Korean J Med Educ.  2007 Dec;19(4):271-278.

A Comparative Study on Medical Education Systems in Korea, China and Japan

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  • 1Department of Medical Education, Korea University, College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. dsahn@korea.ac.kr

Abstract

PURPOSE: The present study examined the possibility of standardization of medical education in three Asian countries-Korea, China, and Japan, by comparing their medical education and licensing systems.
METHODS
As the criterion for comparison, we divided medical education system into three stages- basic medical education, graduate medical education, and continuing medical education. In addition, we analyzed the history and social and cultural backgrounds of medical education in each country. Recent changes were also examined.
RESULTS
While little difference was found in the medical curriculums and courses between Korea and Japan, China's differed significantly from these two countries. But all three countries do attempt to keep up with international standards.
CONCLUSION
To improve the quality of medical education in Korea, China, and Japan, these three countries need a plan to standardize medical education compatible with international standards but one that differs from western medical education by incorporating traditional medicine.

Keyword

Medical School; Medical Education System; Licensing Systems; Globalization
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