|Title||Yonsei University College of Medicine Department of Urology|
Yonsei University Health System (YUHS) was founded in 1885 as the first modern medical institution in Korea by the American medical missionary, Dr. Horace N. Allen. It began as a small hospital under the name of Kwanghyewon, which changed to Chejungwon and now it is called Severance Hospital.
As the hospital expanded over the years to include various colleges and research centers, Yonsei University Health System was born. YUHS has been a leader of medicine and is respected as a protector of Korean health. Furthermore, under the roots of Christianity, all modern medical education and medical care in Korea can be associated with YUHS.YUHS is led by Dr. Chul Lee, CEO and President, who also serves as Vice-President for Health Sciences of Yonsei University. The institution consists of 2 graduate schools (Public Health and Nursing), 3 colleges (Medicine, Dentistry, and Nursing) and 5 hospitals (Severance Hospital, Gangnam Severance Hospital, Yongin Severance Hospital, Severance Mental Health Hospital, and the Dental Hospital).
There are approximately 7,000 employees throughout the Health System, which include approximately 2,000 physicians and 5,000 support personnel. In addition, 24,000 students have graduated from the colleges and graduate schools of YUHS. The hospitals have around 3,000 beds and see 3 million outpatients and 1 million inpatients annually. The total lot size is 77 acres with a building size of 59,508m2 (640,538ft²), and a total floor area of 462,840m2 (4.98 million ft2).
All facilities under YUHS are modern with the state-of-the-art medical equipment, and are operated by a ubiquitous information system that digitally links all organizations together efficiently. With these infrastructures, YUHS continues to develop by balancing education, research and patient care, which together are helping YUHS to realize its mission ‘With the love of God, free humankind from disease and suffering’.
Based on more than 120 years of experience in medicine, YUHS will strive to become a leader in the industrialization and globalization of medicine, thus helping it to achieve its goal of becoming the medical hub of Northeast Asia.
In June 2009, the Severance Hospital and Intuitive Surgical opened the Severance Robot and MIS (minimally-invasive surgery) Center for health professionals who want to discover and gain hands-on experience with the various aspects of minimally-invasive surgery.
The Severance Robot and MIS Center offers specialized training modules in laparoscopy, single site surgery and robotic surgery for general surgeons and specialty surgeons. Programs for operating room nurses are also available. We are equipped w ith facilities for animal and cadaveric skills laboratories and have one da Vinci HD syst em specifically set aside for training purposes. We are the first robotic training center in Korea, the second in Asia (the first was in Hong Kong) and are aiming to become the central hub of robotic training in northeast Asia.
Since introducing the da Vinci surgical system to Korea in July 2005, the Severance Hospital robotic program has been steadily growing. This is due to the combined efforts of the various surgical departments involved in robotic surgery. Our Urology, general surgery, gynecology, thoracic surgery, cardiovascular surgery, otorhinolaryngology, and pediatric surgery departments have performed a total of more than 9000 robotic operations.
A number of these procedures were with foreign patients who undergo robotic operations through the international patient clinic of the Severance Hospital. Surgeons from all around the world visit annually to observe the robotic cases.
For more information, visit http://robotmis.iseverance.com/
The clinical component of the training gives emphasis on the development of advanced technical skills during minimally invasive surgery. Our fellow is expected to be familiar with the different techniques and proper use of instruments in endourologic, laparoscopic and robotic surgery. The participant will be exposed to the latest available instruments and technology in minimally invasive surgery. Our minimally invasive operating room suite boasts of three da Vinci S and one da Vinci Si robotic systems designated for the use of urologic surgeons. Our fellow is not limited to participating only in the surgeries of his/her assigned Professor. Because of the availability of clinical Professors who are experts on a variety of surgical techniques, our fellow is free to interact with them and tailor his/her experience according to what he/she thinks will help him/her become more successful.
In addition to clinical work, our fellow is expected to actively participate in research. Because of our robust clinical experience, our fellow has access to a wealth of prospectively maintained data bases that facilitates data gathering and paper construction. Our department has a good track record when it comes to producing abstracts for local and international urological conferences such as those conducted by the Korean Urology Association, European Association of Urology and American Urological Association.
Teaching and Training
Vacation and Educational Leave Policy
For more information, visit http://www.yuhs.or.kr/en/
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|Contact Name||Fellowship Directors: Koon Ho Rha, M.D., Program Co-Director: Woong Kyu Han, M.D., Ph.D.|
|Job Address||Yonsei University College of Medicine Department of Urology
#134 Shinchon-dong, Seodaemun-ku
|Phone||82 2 2228-2310|
|Fax||82 2 312-2538|
|Contact name(s): Fellowship Directors: Koon Ho Rha, M.D., Program Co-Director: Woong Kyu Han, M.D., Ph.D.|