Adjustment of the Curricula at Bachelor’s Level
In the initial stage of its operations, Chulalongkorn University offered classes at a certificate level because at that time it was difficult to recruit students who had completed Mathayom Suksa 8. The University thus had to admit those who had completed Mathayom Suksa 6 to study for a certificate. The Faculty of Medicine was first to develop itself to an international level and be able to offer a curriculum at Bachelor’s degree level. In 1923, with coordination by the Prince of Songkhla, the Faculty of Medicine was assisted by the Rockefeller Foundation in the U.S.A., to improve its teaching. This coincided with an increase in the number of Mathayom Suksa 8 graduates in 1925 making it possible to offer a Bachelor’s degree programme. In 1929, the Faculty was able to produce the first batch of graduates with a Bachelor’s degree in Medicine.