The Visiting International Students at Asan (VISA) program offers hospital work experience for university students who want to pursue their future careers in medical fields. The applicants should have a good written and spoken understanding of either Korean or English. The program options vary from observership to research experience, however, they are designed according to the applicant's academic background and each discipline's training policy. If the discipline allows only medical students to enter the program, you will be offered an opportunity to take part as a general hospital volunteer. All students interested in this program are required to submit the following:
College/University students in medical and related fields
Adequate language skills (Both written and spoken proficiencies in either English or Korean must be provided)
* Applicants from non-English-speaking countries should submit proof of their English proficiency, i.e. TOFLE, TOEIC, IELTS, etc.
A completed application and all supporting documents must be forwarded to the International Relations Office (IRO) of Asan Medical Center. Please indicate on the application your preferred departments/services and your available dates. We offer only short-term programs of less than three months. Students will be notified within 1-2 weeks time, via e-mail, of either the acceptance or rejection of their application.
Please have your school send a general letter of recommendation stating that you are a student in good standing and one may undertake an extramural elective.
Please provide proof of immunizations as well as a physician's statement regarding your general medical conditions. All visitors must provide these documentations before being accepted into a scheduled program.
Proof of health insurance must be provided before the student can start a program. Asan Medical Center does not provide health insurance for students.
Please note that students are responsible for their own accommodations and meals. If you would like assistance with finding accomodations, please contact us.
A student photo I.D. and a lab coat are required and must be worn in all clinical settings. They will be given to you by the International Relations Office (IRO) on the first day of your program.