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(1) Educational development as a partnership of health organizations, government and private both local and international: input-process-output by stakeholders.
(2) Conducting academic excellence for the existing programs: disease symptom, process of healing, healing fulfillment and reliability. Since Thai text books have not yet been verified, R&D along with science and technology is required.
(3) Renovation and clarification of Thai medicine via R&D with ethno-Tai in ASEAN aiming at the explanations of unknown Thai medicine knowledge by those of the ethno-Tai. This trace back project has been commencing since 2010.
(4) Collaborating with ASEAN by giving more proportion of recruitment: more input, more clinics and industrial plants for job training and more workplaces from each country. R&D is required for sustainable utility of natural resources in the dimension of cultural heritage. For example, the ASEAN, like China, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam and Cambodia have their students studying in undergraduate and graduate levels, and then returning home after graduation with experience for sharing resulting in worldwide networking.
(5) Graduates qualification is very vital both preservices and inservices. Thus the successive qualification development to meet the STAM graduates and workplaces requirement is strongly needed.
1. A graduates can serve as a Thai traditional practitioners doctor of 4 programs as follows:
1. a Thai medicine pharmacist who covers 1,000 kinds of herb, not less than 600 medicinal recipes and various kinds of industrial medicine;
2. a Thai medicine doctor who covers 472 symptoms stated in Thai Medicine (Paettayasart Songkroh) Textbooks, especially chronic diseases either with hands or devices for both OPD and IPD;
3. a Nuad Thai therapist who covers 32 ailment symptoms, particularly paralysis and stiffness for OPD-IPD and aging.
4. a Thai midwife an accoucheur who covers pregnancy, delivery, as well as postpartum care, both maternal and infant. All of these characteristics must be proved by passing the license examination.
2. A graduate is capable of being a traditional Thai practitioner doctor who has legally authorized and is potentient of healing patients owing to an extreamly intensive training and education both theoretically and practically. This has to be undertaken not less than 3,000 hrs theory, and 1,300 hrs practice is implemented for effective treatment with medicine (own recipe) and with hand (nuad Thai therapy) or with medical devices under the criteria requirement of at least 100 patients through out the program. Furthermore, science and technology, such as knowledge and experience on x-ray film decoding / laboratory blood test, as well as modern medicine, traditional Thai medicine and other alternatives are needed. The most importance is that this practitioner doctor can cooperate with other staffs in the hospital, particularly with IPD.
3. A graduate is capable of being a traditional Thai medicine practitioner doctor with holistic healing experience both physical and mental/psychiatric, together with morals, ethics, and medical etiquette, as well as with Also with human-kinded quality which being implanted since the beginning of enrollment until graduating, i.e. at least 80 signs of goodness are accummuted for 4 years of study. Passing the requirement, students will be nominated by the STAM to take the license examination.
4. A graduate is capable of being an entrepreneur who can legally run his own business and administration both in TTM clinics & hospitals, and industrial plants.
5. All STAM graduates either work for TTM hospitals, medicinal industrial plants, or own business strongly aim at working under the STAM,s networking like STAM Herbal Clinic (SHC), STAM Herbal Shop (SHS) and STAM Herbal Farm (SHF).
Since both M.TM. and D.TM. are Research Degree Programs, the STAM graduates are knowledge generators not consumers. In master degree level new knowledge can be generated via development, expansion, or improvisation/ renovation to be used in modern situation. As for doctoral degree level, the graduates are generative, innovative, and creative. They can develop the body of knowledge wisely and theoretically via theorem founding or discovery for evolution or reproduction in modern situation use.
Consequently, the Research Degree graduates must be qualified expertise researchers who are creative, generative, and improvised leading to actual problem solution ability. Unlike most of Thai so-called researches and dissertations, this in-depth Research and Development dissertation can be actually used for development and problem solution.
As a result, the STAM which is known as the pioneer of R&D in traditional Thai and alternative medicine strongly demands to maintain his international standard benchmarking, the European one in particular. This can be guaranteed via process of studying and learning: students have research experience, conduct R&D in-depth (at least one yr.) with R&D scholarship/ financial support and well-known respected advisors, dissertation oral defense under expertise outsider or third party. As a result, the quality of the student means the quality of the advisor, and the third party. It is a self-assurance curriculum.
