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 at least in the fourth year of six, or the third year of five to ensure the academic quality of exchange students, but graduated students or students that are going to graduate before the exchange end date are not allowed.
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, New Taipei and Taoyaun area. Otherwise, we will ignore your preference and assign you randomly according to capacity.
Calendar Remarks
During CHINESE NEW YEAR(30/01/2022 - 06/02/2022, 20/01/2023 - 28/01/2023)most LC won't host incomings, please look specifically at the LC general information page if your desire date came across the period.
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 at least in the fourth year of six, or the third year of five to ensure the academic quality of exchange students, but graduated students or students that are going to graduate before the exchange end date are not allowed.

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. For departments choices, Chinese internal medicine is not recommended because it’s challenging for student who is not Mandarin-speaking to understand. We suggest choosing Integration of Traditional Chinese-Western Medicine, Chinese Traumatology Medicine or Acupuncture.
 
General
Pocket money
0 TWD
Boarding
- Hospital
Lodging
- Hospital
- Student hostel
- Student flat
- Dormitory
Social Program
Usually, we will arrange a variety of interesting social programmes, one United Social Programme that would visit some of the most popular and famous tourist attractions in Taiwan(location varies each year), and a chinese medicine camp to experience and learn Traditional Chinese Medicine, also one Military Medicine Camp which no other countries offer! These events will take place in the summer months(july or august). Most LC's will also arrange their own social programme.
Student with disabilities
No
Couples
yes
Link to ExPlore Page
Special Remarks
In reponse to the COVID-19 pandemic, we issued an letter regarding FMSTW's SCOPE exchange under the pandemic. You will be able to find the latest update in this folder.

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, but it will not benift the visa applying process.

For passport holders that require a visitor visa, 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 those not eligible to apply eVisa or landing visa, submitting a visa application to one of our overseas mission will be necessary. The application procedure is attached here.

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.

For your desired LC, you have to choose AT LEAST ONE LC outside of Taipei, New Taipei and Taoyaun area. Otherwise, we will ignore your preference and assign you randomly according to capacity.

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. Some LCs will ask for further documents after receiving AF and COD.

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
- Curriculum Vitae(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- HepB Antibodies count
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
Format
- Card of Document
- X-Ray
Format
- Card of Document
- Immunisation Record(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- LC Application form
Format
- Card of Document
- MRSA Test
Format
- Card of Document
- SCOPE Terms and Conditions(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
Special documents
-
Format
- Card of Document
- Health and Immunization Form
Format
- Card of Document
Upon Arrival documents
- Other
Format
- Card of Document
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/Measles/Rubella/Varicella/Mumps/BCG/Tetanus-diphtheria

Insurance
Health insurance(standard document)
-An insurance that will cover your medical bills in your country and your partial medical bills for when you are travelling outside of your home country, such as National Health Insurance.
-Please submit it upon sending the AF.


Travel insurance(upon arrival document)
-A generic term for an insurance that will cover several aspects of a trip: medical problems, but also flight cancellation, theft, lost luggage, etc.
- Exchange student is required to be insured for travel insurance. Students could get this type of insurance through WorldNomadsSmartTravel from AXA, or Travel Guard from AIG, and many other insurance companies. Travel insurance shall be submitted in the COD box named 'other' when you send your card of confirmation.

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
ALL COD must be submitted in English! (excludes passport copy)

Due to different requirements between hospitals, and to avoid wasting your time & money, we only require partial documents to be sent with the AF.  But our LEO has the right to require additional documents in order to apply for your clerkship, and you shall submit the required documents within two weeks or by the deadline the LEO set up. To check what additional documents you might come across, please visit this folder.

Regulations for COD documents to be sent with the AF
-Submit Motivation letter for 'clerkship' in the Motivation letter for department 1 box
-passport should be valid for at least 7 months beyond your desired exchange start time
-We only accept ID Photos in the COD
-Proof of enrollment, CV, recommendation letter, student record, immunization record shall be submitted in English

Regulations for LC specific COD (Does not have to be sent with the AF)
-For LC Application form, HepB Antibodies count, MRSA Test, Tuberculosis test and X-ray further instructions will be sent by our LEOs after assigned to LC
-Some hospitals might require X-rays, specific vaccination, and specific tests, please follow our LEO's instruction in order to complete the application process
-All required documents are important and critical for the application process

Special Documents
-Health and Immunization Form: For COVID-19 vaccination and PCR test negative reports
-Other requirements that does not fit the discriptions above


Find documents that needed to be submitted in the COD: here
Please don't upload the COD at the very last second because CA is supposed to be sent 8 weeks before the exchange.




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
07/17/2021 03:54
Validation Date
07/16/2021 00:00
Special remarks
There will be no Pre-clinical disciplines for FMS-Taiwan.