The Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, founded in 1947, emphasizes academic excellence through diversified medical concentrations in our graduate and postgraduate programs. With over 70 years of experience and international collaborations, our strong medical heritage anchors our efforts to propel our program into uncharted frontiers in medicine. To this day, the Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University is at the forefront of cutting-edge technology and biomedical research. The faculty continually leads the way in postgraduate training, research development, and healthcare excellence. In recent years, the area of clinical sciences progress rapidly, and new knowledge in medical sciences have been integrated into the therapy and prevention of disease and health promotion.
The Master of Science Program in Clinical Sciences (M.Sc. Clinical Sciences) and the Doctor of Philosophy Program in Clinical Sciences (Ph.D. Clinical Sciences) are the research-based international programs offered by faculty from a variety of scientific disciplines from both pre-clinical and clinical departments at the Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University. This program was established in 2015 and aims to produce clinical researchers with experience in advanced research, and to produce specialized innovative research works in the various areas of clinical sciences. This program aims to cultivate the competent clinical researchers for the society and be able to contribute to the scientific community both nationally and internationally.
During the period of study, students will learn how to conduct clinical research in their interested field of clinical practice by means of valid design and methodology and in compliance with research ethical, scientific and practical standards. PhD graduates are positioned to be able to lead the teams and become an independent investigator after graduation. In addition, the students with high potential can be enrolled in the available clinical training programs while they run their clinical research.
The learning concept of the program is in line with that of outcome-based education and ASEAN University Network-Quality Assurance (AUN-QA) criteria.
Key research areas:
Advanced in tropical medicine and global health, Advanced clinical investigation (medicine, pediatrics, surgery, orthopedics, etc.), Clinical epidemiology and Health systems, Infectious diseases, Adolescent and reproductive health, Anesthesia (general, regional, neurosurgical, pediatric, OB-GYN, etc.), Ophthalmology, Pathology and Clinical Pathology, Clinical Pharmacology, Nasal cytology / Rhinology, Radiation oncology, Neurosciences, Psychiatry, Integrative medicine, Transgender Medicine, etc.
One of Asia’s Leading Medical Schools
The Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University is ranked in the top 50 of Asia’s leading medical schools by QS World University Rankings in 2015 – 2020. Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2020 based on Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) ranks Chulalongkorn University among 101-200 (among 766 universities from 85 countries). The Faculty of Medicine is also certified by the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME). We publish over 400 publications in international journals annually. We also have close cooperation and strategic partnerships with over 100 leading medical institutions and medical research from around the world, e.g. WHO, NIH, MD Anderson Cancer Institutes, and University of Liverpool, to name a few. This is strong evidence of our highest teaching and learning standards and our strong commitment to world excellence.
Excellence in Research and International Opportunities
Our program focuses mainly on in-depth research in various areas of clinical sciences to create a new body of knowledge. Our students will gain extensive research experience in working at Chulalongkorn’s Center of Excellence (CE), Research Unit (RU), Medical Research Center (MRC), and Clinical Research Center (CRC). We encourage our students to publish their work in first-line international peer-reviewed journals and to present their work at international conferences.
Our graduates are skilled and knowledgeable in cutting-edge research which contributes to a new body of knowledge that can be applied to patients care. Many of our students produce internationally accepted research projects and findings that they received numerous awards bringing great reputation to our Faculty and the university. Since the establishment of the program in 2015, most of alumni have been successful and become academic staffs and researchers at leading universities or work at the tertiary care/university hospitals in Thailand and other countries. The great satisfaction levels on the desired characteristics of graduates have been annually and continuously reported from the employers.
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Career possibilities / Opportunities
The knowledge and skills acquired while earning a degree in Clinical Sciences Program can be applied to pursue a career path in academic institutions, government agencies, non-profit organization, private industry, managed care organizations, and a range of local to international organizations.