July 24, 2020 08:35
Korea will increase the admission quota for medical schools in a bid to ramp up its health care services, the government announced on Thursday.
An additional 4,000 students will be admitted to study medicine by 2032 under the new measure -- 400 each year over the next 10 years. The current quota at medical schools stands at some 3,000.
The government will require some 3,000 medical students admitted under the increased quota to eventually practice in fields dealing with severe diseases in the provincial area where their medical school is located.
The rest will be trained as specialists in epidemiology and trauma surgery and as researchers in bio-science, pharmaceuticals and basic science.
The Education Ministry will announce related policies and guidelines in the coming months.
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