Established in 1888 by H.M. King Chulalongkorn, the Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital at Mahidol University is the first medical school in Thailand.
Enriched with SIRIRAJ culture and traditions for more than a century, the Faculty has produced medical graduates and allied health personnel with distinctive character, vision and ability to serve the health care system around the country.
With a capacity of more than 2,000 beds and more than one million outpatient visits per year, Siriraj is one of the largest and busiest medical centers in Thailand. The medical school accepts about 250 medical students and more than 100 for postgraduate residency training each year. Siriraj is the largest public hospital in Thailand. Due to its excellent reputation, its tertiary care unit is the referral center for all hospitals in Thailand.
About Siriraj Hospital
Siriraj Hospital, the largest teaching medical center in Thailand , provides exemplary medical services with not only state-of-the-art technology, but also interdisciplinary, comprehensive and compassionate care. Our university has been consistently ranked at the top in the nation for research with increasing amounts of funding and publications each year. The Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital strives to advance medical education, patient care and research by pursuing the H.R.H. Prince Mahidol of Songkla’s philosophy, “True success is not in learning but in its applications to the benefit of mankind ”.
Education at Siriraj Hospital
Amidst a tertiary medical center with distinguished faculty in exceptional academic environment, the missions of the Faculty are to: foster our medical students and graduates to become tomorrow’s doctors with outstanding competency, creativity, professionalism and social responsibility; provide the best and appropriate treatment for our patients; promote and share research and scientific discoveries that increase our wisdom and have impact on human health and; formulate a strategic plan that accelerates Siriraj to diversely contribute to the local community, the nation and the world.
Siriraj Hospital Faculty of Medicine
As a leading medical institute accredited with international standards in Thailand, the Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital has attracted many foreign universities to share global perspectives on education, health care and research. Over the past few years, the number of visitors participating in our various academic programs has been steadily increasing. We are committed to continually embrace international partnership and collaboration.
History of Siriraj Hospital
The hospital was founded by King Chulalongkorn in 1888, two years after a worldwide cholera outbreak. It is named after the king’s 18-month old son, Prince Siriraj Kakuttaphan, who had died from dysentery a year before the opening of the hospital. The medical school was established two years later in 1890.
Siriraj has been the residence of the King of Thailand, His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, since the 82 year old monarch was admitted in September 2009, for treatment of a respiratory condition.
Siriraj Hospital Museum
The hospital also houses the Siriraj Medical Museum, which is open to the public. The museum contains six separate permanent exhibits and includes a temporary exhibit. The permanent exhibits include sections on anatomy, pathology, congenital disorders, toxicology, techniques of Thai traditional medicine, and forensic pathology. In 2008, the temporary exhibit featured the role of Siriraj Hospital faculty during the 2004 tsunami that devastated the coasts of Thailand and other countries .