In 1978, the foundation year of The Ewha Medical Journal, Dean Kim Gu-ja first published the academic journal entitled ‘The Ewha Medical Journal (EMJ)’, which was our long-cherished wish. She emphasized the journal should be published by our hands and we must develop them by our own strength. For this purpose, she also highlighted that professors should constantly conduct research and provide generous support for the journal.
Forty-four years later, we are planning to reorganize the EMJ in 2022. As the Dean of Ewha Womans University College of Medicine (Fig. 1), the first thing I would like to ask is “proactive contribution and participation of all professors and students” to continue the history and tradition of The Ewha Medical Journal.
Through reorganization such as opening to other colleges and providing a reader-friendly environment, the EMJ can quickly share the latest knowledge of medicine and health science to the general public, students, and doctors. And our journal will play the role of a forum where ideas and information can be exchanged and academic discussions will be held among researchers in Ewha Womans University. In addition, various changes such as ‘Ewha Medical Education Center (EMEC)’ and ‘Ewha Medical Award’ made under the slogan of “Future Ready, Ewha Medicine” will be significant since they are resulted from medical education research to foster doctors/medical scientists in the era of the 4th Industrial Revolution.
I hope the EMJ will serve as a channel for the professors of our college to present their research results, discuss opinions, and disseminate medical information to the students, scientists and public. I also believe the journal will serve as the foundation for fostering future talents in convergence studies, which is urgently required for medical education.
Marking its 45th anniversary, The Ewha Medical Journal’s reorganization can be completed with proactive research and participation by all professors and students of Ewha Womans University. Thus, I would like to ask for your constant interest and support. Last but not least, I sincerely express my gratitude to all the editorial committee members including the editor-in-chief, Lee Ryung-Ah, for their hard work and efforts.