Division of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine
Division history and organizational structure
In February 1949 (ROC 38), the National Defense Medical Center was relocated from Jiangwan, Shanghai, to Guangzhou Street in Taipei City. In July 1967 (ROC 56), the 801st Army General Hospital was renamed the Tri-Service General Hospital, and the Division of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine was established. Because of the hard work of our predecessors, we currently have 10 attending physicians, four resident physicians, two nurse practitioners, four medical administrators, two full professors, two associate professors, three assistant professors, and two lecturers.
Education and research
Education: We provide complete education and training plans for medical students, interns, PGY students, residents, physicians-in-training, and nurse practitioners. We also schedule regular journal clubs, conduct morbidity and mortality conferences, and so on. In addition, depending on the curriculum needs and development of external medical technologies, foreign guests and visiting professors are occasionally invited. Furthermore, regular interdisciplinary seminars are scheduled with other departments, including thoracic medicine, pediatric infectious diseases, and infection control.
Research: Between 2012 and 2017 (ROC 101 and 106), 35 MOST grants were awarded and a total of 50 SCI papers were published.
Facilities, equipment, and medical services
We have 66 general purpose beds and eight intensive care unit beds. We play an important role in the national disease prevention network and are responsible for diagnosis, notification, and control of various infectious diseases. We are also responsible for implementation and education regarding infection control in hospitals to reduce or prevent the harm caused by infections therein; these efforts are aimed to reduce hospital costs, improve patient outcomes, and raise the overall quality and safety of the medical environment. Further, we are responsible for relevant education and control of antibiotic use. We aim to improve the quality of service by reducing the misuse of antibiotics and waste of medical resources.
Future development goals
Strict antibiotic management and active infection control have always been actively promoted in our work. We will also continue our efforts in basic research and the rapid diagnosis of resistant bacteria to provide clinical physicians with the most accurate and rapid treatments. Service, trust, care, and innovation have always been the core values of our hospital. We will uphold this spirit, and we look forward to pursuing a better quality of medical treatment as protectors of the health of both civilians and the military.