Korean J Pancreas Biliary Tract.  2019 Apr;24(2):47-50. 10.15279/kpba.2019.24.2.47.

Current Korean Medical Specialty and Subspecialty System for Preparation of Privileging and Credentialing of ERCP Subspecialty

  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Jeju National University School of Medicine, Jeju, Korea. cek@jejunu.ac.kr


A primary mission of the Korean pancreatobiliary association (KPBA) is to promote high quality patient care and safety in the field of pancreatobiliary diseases. Among these, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is one of the most important procedure among various endoscopic procedures. The purpose of this document is to provide a current Korean medical detailed and departmental specialty system that should be considered before preparing of privileging and credentialing for ERCP subspecialty and making suitable framework for determining the competency of practicing endoscopists and for the granting of privileges to perform ERCP. As such, this document provides current situation of Korean medical specialty and subspecialty system to assist KPBA in making credentialing organizations especially for ERCP subspecialty.


Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography; Specialty; Subspecialty
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