Tzu Chi University classes create an intimate environment and foster conversation; the ration of faculty to students is maintained around 1:10.
Small classes enhance interaction between professor and students, with equal emphasis on lecturing and discussion. The university encourages students to be self-motivated in learning.
To enhance the student’s learning and to encourage them to interact with professors, TCU provides multimedia educational systems, the university also employs Interactive Response Systems for professors to teach vividly and create two-way communication.
TCU also encourages professors to follow passions and allocates funds for research and assists with various campus projects.
Silent Mentor Program
The Silent Mentor Program is TCU’s innovative way of teaching anatomy. Students take part in classes and ceremonies; they gain knowledge and learn the selfless giving on behalf of donorsâ€”through this involvement student’s altruistic spirits are cultivated.
Students visit donor’s family before the class and get to know the donor; students attend the opening ceremony, place the donor in the casket right after completing the course. The last day, students participate in burial ceremonies offering gratuity and showing humility.
Donors leave a legacy of love and greatly benefit society. Students gain medical knowledge and skill as they learn to care for their future patients and patient’s families.
The Silent Mentor program offers endoscopic training to familiarize students with surgical skills. Most importantly, it enables seven year medical students to enhance their basic clinical skills and confidence to properly prepare them to serve others.