임원진 COMMITTEE

2022-2023

KUMA commitee Joon.jpg

하준수 선생님 MR JOON SOO HA

President

정형외과 Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery, Specialist Registrar

In 2008, as a student I was part of the group which gathered Korean medical and dental students into an organisation which has gone on to become KUMA. 14 years later I have the same ambitions of being part, and now leading, a group of like-minded individuals who share a heritage and profession. Through this network we seek to:

-Internally, be a source of information and support for the Korean doctors working in the UK

-Externally, to benefit the Korean community in the UK 

-Form relationships and friendships which are hopefully enriching and lifelong

Something others don’t know about me:

I have been to North Korea twice, most recently as part of a medical mission trip led by Dr Kee Park. Ask me more about it if you’re interested!

KUMA commitee Paul.jpg

김승철 선생님 DR PAUL KIM

Vice President

마취통증의학과 Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine, Specialist Registrar

Dr Paul Kim is the past president of the Korean Medics in Scotland (KMS), Korean Society in Glasgow, and the University of Toronto Regional Alumni Representative. Educated in UK, US, Canada, and Korea, He has completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto (BSc. Hons.) and medical degree at the University of Glasgow (MBChB). Dr Kim is currently pursuing his career as an Anaesthetic Registrar in the North Central London School of Anaesthesia. Passionate about promoting health awareness within the overseas Korean community, he has organised and delivered various educational seminars, workshops and conferences, with one of his works recognised by the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA). He continues to provide mentorship for the medical students and junior doctors at the University College London Hospital.

Something others don't know about me:

Born in Scotland

Hates taking medicine

KUMA commitee Faith1.jpg

전현경 선생님 DR FAITH JEON

Secretary

성형외과 Plastic Surgery, Core Surgical Trainee

Through my involvement in KUMA since 2015, I have had the privilege to foster new relationships with both colleagues and members of the UK Korean community including charity groups and other professional organisations, actively participating as a proud member of the medical workforce of Korean heritage. I look forward in continuing to be a part of this growing and evolving community.


Something others don't know about me:

My dream is one day to have my own café!

KUMA commitee Sejung1.jpg

박세정 선생님 DR SEJUNG PARK

Treasurer

마취통증의학과 Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine


Having grown up encased in the London Korean community, I have always appreciated its supportive role for the individuals. KUMA has provided a platform for me to give back to the community that I have benefited from.

KUMA is a unique organisation that facilitates the interaction between Korean doctors, and allows for sharing of experiences and knowledge. I look forward to many more invaluable encounters through this growing organisation.

Something others don’t know about me:

I have had my photos exhibited in London 

Emily Moon.jpg

문해준 선생님 DR EMILY MOON

Membership Officer

피부과 Dermatology, Specialist Registrar

Throughout my medical school years, I was fortunate to have opportunities to work and liaise with Korean doctors and medical students from all around the world. Joining KUMA has been a fantastic way to meet like-minded people, be part of new experiences, share ideas, develop new skills, and reach out to the Korean community in the UK! I’ve been an active committee member of KUMA ever since I qualified as a doctor, and it’s been an exciting journey to witness our society grow and be part of our strong peer to peer support network.   


Something others don't know about me: 

In my spare time, I like to wonder in nature and grow edible plants.

KUMA commitee Sean.jpg

이승훈 선생님 DR SEAN LEE

Student Liaison Officer

응급의학과 Emergency Medicine, Specialist Registrar


4 years ago, I initially joined KUMA as
the Northern England representative to help facilitate networking between Korean medical students and doctors in north and south of England. Since this year, I have taken up a new role as the student liaison officer to ensure effortless collaboration between KUMA and KUMAS. I would also like to represent students and build meaningful relationships with the
budding doctors and support them along their journey.


Something others don’t know about me:

I started playing tennis when I was 7 and at one point in my life, I tried to become a professional tennis player. Now it’s one of the main things that keep me sane!

KUMA commitee Hugh.jpg

손세인 선생님 DR SEIN SON

Social Media Officer

Senior House Officer


I have been part of KUMA community since I was a medical student and became a committee member last year. I have been enjoying my experiences with KUMA and met numerous Korean medical students and doctors across the UK. I really look forward connecting with more Korean doctors and help the community. 