Besides, the recruited students must master in English as equivalent to the standardized test like TOEFL (450 scores for mater degree and 500 for doctoral degree, or other standardized tests)
Finally, students may write their thesis or dissertation in either Thai, Chinese or English and have 2 academic symposium presentations with 2 articles being published in professional journals. These are the hardship qualification compared to those of Office of the Higher Education Commission.
1) Research and development of northern ethno-Tai local wisdom and Thai medicine (Paettayasart Songkhrau) both theoretical and applied science & technology of modern medicine, leading to renovation of medical equipment for diagnosis and curing as national and international alternative medicinal services system.
2) Research and development of health service patterns and systems of Thai traditional and alternative hospitals. Thai medicine hospitals will be improved as a health care service hub for the networking hospitals surrounded, thus leading to successive process of patients healing and R&D for appropriate service patterns and systems, as specified in the national local wisdom and Thai lifestyle development.
3) Research and development of network for health care services in terms of clinics. These services are provided in many areas like local health promotion hospitals, Chiang Rai Provincial Prison, district and municipality clinics, and mobile community-clinics, functioning as clinics for practicum and for general people health care services.
4) Research and development of herbal recipes in all aspects: dosage form, safety, GMP, quality, efficacy and side effect, particularly those mentioned in The National Thai Medicine List.
5) Research and development for G.M.S. networks both on raw materials and products involving sustainable utility of local wisdom and culturally natural resources following an ASEAN Declaration on Traditional Thai Medicine for human stability strategies.
Furthermore, the STAM with his network, Penitentiary Department, and local administration organization, produces raw materials for clinic utility as well as for Thai herb and natural resources promotion, reform/ renovation/ conservation and community business and profit.
6) With networking, the STAM develops SME industrial medicinal plants for professional practicum focusing on production of effective herbal medicinal recipes, including food supplement, herbal medicine and beauty health.
7) Establish GMS traditional Thai and ethno-medical information and services center for complementary of national health services and alternative purposes.
8) Establish a forum for GMS local health wisdoms to regularly discuss a set agenda both on-site and mobility under the intra-and international supports.
9) Provide a six-month periodical Journal of Asian Ethno-Medicine both in printed and E-journal forms as a means of expanding, exchanging, and learning on local wisdom, cultural arts ethnics in GMS as well as Thai medicine, Chinese medicine and other alternatives.
Owing to the strength of qualified thesis and dissertation programs, the STAM can develop clarified, provable, reliable and modernized Thai and traditional medicinal knowledge as compatible with that of other medicines. Therefore, Thai traditional medicine standard has been lifted-up as complementary and alternative in modern hospitals for various functions, especially for chronic diseases healing, and as an independent Thai medicine hospital not depending on modern medicine hospitals. Besides, the STAM is responsible for the prototype/ model hospital of this kind assigned by the Ministry of Public Health.
The STAM has conducted researches aiming at the appropriate patterns of the independent Thai medicine hospitals compared with ethno-Tai hospitals in many countries, such as Xishuangbanna Ethnic Hospital, Yunnan and in Zhuang Ethno-Tai Hospital, Guangxi , China as well as other ethno-Tai hospitals in 5-river region (in which ethno-Tai have a settlement for thousands years), namely Mekong River, Salawin River, Mao River, Daeng River, Phrombut River. So wisdom of ethno-Tai medicines: Tai-Zhuang, Tai-Xishuangbanna, Tai-khon, Tai-Mao, Tai-kheon, Tai Chiangtoong, Tai-Lanna, Tai-Lanchang and Tai-Ahom are traced back.
