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Classification of member societies

Classification of member societies

Classification of member societies
Category ​Member Societies Associate Member Societies
​Council of Societies Specialty & Subspecialty Societies
I · Korean Physiological Society
· Korean Society of Pharmacology
· Korean Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
II · The Korean Society for Parasitology and Tropical Medicine
· Korean Society for Microbiology
· Korean Society of Pathologists
· Korean Association of Anatomists
· Korean Society for Cytopathology
· Korean Association of Physical Anthropologists
III · Korean Society for Legal Medicine
· Korean Society for Preventive Medicine
· Korean Society for the History of Medicine
· Korean Society for Agricultural Medicine and Community Health
· Korean Society of Epidemiology
· Korean Society for Medical Ethics
· Korean Society for Quality in Health Care
· Korean Society of Medical Education
· Korean Society for Hospice & Palliative Care
IV · Korean Academy of Family Medicine
· Korean Academy of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
· Korean Association of Internal Medicine
· Korean Pediatric Society
· Korean Neurotraumatology Society
· Korean Neuropsychiatric Association
· Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine
· Korean Dermatological Association
· Korean Association for the Study of the Liver
· Korean Society of Hypertension
Society of · Korean Leprologists
· Korean Endocrine Society
· Korean Geriatrics Society
· Korean Association for Geriatric Psychiatry
Korea Society for Neuro Rehabilitation
· Korean Epilepsy Society
· Korean Stroke Society
· Korean Diabetes Association
· Korean Heart Rhythm Society
· Korean Society for the Study of Obesity
· Korean College of Helicobacter and Upper Gastrointestinal Research
· Korean Society of Biological Psychiatry
· Korean Society of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
· Korean Society of Pediatric Endocrinology
· Korean Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
· Korean Child Neurology Society
· Korean Society of Pediatric Nephrology
· Korean Academy of Pediatric Allergy and Respiratory Disease
· Korean Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
· Korean Society of Pediatric Hematology Oncology
· Korean Society of Pediatric Emergency Medicine
· Korean Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
· Korean Society of Pediatric Hematology Oncology
· Korean Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility
· Korean Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
· Korean Society of Gastroenterology
· Korean Academy of Sleep Medicine
· Korean Society of Neonatology
· Korean Society of Nephrology
· Korean Society of Cardiology
· Korean Society for Affective Disorders
· Korean Society of Clinical Chemistry
· Korean Association for the Study of Intestinal Diseases
· Korean Society of Psychopharmacology
· Korean Society of Medical Oncology
· Korean Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Clinical Immunology
· Korean Pancreatobiliary Association
· Korean Movement Disorder Society
· Korean Society for Investigative Dermatology
· Korean Society of Echocardiography
· Korean Psychoanalytic Society
· Korean Psychosomatic Society
· Korean Academy of Psychotherapists
· Korean Society of Lipid and Antherosclerosis
· Korean Society of Interventional Cardiology
· Korean Dementia Association
V · Korean Urological Association
· Korean Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology
· Korean Society of Plastics and Reconstructive Surgeons
· Korean Neurosurgical Society
· Korean Ophthalmological Society
· Korean Surgical Society
· Korean Society of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
· Korean Orthopedic Associatoin
· Korean Society for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
· Korean Optometry Society
· Korean Shoulder and Elbow Society
· Korean Society of Hypertension
· Korean Bone and Joint Tumor Society
· Korean Society of Fracture
· Korean Bronchoesophagological Society
· Korean Andrological Society
· Korean Association of Endocrine Surgeons
· Korean Society of Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons
· Korean Brain Tumor Society
· Korean Society of Cerebrovascular Surgeons
· Korean Society of Coloproctology
· Korean Clef Palate-Craniofacial Association
· Korean Society of Head and Neck Surgery
· Korean Society for Head and Neck Oncology
· Korean Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine
· Korean Microsurgical Society
· Korean Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
· Korean Continence Society
· Korean Society of Gynecologic Oncology
· Korean Rhinology Society
· Korean Urological Oncology Society
· Korean Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
· Korean Society of Gynecologic Endoscopy
· Korean Society of Reproductive Medicine
· Korean Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
· Korean Association of Pediatric Surgeons
· Korean Society for Surgery of the Hand (KSSH)
· Korean Society of Sports Medicine
· Korean Knee Society
· Korean Neurotraumatology Society
· Korean Society of Traumatology
· Korean Otologic Society
· Korean Prostrate Society
· Korean Society of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
· Korean Foot and Ankle Society
· Korean Society of Surgical Onology
· Korean Society of Perinatology
· Korean Spinal Neurosurgery Society
· Korean Society of Spine Surgery
· Korean Adiological Society
· Korean Society of Menopause
· Korean Society for Vascular Surgery
· Korean Burn Society
· Korean Society of Laryngology, Phoniatrics and Logopedics
· Korean Association of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery
· Korean Society of Acute Care Surgery
VI · Korean Society of Anesthesiologists
· Korean Society for Radiation Oncology
· Korean Society of Radiology
· Korean Society of Emergency Medicine
· Korean Society of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
· Korean Society for Laboratory Medicine
· Korean Society of Nuclear Medicine
· Korean Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine
· Korean Society for Anesthetic Pharmacology
· Korean Society of Blood Transfusion
· Korean Society of Interventional Neuroradiology
· Korean Neurocritical Care Society
· Korean Association of Quality Assurance for Clinical Laborato
· Korean Society of Clinical Toxicology
· Korean Society of Clinical Microbiology
· Korean Society of Clinical Chemistry
· Korean Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
· Korean Society of Critical Care Medicine
· Korean Wound Management Society
· Korean Society of Ultrasound in Medicine
· Korean Pain Society
VII · Korean Liver Cancer Study Group
· Korean Society of Infectious Diseases
· Korean Thyroid Association
· Korean Society of Bone Metabolism
· Korean Headache Society
· Korean College of Rheumatology
· Korean Association of Immunobiologists
· Korean Society for Virology
· Korean Vaccine Society
· Korean Pediatric Cardiology Society
· Korean Society of Cancer Prevention
· Korean Cancer Association
· Korean Dysphagia Society
· Korean Gastric Cancer Association
Korea Society of Inherited Metabolic Diseases
· Korean Society for Healthcare-associated Infection Control
· Korean Society of Medical Informatics
· Korean Society for Medical Mycology
· Korean Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
· Korean Society of Medical Genetics
· Korean Society for Transplantation
· Korean Balance Society
· Korean Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
· Korean Society of Hematology
· Korean Society for Chemotherapy
· Korean Society for Brain and Neural Science
· Korean Breast Cancer Society
· Korean Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
· Korean Society of Maternal and Child Health
· Korean Academy of Aerospace Medicine
· Korean Society on Thrombosis and Hemostasis
· Korean Society of Osteoporosis
VIII · Korean Academy on Communication in Healthcare
· Korean Society of Medical and Biological Engineering
· Korean Society for Molecular and Cellular Biology
· Korean Society of Medical Physics
· Korean Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Society

