Special Report about the Fu Jen College of Medicine and its Hospital
FJU Office of Public Affairs Press 2015/7/20
The Fu Jen College of Medicine was founded in 1990. The College of Medicine does not just concentrate on clinical and basic research, but also coordinates with renowned hospitals such as Cathay Hospital and Shin Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital, just to name a few. Professor Jaw-Town Lin, who currently serves as Dean of the College of Medicine, said that the College will continue to enhance the quality of its teaching and research, and plans to cooperate with well-known academic institutions such as Academia Sinica, National Health Research Institutes (NHRI), National Taiwan University, and National Cheng Kung University.
The College of Medicine consists of five departments, the School of Medicine, and the Graduate Institute of Medicine. Expectations are high for the construction of Fu Jen Catholic University Hospital. The ground breaking ceremony for the hospital was held on June 28, 2013. University authorities said that the hospital will open in 2017. Although the construction will require a few years, the FJCU Hospital will provide medical service for more than half a million local residents. At the ceremony, university authorities announced that the hospital will follow the teaching of Catholicism and thus be a patient-oriented hospital. Professional advice from Shin Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital, Cathay Hospital, and Cardinal Tien Hospital Medical Center has played an indispensable role in preparations for construction. Therefore, the application for the Hospital Construction Certificate was approved in 2010 by authorities soon after the preparation team successfully completed an architectural review. President Chiang expressed his gratitude for friends of Fu Jen and emphasized that the entire process of preparation could not have gone smoothly without the contribution of many people.
The Dean especially expressed his appreciation for the efforts of every member at the School of Medicine. The Taiwan Medical Accreditation Council (TMAC) has officially recognized the efforts of the Fu Jen School of Medicine. The Taiwan Medical Accreditation Council was founded by the Higher Education Evaluation and Accreditation Council of Taiwan (HEEACT). Every year the Council assigns a team of specialists to carefully examine the quality and internationalization of medical education in Taiwan. Professor Ping-Keung Yip, Chair of the School of Medicine, expressed his delight at hearing of the new accreditation. He emphasized that this is a great encouragement to every member in the Fu Jen community, because renewal of its certification demands various proofs of strenuous efforts from the evaluated schools.
Recently an alumni anonymously donated a hundred million dollars and two ambulances for Fu Jen to establish its oncology center. Vice-President for Mission Father Leszek Niewdana presided over the ceremony of prayers on November 25, 2015, and expressed the gratitude of the Fu Jen community for the generosity of the donor. President Vincent Han-Sun Chiang, Professor Jaw-Town Lin, and Professor Ping-Keung Yip led faculty members to greet the honored guests. With the support of alumni and friends of Fu Jen, the FJCU Hospital will strive hard to fulfill its mission and save more lives in the near future. In a Chinese publication, Professor Ping-Keung Yip said that Fu Jen¡¦s recent TMAC accreditation marked a milestone for the School of Medicine, which strives to meet international standards and constantly improve its curriculum and teaching. The Chair of the School of Medicine says, ¡§The faculty of the school will continue to enhance its education and research.¡¨