3) Oriental Medical Doctor

  • A Oriental Medical Doctor promotes public health and contributes to securing the right of people to be healthy by engaging in practicing oriental medicine and providing guidance on oriental health care.

    They not only enhance public health by providing oriental medicine care but also contribute to the advancement of medicine by carrying out creative research and cultivating knowledge about neighboring fields and cooperating with them.

    As health professionals, they participate in domestic and overseas health care policies based on their specialities and experience.

  • Eligibility
    1. A Bachelor's degree holder who graduated from a university or college, with a major in oriental medicine
    2. A master's or a doctor's degree holder who graduated from a graduate school, with a major in oriental medicine
    3. A person who graduated from an overseas oriental medical school recognized by the Minister of Health and Welfare, which must be equivalent to any set forth in A or B, and has been licensed as an oriental medical doctor by the competent authorities and passed the preliminary examination for OMDLE(Oriental Medical Doctor Licensing Examination)
    4. A person who was studying at an overseas oriental medical school recognized by the Minister of Health and Social Affairs as of July 8, 1994, needs to have graduated from the school and has passed the preliminary examination for OMDLE.
    ※ A person who is expected to receive a degree within six months from a university, college or graduate school with a major in oriental medicine, shall be deemed qualified on the grounds of meeting any set forth A or B. A license must be granted only if receiving the degree at the expected date of graduation.
    Disqualification standards
    1. A mentally ill person under Subparagraph 1 of Article 3 of the Mental Health Act(except for those who are recognized by a medical specialist to be fit to act as a medical person).
    2. An addict to narcotics, marijuana or any psychoactive drugs
    3. An incompetent or a quasi-incompetent person
    4. A person in whose case, the execution of a sentence is not completed or the decision not to execute such sentence is not yet finalized after being sentenced to imprisonment without prison labor or a heavier punishment due to the violation of the Medical Service Act or Articles 233, 234, 269, 270, 317(1), or 347 (applicable only to cases of deceiving a patient or institution or organization responsible for payment of medical expenses by making false medical expense claims) of the Criminal Act, the Act on Special Measures for the Control of Public Health Crimes, the Regional Public Health Act, the Prevention of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome Act, the Emergency Medical Service Act, the Act on the Special Measures for Public Health and Medical Services in Agricultural and Fishing Villages, etc., the Anatomy and Preservation of Corpses Act, the Blood Management Act, the Act on the Control of Narcotics, etc., the Pharmaceutical Affairs Act, the Mother and Child Health Act, or any other Acts and subordinate statues governing medical affairs specified by Presidential Decree
  • No. of subjects No. of items Score allocation Total score Type of items
    11 340 1 per item 340 Multiple choice
    (5 options)
    Period Test subjects (No. of items) No. of items Type of items
    1st Internal MedicineⅠ (80) 80 Multiple choice
    2nd Internal MedicineⅡ (32),
    Acupuncture and Moxibustion (48),
    Medical Health Legislation (20)
    100 Multiple choice
    3rd Dermato and Surgery (16),
    Neuropsychiatry (16),
    Opthalmo & Otorhinolaryngoly (16),
    Gynecology (32)
    80 Multiple choice
    4th Pediatrics (24),
    Preventive Medicine (24),
    Oriental Medicine Physiology (16),
    Herbology (16)
    80 Multiple choice
    ※ Medical Health Legislation: Framework act on health and medical services, Regional public health act, National health promotion act, Infectious disease control and prevention act, Prevention of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome act, Quarantine act, Medical service act, Emergency medical service act, Blood management act, Act on the control of narcotics, etc., National health insurance act, and their enforcement decrees and enforcement rules
  • 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. In deciding whether the candidate has scored 40 percent or more in individual subjects, Gynecology and Pediatrics are counted as one subject; Dermato and Surgery, Opthalmo & Otorhinolaryngoly, and Neuropsychiatry as one subject; Herbology, Oriental Medicine Physiology, and Preventive Medicine as one subject.

  • Test Times Test date Date of announcement of successful candidates Number of applicants Number of examinees Number of successful candidates Pass rate
    Oriental Medical Doctor 63 2008.01.18. 2008.01.28. 977 968 868 89.7
    64 2009.01.16. 2009.01.30. 947 929 888 95.6
    65 2010.01.15. 2010.01.28. 855 845 769 91.0
    66 2011.01.14. 2011.01.27. 883 869 823 94.7
    67 2012.01.17. 2012.01.27. 881 874 823 94.2
    68 2013.01.18. 2013.01.29. 924 916 869 94.9
    69 2014.01.17. 2014.01.28. 832 830 782 94.2
    70 2015.01.16. 2015.01.27. 821 816 772 94.6
    71 2016.01.15. 2016.01.26. 797 792 756 95.5
    72 2017.01.13. 2017.01.24. 826 821 775 94.4
    73 2018.01.19. 2018.02.01. 836 833 797 95.7
    74 2019.01.18. 2019.01.31. 752 746 721 96.6