The College of Chinese Medicine
China Medical University was initially established as China Medical College on June 6, 1958, and transformed itself into China Medical University in 2003. Importantly, the founding of the College of Chinese Medicine in 1966 has enabled the universuty to focus on the education and advancement of both modern and tranditional Chinese medicine(TCM) and thus support an interconnection between these healthcare systems.
The College of Chinese Medicine has not only founded Taiwan's first Undergraduate Programs in the School of Chinese Medicine and Post-Baccalaureate Chinese Medicine, but also Taiwan's only Graduate Institute of Acupuncture Science, Graduate Institute of Integrated Medicine, and Graduate Institute of Chinese Pharmaceutical Sciences. The College of Chinese Medicine also offers a Master's Program for Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine and an English-Language International Master Program in Acupuncture. The College is acknowledged as a key national education base for the reform of Chinese Medicine Education and the cultivation of high-level innovative researchers and professionals. The College has made enormous contributions to health undertakings, civilization and social advances worldwide, including the provision of essential corrections to the text of the World Health Organization (WHO) 2008 publication, WHO Standard Acupuncture Point Locations in the Western Pacific Region, editing of the original and translated versions of Taiwan's Ministry of Health and Welfare 2017 publication, Taiwan Herbal Pharmacopeia, and by participating in conferences hosted by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the WHO Executive Board. Furthermore, the College is a signatory to both the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) and European Pharmacopeia (Pharmacopeia Europaea, Ph.Eur.), to ensure the development of international pharmaceutical standards covering discrete ingredients used in TCM. In 2017, Times Higher Education described China Medical University (CMU) as the "the university where tradional Chinese medicine and Western medicine sit side by side", integrating TCM with Western medicine, while maintaining the distinctive features of each discipline.
In 2017, CMU established the Council of Universities and Colleges of Chinese Medicine in Taiwan with 4 other universities. The Secretariat is located in CMU. It has become an important platform for academic exchange between these 5 universities, Taiwan's Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Health and Welfare.