Korean J Med Educ.  2016 Dec;28(4):381-390. 10.3946/kjme.2016.43.

Transnational collaboration for faculty development in health professions education in Mongolia

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Medical Education, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. hismed1@snu.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Education Policy and Management, Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

Abstract

PURPOSE
The Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences is the only national university in Mongolia and has produced more than 90% of health professionals in the country. Experts from Mongolia and Korea embarked on a collaborative effort to develop educational programs for faculty development based on the personal and professional needs of faculty members. This study aimed to evaluate the outcomes of those educational programs to determine whether this transnational collaboration was successful.
METHODS
A needs assessment survey was conducted among 325 faculty members. Based on the results of this survey, the joint expert team developed educational programs on seven core topics: clinical teaching, curriculum development, e-learning, item writing, medical research, organizational culture, and resident selection. Surveys evaluating the satisfaction and the attitudes of the participants were conducted for each program.
RESULTS
Throughout the 17-day program, 16 experts from Korea and 14 faculty members from Mongolia participated as instructors, and a total of 309 participants attended the program. The average satisfaction score was 7.15 out of 8.0, and the attitudes of the participants towards relevant competencies significantly improved after each educational program.
CONCLUSION
The faculty development programs that were developed and implemented as part of this transnational collaboration between Mongolia and Korea are expected to contribute to the further improvement of health professions education in Mongolia. Future studies are needed to evaluate the long-term outcomes of these educational programs.

Keyword

Transnational collaboration; Faculty development; Health professions education

MeSH Terms

Attitude
*Cooperative Behavior
Curriculum
*Education, Professional
Educational Measurement
Faculty/*education
Faculty, Medical/education
Female
Health Occupations/*education
Humans
*International Cooperation
Male
Mongolia
*Professional Competence
*Program Evaluation
Republic of Korea
Schools, Medical
Staff Development
Universities
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