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Differentiation and Integration: Challenges and Proposed Strategies for Medical Subspecialty Societies in Taiwan

Chia-Yih Liu

Taiwan is considered an advanced state in the development of medical specialties in Asia. She is among the pioneer countries to have certification system to certificate specialist in medical specialties, earlier than Japan and Korea. In the recent 10 years, medical subspecialties are also differentiated rapidly in Taiwan. Therefore, many subspecialty societies have been founded. To my best knowledge, there have been more than 20 subspecilty societies under the medical specialty of gynecology and obstetrics in Taiwan. The missions of a medical society in my opinion should include:
  • to provide new knowledge for its members.
  • to increase benefits for its members (for example, to enhance professional development and academic interactions of members).
  • to interact with international societies on behalf of the local experts.
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