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Staged Senior Professional and Technical Examinations Regulations for Medical Doctors, Dentists, Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Pharmacists

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Promulgated by order Kao-Tai-Zu-(1)-Yi-Zi No. 09400112051 of the Examination Yuan on 22 December 2005 in a full text incorporating 17 articles.
Amended and promulgated on 29 May 2007 by order Kao-Tai-Zu-(1)-Yi-Zi No. 09600038331 of the Examination Yuan, which revised the name of the Regulations, Article 2, Article 6, Article 7, Article 8, Article 9, Article 13, Article 17, and added Appendix 1 and Appendix 2.
Amended and promulgated on 29 May 2007 by order Kao-Tai-Zu-(1)-Yi-Zi No. 09800080541 of the Examination Yuan, which revised Article 10, Article 11 and Appendix 1.
Amended and promulgated on 8 June 2011 by order Kao-Tai-Zu-(1)-Yi-Zi No. 10000047951 of the Examination Yuan, which revised Article 2, Article 5, Article 6, Article 7, Article 8, Article 9, Article 12, Article 13, Article 17, Appendix 1 of Article 6, and Appendix 2 of Article 8.
Amended and promulgated on 26 December 2011 by order Kao-Tai-Zu-(1)-Yi-Zi No. 10000106881 of the Examination Yuan, which revised Article 6, Article 7, and Appendix 1 of Article 6.
Amended and promulgated on 22 October 2012 by order Kao-Tai-Zu-(1)-Yi-Zi No. 10100090751 of the Examination Yuan, which revised Article 1, Article17, and Appendix 1 of Article 6 (parts concerning Chinese Medicine Practitioners).
Amended and promulgated on 6 August 2013 by order Kao-Tai-Zu-(1)-Yi-Zi No. 10200066911 of the Examination Yuan, which revised the name of the Regulations, the full text of the Regulations in 17 articles, and Appendix 1 and Appendix 2.
Amended and promulgated on 4 March 2014 by order Kao-Tai-Zu-(1)-Yi-Zi No. 10300017261of the Examination Yuan, which revised the name of the Regulations, the full text of the Regulations in 17 articles, and Appendix 1 and Appendix 2.
Amended and promulgated on 20 February 2017 by order Kao-Tai-Zu-(1)-Yi-Zi No. 10600005621 of the Examination Yuan, which revised Article 5, Article 6, Article 15, Appendix 1 of Article 6, and Appendix 2 of Article 8 (parts concerning Medical Doctors and Pharmacists); Article 15 and Article 16 are deleted, whereby Article 17 is listed as Article 15.
The text of the Act is as follows:

Article 1

These Regulations are established in accordance with the provisions of Paragraph 1, Article 11 of the Professional and Technical Examinations Act.

Article 2
Staged Senior Professional and Technical Examinations for Medical Doctors, Dentists, Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Pharmacists (hereinafter the Examinations) are conducted in two stages.
Examinees who do not pass the first stage examination may not sit the second stage examination.

Article 3
The Examinations are held once every year, and temporary examinations may be held when deemed necessary.

Article 4
The Examinations are held in written form.

Article 5
Persons to whom circumstances stipulated in any paragraph of Article 5 of the Physicians Act and Article 6 of the Pharmacists Act apply to, may not sit the Examinations.
Persons to whom circumstances stipulated in Paragraph 2, Article 22 of the Civil Service Examinations Act and Paragraph 2, Article 19 of the Professional and Technical Personnel Examinations Act apply to, may not sit the Examinations
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Article 6
ROC nationals, who meet any qualification standards for medical doctors, dentists, Chinese medicine practitioners, and pharmacists’ categories as stipulated in Appendix 1, may attend stage one examinations for medical doctors, dentists, Chinese medicine practitioners, and pharmacists.
Persons to whom circumstances stipulated in Paragraph 1, 2 of Article 1 for the pharmacists category in Appendix 1, may sit the Staged Senior Professional and Technical Examinations Regulations for Pharmacists before June 30th, 2018.


