Observership Program

Our International Observership Program is an informal shadowing experience that enables participants to observe clinical and educational activities including various conferences, rounds and seminars. Observerships are usually for one month and should not last longer than 3 months.


  • MD or equivalent licensees who are currently working in a hospital or enrolled in medical school.
  • One who is capable of communicating in Korean or English.
    • Minimum English qualifications [TOEFL(PBT 507/CBT180/IBT64) ; TOEIC(600) ; IELTS(5.5) ; TOEIC Speaking 6(130~150)]
    • Conditions for exemption
      · 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

  • By 10th of Every Month (minimum 3 months prior to commencing training)
    • The application evaluation takes up to 6 weeks. The applicant will be notified in writing of either acceptance or denial of the application before every last week of the following month.
    • Applicants who require a visa to visit SMC must take this into consideration when applying and choose dates that provide enough time to obtain a visa before the intended visit. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that there is enough time to organize their travel and visa before the planned visit.

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 (within 2 months before starting the training) 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.