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Gachon Medical School is a medical school on Ganghwa Island in Incheon, South Korea. It has attained the legal status of a university.
Campus The campus is located on southern Ganghwa Island, and covers an area of 82,000 square metres. It lies within Gilsang-myeon, Ganghwa-gun, within the city limits of Incheon. Like the rest of Ganghwa Island, it is connected to the mainland by road.
Organization There are five graduate schools and two undergraduate faculties at Gachon Medical School. These are the faculties of life sciences and medicine, and the graduate schools of general medicine, health, hospital management, nursing, and multimedia information. In addition, the school maintains a number of affiliated facilities, including a variety of research centres.
Students and faculty Faculty outnumber the students at Gachon Medical School, which has a student-to-faculty ratio of about 0.65:1.
History The school received permission to open in 1997, and opened its doors in March 1998 as "Gachon Medical College." The founder was Lee Gil-nyeo. The school gained university status in March 1999, and in November of that year opened the graduate school.
Sister Schools The school cooperates academically with Humboldt University in Germany, Nihon University in Japan, Peking University in China, and Thomas Jefferson University in the United States. 40-50 international students are invited to the campus each year, primarily for a summer intensive program.
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