Training of Practioners
Oriental Medicine practitioners in Korea undergo a six-year training programme. The curriculum includes Western Medicine, Chinese Medicine as well as Korean Medicine practices. Following graduation from medical college, students are required to sit for a national examination in order to receive their Oriental Medical Doctor’s license. Graduate schools of oriental medicine confer doctoral and master degrees. University affiliated hospitals offer 4- year specialist residency programs for further qualifications.
Many Oriental Medicine treatments, excluding cosmetic treatments, are covered under the Korean National Heath Insurance System. Herbal medication in powder form may be covered but those in liquid form are generally not.