NEWS Endoscopic Ultrasound Training for 221 Medical Professionals from 41 Countries 2024.02.16

▲Participants are taking commemorative photos at the graduation ceremony for the WEO International School of EUS (WISE) training on January 19.


The graduation ceremony for the WEO International School of EUS (WISE) Training, a training program on endoscopic ultrasound procedures offered to young medical professionals worldwide, was held on January 19th. Last year, 44 international physicians participated in the program.


WISE, led by Professor Dong Wan Seo, Professor Tae Jun Song, and Professor Dongwook Oh of the Division of Gastroenterology at Asan Medical Center, was established in 2018 for young medical professionals wishing to learn endoscopic ultrasound procedures systematically. Applications for training are received from medical professionals worldwide who are screened to select final successful candidates. The selected trainees are given a five-stage training course for one year, from essential to interventional procedures. Each stage includes various training programs such as lectures and live EUS procedures. The trainees present a case study applying the EUS techniques they have been trained to patients and are allowed to upgrade their skills through detailed coaching from AMC experts. Until last year, 221 medical professionals from 41 countries, including the United States, India, and Brazil, had been trained at WISE.


Professor Dong Wan Seo said, “We hope to continue to help young medical professionals become skilled EUS specialists so that patients around the world can receive safe and high-quality endoscopic treatment.”