Jun was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea. At the age of 18, he came to Japan to challenge himself in the global field and is currently a clinical medical student at Keio University.
His future goal is to work as a pediatric psychiatrist globally, holding an MD with multiple licenses in the US, Japan, and Korea. He passed the USMLE Step 1 two years ago and is presently working towards the ECMFG certificate, recognizing the importance of international medical qualifications. Currently, he is planning to be involved in various clinical clerkships this year, starting with a clinical elective program at Washington University in Saint Louis.
Throughout his university life, Jun has organized the Japan-Korea Medical Student Exchange Program as the representative facilitator, establishing connections between medical students from Keio University and Yonsei University in South Korea. Engaging in community service, Jun volunteers in charity concerts and teaches child patients who are unable to receive public education through the NPO “Your School.” These experiences have deepened his understanding of healthcare and instilled a sense of responsibility. In his free time, he enjoys exploring the field of art, creating portraits, taking photos, and playing the violin.
As an international student, Jun understands the challenges faced by non-native speakers and wants to create a supportive environment for fellow students. As an alum of the VIA EHC summer program, he is grateful for the opportunity to return as a fellow and contribute to the VIA society. He hopes to offer a humble perspective to enrich the collaborative learning environment of the program and add a medical point of view as a senior medical student.