4) Midwife

  • A Midwife looks after the health of and provides nursing guidance to pregnant women, postpartum women, women in child bed, and neonates.

    They manage pregnancy, delivery, post-delivery, neonates and provide women's healthcare.

  • Eligibility
    1. A holder of nurse license, who has finished one-year midwifery training course at a medical institution recognized by the Minister of Health and Welfare. Those who are still in their midwife training will have their passing score recognized only after the completion has been confirmed. Training period recognition will be done for the training only completed by the last date of February of the following year after the application registration.
    2. A person who holds a midwife license issued by the competent foreign authorities recognized by the Minister of Health and Welfare
    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
    4 200 1 per item 200 Multiple choice
    (5 options)
    Period Test subjects (No. of items) No. of items Type of items
    1st Midwifery (including anesthesiology) (135) 135 Multiple choice
    2nd Neonatal Care (35),
    Mother and Child Health
    (including family planning) (20),
    Mother and Child Health Act (10)
    65 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
    (%)
    Midwife 19 2008.01.25. 2008.02.11. 27 26 24 92.3
    20 2009.01.23. 2009.02.16. 37 37 36 97.3
    21 2010.01.22. 2010.02.09. 16 16 16 100
    22 2011.01.21. 2011.02.11. 12 12 12 100
    23 2012.01.31. 2012.02.13. 18 18 18 100
    24 2013.01.25. 2013.02.14. 14 14 13 92.9
    25 2014.01.24. 2014.02.17. 17 17 17 100
    26 2015.01.23. 2015.02.16. 19 18 18 100
    27 2016.01.22. 2016.02.15. 19 18 17 94.4
    28 2017.01.20. 2017.02.09. 16 16 16 100
    29 2018.01.26. 2018.02.14. 21 21 20 92.5
    30 2019.01.18. 2019.01.31. 14 14 14 100.0