outbreak of SARS epidemic in 2003 reflected deficiencies in Taiwan
medical education system. In order to activate the holistic care
competency of resident physicians, the Department of Health authorized
the Taiwan Joint Commission to develop the "Postgraduate Primary Care
Medical Training Program" in 2003. The purpose of this program is to
bridge the medical education in the medical school through clinical
training of general medicine after graduation, and to develop first
year resident physicians' abilities in diagnoses, treatments and
patient care for common diseases.
Commission plays an important role in prompting this program through
workshops to improve instructors teaching skills, assist hospitals to
design curriculums and establish an evaluation system to assess
In order to provide patient-centered, safety-first, high quality
medical service, it relies on multidisciplinary team. Therefore, Taiwan
Joint Commission has continued to assist the Department of Health to
improve the clinical training system to other health professionals
after they graduated through "The Program of Teaching Quality
Improvement in Teaching Hospitals".
With the experiences, Taiwan
Joint Commission has successfully implemented "The Program of Teaching
Quality Improvement in Teaching Hospitals" since 2007, which covered
healthcare professionals specializing as medical physician, Chinese
physician, dentist, nurse, pharmacist, medical technologist,
radiological technician, respiratory therapist, physical therapist,
occupational therapist, clinical psychologist, counseling psychologist,
midwife nutritionist, dental technician, audiologist and
speech-language pathologist. Moreover, Taiwan Joint Commission has gone
further in the first two-year dental training by developing guidelines
to certify the qualified training facilities and instructors, and
develop the curriculums for two-year training in 2009.
Tutors' Workshop for Emergency Medical Practice
increasing consumer's health literacy, Taiwan Food and Drug
Administration, Department began to promote "The Five Core Competences
in Correct Medication" in 2008. TJCHA was authorized to assist 4
hospitals to set up the Resources Centers to provide medication
consultation and education for communities.
order to assist people to understand "medication safety", the Taiwan
Joint Commission held a campaign in 2009, to encourage people to obtain
medication knowledge. Through such contest, people are educated on
correct concept in medication and learn how to access the consultation
from pharmacists in the neighborhood.
In 2010, we have assisted 11 hospitals to set up Resources Centers and
345 pharmacies as Community Medical Consultation Centers to provide
medication consultation and education for communities.
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