Korea (KMSA) - Daegu - Keimyung University
gastroenterology, cardiology, pulmonology, endocrinology, nephrology, rheumatology, infectious disease, internal medicine, hemoto-oncology, neurology, hepatobiliary surgery, colorectal surgery, breast endocrine surgery, transplant vascular surgery, neuro surgery, family medicine, pediatrics general surgery, chest surgery, orthopedic surgery, obstetrics, gynecology, pediatrics, otorhinolaryngology, dermatology, urology, occupational medicine, rehabilitation medicine, emergency medicine, anesthesiology, diagnostic radiology, laboratory medicine, pathology, nuclear medicine, general surgery
Hospital cafeteria

This year is not available due to Covid19. 


Gastrointestinal surgery department is not available among General Surgery departments.
Hepatitis B vaccination or antibody test results
Chest X-ray film or comments from a medical doctor.

Hyo ju Park


Medical School firmly anchored in our world,

being your journey at the Keimyung University School of Medicine.


With glorious history and tradition, Keimyung University School of Medicine has relocated to Seongseo Campus, which has the finest class of education in Korea. Also, we have started the construction of new hospital at Seongseo Campus at 2012 May, to start another 100 year.

The Keimyung University and Dongsan Medical Center are providing student-centered education to foster the best and dedicated doctors. For this, we have prepared various education infrastructures such as the high-tech lecture room, digitalized library, multi-media room, computer based exam and practice room, the latest clinical skill center, e-learning system, and medical humanity curriculum.

To foster the doctors who explore verities, realize the society of justice, students, faculties, and parents should be united and carry out the passion and interest. So we will strive for educational support, develop the research.

There is a saying that present is realized past and the future to be realized. With the excellent students, competent faculties, and the newest educational research infrastructures, we believe the future we walk will be the proud present.


Bae, Jae Hoon

Dean of Keimyung University,

School of Medicine



The Dongsan Medical Center of Keimyung University began as “American Pharmacy” by an American medical missionary, Mr. Woodbridge O. Johnson, in 1899 who was the first to practice western medical treatment in earnest. From its opening to the present, the Dongsan Medical Center led the medical history of Korea and greatly made contributions towards the progress of the regional society through social relief activities and countless number of voluntary medical services including medical treatments in village without medical doctor. In particular, during 1960’s when there was no medical specialist, the Dongsan Medical Center nurtured competent medical personnel by sending medical doctors to countries with advanced medical science including USA as well as introduced advanced medical equipment to advance medical science in Korea and equipped itself as a general hospital by expanding and reconstructing modernistic hospital building

Founding Purpose

Dongsan Medical Center established medical college with the ideology of pursuing treatment, education, missionary works and researches, and was merged with the Keimyung University in 1980. In 1982, it was renamed as the Keimyung University Dongsan Medical Center and grew into a medical center structure with Daegu Dongsan Medical Center, medical college, nursing college and Kyungju Dongsan Hospital under its umbrella. Dongsan Medical Center has now established itself as a major medical institution with 26 clinical treatment departments, 922 beds in the inpatient ward, 30 beds in the emergency ward and 31 incubators in the neonatal ward along with the outstanding medical specialists at the highest level for each of the areas and highly advanced medical facilities. In addition, more than 2000 teaching staffs are unified in dedicationg themselves to the improvement of national health

Mission: Mission, Consultation, Education, Research

Provide patient care with Christ’s love and high regard for life, train Christian healthcare professionals God’s healing hands, control and prevent diseases through ceaseless advanced research, witness Christ’s love to everywhere possible through medical mission work.


1899. Establishment of Hospital as “Jejoongwon”

1924. Establishment of Nursing Training School

1980. Establishment of Medical School, Merger with Keimyung University

1991. Establishment of Gyungju Dongsan Hospital

1996. Establishment of Almati Dongsan Hospital in Kazakhstan

2002. Establishment of Dongsan Hospital in Nepal

2010. Dedication of New Medical School, Nursing School and Research Facility

2010. Masterplan of New Hospital in Keimyung University Seongseo Campus

2014. New Dongsan Medical Center planned to open in Keimyung University Seongseo Campus on Feburary, 2019.

2019. New Dongsan Hosiptal is built and opened at April 15th.


The foreign students will be provided with 2 meal coupons a day, which can be used in the Dongsan Hospital's cafeteria.


