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KOICA’s Fellowship Program

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Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine(KIOM) has organized International Training Program ‘Modernization of Traditional Medicine’ since 2001,

which is supported by the Korea International Cooperation Agency(KOICA). More than 226 specialists in traditional medicine from 42 partner countries have participated the training program.
The purpose of the KOICA fellowship program is to provide comprehensive understanding on theory, policy, educational system, and R&D of Korean Medicine, and finally contribute to the settlement of future strategies to improve national policy and medical services on traditional medicine of participating countries.

List of WHO Collaborating Centres for Traditional Medicine

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Duration

About 3 weeks (Differs every year)

Participants

About 20 persons (Differs every year)

Objectives

  • To provide comprehensive understanding on theory, policy, educational system, and R&D of Korean Medicine (KM)
  • To contribute to the settlement of future strategies to improve national policy and medical services on traditional medicines of participating countries
  • To promote inter-countries' collaboration to develop traditional medicines of participating countries

Contents

Lectures

  • Introduction to Korean Medicine
  • Health Care System and Policy in Korea
  • National Health Insurance for Korean Medicine
  • Public Health Program Using Korean Medicine
  • Current Status and Future Prospects of National Policy of Korean Medicine
  • Standardization of Korean Medicine
  • Introduction to Sasang Constitutional Medicine
  • Understanding & Practice of Acupuncture, Cupping, and Moxibustion
  • The Characteristics of Herbal Medicine
  • Korean Pharmacopoeia Activities in Herbal Medicines
  • Development of Herbal Drug Based on Korean Medicine
  • Preservation and Utilization of Traditional Medicine
  • Collaboration between Korean Medicine(KM) & Western Medicine

Presentation on country report and establishment of action plan

  • Introduction to current situation of traditional medicine in participant’s country
  • Introduction to basic information of Ministry/Department of Health and participant’s organization
  • Introduction to strategic policies and statistical data on traditional medicine in participant’s country

Field trips & study visits

  • Local Clinics and Univ. Hospital of KM, Okcheon Crude Drugs Resources Center, Korean Traditional Herbal Market, Association of Korean Oriental Medicine, etc.

Qualifications of Applicants

Participants should

  • Be nominated by his/her government
  • Be a government employee in a managerial position with at least 3-years working experience in the field of traditional medicine or public health
  • Have an excellent command of both spoken and written English
  • Be in good health, both physically and mentally, to undergo the course
  • Show a high level of participation and commitment throughout the course to promote the capacity building in traditional medicine and public health
  • Have not participated in the same workshop program for 3 years

Training Organization

Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine(KIOM)
http://www.kiom.re.kr

Application Procedure

The training calendar, application forms, and course outline are distributed to relevant government ministries of selected countries through local Korean Embassies or KOICA Overseas Offices. Three pieces of completed application forms, including official nomination letter, must be submitted to the Korean Embassy or KOICA Overseas Offices, generally two months prior to the commencement of the course. The Korean government will make a final selection of participants and provide the chosen candidates with additional detailed information regarding the program through the Korean Embassies or KOICA Overseas Offices.

Training Expenses

KOICA bears the following expenses incurred during the training program

  • A round-trip economy class ticket between Incheon and the international airport of the participants country;
  • Meals and accommodation from arrival to departure to/from Seoul
    (Charges such as telephone bills, laundry, video, mini-bar, etc., are not included)
  • Daily Allowance
  • Medical insurance covering medical treatment during their stay in Korea according to the policies of a local insurance company
  • Allowance for sundry expenses and local travel cost
    (for those who lives far distance from the international airport, KOICA will provide the cost for local travel)

More Information

Information on KOICA fellowship program is available at the KOICA website. Any inquiries regarding KOICA’s international programs may be sent to:

- Korea Embassies or KOICA Overseas Offices
- Training Program Department of KOICA Headquarters

  • Address : 825 Daewangpangyo-ro, Sujeong-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea
  • Tel : 82-31-740-0409
  • Fax : 82-31-740-0684
  • Homepage : http://www.koica.go.kr
  • E-mail : harim1223(at)kiom.re.kr (Person in charge at KIOM)