19) Oriental Medicine Dispenser

  • Eligibility
    1. A person who was studying at a university with a major in pharmacy as of July 8, 1994 and who completed the subjects related to herbal medicine as specified by the Ordinance of the Ministry of Health and Welfare will be eligible to take the examination within two years of graduation. Candidates must hold a pharmacist license to be eligible to take the test.
    ※ Mandatory subjects related to herbal medicine [Addendum of the Enforcement Rule of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Act (July 18, 1994)]: Herbology and Introduction to Herbal Medicine (those who were in fourth year of their study on July 8, 1994 need to complete only either one of the two subjects)
    Disqualification standards
    1. A mentally ill person under Subparagraph 1 of Article 3 of the Mental Health Act and an addict to narcotics, marijuana or any psychoactive drugs
  • No. of subjects No. of items Score allocation Total score Type of items
    Written test: 3 120 1.5 per item 180 Multiple choice
    (5 options)
    Practical skill: 1
    (written exam)
    60 1 per item 60 Multiple choice
    (5 options)
    Period Test subjects(No. of test items) No. of items Type of items
    1st Herbology (40),
    Prescriptions of Herbal Medicine (40),
    A Guide to Herbal Medicine Dispensing (40)
    120 Multiple choice
    2nd Discrimination ability of Herbal Medicine
    (ability to discriminate over 50 types of Herbal medicines) (60)
    60 Multiple choice
  • Those who score at least 60 percent across all subjects and at least 40 percent in each individual subject will be considered to be successful candidates.

  • Test Times Test date Date of announcement of successful candidates Number of applicants Number of examinees Number of successful candidates Pass rate
    (%)
    Herbal Medicine Dispenser 7 2000.11.19. 2000.11.29. 125 115 80 69.6
    8 2001.10.28. 2001.11.03. 89 81 43 53.1
    9 2002.11.10. 2002.11.19. 38 32 23 71.9
    10 2003.11.09. 2003.11.13. 5 4 1 25.0
    11 2009.10.11. 2009.10.13. 1 1 1 100