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Korean Journal of Medical Education 2002;14(1): 73-83. doi: https://doi.org/10.3946/kjme.2002.14.1.73
The Development Tasks of Medical School Accreditation in Korea
Moo Sang Lee, Duk Joon Suh, Eun Bae Yang, Jong Yil Chai, Gue Tae Chae, Duck Sun Ahn, Dong Goo Kim
1Department of Medical Education, Yonsei University, College of Medicine. msluro@yumc.yonsei.ac.kr
2Department of Pharmacology, Yonsei University, College of Medicine.
3Department of Physiology, Donga University College of Medicine.
4Department of Parasitology, Seoul National University, College of Medicine.
5Department of Pathology, Catholic University, College of Medicine.
6Department of Medical Education, Korea University, College of Medicine.
The Accreditation Board for Medical Education in Korea, ABMEK, is nongovernmental appraisal organization that was established at July 2, 1998. The organization is contributing to the improvement of medical education by progressing the first cycle accreditation successfully. But, the organization has various problems and subjects related to the accreditation system. The authors examined the related literature focusing on the current status and problems of accreditation system. The result of this research was as follows. First, the ABMEK needs to propel legal personality of organization and should install independent executive office. Second, the ABMEK should establish the alteration procedure of accreditation standards and develop the accreditation standards of the second cycle that take into account international flowing of medical education. Third, the ABMEK must decide forms and scope to investigate medical college present situation. Finally, to propel development tasks effectively, it needs to get the recognition of Ministry of Education and Human Development.
Keywords: Accreditation;Developmental task;ABMEK
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