SMC Introduction Video01
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  • Opportunities are available for international students attending medical schools outside Korea to do clinical electives at Samsung Medical Center
  • The application process is highly competitive and the International Training Office does not guarantee that elective slots will be available to an applicant at the date selected and for the specific elective noted on the application
  • Student must be enrolled and in good standing at a medical degree-granting institution


  • One who is currently attending a UME course in a foreign medical school
  • Individuals capable of communicating in Korean or English
  • Minimum English qualifications
    TOEFL (PBT 507 / CBT180 / IBT64 ), TOEIC (600), IELTS (5.5), TOEIC Speaking6 (130~150)
    ※ Exemption conditions :
    • Native English speakers
    • Applicants with undergraduate/graduate degrees from institutions where the medium of instruction is in English.
    • Applicants working in English speaking environment

When to apply

  • Year round
  • Duration : 4 weeks – 12 weeks


  • Meal coupon: 5,000 KWR/meal
  • Hospital guest house: USD10 or 10,000 KRW/day (Upon availability)
    * No financial support from hospital

Required Documents

  • Application/Recommendation Form Download
  • Consent to Collection & Use of Personal Information Download
  • Motivation letter (free style)
  • Transcription of records
  • Copy of Passport
  • Physician's Statement (just before starting training) Download
  • English Proficiency Test Result
  • Photo of 3.5 * 4.5cm size taken within last 6 months (colour-scanned)
    * 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: First name_Last name_Country_Applying Department)
    • Incomplete applications will not be considered.