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Due to limited resources, the hospital there may not be able to offer sophisticated investigations so the teaching was very clinical and mainly focused on history taking and physical examination. It was a good chance for me to recognise the importance of these basic clinical skills and made me realise that I could only understand the patients’ holistic situation by seeing and talking to them. These basic clinical skills helped me build up relationships with patients and could not be replaced by investigations.
Asan Medical Center is very famous for its large endoscopy centre and kidney transplantation unit. I had many eye-opening experiences there, including observing a simultaneous pancreas and living kidney transplantation at midnight, endoscopic submucosal dissection, endoscopic mucosal resection and scrubbing up for the kidney transplantation. It was my first time seeing those procedures, and I learnt a lot.
I also had the chance to join the Seoul International Symposium on Helicobactor and Upper Gastrointestinal Disease, where I met a lot of distinguished professors and listened to many informative talks, which provided the most up-to-date information on H. pylori infection and various gastrointestinal diseases.
This attachment broadened my horizons and helped me prepare for my final-year study and future research.