J Korean Med Assoc.  2014 Nov;57(11):896-898. 10.5124/jkma.2014.57.11.896.

Residency training: training program renewal and evaluation of training

  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. jjkim@amc.seoul.kr


Residency training is the most important postgraduate medical training of which the purpose is to cultivate a good qualified specialist. The requisite for good qualification is dependent on the need of the nation and the residency training program can be varied from country to country. To make good qualified specialists, not only the establishment of a good training program but also the appropriate evaluation of training facilities and supports of hospitals and the level of achievement of individual trainee is the key element. For the good training and the appropriate evaluation, the role of program director cannot be overemphasized. The system for the program director must be introduced together with training program renewal. Within a couple of years, the Korean Association of Medical Science and 26 Korean Associations of specialties will reform residency training program and establish evaluation tools to train a good qualified specialist.


Internship and residency; Education; Evaluation; Program director

MeSH Terms

Internship and Residency*
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