- Our department tries to serve the educational accomplishment for the medical school student, resident and postgraduate school.
Medical school students
- Our department started the 2-hour lecture in 1991 for the musculoskeletal course. Practical training for the medical school students was established in 1993 for the 4th grade. Thereafter, lecture for the 1st ~ 4th grade students was given from 1996 to 1999. Since the year 2000, lectures about wound healing, craniofacial anomaly, facial anatomy, reconstruction of the head and neck, breast reconstruction, reconstruction of the body and extremity were given to 2nd ~ 4th grade students. In 2008, lecture for the 1st grade was given in the musculoskeletal course, for the 2nd grade in the Neuromuscular system and head and neck course, for the 3rd grade in the clinical supplemental instructions, for the 4th grade in the 2 week period clinical practice training were given.
Postgraduate school students
- In 1993, wound healing and congenital facial anomaly course were first set up for 3 credits. Thereafter, plastic surgery of the breast, facial palsy, reconstruction of the hand, reconstruction of the head and neck, endoscopic plastic surgery were added on the course. From 2003, topic related with the basic science such as the physiology of ischemic reperfusion injury of the flap was newly introduced. Until now, 38 students entered into the master and doctor’s course and 16 of them took master’s degree and 7 of them took the doctorate.
Residency training program
- Residency training began in 1990. The first residents were Hyung Bo Sim and Choon Shin Lee. In 1995, Yoon Gi Hong, first graduate of UUCM entered the department for the first time. Until 2008, total of 37 residents (Hyung Bo Sim, Choon Shin Lee, Hae Cheon Choi, Jung Hyung Park, Jong Han Cho, Joon Sung Kim, Chang Ki Sung, Ho Kyun Jung, Kun Ho Lee, Doo Young Oh, Yoon Gi Hong, Sang Jae Nam, Moon Soo Choi, Soo Wook Chae, Soo Chul Kim, Jin Sup Eom, Pyeung Jin Leem, Jae Jin Ock, June Kyu Kim, Seong Cheol Yu, Seung Ho Lee, Sang Min Lee, Jung Oh Kwon, Sang Tae Kim, Min Gu Kang, Sang Yub Yoon, Young Won Jung, Chul Won Bin, Min Hyuk Kang, Tae Gon Kim, In Soo Kirk, Hyun Woo Shin, Woo Ram Kim, Eun Key Kim, Sang Hyuk Lee, Hoon Kim, Hyun Suk Suh) were qualified for the board certification and these specialists play an active role in the society of the plastic surgery. Recently the department runs the programs like following for the residency training; Review of journals, seminar, clinical case presentation in English, presentation of the reference materials, cadaver dissection. Through these ways, various clinical cases are shared and the experiences are enhanced. During the residency training, they have a chance to take part in the international academic conference and presenting the article so that they can compete with the foreign physicians in the namely globalization era. Previously, rotation program to the Ulsan University Hospital, General surgery, and Orthopaedic surgery could help to have wide point of view, however, nowadays decreased numbers of residents disabled this program. Recently, they have a chance to visit Ulsan University Hospital in 2nd year of residency for 1 month, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in 3rd year of residency for 2 weeks, and microsurgery and laboratory research in 3rd year of residency for 6 weeks so that they can make a foundation of the microsurgical reconstruction of hand, head and neck. They are sent to the Gangneung Asan Hospital in 4th year of residency for 1 month so that they can practice by themselves and have a chance to apply surgical technique in clinical situation.
Since 1989, our department has published 167 articles. Among those, 8 doctor’s theses and 18 master’s theses were included and 60 of them were published in the papers of Science Citation Index. Recently, Kyung S. Koh and Jong Woo Choi continue the research on the mesenchymal stem cell derived from the human adipocyte. Joon Pio Hong studies on the topic of effect of EGF on the wound healing, physiology of the ischemic reperfusion injury of the flap, and impact of hyperbaric oxygen therapy on the skin cancer.