The tracing based of ethno-Tai medicine will be beneficial for the clarification of present Thai medicine, and in the future this may be developed to the system of Tai medicine for Tai ethnics. This is a crucial mission of the STAM to fulfill this pilot project. As a result, the STAM educational mission is not only providing TTM curriculum but also covering programs ethno-Tai medicine and other ethnic group’s as well as new alternative medicines resulting in the expansion of students recruitment from not only local but also international like ASEAN countries, ethno-Tai in Mekong Sub-region in particular.
(1) Development of dual-education with local administration organization as educational partnerships. Those organizations are dealing with co-recruited agencies for Mo.6 students, financial supports for their studies both in the process of practicum and workplace. They also share their human resources to help developing other areas nationwide, and hopefully to AEC in the near future. This enhances people’s locality: hometown-lovers and workers. These people also give back their income when working aboard to support their homeland. As a result, this strategy is a prototype model accepted by ACCU-UNESCO for sustainable cultural heritage conservation, i.e. “Edible Usable”, which, at present, the MOU an this concept has been ratified between the STAM and ten out of twenty district Organizations and municipalities.
(2) Development of dual-education networking with the Penitentiary Department which the MOU has already been ratified. Chiang Rai Provincial Prison is the first place of implementation (1 yr already), and this strategy will expand to other provinces nationwide involving 3 projects: Training freed prisoners as healers and therapists under the patronage of Her Royal Highness Bajrakitiyabha Princes, Prisonal Thai Medicine Clinics
for poor chronic disease patients with 13 symptoms and Prisonal botanical gardens as prisoners learning center and herbal medicinal production used for prisoner ailment curing. These botanical gardens are not only the practicum base and chronic ailment curing but also the learning center for the freed prisoners as their future careers, as well as the added income for the prisons since there are ample space in prisons leading to huge sources of raw materials and national rare herbal conservation.
All of these clinics are not only the practicum base for learning and career preparing for the coming freed prisoners, but also the prisonal sources of making fortune having good-level prisoners as labours which never happens in other organizations.
(3) As an educational network having MOU with the Department of Thai Medical Development and Alternative Medicine, Ministry of Public Health which has lifted-up 9,770 Health Care Stations a District Health Promotions resulting in 10,000 Thai medicine doctors are needed. Therefore, it is very hardwork and takes more than 10 years to cope with the problems. Eventhough there are 25 Thai medical institutes producing Thai medicine doctors, there are not sufficient qualified doctors. The STAM himself is capable of producing only 200 doctors a year because of the strict criteria in practicum (20,000 patients per year), resulting in the STAM hardwork as a leading institute to strongly cooperate with his networks.
The STAM has been admired as President of initiator holding the 1st and 2nd conferences, and china holding the 3rd and 4th. The networking conference members include the people section under the support of educational institutes and government hospitals, consequently, leading to the cooperation among healers in exchanging their knowledge and experiences in healing patients as well as in purchasing herbal medicines.
(4) Network-collaborating with 6 Mekong sub-regional countries arranging 4 conferences (2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011) for agenda-set discussion. The forums arranged are based on the readiness and appropriate situations of the networking countries.
The STAM has been admired as President of initiator holding the 1st and 2nd conferences, and china holding the 3rd and 4th. The networking conference members include the people section under the support of educational institutes and government hospitals, consequently, leading to the cooperation among healers in exchanging their knowledge and experiences in healing patients as well as in purchasing herbal medicines.
(5) Dual-collaboration with traditional medical institutes in Mekong Sub-region, such as Guangxi Traditional Chinese Medical University, Zhuang Medical Hospital, Zhuang Medical Research Institute, Yunnan University of Traditional Chinese Medical, Kunming Institute of Botanical, Xishuangbanna Medical Hospital, Baosan College of Traditional Chinese Medical, Mandalay Traditional Medicine University, National Hospital of Traditional Medicine, Hanoi Medical University, University of Medicine and Pharmacy-HCMC, Pharmaceutical Factory No.3, Institute of Traditional Medicine, Laos, National Center of Traditional Medicine, Cambodia. And development of Collaboration with diversification medical institutes, such as Faculty of Medicine, Buddhist Tzu Chi University, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and Faculty of Nursing, Fooyin University, Taiwan and also KIOM South Korea is also underscored.