Medical Student Clinical Elective

This Clinical Elective Program is for international students attending medical schools outside Korea to do clinical electives at Samsung Medical Center. Approval to this program is highly competitive. The International Training Office does not guarantee that elective slots will be available on the designated dates. Student should be enrolled at a medical degree-granting institution. Medical Student Clinical Electives are usually for one month and should not last longer than 3 months.

Qualification

  • One who is currently attending a UME course in a foreign 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 Down
  • Consent to Collection & Use of Personal Information Download
  • Motivation letter (free style)
  • Transcription of records
  • Copy of Passport
  • Physician's Statement (after approval and before start of the program) Download
  • Photo of 3.5 * 4.5cm size taken within last 6 months (color-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.
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Patients' Rights

1. Right to receive medical care

Patients have the right to receive proper medical and nursing services for their Health Protection and Promotion and they will not be discriminated for gender, age, religion, status, nationality, language, race, or physical/mental/financial circumstances nor be violated of their health. Medical team may not deny medical care without justifiable reason.

2. Right to be informed & autonomous decision

Patients have the right to receive be well-informed and to inquire in detail about the treating physician’s specialty, status of their disease, purpose of the treatment, treatment plan, method, expected results and side effects of the treatment, discharge plan, medical cost, whether or not they are a subject to medical research, organ transplant/donation and etc, and to decide whether to give consent. Patients may stop or deny specific treatment or planned medical care within the ethical guideline and may decide on an alternative treatment.

3. Right to have confidentiality

Patients will not be violated of their rights to confidentiality regarding their physical/health status and privacy. Medical team and facility may not reveal or announce patient’s confidential information, including personal information, unless patient has gives consent or specified in the law, such as criminal investigation.

4. Right to request for consultation and mediation

Patients may request for consultation and mediation from an internal or external agency (Korea Consumer Agency, Korea Medical Dispute Mediation and Arbitration Agency) in the event of any medical dispute.

5. Right to be respected of values or beliefs

Patients will not be discriminated for their culture, religious values or beliefs, and their rights will not be violated.

6. Right to be physically protected and to have stability of mind and bod

Patients have the right to be protected from possible danger in the hospital and to have the stability of mind and body.

Patients’Responsibilities

1. Responsible to trust and respect the medical team

Patients must accurately inform the medical team of their health condition, trust and respect the medical team’s treatment plan. Patients may be responsible for consequences which results from not following the instruction.

2. Responsible to not use dishonest method for medical treatment

Patients must reveal their identity before receiving any medical care and must not use false or dishonest method, such as receiving medical case under disguised ownership.

3. Responsible to abide by all hospital regulations

Patients must abide by all hospital regulations, respect hospital staff and other patients, and earnestly fulfill the financial obligation to the hospital.