Article 7
ROC nationals, who meet any qualification standards stipulated in Appendix 1 for medical doctors category in Paragraph 1-4 of Article 1, or for dentists category in Paragraph 1 of Article 1, or for Chinese medicine practitioners category in Paragraph 1-3 of Article 1, or for pharmacists category in Paragraph 1-2 of Article 1, and have taken the first stage examination for medical doctors, dentists, Chinese medicine practitioners, and pharmacists or have passed the first stage examinations, may attend stage two examinations for medical doctors, dentists, Chinese medicine practitioners, and pharmacists. Those who do not pass the second stage examination within six years must retake the first stage examination.

Article 8
Examination subjects and question types for medical doctors, dentists, Chinese medicine practitioners, and pharmacists categories of this Examination shall accord with regulations stipulated in Appendix 2.

Article 9
To review cases where examination eligibility and other questionable situations may occur, the MOEX may establish Professional and Technical Examinations Review Committees for the medical doctors, dentists, Chinese medicine practitioners, and pharmacists categories. Review results shall be approved by the MOEX and reported to the Examination Yuan for record.

Article 10
Candidates should submit the following documents and fees when registering for an examination; registrations should be applied for by mail:
1. Curriculum vita
2. Proof of exam eligibility
3. Copy of citizen identification card. Overseas Chinese should submit their Overseas Chinese Identity Certificate issued by the Overseas Community Affairs Council or submit their valid ROC passport with approval from overseas embassies and consulates, representative offices, offices, or other agencies authorized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (hereinafter referred to as “Overseas Missions”) proving them to be ROC nationals residing in a foreign country.
4. 1-inch upper-body frontal personal photograph, free of headwear and taken within one year.
5. Registration fee.
6. Other relevant verification document.
Candidates applying for registration online should submit their documents and fees as stipulated in the Examination Information Pack and on the MOEX registration website.

Article 11
All required verification documents, such as foreign graduate certificates, diplomas, complete transcript of studies, proof of evidence for credits, proof of evidence for past work experiences, examination score sheet or qualification notification, or copy of regulation, must be submitted in their original copies, along with copies and Chinese translated versions approved by overseas missions or Chinese translated versions recognized by a domestic notary public.
Original copies of the aforementioned verification documents may be replaced by copies approved by local legal notary public to be exactly the same as the original, and must also be approved by overseas missions.

Article 12
Qualification standard for stage one and two examinations is set at total score of 60 points.
The total score for first stage and second stage examination for medical doctors, dentists and pharmacists shall be calculated according to the average score of all examination subjects.
The total score for first stage examination for Chinese medicine practitioners shall be calculated with the Chinese subject score accounting for 20% of total score, whereas total score of all other subjects shall account for the remaining percentage. The total score for the second stage examination shall be calculated according to the average score of all examination subjects.
For the aforementioned qualification standard for stage one and two examinations, if any subject were to receive a zero point score, the examinee would be regarded as disqualified. Missing attendance at any examination subject would result in a zero point score.

Article 13
Foreigners that satisfy qualification standards stipulated in Appendix 1 and are not of circumstances stipulated in Article 5 may sit stage one of the examinations for the respective medical doctors, dentists, Chinese medicine practitioners, and pharmacists categories. Examinees who have passed the first stage examination may sit the stage two examinations for medical doctors, dentists, Chinese medicine practitioners, and pharmacists. Those who do not pass the second stage examination within six years must retake the first stage examination.

Article 14
Qualifiers of stage one examinations shall be issued a qualification certificate from the MOEX; qualifiers of stage two examinations shall be reported to the Examination Yuan by the MOEX for the issuance of a qualification certificate, and shall also be reported to the Ministry of Health and Welfare.

Article 15
These Regulations shall come into effect upon promulgation.




Update: 2017-11-07
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