South Korea is a welcoming destination of great beauty and stark contrasts. A country shaped by its long history and traditions, it also sits comfortably at the cutting edge of modernity. From its distinctive, flavourful cuisine to its unique customs and etiquette, South Korea is a dynamic destination that is still relatively unknown to many. This carefully curated tour provides fascinating insight into medicine in South Korea, while experiencing its culture, history and cuisine during the beautiful cherry blossom season.
There is a wide range of professional visits providing real insight into medicine, health care and society in South Korea. Several visits have been organised via Korean members of the Royal Society of Medicine. This tour was created by Loren Hall, who has spent a lot of time living and studying in South Korea. She majored in Korean at SOAS, speaks the language and lives in East Sussex with her Korean husband, who she met whilst she was working in South Korea.
Janice Liverseidge was previously Director of Membership at The Royal Society of Medicine and is now a full time guide and in her spare time a trustee of both the Royal Medical Benevolent Fund and the London Handel Festival. Earlier in her career she worked for the British Medical Association. She is also a registered Blue Badge tourist guide and regularly leads groups in London on medical history walks, tours of the Wellcome Collection and other healthcare locations plus provides music and art tours for the Foundling Museum and the London Handel Festival. Janice has travelled extensively, including an eight month journey around India, South East Asia and Australia, and has led highly successful RSM tours to Vietnam and Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Cuba, South Africa and China.
Janice has the Visit Britain "Good to Go" Industry standard demonstrating that she has shown her compliance with government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, has a Risk Assessment in place and ensures social distancing including using a phone app when providing tour commentaries.
The cost of the tour per person sharing is US $4,707. The cost of the tour with a room to yourself is US $5,491.