The Graduate Institute of Medicine is an integrative medical research organization, which emphasizes integration of basic and clinical medicine. The institute provides Master and Ph.D. programs with broad research fields and extensive diversities of specific interests which emphasizes on integration of basic and clinical medicine. Master students are required to specify and register into one of the 10 subprograms, including translational medicine, biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology, microbiology, immunology, parasitology, pharmacology, clinical pharmacology, cellular physiology, molecular medicine, neuroscience, psychiatry, genome medicine, epidemiology, anatomy, pathology, tropical medicine, respiratory therapy, and medical laboratory and biotechnology.
Students of the institute consist of graduates from life science-related faculties and clinicians. The educational curriculum includes basic and clinical medical courses and utilizes modern biotechnology research methods. Topics related to biologic and human phenomena are further discussed at the cellular and molecular levels. The scope of research includes life science research involving clinical and basic medicine.
The educational goals of the institute are as follows:
- To construct an educational system integrating clinical and basic medicine, so students can have a complete understanding of basic and clinical medicine.
- To develop outstanding and independent researchers, who are skilled in analytical and reasoning capabilities, researchers who can create and design experiments, and can complete high-quality research projects.
- To strengthen the foreign language abilities of students in order to develop Masters and PhD. caliber personnel with the ability for international communication.
The research goals of the Institute are as follows:
- With disease studies as the core, the bridge between basic research and clinical applications is constructed towards the strengthening of translational medicine.
- Aggressively assemble excellent research teams, such as stem cell research and cellular therapy, cancer research, muscular dystrophy, immunologic and pharmacogenomics, and strengthen the academic cooperative ability between resources inside and outside the school, in order to increase the research and development capability of this institute.
- Encourage instructors, clinicians, researchers, and students of this institute to proactively participate in international academic conferences and to publish research findings to increase the international academic reputation of the Institute.
2017.12.25 updated (P)