Education

Hallym University

(Homepage: http://english.hallym.ac.kr)

A University of Prestige: Standing at the 5th Place among 132 Universities Nationwide at their Comprehensive Evaluation

Hallym University is a private university established in 1982. It is located in chuncheon, provincial capital of Gangwon-do, about 100 km east of Seoul. The university consists of six colleges (humanities, natural sciences, information and engineering, social science, medical science and basic education) and four graduate schools. Student population is about 8,000, and 700 faculty members are on campus.

Hallym University ranked as around the 4th and 5th place in the financial area, which includes the total education expenditure, the investment in facilities, and scholarships per student. The University also was low at the dependency proportion on the student tuition fee and was second to none in the amount transferred from the Foundation to the university.

In 1997, Hallym University ranked 4th in the comprehensive evaluation and the ranking was the 2nd among the universities that are less than 20 years old. In another assessment conducted by the Korea University Education Council in 1995, Hallym University ranked 3rd out of 23 universities (19 private universities and 4 national universities).

Since then, the University has been annually designated as a distinguished university in the education renovation program (1996) and as an autonomous university in fixing the total number of enrolled students (1996), making the Hallym family be proud of their achievements.

The university runs five affiliated hospitals. Besides medical science, Hallym emphasizes Korean studies, life sciences, and international studies. It runs about 40 affiliated research and educational institutes.

Hallym University College of Medicine

(Homepage: http://english.hallym.ac.kr/College/College_Medicine.html)

Hallym University, College of Medicine as the Prestige

The College of Medicine at Hallym University, established in 1982, has graduated more than 1,300 medical students over 17 years. With its institutional goal of educating medical doctors of humanity, it has endeavored to produce the talented and finest young doctors. These culturally open-minded individuals, can make a sound ethical judgement, provide primary health care to the community, and demonstrate their knowledge and skills in the international stage, and understand social needs for our services.

Therefore, its graduates have carried out their missions faithfully as not only educators but also medical practitioners in many prestigious medical schools and general hospitals at home as well as abroad. Their outstanding services are offered with self-confidence and great pride as "Hallym Man". Indeed, despite its short history of 20 years, the College of Medicine has positioned itself solid and sound amongst the ranks of prestigious medical schools, yielding many admirable medical experts in Korea.

Consequently, the 1995 Comprehensive Assessment of Medical Schools conducted nationwide by the Korea Advanced Education Council reported Hallym University, College of Medicine the third in place. The 1996 University Evaluation Program by Chung-Ang Daily News also recognized it as one of the outstanding schools.

According to the Comprehensive Assessment of Medical Schools in Korea conducted nationwide by the Korea Advanced Education Council in 1995, Hallym University College of Medicine was reported to rank the third. In 1996, the University Evaluation Program by Joong-Ang Daily, a member of Korea's leading newspaper group, also recognized it as one of the outstanding schools.

The success of medical education largely owes to the full subsidies from the Ilsong Educational Foundation. In terms of amount of supporting money offered to the college and university, it ranked a top place among the private universities in Korea.

Our medical education is aimed at bringing up the well-rounded doctors, who can treat the person, not the disease. During the two years of premed courses, students are required to take the social sciences such as human ethics, theology, history, psychology etc.

The medical curriculum consists of the basic and clinical sciences, the former offered at the College of Medicine, Hallym University in chuncheon, and the latter at five different university affiliated hospitals The basic and clinical sciences and computer laboratories are fully equipped and have perfect environments for hands-on experiences in education and training of the highest quality in Korea.

Various updated instruction methods such as didactic block lectures, problem based learning, and hands-on clinical bedside teachings are well-incorporated in the curriculum.