The keimyung university will provide you guesthouse, which is 25 minutes away from Dongsan Hospital by subway. Dongsan Hosiptal is connected directly underground to the subway station(Gangchang station, line No.2), and the guesthouse is right in front of subway station(Cheongna hill station line No.2), so it will be convenient for incomings. (Guesthouse we provide can be changed according to the each year’s circumstances.)

 Guesthouse address

: 22, Dalgubeol-daero 401-gil, Jung-gu, Daegu, Republic of Korea

 Guesthouse provides you towels, hair dryers, washing machine and free wifi. Also, the guesthouse is right next to the downtown(Dong sung ro) so it will be convenient to do many things in Daegu.

 Our school also provides a transportation card charged at 50,000 won. The subway costs 1,250 won at a time. So our school provides transportation card charged at 50,000won. (2,500won for a round trip * 20days = 50,000won)


[Dong Daegu Staion to Dongsan Hospital, Keimyung University school of medicine]

-Get in the subway which goes to Seolhwa Myeonggok at Dong Daegu Station

-Transfer to line no.2 at Ban-Wal-Dang Station

-Get in the subway which goes to Moon-Yang

-Leave the subway at Gangchang Station

-Go to gate no.6. You can find a gate which is connected to Hospital.

[Transportation from Incheon airport to Daegu]

There is a bus at incheon airport which depart from aiport to Daegu(EastDaegu station=DongDaegu station). The bus stop is located at 1st floor of incheon airport terminal 1.(or transportation center basement1 No.3 at incheon airport terminal 2) Go to the section ‘Regional bus’, buy a ticket to Dong-Daegu station(East Daegu station, Dong means east in korean). It cost 37600won.
You can check a bus schedule at this website:

https://txbuse.t-money.co.kr/  (departure: IncheonAirportT1 or T2 / destination: EastDaegu)

Our CPs will help you making a reservation if you have difficulties.

[Transportation from Seoul-Daegu]


  • Express bus

Express Bus Terminal(Seoul) ßà Seo Daegu Bus Terminal(SeongDangMot Station, Metro Line no.1)


The Red circle is the location of Express Bus Terminal(Seoul)


The blue circle is the location of Seo Daegu Bus Terminal

The yellow circle is the location of Dongsan Medical Center

The green circle is the location of School of Medicine Seongseo Campus

  Normal Express Bus Premium Express Bus Late-night Express Bus
Fare(\) 17000 25200 27700
Takes about 3hr, 40 minutes


  • Train

Seoul Station ßà Dong Daegu Station


The pink circle is location of Seoul Station. You can also see the red circle, which is Express Bus Station


The black circle is Dong Daegu Station

  Mu Gung Wha Sae Ma Eul KTX
Fare(\) 20200


34500(First class)

39500 (Normal)

55300 (First class)

Required time 3hr 45min 3hr 35min 1hr 53min

1. Kyungju Tour


Bulguksa Temple [UNESCO world heritage]


Bulguksa Temple is the representative relic of Gyeongju and was designated as a World Cultural Asset by UNESCO in 1995. The beauty of the temple itself and the artistic touch of the stone relics are known throughout the world.
   Bulguksa Temple was built in 528 during the Silla Dynasty, in the 15th year of King Beop-Heung's reign (514-540). The temple was originally called ‘Hwaeom Bulguksa Temple’ or ‘Beopryusa Temple’ and was rebuilt by Kim Dae-Seong (700-774), who started building the temple in 751 during the reign of King Gyeong-Deok (in power 742-765) and completed it in 774 during the reign of King Hye-Gong (in power 765-780). Upon completion, the temple’s name was changed to ‘Bulguksa.'
   Bulguksa underwent numerous renovations from the Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392) to the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), but was burned down during the Imjinwaeran War (the war following the Japanese Invasion, 1592-1598).
   Reconstruction started again in 1604 during the 37th year of King Seon-jo’s reign (Joseon Dynasty) and was renovated about 40 times until 1805 (during the reign of King Sun-Jo, 1790-1834). After this time, the temple suffered serious damage and was often the target of robbers.
   In 1969, the Bulguksa Temple Restoration Committee was formed and in 1973, Mulseoljeon, Gwaneumjeon, Birojeon, Gyeongru, and Hoerang (all of which had previously been demolished) were rebuilt. Other old or broken sites (such as Daeungjeon, Geungnakjeon, Beomyeongnu and Jahamun) were repaired.
   Even today, Bulguksa Temple is home to many important cultural relics such as Dabo-tap (National Treasure No. 20), Seokga-tap (National Treasure No. 21) Yeonhwa-gyo* Chilbo-gyo (National Treasure No. 22), Cheongun-gyo,* Baegun-gyo (National Treasure No. 23), the Golden Seated Vairocana Buddhist Figure (National Treasure No. 26), the Golden Seated Amita Figure (National Treasure No. 27), and Sari-tap (Treasure No. 61).

