Keimyung Medical Journal, Vol.7(1) : 182~191, 1988
Nowadays; medical education has become a topic of wider discussion among many nations; including Korea. Medical education is a continuum of learning beginning with entrance into medical school and ending with retirement from active practice. Its purpose is to prepare medical students; resident physicians; and practicing physicians to apply biological and behavioral sciencees for the prevention and the treatment of human disease. Medical education also includes ethical standards; thoughts of behavior science; and concepts of services for others rather than personal gain. As members of the medical profession; all physicians must accept the responsibility for maintaining high standards of medical education. This must be grounded in highly qualified medical education systems & professional medical teachers.
To gain a better understanding of the current medical education status in Korea and to ascertain the current position of our school (Dong San Medical Center; Keimyung University) among the 28 medical schools; the authors compared & analysed the past 10 years of medical curriculums based on published Korean medical education journals retrospectively.