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The past, present, and future of traditional medicine education in Korea

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  • The past, present, and future of traditional medicine education in Korea
  • Han, Sang Yun; Kim, Hee Young; Lim, Jung Hwa; Cheon, Jinhong; Kwon, Young Kyu; Kim, Hyungwoo; Yang, Gi Young; Chae, Han
  • Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine


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Title The past, present, and future of traditional medicine education in Korea
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Han, Sang Yun; Kim, Hee Young; Lim, Jung Hwa; Cheon, Jinhong; Kwon, Young Kyu; Kim, Hyungwoo; Yang, Gi Young; Chae, Han

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[Daejeon, Korea]:Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine

Date 2016-03
Journal Title; Vol./Issue Integrative Medicine Research:vol. 5(no. 2)
Pages 10
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
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Subject Social Development < Health
Social Development < Education
Holding Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine

Abstract

Korea has kept the heritage of Korean traditional medicine (KM) during the 19th century harsh modernization, and has established a medical system in parallel with Western medicine. The purpose of this study was to review systematically the history and current system for educating highly qualified traditional medical doctors in Korea. KM produces 750 certified medical doctors every year with a 4–7-year curriculum in 12 universities and their affiliated hospitals. There are 22,074 clinicians along with 2474 clinical specialists in eight departments as of 2014. A national licensing examination and continuing medical education for KM are used for maintaining qualifications of KM doctors, and independent organizations are established for the evaluation of educational institutes. KM has thrived to establish an independent and competitive educational system for KM doctors, equivalent to Western medicine, and has regained a pivotal role for public health in Korea. (The rest omitted)