Introduction

The School of Pharmacy was established in 1958 when the university (formerly as China Medical College) was founded. Unlike most of the other pharmacy program in Taiwan, our pharmacy program takes 5 year to graduate, which is one year more than the other schools. The students take extra courses in Chinese herbs related courses, such as Herbalogy, Pharmaceutical Botany, Phyto- chemistry, Processing of Chinese Herbs, Prescription of Chinese Herbs, Pharmacology of Chinese Herbs, etc. Our graduates are allowed to practice both western drugs and traditional herbal drugs and preparations.
Pharmacy is the extensive professional science that includes drug dispensing, biomedicine and social science. The technology is progressively renovated in every field and the demands of the professionals in pharmacy are increasing with the development of society. The rapid progression of medical products like gene engineering, DNA shuffling, immune pharmacy and the developments of medicine controlling and targeting system become more and more complex. However, pharmaceutical medical services are changed with medical institutions and the shock of National Health Insurance. To value the preventive medicine, environmental medicine, geriatrics, services of chronic diseases and home care would make pharmacy medical services being more diversified and causing medical pharmaceutical education to be more important in the future.

China Medical College was renamed to be China Medical University in 2003, at the same time College of Pharmacy was established. These diversified but concentric pharmacy-related programs are aiming to educate more professional specialists to fortify the drug development, drug safety and clinical pharmacy practice. With closely cooperation among these programs, we surely believe that College of Pharmacy at CMU can make a great contribution for health care and provision of pharmacy professionalism in our country.

 

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