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 Down
  • 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 Down