An eventful year has passed for our nine favourite specialists at Hangang University Hospital. What will their second year bring them?
Sequel to Hospital 365 - this story will make more sense if you read that first!
UPDATE 12/09/2021: Please note that due to recent circumstances, the character played by Wu Yifan in season 1 has been recast to an original character named Wei Fanxing for season 2, as the authors prefer not to use his name and persona in an ongoing work. We may at some point update season 1 also, but for now we are just focusing on season 2. The character is the same, just played by a different "actor" as such. We hope this doesn't cause any confusion.
Meet the doctors
Kim Minseok: emergency physician, section chief of the emergency department
An emergency physician specializes in the care of illnesses or injuries requiring immediate medical attention.
Kim Joonmyun: cardiothoracic surgeon, fellow
A cardiothoracic surgeon specializes in surgical treatment of the organs of the thorax, generally the heart and lungs.
Zhang Yixing: oncologist, attending
An oncologist specializes in cancer and cancer treatments.
Byun Baekhyun: plastic surgeon, fellow
A plastic surgeon specializes in restoration, reconstruction or alteration of the human body.
Park Chanyeol: paediatrician, attending
A paediatrician specializes in treatment of children.
Kim Jongdae: obstetric surgeon and gynaecologist, attending
An obstetric surgeon and gynaecologist specializes in pregnancy, childbirth and women's health.
Do Kyungsoo: radiologist, attending
A radiologist specializes in diagnostic imaging like X-rays, CT scans and MRIs.
Kim Jongin: orthopaedic surgeon, fellow
An orthopaedic surgeon specializes in surgical treatment of the musculoskeletal system.
Oh Sehun: dermatologist, attending
A dermatologist specializes in diseases of the skin.
Glossary of terms
Intern: Has completed medical school but doesn't yet have their licence to practice medicine independently. They usually spend their first year in the hospital rotating through different specialities to learn and assist the residents and fellows who are already specialising.
Resident: Has completed medical school and is pursuing further training in a speciality, usually from 2 to 7 years depending on the speciality. Residents are usually further split into junior residents (1st and 2nd year), senior residents (3rd year plus) and chief residents, who are in charge of other residents.
Fellow: Has completed their residency and has elected to complete further training in a specialty.
Attending: Has completed their training and is practicing independently in their chosen specialty. In the hierarchy of physicians, the attending is at the top under only the physicians who run the hospital itself.
Call shift or being on-call: The doctor must be ready to respond to any emergency called in to them via pager or cellphone. Call shifts range in length from 12 hours up to 36-plus.
Defibrillation: Administration of a controlled electric shock to restore normal heart rhythm in cases of cardiac arrest due to ventricular fibrillation.
- ED: Emergency department
- OR: Operating room
- ABC: Airway, breathing, circulation - the most important aspects of a patient to stabilize
- GCS: Glasgow Coma Scale, used for assessing level of consciousness
- NICU: Neonatal intensive care unit, for intensive care of infants
- PICU: Paediatric intensive care unit, for intensive care of children
- ICU: Intensive care unit, for intensive care of adults
- GP: General practitioner or family doctor
- FAST scan: Rapid ultrasound examination performed by paramedics and emergency physicians to check for blood around the heart or in the abdominal area in trauma
- CT scan: Computed tomography - medical imaging device that gives a highly detailed picture of the organs and other structures in the body
- MRI: Magnetic resonance imaging - medical imaging device used for highly detailed pictures of the organs and other structures in the body
- EKG: Electrocardiogram, this records the electric signal from the heart via electrodes placed on the chest
- CPB: Cardiopulmonary bypass, a technique in which the function of the heart and lungs are replaced by a machine, usually so a surgeon can perform heart surgery on a non-beating heart in a bloodless surgical field
- CXR: Chest X-ray
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