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Faculty of Medicine, Naresuan University

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Type  Public
Administrative staff  175
Campus  Urban
Phone  +66 55 965 666
Number of students  450
Established  January 18, 1994
Location  Phitsanulok, Thailand
Color  Green
Founded  18 January 1994
Faculty of Medicine, Naresuan University
Dean  Assoc. Prof. Sirikasem Sirilak, MD
Address  Tha Pho, Mueang Phitsanulok District, Phitsanulok 65000, Thailand
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The Faculty of Medicine, Naresuan University is a medical school located in Phitsanulok, Thailand. The first 10 years of establishment was designed based on the cost-effective principle: the Faculty of Medicine responds for academy in pre-clinical years and the Ministry of Public Health hospitals conduct the academic instruction during the clinical years. Thereafter, the Faculty of Medicine will build and develop its own teaching hospital. The faculty's primary teaching hospital is Naresuan University Hospital with 6 Medical Education Centers cooperation.



In 1992, the Cabinet decided that Thailand health system needed more medical doctors especially in upcountry. Naresuan University was included the plan as an active node for the production of doctors. Official agreement between the Ministry of Public Health and Naresuan University was signed on February 18, 1993.

The first batch of 33 medical students started education in 1994 and entered the clinical year at Buddhachinaraj Phitsanulok Hospital Medical Education Center and finally all were graduated in 2001.

The need to produce more medical doctors has been emphasized. The number of medical students in a batch has reached the maximum of 60. In 1999, the Cabinet approved to include Uttaradit Hospital (another Ministry of Public Health hospital), which located in Uttaradit as the second medical education center for Faculty of Medicine Naresuan University. In 2002, 30 clinical students were placed at Uttaradit Hospital.

In 2004, the Cabinet approved a new plan of Naresuan University to include 3 more Ministry of Public Health hospitals as Medical Education Centers (Phrae Hospital in Phrae, Phichit Hospital in Phichit and King Taksin Memorial Hospital in Tak). This time, medical students have been recruited from health personnel (bachelor's degree holders) who are serving at the Ministry of Public Health facilities. In 2005, about 30 clinical medical students were attached to Phrae, Phichit and King Taksin Memorial Hospital.

After the completion of Naresuan University Hospital, a faculty's primary teaching hospital (Renaming from Health Sciences Research Institute Naresuan University in 2005), it is ready for 30 medical students to enter the clinical year in 2007.

On September 1, 2014. Associate Professor Sirikasem Sirilak, MD.; Dean of the faculty of medicine. The policy statements are as follows: It is a delight to inform you that this year, our Faculty of Medicine has reached the 20th anniversary of the establishment and the first admission of students to the faculty was since 1995, upon the approval of the Council of Ministers of Thailand since 1994. My civil servant career was commenced as I joined at the Faculty in 1999. Reaching my 15th year of service, I have had the honor to work in executive capacity together with the previous deans of the Faculty from the first dean, Adjunct Professor Suchin Unggthavorn, MD., MSc.; then Associate Professor Choomnoom Promkutkao, MD., Dr.P.H.; and Professor Supasit Pannarunothai, MD., PhD. I also enjoyed the 4 years working as Naresuan University Vice President for student affairs and academic affairs, granting me such a great opportunity to participate in the development of milestone projects of our Faculty

Above all, I believe that the very crucial element of success that gears our Faculty towards its greater achievement is every one of us, and that "we" shall all join our efforts to accomplish the faculty's goals, as stated in our slogan " Let's walk our vision"

Vision “To provide the society with quality graduates in medicine and International standard of medical services”

Mission "Educational administration aimed to provide medical doctor and staff of quality, morality and ethics. To facilitate and promote both fundamental and applied research endeavors. To provide international standard of medical services with humanistically orientedness. Focus on all stakeholder networking and accessibility."


The faculty of Medicine consists of 15 academic departments:

  • Department of Anesthesiology
  • Department of Community Medicine
  • Department of Family Medicine
  • Department of Forensic Medicine
  • Department of Medicine
  • Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Department of Ophthalmology
  • Department of Orthopaedics
  • Department of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology
  • Department of Pathology
  • Department of Pediatrics
  • Department of Psychiatry
  • Department of Radiology
  • Department of Rehabilitation
  • Department of Surgery
  • Programs of study

    The Faculty of Medicine is responsible for five programs of study:

    Doctor of Medicine (MD)

    In year 1 of the six-year study, the medical students study the general education courses with other students of the university. In years 2–3, the medical students study the pre-clinical level courses managed by Faculty of Medical Science, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Faculty of Medicine. These courses are designed and integrated from the principle of "Problem-Based Learning (PBL)". In years 4–6, or clinical years, the academic instructions are managed primarily by the Naresuan University Hospital, with cooperated resources from affiliated hospitals.

    Master of Science (MSc) in Family Medicine

    This program is a two-year full-time study focusing on both clinical practise and research of advanced family medicine.

    Master of Science (MSc) in Medical Education

    This program is also a two-year full-time study which taking in all bachelor's degree holders for the taught courses and individual research thesis on medical education.

    Master of Science (MSc) in Health Security Financing and Management

    This international program is a two-year part-time study for the highly structured taught courses and the individual independent study related to health security issues.

    Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Health Systems and Policy

    This international three-year full-time program accepts research students to undertake research to provide evidence at local or national level leading to policy related recommendations.

    University Hospital (Primary teaching affiliate)

  • Naresuan University Hospital
  • Medical Education Center (Other teaching affiliates)

  • Buddhachinaraj Phitsanulok Hospital, Phitsanulok
  • King Taksin Memorial Hospital, Tak
  • Phichit Hospital, Phichit
  • Phrae Hospital, Phrae
  • Uttaradit Hospital, Uttaradit
  • Address

    99 Moo 9, Phitsanulok-Nakhon Sawan Road, Tha Pho, Mueang Phitsanulok, Phitsanulok 65000, Thailand


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