Life in Siriraj

Siriraj Medical Library

Siriraj Medical Library is the oldest medical library in Thailand, houses the largest collection of medical and public health books and periodicals in Thailand. The Royal Medical School was founded on the Siriraj Hospital site by the decree of King Rama V in 1890 (B.E.2433) and the Siriraj Library was established soon after, in 1897 (B.E.2440), in the main building of the Medical School.

In 1977 (B.E.2520), all staff in the Library transferred to the Library Division under the Mahidol University Rector’s Office. In 1986 (B.E.2529), at the direction of the Ministry of University Affairs, the Library Center became a separate institution of Mahidol University. At the same time, Siriraj Medical Library and its staff became the most part of the newly-created Mahidol University Library and Information Center (MULIC), Central Library located at the Salaya Campus.

Siriraj Medical Library collects data in clinical and tropical medicine, biomedical sciences and its core elements, dentistry, public health and basic sciences including molecular biology, microbiology, virology, pharmacology, genetics, cell biology, neurobiology, and biochemistry. The collection consists of approximately 113,275 (English 73,236, Thai 40,039) volumes.

Students can access books through Mahidol Library Card, and lease period for general book is 2 weeks. Renewals are also accepted. 

SiML offers Library Information Services which have a digital library system (e-journal and e-text book) to use searching via intranet, internat and Virtual Private Network (VPN). They also offers other services like Copy, print and scan, searching ISBN, audiovisual services, student study area, and meeting rooms. They also counsel the new students about the various facilities available with them. Students can access unlimited internet and computer usage free of cost.

Siriraj Medical Library Website : 

Working Time: 08.30am – 20.00pm all days.

Student Healthcare

Mahidol University is one of a few universities in the world with 3 Faculties of Medicine providing professional medical treatment up to the quaternary care level for the public. Our staff and students are covered by the University health insurance plan, applicable for treatment at any of the University’s three first-class hospitals: Siriraj Hospital on Bangkok Noi Campus, or Ramathibodi Hospital or the Hospital for Tropical Diseases both on the Phayathai Campus.

Student Health Care Services is located in the OPD Building, 3rd Floor, 343 Room of Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital from 8.00am – 16.00pm on weekdays. Tel: (+66)-024197389. Emergency and Trauma Care for student is also available 24 hours a day.

How to access Student Health Care Facility ??

Show your Siriraj Student ID Card and Passport (For Foreigner) every time you visit the OPD.

Sport & Recreation


There are quite a few sports & recreational facilities provided in the faculty area, rather surprising when only crowded buildings could be seen from the outside.

Situated near the Siriraj Medical Library, overlooking the Chao Phraya River, is a 6-lane swimming pool , 25 m in length and 2 m at the deepest, that welcomes all members of the Siriraj community at a modest fees. Opening hours are Monday – Friday 11.00-19.45 h, and 7.00-19.45 h on weekends.

Nearby is an outdoor tennis and basketball courts surrounded by medical student dormitories (both courts are open to all at free of cost).

Most recently, the Faculty has opened a full-fledged fitness center on the top floor of the Parking Building near the New Female Medical Student Dorm. A multipurpose indoor gymnasium is also present in the complex, used mostly as a badminton / basketball court. The Fitness Center is open to all at minimum expense (Monday – Friday 7.00-21.00 h, Saturday 12.00-21.00 h, and closed on Sundays).

Apart from the above sports facilities, many departments provide space for group aerobic exercises during breaks, or even some equipment, such as table tennis, treadmills, exercise bikes, etc.


Siriraj Fitness Center is services center for personnel and Outsider who want to be healthy. We have Professional Fitness Trainer’s Team for Advising with facilities and events, Such As …

– Fitness Room, Exercise instruments which Strengthen Muscle (Weight Training) and Improve Cardiovascular System, such as Treadmills, Recumbent and Upright Bikes, Rowing, Power Plate

– Activities Room, There are various kind of activities, Such as Aerobic, Low Impact, Yoga, Fit Ball etc.

 – Physical Fitness Test Room, In order to test the Physical performance and evaluation to design an exercise program that is right and proper


A convenient way to get there is by Chao Phraya River boat to the N 11 Railway Station Pier (Rodfai Pier). Though you can get there by landing at the Wang Lang Pier too, the Railway Station Pier has a shorter and more direct route to the museums to avoid getting lost within the hospital complex.


If you’re around the Sanam Luang area, take a Chao Phraya River ferry from Phra Chan Pier to the N 11 Railway Station Pier

From the Railway Station Pier walk straight along Rodfai Road to gate no. 5 which is the furthest from the pier. Turn left into Siriraj Hospital and Block 28 is on your left just 50m away.

Shuttle Bus Service

Siriraj Bimuksthan Museum

Siriraj Museum proudly introduce you the most recent museum “Siriraj Bimuksthan Museum” located in the area of Sayamindradhiraj Medical Institute…

Explore the medical history..the founding of Siriraj Hospital and the first medical school moreover learn more about the medical technology, modern medical and Thai traditional medical. Impress the history and archeology of  Wang Lang and Bangkok Noi area..via ancient fort, giant ancient vessel and also learn about culture and lifestyle.

Sood Sangvichien Prehistoric Museum & Laboratory 

Displays several important artifacts from life-time research of Professor Sood Sangvichien on the prehistorical Thais during the stone age. Excavated bone and skull from stone-age Thais, simple tools and ornaments made from stone and ancient pottery are displayed.

