Korean J Med Educ.  2023 Jun;35(2):199-205. 10.3946/kjme.2023.260.

Medical education program implementation experience in an elective course: a case study in South Korea

  • 1Department of Medical Education and Humanities, Yeungnam University College of Medicine, Daegu, Korea
  • 2Department of Medical Education, Eulji University School of Medicine, Daejeon, Korea
  • 3Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Eulji University School of Medicine, Daejeon, Korea


This study was conducted to examine the results of designing and implementing a teaching program for medical education as the elective course for 4th-year students of medical course.
In order to design the teaching program for medical education as an elective course, we conducted literature review, five medical education experts were interviewed, and the literature required in the design process was reviewed. A developing teaching program was implemented as an elective course in a medical school of Korea, and 4th-year students of medical course participated in the program.
In the elective course, the medical education program process competencies were derived into three categories: theoretical educational knowledge, teaching competency, and research competency for education. Moreover, instructional materials were developed to help students achieve these competencies. And project-based learning strategy was selected and implemented for 4th-year students in medical course, and positive satisfaction was confirmed.
As a study designed and implemented in a medical education program in a medical school in Korea, it is expected to be helpful when introducing medical education to undergraduate students or developing a medical education program to strengthen the teaching capacity of residents.


Elective course; Medical education; Instructional system development
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