Type of members and classification standard by area

1. Type of members

A. Full member

  • 1) Basic society: society consisting of board of trustees (10 basic societies, 26 societies of specialty subjects)
    • - A society that specializes in the studies set up as a subject at more than half of medical schools across the nation
    • - A society that specializes in the studies acknowledged as a basic area of medicine
    • - A society that specializes in the studies recognized as certified physician
  • 2) Detailed and convergence society
    • - A society that derived and developed from a basic society, or a society with united characteristics of basic societies
    • - A society that targets single medical skill, single disease, single organ, etc.

B. Associate member

  • - As a society that passed the member management rules of ‘evaluation of academic journal and academic activity’ and did not acquire the full membership,
    but acknowledged temporarily by the board of directors
2. Classification by area: Classified into 8 areas according to the academic characteristics and historical development of studies
  • Area Ⅰ: Societies associated to ‘physiology’
  • Area Ⅱ: Societies associated to ‘anatomy and pathology’
  • Area Ⅲ: Societies associated to ‘social (humanistic) medicine’
  • Area Ⅳ: Societies associated to ‘internal medicine’
  • Area Ⅴ: Societies associated to ‘surgery’
  • Area Ⅵ: Societies associated to ‘clinical medicine and not classified into Area IV or Area V’
  • Area Ⅶ: Allied societies and societies with united characteristics of societies of Area I~VI
  • Area Ⅷ: Doctors (member of · The Korean Medical Association) do not play a leading role as members of related societies and applicable societies, but highly relevant
    to the medical field