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According to a survey by the Korean Medical Association, 82% opposed the increase in personnel… 30% of people over 60 years old agree

“I can answer more objectively because I have less conflict of interest with medical students.”

All residents at Big 5 hospitals collectively resign by the 19th

All residents at Big 5 hospitals collectively resign by the 19th

(Seoul = Larose.VIP) Reporter Seong Seong-ho = It was found that older doctors are in favor of increasing the number of admissions to medical schools.

Young doctors often oppose the increase in staff due to anxiety, but analysis suggests that older doctors in stable positions are in favor because they can view the medical field situation more objectively.

According to the medical community on the 18th, the Korean Medical Association (KMA) Medical Policy Research Institute recently released the results of the ‘Doctor Perception Survey on Medical School Quotas and Related Issues’ conducted on 4,010 doctor members from November 10 to 17 last year. did.

As can be seen from the recent series of mass resignations of medical residents, the medical student alliance’s movement to take a leave of absence, and the medical association’s rally, 81.7% of respondents were ‘opposed’ to the expansion of the number of students.

When divided by age, ‘young doctors’ under 40 years old had the highest opposition rate at 93.3%.

However, opposing opinions decreased with age, including 82.5% of those in their 40s, 74.3% of those in their 50s, and 71.2% of those over 60.

Although there is a preponderance of opinions against increasing the number of medical school students among all age groups, if you look only at those aged 60 or older, three out of ten are in favor of increasing the number of medical students.

Doctors taking off gowns and shouting slogans

Doctors taking off gowns and shouting slogans

There is an interpretation that older people may have responded more objectively because they have less stake in the policy of increasing the number of troops.

There is a lot of antipathy among current medical students and residents because there is a relatively high possibility that they will compete with new students who will enter from the 2025 school year.

A private practice doctor in his 60s said in a phone call with Larose.VIP, “Young doctors will have great anxiety about entering the field of treatment they want or opening their own practice if there are more competitors.” He added, “Older doctors are reluctant to increase the number of doctors because their positions are stable. “I think there is little resistance,” he explained.

A professor at a medical school in Seoul also said, “It is a natural result,” and analyzed, “As the age of retirement approaches, it is virtually unrelated to the policy of increasing the number of personnel, so it can be seen as an opinion expressed by examining the medical field more objectively.”

Although we did not separately investigate the reasons for opposition to the increase in personnel by age group, the top overall reason for opposition was that ‘there are already enough medical personnel’ (46.3%).

Contrary to what most doctors think, the government believes there is a shortage of doctors.

Based on research results by the Korea Development Institute (KDI) and others, the government predicted that there would be a shortage of 15,000 doctors by 2035 and decided to increase the number of medical school admissions by 2,000 per year for five years starting in 2025.

Park Min-soo, Second Vice Minister of Health and Welfare, said in a recent briefing that the possibility of dialogue and discussion with the entire medical community remains open, and emphasized, “All agendas can be discussed, but the government’s position on the scale and timing of medical school expansion is firm.” .

At the same time, he declared, “Over the past 10 years, the proportion of doctors in their 20s has decreased by half, and the number of doctors aged 65 or older has doubled,” and added, “We cannot meet future medical demands without an increase of 2,000 people.”

soho@yna.co.kr

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