The College of Medical Science and Technology of Chung Shan Medical University (CMS&T-CSMU) was founded in 2001 when Chung Shan Medical and Dental College was granted its university status. The idea of establishing this college was to re-organize those allied health and biomedical programs into a new era of professional education. Our aim is to enhance students’ creativities and research abilities to fulfill the needs for the modern medicines. Currently there are seven academic programs: Departments of Medical Laboratory and Biotechnology, Biomedical Sciences, Optometry, Medical Imaging and Radiological Sciences, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Language Pathology and Audiology. In addition to these diverse undergraduate majors, there are also several graduate degrees and interdepartmental programs offered.
The CMS&T is the largest college at CSMU. It provides students with a high quality of education of all healthcare and biomedical disciplines. Most of these faculty members hold doctoral degrees in different professional specialties and provide excellent curricula and research opportunities to our students. Thousands of alumni from this college are serving in healthcare professionals, biotech industry and research institutes around Taiwan and throughout the world. The college has become the major professional educational center in Taiwan.
Professor Shuan-Yow Li was nominated as the first dean of CMS&T and served between 2001 and 2005. Professor Kan-Jen Tsai was the second dean of the college from 2005 to 2011. Professor Tsu-Shingh Wang was the third dean of the college from 2011 to 2017. Professor Ming-Wei Lee is the current dean of the college (2017 to present).
The CMS&T offers various programs leading to undergraduate and post-graduate degrees, including:
1. Department of Medical Laboratory and Biotechnology
2. Department of Biomedical Sciences
3. Department of Optometry
4. Department of Medical Imaging and Radiological Sciences
5. Department of Physical Therapy
6. Department of Occupational Therapy
7. Department of Speech Language Pathology & Audiology
1. Department of Biomedical Sciences (2005)
2. Department of Medical Laboratory and Biotechnology (2007)
3. Department of Physical Therapy(2013)
In the future, alone with its success of undergraduate education, CMS&T will gradually strengthen its post-graduate educations to meet the worldwide trend for health care professionals. New masters programs as well as a biomedical doctoral program will be established.