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Department of medicine

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Department of Medicine

Introduction

The Department of Medicine established in the Graduate School of Yonsei University in 1953, is striving to fostering honorable educators and workers under the educational goal of the School. The purpose of this medical school is to cultivate originality and research ability, and to bring up outstanding research workers and competent professors on the basis of Christian spirit for contributing to the development of medicine. Currently, there are thirtysectional majors in the department of medicine and about 760 students in the Masters and Doctoral programs.

Department regulations
  • Masters Degree in Medicine
    • Application and Admission to the Program for the Masters degree
      Applicants with a Bachelors degree in Medicine from an accredited college may be admitted after a review of their undergraduate courses as well as oral examinations (with or without written examinations) in the student's major field of Medicine and English.
    • Requirements for the Master's Degree
      • Two academic years or four semesters of enrollment, but no more than four calendar years.
      • Completion of a minimum of 30 credits with a grade point average of 3.00 or better out of 4.30
      • Satisfactory score of authorized English test including TOEFL, TOEIC or TEPS.
      • Satisfactory performance on the comprehensive written examination in the two subjects of Medicine
      • Completion of a thesis acceptable to the thesis committee. The members of thesis committee are appointed by the Graduate Education Committee.
      • Satisfactory performance in the final defense (oral examination) before the thesis committee. Any decision concerning the thesis is determined by a two-thirds majority vote.
    • Credit Requirements for the Masters Degree
      Semester Subjects Credits
      1 Compulsory Joint Seminar 1 Laboratory Exercise 1 Selective Course 12
      2 Compulsory Biomedical Methodology 1 Individual study 1 Selective Course 11
      3 Laboratory Exercise 2 Individual study 2     5
      4 Individual study 3 Directed Research 1     2

 

  • Doctoral Degree in Medicine
    • Application and Admission to the Program for the Doctor of Philosophy
      Applicants with a masters degree in medicine from an accredited graduate school may be admitted after appraisal. The applicants are appraised based on the academic achievements in their undergraduate courses as well as oral examinations (with or without written examinations) in the student's major field of Medicine and English.
    • Requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy
      • More than five semester years but no more than seven calendar years of enrollment.
      • Completion of a minimum of 30 credits with a grade point average of 3.00 or better out of 4.30
      • Satisfactory score of authorized English test such as TOEFL, TOEIC or TEPS.
      • Satisfactory performance in comprehensive written examination in three subjects of medicine.
      • Completion of a thesis acceptable to the thesis committee. The members of the thesis committee are appointed by the Graduate Education Committee and headed by the student's advisor.
      • Satisfactory performance in the final defense (oral examinations) before the thesis committee. Any decision concerning the thesis is determined by a four-fifths majority vote.

        Details and additional information on admission, registration, and any other stipulations can be found in the graduate bulletin, available from the College of Medicine or from the office of the Graduate School of Yonsei University.

    • Credit Requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy Degree
      Semester Subjects Credits
      1 Laboratory Exercise 3 Joint Seminar 2 Individual study 1 Selective Course 11
      2 Compulsory Biomedical Methodology 2 Individual study 2 Selective Course 11
      3 Compulsory Individual study 3  Selective Course   8
      4 Laboratory Exercise 4 Individual study 4 Directed Research 2   5
      5 Directed Research 2        
  • Combined Program of Master and Doctoral Degrees
    • Application and Admission
    • Refer to "Doctor Degree in Medicine".  
    •  Requirements

      • For more specific information, a student should consult the department in which he or she wishes to enroll.
      • More than seven semester years but no more than eight calendar years of enrollment.
      • Completion of a minimum of 30 credits with a grade point average of 3.00 or better out of 4.30
      • Satisfactory score of authorized English test such as TOEFL, TOEIC or TEPS.
      • Completion of a thesis acceptable to the thesis committee. The members of the thesis committee are appointed by the Graduate Education Committee and headed by the student's advisor.
      • Satisfactory performance in the final defense (oral examinations) before the thesis committee. Any decision concerning the thesis is determined by a four-fifths majority vote.
      • Details and additional information on admission, registration, and any other stipulations can be found in the graduate bulletin, available from the College of Medicine or from the office of the Graduate School of Yonsei University.

     

    •  Credit Requirements for the Combined Program of Master and Doctoral Degrees
    Semester Subjects Credits
    1 Laboratory Exercise 1 Joint Seminar Compulsory Selective Course 12
    2 Laboratory Exercise 2 Biomedical Methodology Compulsory Selective Course 12
    3 Laboratory Exercise 3 Compulsory Selective Course Selective Course 12
    4 Laboratory Exercise 4 Compulsory Selective Course Individual study 1 11
    5 Selective Course Individual study 2 5

    6

     Individual study 3

    Directed Research 2 

     

     

    2

    7

    Directed Research 2 

     

     

     

     

     

  • Courses in Medicine

  • Major Subjects 

  • Masters Degree Doctor of Philosophy Combined Program of Master and Doctoral Degrees

    Compulsory

    Compulsory

    Compulsory

    Laboratory Exercise

    1, 2

    Laboratory Excercise

     3, 4

    Laboratory Excercise

    1, 2, 3, 4

    Joni Seminar

    Joni Seminar

    Joni Seminar

    Biomedical Methodology

    Biomedical Methodology

    Biomedical Methodology

    Individual Study

     1, 2, 3

    Individual Study

     1, 2, 3, 4

    Individual Study

     1, 2, 3

    Selective Subjects

    Selective Subjects

    Selective Subjects

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