| Second Student Externship to Korea a Success!
For the second year in a row Heerei Park, our Director of the Korean Language Master's program, led a group of Five Branches students on a Study Abroad externship at Dae Jeon University and Dun San Oriental Medicine Hospital. This time around, students from the English program and the Chinese language program joined the Korean MTCM students. Students had two very packed weeks with activities scheduled from 9am-6pm including visiting each hospital's various clinical departments.
In Korea, Traditional Korean Medicine, who's origins can be found in Traditional Chinese Medicine, is very popular and highly esteemed. In fact, the competitive entrance requirements are equivalent to those of Western medical schools in the United States. The length of study for Traditional Korean Medical programs are six years. In Korea, the social medical system covers acupuncture treatments, but not medicinal herb prescriptions.
Dae Jeon University has four affiliated hospital facilities located in various provinces throughout South Korea. Dun San Hospital is most famous for its Oncology department, but it also has other notable clinical departments.
Students also went to field trip to KIOM (Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine). This Nationally funded institute is doing many interesting research which can be approved scientifically for the Oriental Medicine. This Institute developed a machine to scan a patient's body constitution in 4 different types: Tai Yang, Shao Yang, Tai Yin, Shao Yin, according to the SaSang Chejil, and has also to accurately located acupuncture points.
During the first half of the externship, students primarily focused on departments where herbs, western medicine, and moxibustion were combined in the form of injectable sterilized herbal formulations. During the latter half, students rotated among the various departments of the hospital including Oncology, Pediatrics, Gynecology and of course Neurology and Pain Management. Students also had the opportunity to observe non-surgical techniques for face lifting.
The relationship between the Five Branches University and Dae Jeon University were facilitated by a Five Branches University Korean MTCM Program student, Kang Seung Ku, who is also the president of the of the East Bay Chamber
| 백악관에 탄원하여 한의사들이 사회보장법상 의료직 종사자로 등록될 수 있도록 해야 한다.
백악관에 탄원하여 한의사들이 사회보장법상 의료직 종사자로 등록될 수 있도록 해야 한다.
| Five Branches Students Visit Korean Oriental Medicine Hospital
Eleven students of the Five Branches University Korean Master's Degree program traveled to Korea in December 2011 to train at the hospital of Dae Jen Oriental Medicine University as part of a new Clinical Externship offered by Five Branches. Students gained advanced knowledge in a busy hospital with leading Korean acupuncturists and herbalists in the internal medicine and gynecology departments, and learned first-hand of how Oriental medicine is applied in an integrative setting. One student remarked, "This has opened my understanding of what's possible in Oriental medicine". Korean Program Director Heerei Park, R.N., L.Ac., is planning the next hospital visit for Summer 2012.