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J Educ Eval Health Prof. 2007;4(1):3. English. Brief Communication.
Kim MY .
Department of Medical Education, College of Medicine, Hallym University, Chuncheon, Korea. mykim@hallym.or.kr
Abstract

To determine whether a pass/fail system is more appropriate for medical education instead of a grade-based system, a survey of medical students and faculty members of Hallym University, Korea, was taken. A questionnaire was delivered to 54 junior students and 36 faculty members from a medical school in Korea and analyzed. Of these participants, 37.7% of students and 36.1% of faculty agreed to the pass/fail system, while 28.3% of students and 52.8% of faculty objected to it. The most frequent reason for objection was the potential decrease in learning achievement. A pass/fail system should be considered after persuasion of the students and faculty to think positively of this system.

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