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Kaohsiung Medical University Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital (KMUH)

Submissions open: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Application deadline: 
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 23:59

Host Organization:    Kaohsiung Medical University Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital





Organization Profile:  Kaohsiung Medical University Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital (KMUH) was established in 1957. In 1978, in the first hospital accreditation program implemented by the Taiwanese Government, KMUH was accredited by the Ministry of Education and the Department of Health as a “Class One Teaching Hospital,” and has maintained the status of teaching medical center since then.

KMUH is continuously upgrading our facilities by purchasing advanced clinical instruments, as well as expanding the hospital buildings. The fifth phase of construction was completed in 2003, and with this new building KMUH has over 1700 beds, and it is one of the most important medical institutions in Taiwan. Aside from improving the environment, KMUH has put efforts into enhancing medical quality and patient safety. In 2016, we passed the International Hospital accreditation to become the first JCI qualified medical center in southern Taiwan.

In 1998, KMUH won a bid from the Kaohsiung City Government for the management of Kaohsiung Municipal Hsiao-Kang Hospital (KMUH). In 2010, KMUH won a bid from the city government for the management of Kaohsiung Municipal CIJIN Hospital (KMCH).Furthermore, the ministry of Health and Welfare has approved KMUH‘s plan to establish Kaohsiung Medical University Gangshan Hospital in February 2015.With these regional hospitals, KMUH has formed a healthcare system encompassing around 3,200 beds.

City:       Kaohsiung City, Taiwan (R.O.C)

Department Profile:

Department of Medical Research

The Department of Medical Research was originally established in

1990. Currently, there are 8 divisions under this Department and they are (1) Division of Cellular and Immune Therapy, (2) Division of Genomic and proteomic Medicine, (3) Division of Research Resource, (4) Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, (5) Division of Cancer Research, (6) Division of Pharmacology and Toxicology and (7) Human Biobank.

Each division has its unique roles and tasks, but the common goal of all these division is to promote and facilitate research. For research promotion, this Department provides core facility/paid or unpaid services to the Hospital employees. In addition, the Department also offers free consultation for experiment techniques, study design and statistical analysis. The Department is also responsible for data and sample collection and depository.

With regard to education and training, this Department organizes several workshops and symposiums every year. To improve the research environments, the Department equips several common laboratories where the Hospital employees can apply for the bench space and are also allowed to use the equipment.

This Department also has the administrative tasks that include the maintenances of equipment, audit research outcome/ethical issues, analysis of annual research quality and quantification, solicitation of proposals for intramural grants etc. These administrative works offers valuable data and information to the decision makers of the Hospital.

After a decade efforts, this Department has become the major support and resource of research in our Hospital. The software, hardware and personnel have significantly contributed to the rapid growth of our research publications as well as research quality. The Department will continue to promote research in every aspect.

【Information Technology Department

Established in 1983, the Information Technology Office of Kaohsiung Medical University Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital (KMUH) aims to provide the doctors with an on-line, real-time health care environment for teaching, research and service.

【Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine

The major communicable diseases in our division include HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, dengue fever, and so on. We also have patients with pneumonia, urinary tract infection, intra-abdominal infection, infective endocarditis, osteomyelitis and other common infectious diseases in our ward. There are 32 ordinary beds and 15 beds in negative-pressure isolation ward. There are 7 attending physicians in our division. In addition to clinical practice, we are in charge of infection control.

【Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine

The Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine was originally established in 2003. Currently, there are 4 divisions under this Department and they are (1) Division of Chinese Internal Medicine, (2) Division of Gynecology and Pediatrics, (3) Division of Traumatology, and (4) Division of Acupuncture. In our department, the doctors got well-training of Chinese and western medicine. The treatments in clinic include herbal medicines, acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping, chiropractic, and tuina. The major diseases in our department include nasal allergy, insomnia, migraine, gastrointestinal diseases, cancers, stroke, dislocation of bone, sport injury, infertility, endometriosis, menopausal syndromes, and so on. There are 6 attending physicians and 6 resident doctors in our department.

【Obstetrics and Gynecology Department

The department was established in 1958, currently staffed by 20 attending physicians, 2 fellows and 10 residents. As part of the tertiary teaching center, we strived to excel in medical training, research and clinical practices. Areas of specialty provided include:

  • prenatal or premarital consultation
  • prenatal diagnosis and geneticist consultation
  • general and high-risk obstetrics
  •  infertility consultation and artificial reproduction medicine
  •  gynecology tumor evaluations and management
  • preventative medicine and screening for gynecology cancers
  •  non-invasive and minimally invasive surgeries, e.g. HIFU, endoscopy
  • female urogynecology
  • female reproductive endocrinology
  • breastfeeding promotion and  consultation
  • training center for clerks, interns, PGYs, residents and fellows
  • obstetrics and gynecology research
  • community services, including medical support in rural or remote area
  • meeting requirements of hospital accreditations

【Division of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Medicine

This division was established on August 1985. The aim of this establishment is to provide a professional and high quality medical service to patients with hepatic, biliary and pancreatic diseases

Work description:  

Department of Medical Research

The department provides internship in diverse biomedical researches. The most active research topics conducted in the Hospital include signal transduction, DNA repair, and adipocytokine effects on breast cancer as well as potential drug therapy on various cancers including breast, lung, colon, ovarian, cervical, and oral cancer in both cell lines and clinical approaches. The students will have the chance to learn/perform various lab techniques such as cell culture, genetic engineering, gene cloning, PCR, real-time PCR, western blotting etc. The students are also expected to conduct in small-scale studies and write a final report during the internship.

