The main purpose of this post-graduate course is to
cultivate doctors in various fields of clinical medicine who are not
only highly qualified in a chosen subspecialty but also are well
prepared to pursue academic carriers. To meet this purpose, students
will be selected from doctors who have finished at least three years of
residency training with good standing. In addition to the clinical
training, they must have published at least one paper which is
equivalent to a master's thesis in quality.
The courses consist
of subspecialty training, research studies and understanding of basic
sciences related to the subspecialty. The program requires three to
seven years for graduation. Besides a doctoral dissertation, a total of
at least 35 credits are required. After written examinations of
necessary courses and the defense of a doctoral dissertation, a degree
of Doctor of Philosophy is conferred.