Congdon Anatomical Museum

Displays a complete collection of dissected whole human body, from organs of special senses, nervous system, cardiovascular system to musculoskeletal system and also exhibition of development of human embryo.

More than 1,000 specimens are exhibited. These include two magnificent masterpieces, the whole hand-dissected human nervous and cardiovascular system.

This museum serves a variety of audiences from art students who might come for anatomical sketching to the Buddhist monks who might want to see the fundamental component of human life for their training in meditation.

Parasitology Museum

Devoted to educate the public relating the hazard of parasites in the tropics and to promote a healthy lifestyle in order to avoid parasitic infestation.

This museum displays a large collection of important parasites in this region including exhibition of several parasitic life cycles. Some of the life cycle has been discovered by researchers at Siriraj hospital over 50 years ago.

Besides the worms, this museum also put on show important animals and insects related to human diseases from malarial-vectors, mosquitoes, house dust mites to the poisonous reptiles such as king cobra, russell’s viper and pit viper.

Songkran Niyomsane Forensic Medicine Museum

the first of its kind in this country and probably one of the most popular and most visited museums in Thailand . As forensic medicine in Thailand was initiated at Siriraj hospital, we have a large collections of important forensic specimens related to the modern history of Thailand such as the first serial killer of the country, many well-known murder cases.

Ellis Pathological Museum

Professor A.G.  Ellis, the  first  pathologist in Thailand,  was  an  American  who  came to work  at Siriraj  under the support of the Rockefeller  Foundation  from  1919-1921  and 1923-1928.  He was also found the first pathological museum in Thailand. At the beginning, the museum was located in “Sala Pathology” (the Pathology Building). The building was completely destroyed in an aerial bombardment during World War II. After the war, the Pathological Museum was re-established by Thai colleagues and named “Ellis Pathological Museum” to honour Professor A.G. Ellis. A variety of exhibits are displayed in this museum including the evolution of pathology in Thailand. On display is a model of the old pathological laboratory at Saowapak Building, Siriraj Hospital. Conduction System of normal heart and heart diseases, fetal development and Congenital anomalies and display types of cancer that often found in men and women. Furthermore, tells treatment and protect. The exhibits are genuine specimens and models.

Siriraj Culture

The Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital and its medical school constitute the oldest medical institute in Thailand founded by HM King Chulalongkorn on 26 April 1888 and was given the name of “Siriraj Hospital”. “Siriraj Pathayakorn School” was established to be the first medical school in Thailand. The teaching and learning began on 5 September 1890 with the first graduates in 1893 and this medical school was given the title of “Rajapathayalai” by HM King Chulalongkorn in 1900.

The medical school was developed to the Faculty of Medicine and the teaching and learning in bachelor degree was firstly initiated in Thailand. The University of Medicine was established in 1942 and Mahidol University in 1968. Appropriately, the name of Faculty of Medicine and Siriraj Hospital was changed to Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital. With the great benevolence of HRH Prince Mahidol of Songkla, the standard of medical studies and the Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital was lifted up to the international standard.


    True success is not in the learning but in its applications to the benefit of mankind.


   The Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital has goals to produce quality graduates, render medical and public health services, and conduct research to create and develop knowledge and technological advancement which will be most beneficial to people.

S = Seniority = Love as brothers and sisters

I = Integrity= Loyal, correct and trustworthy

R = Responsibility = Thinking of the benefit of the faculty

I = Innovation = Creativity, eagerness for new knowledge

R = Respect = Value every member of staff

A = Altruism = Unselfishness

J = Journey to excellence and sustainability = Cooperation for the excellence

Dress Code

1.Laboratory clothes for male and female students:

1.1 Clothe for hazardous laboratory:

– Long-sleeved coat, sleeves may be turned up, dark blue color, thick texture,over-knee, fasten all buttons properly for protection from hazard.
– Dark plain trousers.
– Closed-heel and closed-toe shoes.

1.2 Clothes for non-hazardous laboratory:

– Dress in student uniform or proper clothes or
– Dress in Laboratory clothes stated above in item 1.1

1.3 Laboratory clothes as specially defined by each school of SI, in accordance with the regulations of government agencies regarding appropriateness and bio-safety.

2.Proper Dressing deemed to be polite and tidy

2.1 Proper clothes for male students:

2.1.1 Short or long sleeves shirt, polite color, tucked into trousers
2.1.2 Plain trousers, no stripe, polite color and style
2.1.3 Closed-heel shoes, polite color and style (with socks)

2.2 Proper clothes for female students:

2.2.1 Short or long sleeve dress, polite color, no garish color or garish stripe
2.2.2 Plain skirt (not too short) or trousers, polite color and style
2.2.3 Closed-heel shoes or sling-back court shoes, polite color and style

2.3 Students should wear a short or long sleeve shirt in the faculty The shirt must be tucked in the trousers or skirt.

2.4 Students can wear laboratory clothes outside the laboratories; however, they are not allowed to wear only workshop clothes without proper clothes inner the laboratory clothes.

Examples of improper clothes

1. T-shirt
2. Polo Shirt or T-shirt with collar
3. Garish color or garish stripe
4. Shirts with no sleeves
5. Shorts or pedal pushers (three-quarter length slacks) or jeans
6. See-through texture shirt, skirt or trousers
7. Sandals or slippers
8. Any kind of hat, cap, or hood