Global Top Medical School

SKKU School of Medicine was established in 1997, 1 year after officially receiving the approval of opening the School of Medicine from the Ministry of Education in 1996. SKKU School of Medicine aims to educate globally talented Medical Scientists who carries the value of Humanity, Righteousness, Wisdom and Propriety.

The support from world-renowned SAMSUNG group has made this dream possible, and SKKU School of Medicine currently recruits the top-tier students from Korean high school graduates. SKKU School of Medicine provides variety of courses from world-class faculty members who apply the latest teaching methods to enhance the competence of our students. The students go through their clinical training at Samsung Medical Center (SMC), which is one of the leading hospitals in Asia.

SKKU School of Medicine initiated PBL (Problem Based Learning) in the medical education in order to educate students to become creative scientists in the global world. At the same time, the proud graduates of SKKU School of Medicine are actively performing in their academic and professional field to enhance the public health.

The 21st Century has presented great changes in the field of Medical Education. Our school is striving to lead these changes by upgrading the curriculum to produce excellent talents with critical viewpoint, effective communication skills and problem based management skills. We will continue our endeavors to become the world-class Medical School in research and teaching and ultimately to cultivate humanitarian medical scientists who bears righteousness deep within their minds.

Number of Faculty

  • Basic Medical Science : About 40
  • Samsung Medical Center : About 350
  • Kangbuk Samsung Hospital : About 110
  • Samsung Changwon Hospital : About 60
  • Total : Approx. 560

※ The number constantly changes

Affiliated Training Hospitals

Samsung Medical Center

Kangbuk Samsung Hospital

Samsung Changwon Hospital

More Information

School of medicine, Sungkunkwan University website


Patients' Rights and Responsibilities

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.


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.