The Samsung Medical Center is a tertiary hospital. In 2004, our extracorporeal membrane oxygenator (ECMO) team performed the first ECMO for non-post cardiotomyas first time in Korea. The ECMO team manages 100~150 ECMO patients per year. We perform extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ECPR) for both in and out-of-hospital cardiac arrests. Our ECMO program iscomprised of cardiovascular surgeons, intensivists, nurses, and perfusionists.

We kindly invite physicians, nurses, perfusionists who want to develop understanding and skills of ECMO.

SMC ECMO Training Course will provide an opportunity to understand the basics of ECMO as well as to learn the essential technical tips for successful management ECMO through comprehensive lectures, hands-on, and simulation.

Course contents

Our course includes basic knowledge of ECMO, physiology of ECMO and patient on ECMO, general management, and decision making. We offer clinical lecture sessions, wet labs, simulation session and hands-on sessions.
Our course is featured by ECMO rounds with SMC ECMO team every morning for three days. The round will be modified for the participants in English speaking environment and in-depth discussion. Participants will learn many aspects of management of ECMO patients according to their role in the hospital.

Course contents
Day Time Program
1st Monday 09:00~09:30 Orientation
09:30~16:00 ECMO Rounding/Lecture/Wet labs
2nd Day 09:30~16:00 ECMO Rounding/Lecture/Simulation
1st Day 09:30~16:00 ECMO Rounding/Lecture/Hands-on
16:00~16:30 Closing & Course Summary


This three-day course is designed for physicians, nurses, and perfusionists who are caring for patient on ECMO.

When to apply

  • Application can be submitted all year round if applied on a 4 to 5 member team three months before your expected training schedule

Registration Fee

  • 1 week course : $1500 USD per participant
  • It includes tuition, accommodation (shared / SMC guest house), and meals (staff cafeteria)

Required Documents

  • Application Form Download
  • Consent to Collection & Use of Personal Information Download
  • Copy of certificate of medical license
  • Copy of diploma
  • Copy of Passport
* Please note
  • All required documents must be originals in English or notarized translations into English.
  • Please submit all documents as a single PDF file
    (File name: ECMO_First name_Last name_Country)
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.