(Excerpt from UDN News, May 30, 2023, translated by Watson Lin
The grand entrance of National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University is a symbol that this year's medical department is a narrow path for candidates, with a mere 17% acceptance rate. The pathway to becoming a physician, engineer, or scientist is even narrower, with only a 5% chance. The intriguing courses entice freshman students to fill their schedules, packing their entire day. It is believed that this enthusiasm for learning is a joy to behold for the university. However, unexpectedly, Dr. Albert C. Yang, the associate dean of the medical department, is actively discouraging students, saying, "Don't you want to join clubs? Have a boyfriend or girlfriend?" He emphasizes, "As a physician, you cannot avoid interacting with people."
(Excerpt from UDN News, Ｍarch 16, 2023, translated by Watson Lin
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Carle Illinois College of Medicine, the world's first technology-focused medical school, and National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University share a common goal of cultivating physician-engineers. This week, a delegation from the University of Illinois visited Yang Ming Chiao Tung University to engage in discussions with medical students. Both parties are laying the foundation for initial collaboration in the field of physician-engineer training. Seven students from Yang Ming Chiao Tung University's Medical School will have the opportunity to participate in a summer exchange program in the United States, with the possibility of University of Illinois students joining Yang Ming Chiao Tung University's laboratories as early as next year.