The Graduate Institute offers Ph.D. and master degrees for studies dealing with clinical medicine. The goals of the institute is to train clinical doctors to have professional medical research skills, to promote the academic excellence of teachers and progress of whole aspects of clinical medicine research in clinical departments, and ultimately, to push forward the specifically.
The institute was established in 1978 by Professor Juei-Low Sung and other teaching faculty. The mission of this institute is to cultivate outstanding clinical investigators or physician scientists who have adequate knowledge and skills of both clinical and laboratory research methodology.
Professor and Director
Hepatitis Vioiogy, Gastorenterology, Internal Medicine
Pediatric Allergy,Pediatric Rheumatology, Immunodeficiency,Clinical Immunology,Molecular and Cellular Immunology,Immunotherapy,Gene Therapy
Diabetes and Other Metabolic Diseases, Human Molecular Genetics
Diabetes and Other Metabolic Diseases
Gastorenterology, Molecular Biology, Translational Medicine, Internal medicine
Epidemiology, Clinical Epidemiology
Molecular Evolution and Population Genetics
Hepatopancreaticobiliary Surgery , Laparoscopic Oncology , Surgical Oncology, Translational
(1) Regulation the clinical significance of HBV genotype, which was awarded by National Science Council as well as Prof. WY Chen's Academic Foundation.
(2) Establish the roles of adiponectin in human metabolic syndrome, and diseases including diabetes, dyslipidemia, obesity and hypertension in genetic and clinical studies.
(3) Relative research in plasma membrane of polarized epithelial cells.
The mission of the graduate program is to cultivate doctors in various disciplines of clinical medicine who are not only qualified in their chosen subspecialty, but also well prepared to pursue academic careers. Graduate work in the Institute is intense and very intellectually demanding and so the Institute has high academic entry requirements. The applicants are normally expected to hold or to be about to achieve: (i) completion at least two years of residency training in renowned hospitals. (ii) publishing at least one research paper equivalent to the standard of a Master degree dissertation.
The courses consist of subspecialty training, research studies and understanding of fundamental science related to the subspecialty. The graduate program requires two to seven years for completion. Students are required to complete at least 31 credits and a dissertation to satisfy graduated requirements. The degree will be conferred once the students complete written examinations of compulsory courses and the defense of their dissertation successfully.