Any medical student in good standing at the School of Medicine will be eligible to apply.
All applications for the Korean Exchange Program must be done through Dr. John Shanley, Associate Dean for International Programs or his Administrative Assistant Jennifer Kowalewski 631-444-1025. Applicants are expected to have reviewed the websites for Ajou (http://www.ajou.ac.kr/english/academics/academics_2_8.jsp) and Chungnam (http://plus.cnu.ac.kr/eng/sub0309.jsp) and information regarding this site at the SB Office of Medical Education website (https://cbase.som.sunysb.edu/som/res-summer1.cfm). Each applicant should submit a completed application form to Dr. Shanley's office by the deadline. If there are more applicants than funds, there will be a review committee (Dr. Chandran, Dr. Shanley, Dr. Williams) who will review the applications and determine qualified candidates based on the strength of the application.
What is covered?
Air travel with receipt up to $1500 and ground transportation of $150 will be covered. In addition, living expenses will be provided by the host schools.
What is required of the student?
A completed application form and CV is required by October 1 of the third year for all fourth year rotations, and by March 1 for all first year rotations (if slots are available). Generally fourth year students will be given priority. The review committee will select the most qualified candidates and will inform them by March 15. The selected students will receive guidelines of what they should do, who to contact and the paperwork requirements regarding visas (Dr. Elizabeth Barnum, Director of International Student Services, 2-4685), elective approval forms, health insurance, liability waivers, a letterof good academic standing (Marilyn London, Assistant Dean, Academic Affairs, 4-8316) and the contact in Korea
Within four weeks of returning from the clinical experience, the student is expected to submit to Dr. Shanley's office a two page essay on the experiences and how it helped them achieve their objectives. Additional reflections and suggestions for changes in the rotation are optional but welcome.
Complete the application form for the Korean Exchange Program.
You have to be a student in good standing
You can receive 4 weeks of time toward the 4th year requirements for research
If you are chosen to attend, email the Dean at Ajou or Chungnam and tell them what you are interested in. They will try to match you up to an experience. They host you well.
You don't need to speak Korean
There are great shadowing experiences.
When you come back, you will write an essay about your cultural experience.
There are no tests or grades.
It is a rich cultural experience
You can start after your OSCE or around July 4th or at the beginning of August. There are no set dates or curriculum.
For more information, contact Jennifer Kowalewski 631-444-1025.