About SKOM


The Society of Korean Medicine(SKOM) is the scholastic research society for Korean medicine.

The Society of Korean Medicine is an academic research organization of Korean medicine, consisting of a total of fifty one member societies (forty seven member societies and four associate member societies). The Association of Korean Oriental Medicine works to protect the rights and interests of members in policy and system's point of view. The Society of Korean Medicine performs overall academic, educational, and research activities of Korean medicine.

The Society of Korean Medicine has been putting many efforts for the globalization of Korean medicine. As the going says ‘what is Korean is the most international’, Korean medicine is the most suitable for globalization. Korean medicine is ready to stand parallel with western medicine not only as preventive medicine but also as treatment medicine, that is EBM (evidence-based medicine). Further academic infrastructure for Korean medicine should be well built to support the roles of Korean medicine.

Of the major researches of the society, the enactment study on technical terminology of Korean medicine is near completion of standardization. This will be globalized via the policies of WHO (World health organization). Also under study is the standardization of Korean medical treatment procedures. Standardized coding study of clinical prescriptions of Korean medicine is standardizing herbal prescriptions of Korean medicine, and many efforts are put for research for EBM (evidence-based medicine). For study on education, education of school of Korean medicine in national universities is studies to provide better educational environment, and specialized doctor system of Korean medicine is also under research.

For international academic exchange, annual Korea-China conference is held with China association of Chinese Medicine from 1994. In September, 2006, academic exchange agreement was contracted with Chinese Association of Integrative Medicine.

In February, 2004, mutual cooperative was agreed between Society of Korean medicine and Japanese Society of Acupuncture and Moxibustion. Korea-Japan EBM workshop is held annually, and in February, 2008, Japanese Society of Oriental Medicine agreed on academic exchange with Society of Korean medicine, and international conferences are held in cooperation of each other thereafter.

International exchange with Taiwan is also active, with agreement of academic exchange with Chunghwa Chinese Medicine Society in May, 2008.
The Society of Korean medicine is working to expand the international exchange now even to Europe and the United States.

As for 2018, The Society of Korean medicine enrolls forty-seven member societies and four associate member societies, and is publishing qualified study results in national and international conferences. The society is also working in collaboration with related organizations for mutual growth. Especially in May, 2016, The Society of Korean medicine agreed on academic exchange with Korean academy of Medical sciences, Korean academy of dental sciences, and the Pharmaceutical society of Korea. Through this agreement, the four organizations actively involve in collaborated search and academic activities that leads to mutual development.