Exchange Conditions of FMS-Taiwan

Working Conditions
Languages
English
(Excellent)
Required
Mandarin
(Fair)
Not Required
Languages Remarks
Please carefully read the exchange conditions of the LCs you would like to go to for any LC-specific language requirements.
For example, some Chinese medicine departments may require Chinese proficiency.
Clerkship Type
- Clinical Clerkship
A clinical clerkship is defined as the rotation of a student in a clinical department of a hospital or clinic, such as Dermatology and Pediatrics.
Required level of studies
According to Ministry of Health and Welfare of Taiwan, anyone applying for the SCOPE programmes should be in the fourth year of six, or the third year of five, to ensure the academic quality of exchange students.
 
Graduated students allowed
No

Even if accepted by the hosting country, students must be still enrolled in university by the time the Application Form is sent.
Clerkship Duration
4 weeks, 8 hours a day, 5 days per week
Dress code
Casual
What to Bring
- White coat
- Stethoscope
Academic Quality
Nightshifts
No
Special Remarks
Towns
Calendar

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Cities Remarks
For your desired LC, you have to choose AT LEAST ONE LC outside of Taipei area. Otherwise, we might ignore your preference and assign you randomly according to capacity.
Calendar Remarks
Disciplines
Disciplines

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Disciplines Remarks
Please refer to specific LC ExPlore pages for more information.

According to the Ministry of Health and Welfare of Taiwan, anyone applying for the SCOPE programmes should be in the fourth year of six, or the third year of five, to ensure the academic quality of exchange students.

There will be no Pre-clinical disciplines for FMS-Taiwan.

If you are interested in applying for a clerkship in the Traditional Chinese Medicine department, please note that apart from acupuncture departments, most other Traditional Chinese Medicine departments require a certain degree of Mandarin proficiency or have at least taken some courses on Traditional Chinese Medicine, please check the LC explore before applying.
General
Pocket money
0 TWD
Boarding
- Hospital
Lodging
- Hospital
- Student hostel
- Student flat
- Dormitory
Social Program
Usually, we will arrange one United Social Programme that would visit some of the most popular tourist attractions in Taiwan, and one to experience and learn Traditional Chinese Medicine, also another one Military Medicine Camp, they will take place in the summer months.
Student with disabilities
No
Couples
yes
Link to ExPlore Page
Special Remarks
Application Form
Deadline
4Months
Unilateral fee
16000 TWD
Payment details for unilateral fee
The unilateral fee should be paid in full to your hosting LC upon arrival in New Taiwan Dollars.
Visa requirements
We can provide Invitation letters.

For passport holders that require a visa, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Taiwan, anyone coming for SCOPE exchange in Taiwan should apply for a tourist visa.

For passport holders with visa exemptions for 90 days, please DO NOT apply for a student/working/internship visa.

For those that apply for a visa that is other than a tourist visa, and consequently got refused visa or entry, should be responsible for the consequences of their own actions. 

For more information regarding visas, please click here.

Link to Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ website (or any other website that provides official information on visa)
Special Remarks
According to the Ministry of Health and Welfare of Taiwan, anyone applying for the SCOPE programmes should be in the fourth year of six, or the third year of five, to ensure the academic quality of exchange students.
 
June to August: AF should be sent before March meeting (MM).

Others: AF should be sent 4 months in advance.

At least one LC outside of Taipei area should be included in your desired LC.

Please view LC Explore pages for available dates.

Documents should be uploaded to the database completely, or we will have difficulties in arranging your hospital and LC.

Students coming without valid insurance will suffer from the REJECTION of taking clerkship in Taiwan. Furthermore, FMS-Taiwan-SCOPE will not take any responsibility for all the damages the students have or caused.
 
 
 
Card Of Documents
Standard documents
- Health Insurance(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- Motivation Letter for Department 1(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- Passport copy(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- Photo(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- Proof of Enrollment(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- HepB Antibodies count(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- Language certificate(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- Motivation Letter for Department 2(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- Motivation Letter for Department 3(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- Motivation Letter for Department 4(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- Recommendation Letter(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- Student record (Subjects passed)(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- Tuberculosis test(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
Special documents
- Curriculum Vitae(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- X-Ray(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
Upon Arrival documents
None
The standard documents are the basic documents that the students are asking for and the special documents are less important, as only some Local Committees ask for them. So it's mandatory to upload the standard documents, but not the special ones. (Students do it when asked for by the LEO/NEO.)
The upon arrival documents are hard copies documents that the students are requested to take with them in the host country.”
Immunization requirements
- Hepatitis B Vaccination

Insurance
Health insurance
-An insurance that will cover your medical bills for a limited duration (usually less than 90 days) when you are travelling outside of your home country.
-If you are travelling to Taiwan, it is the minimum you should get.
-It is mandatory for every student to obtain health insurance by themselves. However, this insurance CANNOT be arranged in our country and should be arranged in your home country.

Travel insurance
-A generic term for an insurance that will cover several aspects of a trip: medical problems, but also flight cancellation, theft, lost luggage, etc.
-We do not ask for this insurance thus the exchange student is not required to be insured for travel insurance, although we do recommend you to get one. Also, students could get that type of insurance through WorldNomadsSmartTravel from AXA, or Travel Guard from AIG

Malpractice insurance
-We do not ask for Malpractice Insurance thus the exchange student is not required to be insured for Malpractice Insurance. Malpractice Insurance should be arranged in your home country if wanted, we do not have this type of insurance in our country.


Deadline
8 Weeks

Special remarks
Upon arrival documents depend on LC.
Please contact the hosting LC for more detailed information on Health Insurance deadline, because it varies from LC to LC. Thank you.
Please don't upload the COD at the very last second because CA is supposed to be sent 8 weeks before the exchange.
Specific LCs require extra documents to fill in, please take note of emails from LCs to complete the hospital application process. 
We don't accept any graduated students.


Card of Acceptance
Deadline
8 Weeks
Special remarks
Please make the flight reservation only after you received the CA.
Card of Confirmation
Deadline
4 Weeks
Special remarks
Once you book the ticket, please sent the CC and let us know!
Cancellations
Deadline
1 Weeks
Special remarks
Please inform us at least 1 week in advance. 
In case of cancellation, no fee will be refunded.
Substitutions
Deadline
0 Weeks
Special remarks
Substitution is not accepted.
Additional Information
Update Date
07/14/2019 15:53
Validation Date
08/01/2017 00:00
Special remarks
There will be no Pre-clinical disciplines for FMS-Taiwan.