of Science (Radiological Technology)
is also offered by the Department.
 
Kasem Kaew-Im Museum of Anatomy
       The Kasem Kaew-Im Museum of Anatomy was founded in 1993. Initially, the museum was located on the 4th floor of the Department of Pathology, Songklanagarind Hospital. In 1999, it was transferred to the 4th floor of the Rajanagarind Medical Education building. The purpose of the museum is to encourage self-study among medical students, which is also in line with the philosophy of an integrated curriculum.
       The arrangement of the displays in the museum was carried out under the supervision of Associate Prof. Dr. Kasem Kaew-Im, who had a lot of expertise in anatomy. Due to the complexity of the contents of human anatomy, which are considered both considerably hard and complicated for learners to memorize within a limited time, various types of teaching aids concerning different anatomical parts are provided to help students conduct their self-study. These aids enable them to not only gain a better understanding of human anatomy, but also easily memorize subtle anatomical details.
       The display in the museum is composed of specimens, models of human parts, charts, Duraclear charts, MRI films, all of which have been classified according to the various systems of the human body. Therefore, at present, the museum has become an important learning resource centre for medical students, interns as well as residents.

Opening Hours:
Monday - Friday 8.30 - 16.30
Closed on weekends and public holidays