Welcome to CBNU in Jeonju, Korea! :)
Jeonju, which literally means "Perfect Region"(from the hanja 全州), is one of the important tourist center famous for Korean food, historic buildings, sports activities, and innovative festivals. It is the 16th largest city in South Korea and is one of the Creative cities for Gastronomy chosen by UNESCO. It is an hour and a half away from Seoul, the capital city of South Korea. Here in Jeonju, you can enjoy the best Korean cuisine, the traditional cultures and architectures, and beautiful atmosphere.
Chonbuk National University (CBNU), located in the historical city of Jeonju, is a comprehensive, national university in Korea. As the flagship national university for the Jeollabuk-do Province(a.k.a. North Jeolla province), it was founded in 1947 by the provincial fund within the framework of the Korean national university system. CBNU has grown to 17 colleges (including Faculty of Public Policy and Jimmy Carter School of International Studies) and 14 graduate schools (one general, nine specialized and four professional schools). For approximately 32,000 students, and 2,400 full-time and part-time professors (as of October 2016), Chonbuk National University provides with high-quality educational, research and support facilities, cooperating with various institutions worldwide.
About the CBNU Medical Complex
The environmentally friendly CBNU Medical Complex at the base of Gunji Mountain is located in the eastern part of the main campus. Total area of the complex is about 100 acres including Central Garden. It consists mainly of four Colleges (College of Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine, and Nursing), three Hospitals (University Hospital, Dental Hospital, and Veterinary Hospital), Emergency Center and Cancer Research Center.
About the Chonbuk National University Hospital
Chonbuk National University Hospital grew over the past 100 years through patients' attention, encouragement and support. The hospital has become firmly established as a main regional hospital representing Jeollabuk-do (North Jeolla province). While continuing to develop both qualitatively and quantitatively, CBNU Hospital medical services achieves excellent results in various qualitative evaluations including Hospital Evaluation Program. Chonbuk National University Hospital is working to produce talented medical professionals with respect for life, conquer disease and improve the health of mankind and become a key entity in Korea medical sector.
About CBNU Medical School
In March 1971, the first class of 60 pre-medical students was admitted to the College of Natural Science. CBNU Medical School was established in December 1972, and the first CBNU hospital opened on February 1, 1975. CBNU Medical School has been developed and expanded since then. The Medical School enrolls 480 medical students and 235 graduate students who are taught by 157 full time faculty members with expertise in 31 subspecialties of clinical and basic science. In August 1984, today's University Hospital opened with the facility of 1,000 beds and 22 clinical departments.
In October 1985, the Clinical Science Research Center opened, followed by the Medical Library in December 1986. The Medical Student Building opened in June 1991, followed by the Emergency Center in July of 1995. The Cardiovascular Research Center was established in March 1996, and the Clinical Research Center and Speech Science Center were established in March 2002, followed by the Medical Research Center in January 2003. Medical Students with undergraduate degrees were admitted in March 2006, and in May 2006, the Chonbuk Medical Simulation Center opened. Most recently, construction of a dormitory for medical students began in September 2006. Currently, there are 3,500 CBNU Medical School alumni working in diverse medical fields all over the world.
Facilities of Medical School
Chonbuk National University Medical School is composed of three academic buildings for education and research, including a student center for student activities, an independent medical library and a clinical medicine faculty building. The main academic building contains the staff offices, including the dean’s office on the first floor and lecture rooms, seminar rooms, and the simulation center for clinical training. The newly innovated simulation center in the building is available not only for medical school students, but also for the students undergoing paramedic professional training. The second and third floors consist mainly of research laboratories.The second academic building is for the Department of Anatomy and Preventive Medicine. Faculty offices and the Laboratory of Anatomy are located on the first floor, and the eastern part of the first floor contains the Cadaver Dissection Laboratory for anatomy classes. The second and third floors contain the faculty office and the research laboratory offices of preventive medicine. The newly built third academic building is for research-based medical science laboratories. A variety of basic science and research classes are conducted in these laboratories. The Student Center is composed of a student cafeteria and student club rooms. Twelve newly renovated PBL (problembased learning) rooms are located in the Student Center and are available not only for the PBL classes, but also for student group study. The Medical School’s Library located in a separate building on the medical school campus contains relevant print and electronic publications. The second and third floors of the library contain study areas where each student can have his or her own cubicle for tudy.A sky bridge connects the faculty building to Chonbuk National University Hospital, so that the medical school faculty can easily serve the hospital as physicians and clinical researchers.
Further information of CBNU can be found at : http://www.jbnu.ac.kr/kor/
Further information of CBNU Hospital can be found at: http://www.cuh.co.kr/cuh/main/
**Important Note!! (For SCOPE incoming students)
Since our tutor professors are not confirmed yet, please note that you might not be able to experience respiratory medicine program.
We are going to notice the other subject for SCOPE soon.
Our SCOPE program provides a program for respiratory medicine. Other program is not confirmed yet.
(We will notice as soon as the other program is confirmed.)
Every incoming student is going to have one tutor professor each.
Our SCORE program provides a program for microbiology. Please look at project form written by our LORE.
For the information of Microbiology department, please visit the following URL for more information.
Coupons that can be used in CBNU hospital cafeteria are going to provided on weekdays; 3 coupons per day.
CPs are going to provide coupons for incoming students.
For SCOPE, student dormitory is going to be provided.
For SCORE, lodging information is going to be updated soon.
You can come to Jeonju city by the express bus from the Incheon international airport.
You can also use a train to come to Jeonju.
In Jeonju, most people use the bus for transportation.
Will be updated soon.