J Korean Med Assoc.  2011 Nov;54(11):1146-1153.

The meaning of medical professionalism for the faculty members of medical school and university hospitals in Korea

  • 1Department of Medical Education, Ewha Womans University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. kivo@ewha.ac.kr


The medical professionalism for faculty members of medical schools has some different implication from other medical professions. They have to work as educator, researcher, and manager as well as clinician. The professionalism of each duties has its own uniqueness, which sometimes causes a conflict between them. Therefore, the faculty members of medical schools have to harmonize their different tasks and duties each other, looking after the professional development through the professional life.


Medical professionalism; Professional standard; Medical education; Conflict of interest

MeSH Terms

Conflict of Interest
Education, Medical
Hospitals, University
Schools, Medical


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