The Observership program is an informal shadowing experience that enables participants to watch procedures and surgeries; attend patient rounds and teaching conferences and have full access to SMC medical library system. Participants are not permitted to have any direct patient care or writing in the medical record, and will have the status of Observers


  • International health professionals
  • Individuals with an MD, nursing license or equivalent licenses who are currently working in a hospital or enrolled in medical school.
    ※ Inquire separately for program designed for technicians and administrative staff
    • Individuals capable of communicating in Korean or English
    • Minimum English qualifications

When to apply

  • Year round
    • Short-term (within 90days) : minimum 2 months prior to training planned
    • Long-term (Over 90 days) : minimum 3 months prior to training planned


  • 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
  • Copy of diploma
  • Copy of certificate of medical license
  • Copy of certificate of employment
  • Copy of Passport
  • Photo of 3.5 * 4.5cm size taken within last 6 months (colour-scanned)
  • Physician's statement Download
    * 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.