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Phramongkutklao College of Medicine

Phramongkutklao College of Medicine
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Former name
The Army Medic School
Type Military Academy, Medical School
Established 16 June 1975
Affiliation The Royal Thai Army
Location Bangkok, Thailand
Campus Urban
Colors      Blue
Website []

Phramongkutklao College of Medicine (Thai: วิทยาลัยแพทยศาสตร์พระมงกุฎเกล้า) is the first and only medical cadet school in Thailand. The college is the seventh medical school established in Thailand by a royal command of King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Phramongkutklao College of Medicine is an affiliated college of Mahidol University.


Firstly, the government of Thailand has approved the establishment of 'Army Medic School' in 1939. The Army Medic School produced doctors serving Royal Thai Army until 1947 when the program was halted resulted from the lack of equipment and educators.

The idea of reestablishment has popped up various times from 1947 to 1973, but they were brought down due to lack of readiness; however, in 1973, by the speech of King Bhumibol Adulyadej given to medical students at Siriraj Hospital, the idea of reestablishment of medical cadet school had come to life. On 3 October 1973, the Royal Thai Army had approved the establishment of 'Medical Cadet College' which was renamed 'Phramongkutklao College of Medicine' a year later. The name 'Phramongkutklao' was granted by King Bhumibol Adulyadej. It was the regal name of King Vajiravudh, King Bhumibol Adulyadej's uncle. The college was officially established on 16 June 1975.[1]


The course of study was separated into three parts of six years. Pre-medical year or the first year studies at Faculty of Science, Kasetsart University. Pre-clinical years or the second and third years studies at the college. Clinical years or the fourth, fifth and sixth years studies at Phramongkutklao Hospital.[2]

Apart from medical curriculum, military curriculum also involves. Every medical cadets must complete military training throughout their course. Chulachomklao Royal Military Academy offers military training to medical cadets.

Graduates from Phramongkutklao College of Medicine can apply for Royal Thai Army, Royal Thai Navy, Royal Thai Air Force as military doctors or for Ministry of Public Health (Thailand) as civilian doctors.


Pre-clinical years

  • Department of Anatomy
  • Department of Biochemistry
  • Department of Microbiology
  • Department of Pathology
  • Department of Parasitology
  • Department of Pharmacology
  • Department of Physiology
  • Department of Military and Community Medicine

Clinical years

  • Department of Pediatrics
  • Department of Ophthalmology
  • Department of Psychiatry
  • Department of Obstetrics Gynecology
  • Department of Anesthesia
  • Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Department of Radiology
  • Department of Surgery
  • Department of Orthopaedic surgery
  • Department of Medicine
  • Department of Family Medicine
  • Department of Otolaryngology
  • Department of Forensic Medicine

Teaching Hospital

See also

External links


  1. ^ "PCM History". 
  2. ^ "Phramongkutklao College of Medicine". Retrieved 2014-08-29. 
  • Article incorporates material from the corresponding article in the Thai Wikipedia.