- Running time 70 min
- Starring Jee Sung, Joh Jae-hyun, Kim Min-jung
- Director Baak Hohng-kyoon
- Writer Hwaang Eun-kyung
- Episode 23 Eps
Chest surgery is the most demanding field in medicine.
Chest surgery is the most difficult and dangerous type of surgery to perform but it is regrettably shunned by the medical community.
Chest surgeons are bombarded daily with emergency calls to operate on patients. Not only are chest surgeons at a higher risk of losing a patient on the operating table but the life-saving open heart surgery they perform for hours with a team of doctors costs the same as a simple 30-minute eye-slit operation performed by a single plastic surgeon.
Since it is nearly impossible for a chest surgeon to open his own private practice, less and less medical students are applying to become chest surgeons, causing the shutdown of entire chest surgery departments at general hospitals. Even general hospitals that are affiliated with prestigious medical schools suffer shortages of new chest surgeons. Chest surgery has become a field that is avoided by young doctors looking for a less stressful career.
Because of this deteriorating situation, patients might have to go abroad in
the near future if they need heart or lung surgery. But even in these difficult situations, a few young doctors are
blazing new trails. Oblivious to the falling status of their profession and
worsening circumstances, they swear by the Oath of Hippocrates and save precious
Their tears... Their joy... Their troubles... All of this and more will be intertwined in an engaging, heartwarming story. The courage they display will make you realize how precious a life is...
We would like to thank them for showing us that we are not alone in this world.
They are the one who make a difference in our lives.
Lee Eun-seong | actor Ji-sung
|Nam Hye-seok | actress Kim Min-jung
She scored a perfect score in the KSAT and entered medical school at the top of her class. She graduated from medical school with the highest honors and even though she was the most skilled doctor among her peers, she chose to become a chest surgeon, causing another sensation. When Professor Choi Kang-guk tells her that he cannot accept her because they do not have separate sleeping quarters for female doctors, she rails again gender inequality and threatens to file a complaint to the human rights organization. With strong principles, she will declare a patient dead if they do not respond to resuscitation efforts after 30 minutes. When she diagnoses a patient as having cancer, she’ll immediately tell them they have cancer without any hesitation. Her mother is Park Joon-hee, a famous hanbok designer. Her actual father is the chairman of Hansung Textiles but since he was marred to another woman, her uncle adopted her. So in her family register, she is stated as being her mother’s niece. She has strict morals and will pass over burn victims to other doctors if they had affairs at hotels before it caught on fire.
Choi Kang-guk | actor Jo Jae-hyun
Lee Dong-gwon | actor Lee Ji-hoon