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Remarks made while criticizing the ‘expansion of local talent selection’ in a TV debate

If you are ranked 20th or 30th in your class, you are at the ‘bottom’… Entrance industry: “Even if the number of medical schools increases, it is still difficult to get into medical school.”

A voice says, “Rather than focusing on grades, we need to create doctors with a sense of duty.”

Comments such as “Is 280 million won an annual salary worthy of criticism?” and “Doctors are beaten wives” are also on the chopping block.

Empty treatment room due to attendance of protest due to half-day suspension on Wednesday

Empty treatment room due to attendance of protest due to half-day suspension on Wednesday

(Seoul = Larose.VIP) Reporters Kim Byeong-gyu, Seo Hye-rim, and Oh Jin-song = At ​​a TV debate held on the topic of increasing the number of medical schools and doctors’ collective action, a statement from a medical official to the effect that “the public does not want doctors who rank 20th or 30th in the class” was raised, raising public opinion. It’s on the chopping block.

Although the purpose is to criticize the expansion of regional talent selection promoted by the government, it is pointed out that it is an overly exaggerated expression and that it is wrong to judge a doctor’s virtue based on grades.

Doctors continue to make over-the-top remarks, such as “If it’s urgent, import doctors,” and public opinion is turning a colder eye on them.

According to the medical community on the 22nd, Gyeonggi Province Medical Association Chairman Lee Dong-wook, who appeared as a doctor’s representative in MBC’s ‘100 Minute Debate’ broadcast the previous day, said, “If students with low grades are selected from the local doctor system and made to work compulsorily, their motivation to work will decrease, and they will not want to receive treatment from that doctor. “Me,” he said.

He continued, “With the local doctor system, we have no choice but to select talented people with very poor grades,” and “Try to select 80% of talented people from the region. Just because they are in the region, they go to medical school with grades ranked 20th to 30th in their class, and make them do mandatory work (which they do). “The people do not want it,” he claimed.

This remark came from a point of criticism that “the people want to receive the best medical care, but the government is trying to compensate by increasing the number of medical schools.”

It is a point that has been consistently raised, especially in the medical community, that if the number of medical school students is greatly increased, the quality of students entering medical school will decline.

Although he rarely speaks out loud in public, it is said that things like ‘Even students who score ○ in their class will become doctors’ often come up in private when the increase in medical schools becomes a topic of conversation.

Forecast of mass leave of absence for medical students, possibility of academic disruption

Forecast of mass leave of absence for medical students, possibility of academic disruption

However, according to the explanations of the admissions industry, even if the number of medical school students is increased by 2,000 as announced by the government, it will be difficult for ‘students who rank 20th to 30th’ in their class to enter medical school.

As of last year, the number of high schools nationwide was 2,379, and the total number of top 3 students in all schools exceeds 7,000.

This means that even if the number of students in medical school is increased to 5,058 as announced by the government, students must rank third in their school to enter medical school.

Moreover, due to the low birth rate, the number of students in a class these days is only about 20 to 30, so if you rank 20 or 30, you are in the ‘bottom tier.’

The government plans to increase the proportion of ‘regional talent selection’, which selects new medical school students from a specific region, from more than 40% to more than 60%, but even in this case, it is expected that it will be difficult for those who are not in the top tier to enter medical school.

Lim Seong-ho, CEO of Jongno Academy, predicted, “There will not be a significant decline in the passing grade due to the expansion of the medical school quota by 2,000 students, and the expansion of local talent screening will not make a big difference.”

He said, “In 2028, the integrated college entrance exam for liberal arts and science will open doors for (medical school) in liberal arts departments, but competition may become more intense then.” “I’m even cautious,” he said.

Emergency room medical staff guiding patients

Emergency room medical staff guiding patients

Regarding Chairman Lee’s remark that he was ranked ’20th to 30th in the class’, some are criticizing that the ‘elite consciousness’ of doctors was revealed in a public setting such as a TV debate.

Vice Minister of Health and Welfare Park Min-soo said at a briefing the previous day, “We don’t think so,” and emphasized, “Becoming a good doctor is through continuous good education and good practice, and clear ideas about your mission as a medical professional.”

This can also be read as a statement emphasizing the ‘mission as a medical professional’ in response to the fact that thousands of residents left patients in protest against the expansion of medical schools.

Vice Minister Park said, “The expression ’20th to 30th in the class’ seems to stimulate the sentiment that ‘students in rural areas cannot study’.” “I can’t understand it at all,” he criticized.

Nam Kyeong Nam, social policy director of the Citizens’ Coalition for Economic Justice, emphasized, “In nurturing good doctors, a nurturing system is more important than selecting talent with innate abilities.”

This means that rather than selecting doctors with ‘good grades’, it is important to nurture doctors with a sense of duty who can meet the public medical needs demanded by society.

He asked, “In fact, the areas where doctors are lacking are not just surgery and subjects with high difficulty in treatment,” and asked, “There is a shortage of general doctors, and public health centers do not have doctors, so aren’t they being replaced by public health doctors?”

Joo Soo-ho, public relations chairman of the Korean Medical Association, briefing

Joo Soo-ho, public relations chairman of the Korean Medical Association, briefing

Remarks that provoked public backlash continued that day.

Joo Soo-ho, chairman of the press and public relations committee of the Korean Medical Association (KMA), described doctors as “beaten wives,” patients as “children,” and the government as “violent husbands” at a briefing on the same day. Then, a medical crisis broke out when residents left the hospital. It was pointed out that it was not appropriate under the circumstances.

He also drew criticism online by saying, “Is the income of 280 million won for doctors who completed internship, residency, and fellow training and opened their practice at the age of about 40 so high that they should be criticized?”

At the same time, he said, “It can be solved in the easiest and shortest time, so does it make sense to leave this aside and take 10 years to increase the number of people?” He also sarcastically said, “If (the shortage of doctors) is very urgent, import foreign doctors.”

Chairman Joo recently became embroiled in a controversy over belittling the province after criticizing the increase in medical schools on his social media and writing, “What the province lacks is the people.” Civility (民度) is a word that refers to the level of life or culture of the people. As the controversy spread, former Chairman Joo posted a statement on social media and explained, “It was never a post intended to disparage local residents.”

Previously, at a doctor’s rally criticizing the expansion of medical schools, one resident said, “If there are no doctors, there are no patients,” drawing strong public criticism.

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