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Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health 2006;39(2): 110-114.
Reformation of Residency Trainingship for the Future of Preventive Medicine in Korea.
Chang Yoon Kim
Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Yeungnam University College of Medicine, Korea. cykim@med.yu.ac.kr
ABSTRACT
From the start of the residency trainingship in 1963, the residency training programs have been contributed much on the establishment and development of preventive medicine in Korea. But these programs are now have several problems to update the changes in health service needs of the population that were caused by a rapid epidemiologic transition from the acute infectious diseases to chronic diseases in last a few decades. Strengthening in medical practice, not just in knowledge is urgently required. Must have more concentrate on preventive service for the individual, as in clinical preventive medicine. Training residents by the systematic and well scheduled programs, not just 'teacher's assistant' in the academic facilities. Trying the change in the system of Specilty of Preventive Medicine to the well established several subspecialty, so more specific competency can be gained through the training. These approach and reformation may not only contribute for the better future of the preventive medicine, but also improve in disease prevention and health promotion, which required by the society in Korea.
Key words: Residency training programs; Medical practice; Clinical preventive medicine; Disease prevention; Health promotion
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