Something others don’t know about me:

I have two degrees and studying the third one now!

Screenshot 2022-05-17 at 20.48.33.png

엄주영 선생님 DR JUYOUNG UM

Scotland Representative

.

KUMA commitee Rachel.jpg

한기영 선생님 DR RACHEL HAN

Events Officer

가정의학과 General Practitioner

Growing up as a Korean immigrant 1.5세, I have always been a part of various Korean communities, such as Korean church, Korean students' academic associations and Calgary Korean Health Advocacy Society. Over the years, I grew to develop a sense of responsibility to take a role as a 'bridge' between the main society and the Korean community. As a doctor in the UK who understands the challenges faced by Korean immigrants, I find my work with KUMA allows me to function well in that role of being the 'bridge'. I find great joy in helping Korean students, junior doctors and most importantly immigrants in the community.


Something others don't know about me:

I have been in the Reserve Force (Military) as a Navy Musician for the past 14 years. I play the flute in the marching band and have played for the British Royal family members, heads of state of many countries including Canada and France amongst many others. In my free time, I love playing piano, badminton and boardgames. 

KUMA commitee yang.jpg

마양명 선생님 DR YANGMYUNG MA

Charity Outreach Officer

인턴 Foundation Year 1

There is a quotation from Pablo Picasso that I live by: “The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away”. Although I am yet to find my gift, I know that I really enjoy helping others whether that is through education, charity or even if people just need a little chat. I have joined to share what I have learnt and experienced so that I can encourage others to also share their knowledge and skills.


It is only through consistent interaction and sharing that I believe will build a tighter community that is able to take on bigger and greater things. In order to achieve this, I hope to organise more events that help engage not just the Koreans within the medical/surgical field but to extend that to other Koreans who are living and studying in the UK. I recognise this may take time but if it takes six hours to chop down a tree, the first five must be spent sharpening the axe (Abraham Lincoln).

Hope to achieve: Help organise more charitable events for the Korean residents and students in the UK


Something others don't know about me:

I like to dabble at watchmaking in my spare time! (No pun
intended)

GyuseongCho.jpg

조규성 선생님 DR GYUSEONG CHO

Charity Outreach Officer

마취과 Anaesthetics, Core Trainee


I first heard about KUMA through a friend only a year ago despite having lived and trained in the UK for the majority of my life. Having received much help and support from the Korean community during my formative years, I look forward to becoming a part of an organisation that is keen on giving back to the community.

Something others don't know about me:

I don't like heights and I did a gorge swing. Never again. 

KUMA commitee Eunsol.jpg

김은솔 선생님 DR EUNSOL KIM

Mentorship & Education Officer

성형외과 Plastic Surgery, Specialist Registrar​

Eunsol graduated from Barts and the London Medical School in 2014. She acquired a BSc in Surgery and Anaesthesia at Imperial College. She completed junior surgical training in
London, Bristol and Swansea. She is currently a specialist plastic surgery registrar in London.


She is passionate about education and is well published in simulated microsurgery.

KUMA commitee Minho.jpg

이민호 선생님 DR MIN-HO LEE

Academic Officer

정형외과 Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery, Core surgical trainee


I was a longtime member of KoMDUK since my freshman year in 2008, the original student-run organization preceding KUMA. I have always enjoyed being part of this vibrant group of ethnic Korean doctors and medical students, fostering connections, networks and more. I now return as the academic officer in KUMA with a thriving passion for teaching and learning.


My goals for this year will be:

1. Undergraduate support: To create and run an academic department within KUMA with a focus on supporting our current medical students in their final exams.

2. Postgraduate support: To support the junior members of KUMA in their postgraduate specialty membership exams by harnessing the clinical expertise and previous experience present among the wider KUMA committee and members. 

3. Pre-university support: KUMA runs an annual event for Korean school pupils preparing for medical school entry applications in the UK, which I plan to continue as usual with fresh perspectives and direction as entry requirements change and evolve over time. 

