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Korean J Med Educ > Volume 12(2); 2000 > Article
Korean Journal of Medical Education 2000;12(2): 309-327. doi: https://doi.org/10.3946/kjme.2000.12.2.309
A Study on the Development of M.D.-Ph.D. Program
Moo Sang Lee, Eun Bae Yang, Sun Kim, Chan Il Park, Se Jong Kim, Kyung Hwan Kim, Kwang Se Paik, Seung Hum Yu
1Department of Medical Education, Yonsei University College of Medicine.
2Department of Pathology, Yonsei University College of Medicine.
3Department of Microbiology, Yonsei University College of Medicine.
4Department of Parmacology, Yonsei University College of Medicine.
5Department of Physiology, Yonsei University College of Medicine.
6Department of Preventive Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine.
This study is to develop M.D.-Ph.D. program of medical school in Korea. The authors examined the related literature focusing on the current status and problems of training biomedical scientists. Next step was to make a collection of data related to American M.D.-Ph.D. program. The search for the materials was made through February 2000. The developed M.D.-Ph.D. program was modified and revised by the experts in the area and through public speech. The results of the study are as follows; first, the validity of M.D.-Ph.D. program was convicted by the need of interdisciplinary study, social needs, current problems of medical education and financial problems. Second, the development M.D.-Ph.D. program consists of educational period, admission procedure, entree examination, curriculum and its administration, degrees, school registration management, medical license examination, grants and problems related to military service. The expectations of the results are; first, M.D.-Ph.D. program will make Korea one of the leading countries in biomedical scientists and medical knowledge, and will activate the interdisciplinary research. Second, M.D.-Ph.D. program will facilitate to revise the educational problems of graduate school of medicine and medical schools.
Keywords: M.D.-Ph.D;Biomedical scientists
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