Population: 60 million
Note: A very helpful source of information for electives is The Foreign Medical Student Exchange Committee, Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, 2 Pran Nok Road, Bangkoknoi, Bangkok 10700, Thailand. www.si.mahidol.ac.th/eng/Student-for
of Health: Tiwanon Road, Amphoe Muang, Nonthaburi, Bangkok Tel: +66 2
591 8141 Fax: 2 591 8492
Chulalongkorn University, Faculty of Medicine, 1873 Rama IV Road, Bangkok 10330, Thailand Tel: +66 2 256 4244 Fax: 2 252 4963 www.md2.md.chula.ac.th. Founded in 1947 the school uses Chulalongkorn and Siriraj hospitals (over 1000 beds).
Mahidol University, Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, 2, Phan Nok Road, Bangkok 10700, Thailand. Tel: +66 2 411 1429 Fax: 2 412 1371 www.mahidol.ac.th. This is the oldest medical school in Thailand and has two faculties – one based at Ramathibodi Hospital, the other at Siriraj Hospital
Bangkok Metropolitan Medical College, 681 Samsen Road, Dusit, Bangkok 10300 Tel: +66 2 241 5129, Fax: 2 241 5129 www.vajira.ac.th
Pramongkutklao Hospital and College of Medicine 315 Rajavithee Road, Rajadevi, Bangkok 10400 Tel: +66 2 248 3391, Fax: 2 247 9559 www.pmk.ac.th
Rangsit University, Faculty of Medicine, Phya Thai 2 Hospital, 943 Pahalyothin Road, Phya Thai, Bangkok 10440 Tel: +66 2 270 1847, Fax: 2 271 2306 www.rsu.ac.th
University, Faculty of Medicine
MEDICAL SCHOOLS OUTSIDE BANGKOK:
Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai University, 110 Intawaroros Road, Muang District, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand Tel: +66 53 221122 Fax: 53 217144 www.medicine.cmu.ac.th
Khon Kaen University, Faculty of Medicine, 123 Mitraparp Highway, Maung, Khon Kaen 40002, Tel: +66 43 237 909, Fax:43 348 375 www.kku.ac.th
Naresuan University, Faculty of Medicine, Amphur Wang, Phitsanulok 65000 Tel: +66 55 261 071, Fax: 55 261 057 www.med.nu.ac.th
Prince of Songkla University, College of Medicine P.O. Box 5, Khohong, Hat Yai, Songkhla 90112 Tel: +66 74 212 070, Fax: 74 212 900 www.medinfo.psu.ac.th
Thammasat University, Faculty of Medicine, Rangsit Campus, 99 Mhu 18, Paholyothin Rd., Klong Luang, Pathum Thani 12121 Tel: +66 2 516 1020, Fax: 2 516 9403 www.tu.ac.th
SOME RURAL HOSPITALS:
Hospital, Amphur Fang, Chiang Mai 50110,
NORTHERN THAI HEALTH STATIONS:
The Thai German Highland Development Project is a German organization that donates money towards the development of hill tribes. The Thai government contributes 20%. There are a number of Health Stations usually run by around three paramedics providing basic health needs, treatment of malaria, TB etc. Contact the foreign medical student exchange for more details.
SPECIAL NOTE ON THE
Due to the poverty (despite it being the top heroin exporter in the world) and civil war, Burma’s health care is almost non-existent and hospitals tend to only cater for military personnel. There are no hospitals in rural areas. There is high infant mortality and many people have TB, malaria and HIV. The intense fighting has resulted in many people fleeing to the jungle (not without its dangers). Others have crossed the border as refugees into Thailand. In total there are over 100,000 such refugees in many camps along the border. They are not recognized as refugees by the Thai Government or the UN and so are dependent on NGOs such as Medicins sans Frontières, the Red Cross and the Burmese Border Consortium. The camps are often attacked by Burmese soldiers who cross the border. If you are thinking of working here up-to-date information is vital. Contact one of these groups. The foreign medical student exchange can also give advice. An example of one of the camp health centres is the tremendously successful Dr Cynthia’s clinic in Mae Sot.
An area in north-west Thailand 7 km from the Burmese border. It has 50,000 people in it including Thai and Burmese refugees. Mae Sot has a huge gem trade and is a lively border town with day and night markets, restaurants and bars. Medicins sans Frontières (MSF) and Shoklo Malaria Research Unit (SMRU) crowds hang out here in the evenings.
Dr Cynthia’s Clinic, PO Box 67, Mae Sot, Tak 63110, Thailand Tel: +66 55 533 644 Fax: +66 55 544 655 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Shoklo Malaria Research Unit, PO Box 46, Mae Sot, Tak Province, 63110, Thailand Tel: +66 55 531531 Fax: 55 544442. (It has close links with Prof White, Centre for Tropical Medicine, University of Oxford, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington, Oxford OX3 9DU, UK.) Alternatively get in touch with the faculty of Tropical Medicine, Wellcome–Mahidol University, 420/6 Rajvithi Road, Bangkok 10400, Thailand Tel: 2460832 Fax: 00 2 2467795.
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