Something others don't know about me:

I am a qualified German glider pilot able to fly small engine-free planes! (though usually only in good weather!)

Jiin Youn.jpg

윤지인 선생님 DR JIIN YOUN

Social Officer

인턴 Foundation Year 1

I love meeting new people and have been craving to do so more than ever since the
pandemic! I hope to bring lots of fun opportunities/ events to the team and meet our Korean fellows across the UK (new and old faces). Look forward to seeing you all soon.

1 thing I hope to achieve this year: Get out of the house more

Something others don’t know about me:

I put finger chillis in everything that I eat

Da Wit Kim.jpg

김다윗 선생님 DR DA WIT KIM

Social Officer

Senior House Officer

I am very excited to be part of KUMA committee to serve as the social officer. KUMA seemed an amazing organisation with a variety of opportunities to network with talented members and reconnect to our cultural origins


I hope to continue the great work that KUMA has done so far with aims to expand our network more and make tighter connections with many other Korean doctors with similar passion and ambitions.


Something others don’t known about me:

I’m an avid foodie so feel free to recommend your favourite places!

KUMA commitee Julia.jpg

한유경 선생님 DR JULIA HAN

Creative Director

가정의학과 GP


I want to be active in a society that can combine my medical background and my identity as a Korean. I also see this opportunity as a way to contribute to our community.

Something others don't know about me:

Growing up I was blessed with many pets and over the years had 2 turtles, 4 hamsters, 4 dogs, countless fish, and currently have 3 dogs (one of which is a Korean Jindo!)

KUMA commitee Suewan.jpg

김수완 선생님 DR SUEWAN KIM

Website Officer

​소아외과 Paediatric Surgery, Core Surgical Trainee

I was actively involved in KMDA-UK/KUMAS during medical school. I have very much enjoyed the experience of being able to meet friendly Korean medics in different areas/specialties and getting some advice from the seniors was just so invaluable. During the foundation years (and the start of the pandemic), I was in a small town, barely seeing any Koreans, and I really missed this community. By joining the committee, I hope to get to be a part of this lovely group again. 


Something others don’t know about me:

유연석 in 'Hospital Playlist' is indeed my favourite actor, but that is not the reason why I want to become a paediatric surgeon.

KUMA commitee Ji1.jpg

윤지희 선생님 DR JIHEE YOUN

North England Representative

인턴 Foundation Year 2

Hello!  

My name is Jihee and I graduated from University of Liverpool in 2020. I was born in Seoul and currently a FY2 doctor working in the East midlands! 

Something others don't know about me:

I don't have scouse accent

KUMA commitee Sang.jpg

오상훈 선생님 DR SANGHOON OH

Foundation Year Representative

인턴 Foundation Year 1

I like to think that I am a friendly and approachable individual. I have past experience of being a Rep at University, and also currently as the FY1 Rep at my hospital. I hope to use what I have learnt to aid KUMA grow as a society and work with the team in building a network to best support those currently working as FY Doctors and welcome those who will soon be joining the NHS and KUMA as FY1 Doctors later this year. 

1 thing hoping to achieve this year:

Get annual leave approved so that I can travel to Korea and see my family and dog. 

Something others don’t know about me:

I was born and raised in Southampton, hence why I have an odd accent when I speak Korean. Confusing for some I know, but I assure you its more confusing for me… 

KUMA commitee Minjin.jpg

김민진 선생님 DR MINJIN KIM

Foundation Year Representative

인턴 Foundation Year 1


I joined the KUMA committee as I wanted to help connect Korean doctors across the UK. As an only Korean in my year during university, being part of KUMA and KUMA-students was a great way to get help and receive support whenever I needed them. Now I hope to serve that role for my juniors, and for my fellow colleagues working as junior doctors in the UK, to make sure that they know where to go to seek senior support. 


Something others don't know about me:

I run an Instagram page (@ukoreanmedic) where I upload photos/videos to capture my daily life as a Korean doctor in the UK. It started out as a study motivation page when I was a medical student, which has now transformed as I continue my journey in medicine as a doctor. Follow me to find out more about life as a junior doctor in the NHS!