The School of Medicine was founded by Mae Fah Luang University (MFU) on 18 January 2012 in response to government health promotion policies to raise the quality of universal health coverage, reform medical and public health management and especially to develop and increase the number of doctors to meet the needs of the upper northern region of Thailand. The MFU School of Medicine received approval for the Doctor of Medicine programmefrom the Medical Council on 7 February 2013 and started accepting students in the 2013 academic year. 32 students were accepted with Prof EmerLTG NopadolWora-Urai, Former President of the Royal College of Surgeons of Thailand,as the Dean of the School of Medicine.
The Doctor of Medicine programme is dedicated to producing talented, expert doctors with a passion for knowledge and self-discovery. Graduates should have the abilities and attitudes appropriate for the medical sciences and medicine, including treatment, health promotion, disease prevention, and rehabilitation. They should be practised in diagnosis, systematic analysis, communication, and the application of knowledge. They should be able to lead with morality and professional ethics, contributing their lives to society. Graduates should put the needs of the majority ahead of their own, being a dependable member of the society.
The School of Medicine aims to produce talented, expert doctors with a passion for knowledge and self-discovery, with abilities and attitudes appropriate for the medical sciences and medicine, and with the ability to be a leader and contribute their lives to society, putting the needs of society ahead of their own.
The School of Medicine aims to become a leading international-standard national and Greater Mekong Subregion medical institution with the emphasis on family medicine and community medicine, providing a solution to the shortage of doctors in these fields and treating patients and families in the Upper Northern region and the Greater Mekong Subregion.
The mission of the MFU School of Medicine is to be a higher-education institution dedicated to the production of medical graduates fully able to research solutionsto community and local problems and develop new knowledge, including providing medical services and able to be based in the community. Medical graduates shall become dependable members of the community, contributing their lives to society in response to the demand for high-quality and sufficient human resources (consistent with the mission of the university).