The student will participate in the project investigating the mechanisms of thermosensation and thermoregulation. The technique the student will perform include genotyping for various transgenic mice, thermal preference tests, and cellular electrophysiology experiments including calcium imaging and patch clamping

Experiment regarding Cell/Immune Therapy: lab work (in vitro and in vivo).

Information Technology Department

Develop some hospital use program such as administrative or medical system.

【Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine

  • Basic program: Integration of lecture, clinical ward run and field investigation to gain knowledge of epidemiological and clinical characteristics of common infectious diseases in Taiwan: HIV/AIDS, pulmonary and extrapulmonary tuberculosis and unique tropical infectious diseases in Taiwan; such as dengue fever, scrub typhus, Q fever and murine typhus.
  • Advanced program: Through discussion with clinician, case managers and patients (HIV and tuberculosis) the students would learn the setup of patient education program (printed or electronic pamphlet, poster et al.)

【Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine

The mainly clinical training is on the outpatient clinics. The training program of Acupuncture aims to teach students the theory of acupuncture and identification of acupoints on the body. Besides, we teach the students how to use moxibustion and cupping to relieve pains. The training program of Traumatology is to teach students how to relieve muscle pain and bone displacement by chiropractic and bone-setting manipulation. The training program of Internal Medicine is to teach students how to make diagnosis and treatment from theories of traditional Chinese medicine and herbal medicines. The training program of Gynecology aims to teach students about diseases of menstruation, leucorrhea, pregnancy, parturition, and others in traditional Chinese medicine.

【Obstetrics and Gynecology Department

**Outpatient division**

. Shadowing attending physicians in their outpatient appointments
. Observing outpatient examinations such as per vaginal examination, colposcopy, pap smear, urodynamic study, transabdominal or vaginal sonography, prenatal sonography, non-stress tests…etc.

**Inpatient division**

. Co-care for in-hospital patients under supervision by residents and attending physicians
. History taking, pre-operation surveys, surgical skills
. Post-operation care, follow-up plans
. Tocolysis, labor and delivery management, cesarean section indications and skills


. Daily morning meetings and chart run

. Teaching rounds and classes by attending physicians and residents
. Subspecialty biweekly meetings and journal reading: obstetrics, reproduction
  medicine, urogynecology, oncology      

Division of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Medicine

  • Diagnosis and treatment of various kinds of hepatitis, e.g. detection of hepatitis B virus DNA and hepatitis C virus RNA and treatment of acute or chronic hepatitis.
  • Treatment and education of liver cirrhosis and the complication, such as ascites, hepatic encephalopathy. 
  • Diagnosis and treatment of diseases associated with biliary system and pancreas.
  • Diagnosis and treatment of various kinds of hepatic, biliary and pancreatic tumors, e.g. color Doppler sonography in the differential diagnosis of hepatic tumors; ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration and biopsy; ultrasound-guided local ablation therapy (percutaneous ethanol injection, radiofrequency ablation) trans-hepatic arterial chemoembolization; target therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma.

Number of Opening(s):   

 [Department of Medical Research] :  1~2

Information Technology Department 1

Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine:  1

Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine:  1-2

Obstetrics and Gynecology Department: 1-2

Division of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Medicine:  1-2

Work Hours and Internship Start/End Dates: (Monday to Friday, June

22 –August 14, 2020):    Full time/five days a week (For 8 weeks)

Work Attire:   

Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine: Casual Formal

Obstetrics and Gynecology DepartmentCasual Formal

Local Language:      Mandarin

Required:  Intermediate reading, writing, and speaking (two-year level at Stanford) for 2 departments:

【Information Technology Department】

【Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine】

Not required:

【Department of Medical Research】

【Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine】

【Obstetrics and Gynecology Department】

【Division of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Medicine】


Additional desired intern qualifications:  

Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine

  • Passion for the service of programs for HIV and tuberculosis
  • Passion for the care of patients with tropical infectious diseases.
  • Passion for the conversation with patients
  • Adequate performance for “hand hygiene”.
  • Good concept for precaution, including universal precaution, contact precaution, droplet-borne precaution, and airborne precaution to protect yourself.
  • Adequate vaccination programs.

Information Technology Department

Basic knowledge of programming or related field course.

Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine

  • Passion for the knowledge of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
  • Curiosity of the differences between Chinese and western medicine.
  • Be active and initiative to learn.

【Obstetrics and Gynecology Department】

  • Candidates with proactive learning attitudes and skills for self-directed learning
  • Basic skills for aseptic procedures and operation room procedures
  • Professionalism and consciousness for patient privacy, especially during

    OB/GYN physical examinations

Taiwan (ROC)
City or Cities: 
Kaohsiung City
Taiwan (R.O.C)
  • Applicants must be currently enrolled freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and coterms who are undergraduates in all majors, including undeclared. Coterm students must still have undergraduate status. MA students in the Center for East Asian Studies are also eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be current Stanford students during the internship period. Seniors must postpone graduation paperwork until the internship ends, but may participate in commencement. For summer graduation requirements, including details regarding enrollment requirements and information about participation in the June commencement ceremonies, students should contact their major department's student services office and Registrar's Office for graduation quarter petition.
  • Preferably, before beginning their internships, selected candidates should have taken at least one course regarding the internship region. The course can be taken in the spring quarter. 

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