   The Dabotap (Many Treasure Pagoda) and Seokgatap (Sakyamuni Pagoda) are two of the most valued pagodas in Korea. Designated as Korean National Treasures in 1962, Dabotap (10.4 meters tall) and Seokgatap (8.2 meters tall), stand on the east and west sides of the yard separating Daeungjeon (the hall housing the Sakyamuni Buddha) and Jahamun (Mauve Mist Gate).
   The three-story Seokgatap, on the east, has two stereobates (stone foundation levels) and is crafted in traditional Korean style. Dabotap is an octagonal pagoda standing on a cruciform base with stone staircases on all four sides and a railing. Given its superb craftsmanship, it is difficult to believe that it was constructed of stone. Unlike Seokgatap, Dabotap has survived the passage of time with its original structure still intact. Both serve as outstanding examples of 8th-century Unified Silla architecture and skillfully balance square, octagonal, and circle forms in one design.

   Moving between Daeungjeon and Geungnakjeon (both prayer halls), visitors cross the Cheongungyo (Blue Cloud Bridge) and Baegungyo (White Cloud Bridge) to the east, and Yeonhwagyo (Lotus Flower Bridge) and Chilbogyo (Seven Treasure Bridge) to the west. Cheongungyo and Baegungyo are actually stairways, not bridges. The lower staircase, Cheongungyo, has 17 steps and the upper staircase, Baegungyo, has 16. These steps lead to Jahamun, which is the gate to Daeungjeon (Sakyamuni Buddha Hall). These bridge-like stairways symbolically connect the earthly world below and the world of Buddha above. Some say that they symbolize man’s journey from youth to old age.
   An 18-step stone staircase to the west leads to Anyangmun (Pure Land Gate). The lower 10 steps are called Yeonhwagyo, while the upper eight steps is called Chilbogyo. It is said that only those who reached enlightenment could use these stairs. Both structures are smaller than Cheongungyo and Baegungyo, but are similar in design and structure. Most of the lotus-blossom carvings that graced Yeonhwagyo have been lost over time and the passage is currently restricted to visitors.
   Beomyeongnu (Pavilion of Mount Meru) is on the left when you standing facing Cheongungyo and Baegungyo. Originally built in 751 CE, the pavilion was damaged in 1593 by the Japanese during the Imjin War and was restored through two separate projects during the Joseon Dynasty. The structure was restored again in 1973, which resulted in the current structure that is smaller than the original. The pavilion has a wide lower portion, a narrower middle section, and an upper portion that is the same width as the base. Particularly unique are the stacked pillars, using 8 differently shaped stones, and their placement, facing each of the four cardinal directions. Today, the pavilion houses a drum atop a turtle structure.

From Gyeongju Intercity / Express Bus Terminal or Gyeongju Train Station,
 Take Bus 10 or 11 and get off at Bulguksa Temple (

1. The ARC


The ARC is a building that embodies an elegant and geometrical approach to the sky, the earth, culture and river culture. The ARC is an abbreviation of Architecture of River Culture and Artistry of River Culture. With water as it common theme, the multi-purpose space is organized in such a way that the structure itself is a work of art. The interior features a modern, yet simple design concept. The building has exhibition spaces and art galleries on the basement floor, a huge circle theater highlighting the theme of water on the first and second ground floors, and an observatory on the third floor with a view of the surrounding natural landscape.


Starting at Gangchang station, where School of Medicine Seongseo Campus is, walk west about 10 minutes. You will see the Gumho River. Walk south along the bike road for 15 minutes.



Students’ Notice

There will be attendance check, and personal evaluation to each student. There are no special warnings about the attendance check but the students must practice with sincere attitude.

When assigned to submit reports, the students should show the reference clearly, and SHOULD NEVER COPY INTERNET such as GOOGLE.

Students must follow instructor’s directions and attendance is greatly important so the students must get permission before being absent

The insincere students, the students who does not participate the class can fail the class due to the professors’ decision. This is strictly professors’ authority.

Dress Code

Dongsan Medical Center has regulation about clothing. The students should always dress clean and should not give displeasure to the patients or their family.

The students cannot wear training pants, slippers or shorts.

It is also mandatory not to do too much make-up, exposure. Also, manicure and piercing are prohibited.

Students’ Preparation

Students need to bring their own stethoscope and gown.