Although dermatology was almost unknown in Korea prior to World War II, the specialty has made great strides within the past decade. As early as 1917, Kung Sun Oh, patriarch of Korean dermatology, had been professor at Severance Union Medical College. Today, there are 108 dermatologists certified by the Korean Board of Dermatology, whose requirements are very similar to those in the United States. Seven residency programs, training 24 physicians, are approved; five residents are studying in the United States.
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