Celebrating CMB’s Century of Medical Education in East Asia

Two keynote speeches were offered by CMB President Lincoln Chen on April 13, 2013 at the Symposium on Medical Education on the occasion of the 116th Anniversary of National Taiwan University College of Medicine. The morning speech described CMB's century of work from its origins in 1914 establishing the Peking Union Medical College in mainland China to medical education and university development in 17 other countries of Asia since 1950. The afternoon speech reported findings of the Lancet Commission on Health Professional Education for the 21st Century, which Dr. Chen co-chaired.

The conference remembered the key support provided by CMB to four leading medical schools in Taiwan during the decades of 1950s and 1960s. During those formative decades, CMB provided faculty fellowships, buildings and facilities, library books, and equipment. To join in the celebration, medical school leaders from National Taiwan University, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei Medical University, and Kaohsiung Medical University presented their current medical educational programs.

CMB announced that in celebration of its 100th anniversary an academic workshop at Seoul National University will examine the development of medical education and universities in the three East Asian countries of Korea, Japan, and China inclusive of Taiwan and Hong Kong. 

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