Training Program for Foreign Clinicians
Elective CoursesThe following courses are available for your clinical electives at the National Taiwan University Hospital. The total term of your clinical electives ranges from 2 weeks to a few months. The length of time for each course in the respective department could be adjusted to clinicians' needs.
Internal Medicine, Surgery, Gynecology and Obstetrics,Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, Psychiatry, Neurology, Dermatology, Orthopedics, Rehabilitation Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Anesthesiology, Ophthalmology, Urology, Medical Imaging, Radiology(nuclear medicine). On the application form, please list the desired course(s) as well as the alternatives in case that your choice(s) is (are) not available during your elective term. You may also indicate certain elective courses or subspecialties that are of particular interest to you, but not listed above . We will do our best to accommodate your request. Please notify us if you want to change your dates or courses of rotation after being accepted for electives; however, an official letter from your hospital to change your electives dates will be needed.
Credits, Certificate, and EvaluationCredits for the clinical electives taken by foreign clinicians are not available from our hospital or medical school. However, a certificate will be issued to the clinician upon completion of the clinical electives, and a candid evaluation of the clinician’s performance assessed by each supervisor will be sent to the corresponding authorities of your medical school.
Who can apply?Applicants who have completed at least the first year of post-graduate clinical training in each specialty are welcome to participate in the elective program. In order to be eligible for a limited number of clinical positions for foreign clinicians, applicants must meet the following requirements:
Application ProceduresUpon receipt of the above documents, the application will be reviewed by chairperson(s) of the respective department(s), and it will normally take about 10 weeks to process. When the application is accepted, a letter of acceptance describing our arrangements will be issued.
The applicant must confirm his/her decision about our arrangements at least 4 weeks prior to the start date of the elective term. If the candidate wishes to withdraw from the electives or change the arrival date, please notify us in writing at least 6 weeks before the elective term.
Application documents will be reviewed by the NTUH initially, and then be further evaluated by the Ministry of Health and Welfare of the Republic of China (Taiwan). Upon approval, applicants will receive letters of acceptance, which will be required to obtain the Taiwanese visa. The application processing time is usually around 3 months.
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VisaTrainees must apply for either a visitor visa or a resident visa (for stays longer than 180 days) in their country of residence before coming to Taiwan. The issuance of ROC visas in foreign passports is administered by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or ROC overseas missions.
Long-term stays (more than 180 days): Resident Visa holders are required to apply for an Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) at the local service of the Ministry of Interior National Immigration Agency within 15 days after arrival. They may stay in Taiwan as long as their Alien Resident Certificates remain valid. Application fee is NT$ 2,200 for a single entry and NT$3,000 for multiple entries.Short-term stays： Visa holders are required to extend the length of stay on their visas within 15 days preceding the expiration of the current ones.