Korean Med Educ Rev.  2020 Feb;22(1):28-31. 10.17496/kmer.2020.22.1.28.

A Proposal for the Future of Medical Education Accreditation

  • 1Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Ajou University School of Medicine, Suwon, Korea


For the past 20 years, the medical education accreditation program of Korean Institute of Medical Education and Evaluation (KIMEE) has contributed greatly to the standardization and improvement of the quality of basic medical education in Korea. Now, it contributes to establishing and promoting the future of medical education. Since its inception in 2019, Accreditation Standard of KIMEE 2019 (ASK2019) aims to achieve world-class medical education through the application of learner-centered curriculum using a continuum framework for the three phases of formal medical education: basic medical education, post-graduate medical education, and continuing professional development. ASK2019 also promotes medical education which meets community needs and employs systematic assessments throughout the education process. These are important changes that can be used to gauge the future of the medical education accreditation system. Furthermore, internationalization, interprofessional education, health systems science, and on-going, permanent self-assessment systems in every medical school are emerging as important topics for the future of medical education. It’s time for the medical education accreditation system in Korea to observe and adopt new trends in global medical education.


Accreditation; Future; Medical education
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