=====Interdisciplinary Seminar on Medicine =====
Date & Time：Thursday, January 3, 2019, 1:30 PM-3:20 PM
Location：Room B201, Tzu Chi University
Presenter 1：Vaishnavi Seenan
Advisor：朱堂元教授(Prof. Tang-Yuan Chu)
Topic：Elevated prenatal anti-Mullerian hormone reprograms the fetus and induces polycystic ovary syndrome in adulthood
Presenter 2：林詩容(Shih Rung Lin)
Advisor：賴滄海教授(Prof. Ahai C. Lua)
Commentator：Jaya Prakash Mandal
Topic：A multifunctional human monoclonal neutralizing antibody that targets a unique conserved epitope on influenza HA
Information Session for Institute of Medical Sciences
The application for the PhD program of Institute of Medical Sciences will be available from December 24, 2018（Fall 2019). There will be 19 vacancies this time, including 8 from the direct PhD track （Program of Medical Sciences: 11, and Program of Health Sciences: 8).
There will be an information session at the noontime on December 11. Welcome to join the information session and please register online.
Time: 11 Dec, 12:10~13:30（snacksbox provided).
Register online: https://goo.gl/forms/A097LR942KAfEqAl1
In accordance with TCU policies, a master’s student who has a superior academic record at the graduate level, and presents outstanding research potential is eligible to apply for the direct Ph.D. track.
Materials Required for Applications:
1. A completed application form (http://academic.tcu.edu.tw/?page_id=141).
2. An autobiography (including the motivation; 3 copies)
3. At least two letters of recommendation, which must from academic sources.
4. A study plan for Ph.D. program (3 copies).
5. A transcript show grades (including class ranking) for every semester of study in which you were enrolled at that institution (including the first semester of 107 academic year) (please hand in the transcript before January 31, 2019).
The Examination Committee of the Institute will assess applicants based on their application materials and the oral interview. Upon approval by the Institute, the screening results will be forwarded to the president of TCU for affirmation. Applicants who are accepted will officially become doctoral students of the Institute.
December 24, 2018 to January 11, 2019.
Oral interview date:
March 9, 2019
Maximum admission number of students: 8
Programs open for application:
Program of Medical Sciences and Program of Health Sciences.
Admission results will be released on March 22, 2019
Scholarship/Financial Aid Information:
TCU facilitates scholarship programs for international students. For more details about scholarships, please contact the Office of International Affairs.
Applicants please submit the required materials (all in an envelope with the applicant’s name and the program name that you apply to on it) to the Office of Academic Affairs of TCU (The Registrar Division) prior to the application deadline.
If you have any question, please contact the office of Institute of Medical Sciences (03-8565301 ext. 2011).
According to the rules from our institute, the PhD Qualifying Examination should be completed before the end of third academic year after enrollment, and students should complete the application process within one month at the beginning of every semester (before 10/15 in this semester) .
The process flowchart:
Choose your adviser professor and constitute the thesis advisory committee.
Submit a completed application form, and two non-thesis topics along with the main research project (all with abstracts).
The institute director and deputy directors will decide a topic for your non-thesis proposal, and also recommend one full-time tenured faculty from the Institute of Medical Sciences as your Qualifying Examination Committee member.
Your thesis advisory committee recommends two to four members for your Qualifying Examination Committee (at least one third of the members should be the external member of the Tzu Chi University).
Confirm the date for your Qualifying Examination.
Submit your non-thesis proposal two weeks before the Qualifying Examination (an electronic copy and 3 printed copies).
The Qualifying Examination.
Attached are the application forms.