Goals of Medical Education

mission and vision

Mission

In the spirit of God, creativity leading compassionate dentistry to serve humanity.

Vision

The YUCD and YUDH will strive to achieve the following: Quality education, Cutting-edge research, Premier patient care, Leading serving community.

  • Quality Education: A premier institution where dedicated, creative-minded dental professionals are being trained for globalized, diverse educational opportunities and in-depth clinical training combined with research capability.
  • Cutting-edge Research: A leading institution where advances in dental sciences and technology are vigorously pursued for training promising dental researchers.
  • Premier Patient Care: A patient-oriented dental clinic, filled with caring and compassionate spirit.
  • Leader in Serving Community: A caring and devoted institution to our community to reaffirm an identity as a dental missionary institution.

Goals of medical education

Goal 1.1. Globalization of educational environment.

  • Certification of the YUCD by an international accreditation association.
  • Expand the international externship program.
  • Publish student research papers in leading international journals.
  • Emphasis on English language during the pre-dental course.

Goal 1.2. Provide diverse educational programs.

  • Incorporate basic scientific knowledge into clinical science in dental education.
  • Develop a program to achieve professional ethics.
  • Implement mentoring programs.
  • Prepare the students to pursue lifelong learning.

Goal 1.3. In-depth clinical training.

  • Standardization of clinical protocols and evaluation methods.
  • Provide quality clinical training.
  • Revamp case requirements for clinical competency.

Goal 1.4. Promote student research capabilities.

  • Boost student group research activities.
  • Increase research funding for student projects.
  • Require students to make public presentation of their research findings.

Goal 2.1. Establish the YUCD as an internationally recognized research institution.

  • Identify and push forward promising research projects.
  • Promote high impact research output.
  • Maximize synergistic effect between scientific research and clinical applications.

Goal 2.2. Create a leading dental science research environment in Korea.

  • Organize functional research units.
  • Expand and functionally reorganize laboratories for research activities.
  • Increase the number of top-notch researchers and auxiliary support staff.
  • Establish a research support system.

Goal 2.3. Train promising dental researchers.

  • Reorganize the graduate program according to global trends.
  • Expand the pool of dental researchers and establish a clinician-scientist program.
  • Require graduate students to submit a research paper to an international journal.

Goal 2.4. Promote international cooperation and inter-institutional collaboration in research endeavors.

  • Establish a system dedicated to global academic communications
  • Launch research projects jointly with industries.
  • Encourage and support inter-institution research collaboration.

Goal 3.1. Top-notch clinicians and leading-edge dental facilities.

  • Provide the best patient care and outstanding clinical research
  • Create a forefront dental clinic.
  • Recreate a favorable, positive image of the YUDH through specialized dental care.
  • Implement global standards in dental care system for safety

Goal 3.2. Patient oriented dental care.

  • Establish a one-stop dental care system.
  • Adopt a specialized clinic-focused patient care system.
  • Improve efficiency in clinic management.

Goal 3.3. A research institution to explore and lead the next-generation dental medicine.

  • Establish a unified dental care center buttressed by forefront research and new technology.
  • Establish a clinical research center.

Goal 3.4. A dental school committed to developing the future leaders of dental profession in Korea.

  • Strengthen an educational program for clinical training for residents.
  • Expanded overseas field study program for residents.
  • Establish an interdisciplinary training program.

Goal 4.1. Reaffirm identity as an institution committed to dental missionary work.

  • Reaffirm identity as an institution committed to dental missionary work.

Goal 4.2. Establish a missionary program for providing dental care to underserved areas.

  • Provide dental care services to the underprivileged populations.

Goal 4.3. Short and long term overseas mission trips.

  • Short and long term overseas mission trips.

Goal 4.4. Train missionaries in Dentistry.

  • Train missionaries in dentistry to be sent to underserved populations.