Interdisciplinary Seminar on Medicine (B), Institute of Medical Sciences (Dec 14, 2017)

=====Interdisciplinary Seminar on Medicine (B)=====

Date & Time:Thursday, Dec 14, 2017, 1:30 PM-3:20 PM

Location:Room 611, Xie-Li Building, Hualien Tzu Chi Hospital

Speaker:蔡昇宗(Sheng-Tzung Tsai)

Topic:TLR4 at the Crossroads of Nutrients, Gut Microbiota, and Metabolic Inflammation
Endocrine Reviews, June 2015, 36(3):245–271

Institute of Medical Sciences, Guidelines Governing Direct Transfers from the MSc to Ph.D. Program

Admission Requirements:
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 106 academic year) (please hand in the transcript before January 31, 2018).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.

Application date:
December 25, 2017 to January 5, 2018.

Oral interview date:
March 3, 2018

Maximum admission number of students: 8

Programs open for application:
Program of Basic Sciences, Program of Clinical Medical, and Program of Health Sciences.
Admission Results:
Admission results will be released on March 16, 2018

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).

Steering Committee established

According to the Ph.D. program of the Institute of Medical Sciences, the Steering Committee (SC) should be formed within three months after enrollment. The SC is responsible for counsel of the course progression, discussion of research and thesis, and preparation of Ph.D. candidate examination of the students. The SC will be dismissed after the Thesis Advisory Committee is formed.
Application form before December 15 will be given to institute office.

【Important】This semester Qualifying Examination

Dear all,

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.

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.

Ph.D. Qualifying Examination Application Form.