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Hardliners insist on lifting concurrent positions… Each hospital says, “There is no collective action yet.”

Seoul National University Faculty Association Emergency Committee Chairman “We must find a reasonable solution… Please refrain from threatening majors.”

When will the ‘continuing medical gap’ normalize?

When will the ‘continuing medical gap’ normalize?

(Seoul = Larose.VIP) Reporter Kim Jan-di and Oh Jin-song = As the medical vacuum in the field continues due to the mass resignation of residents protesting the expansion of medical schools, the movement of medical school professors, who are teachers and senior doctors, is in full swing.

While the Seoul National University Medical School Professors’ Council, which was the first to form an emergency response committee, met with the government and reached a consensus that a speedy solution was needed, the National Medical Schools’ Professors’ Council also declared that it would act as a mediator.

However, as some professors spoke of ‘retiring their concurrent position’ by leaving the medical field, it became difficult to predict the direction of the situation.

According to the medical community on the 25th, Jeong Jin-haeng, chairman of the emergency committee of the Seoul National University College of Medicine Faculty Council (professor of the Department of Pathology at Seoul National University Bundang Hospital), said in an ‘appeal’ posted on social networking service (SNS) that day, “In an honest conversation with the Vice Minister last Friday evening, I said that the government “We want a reasonable resolution to the situation, and we are confident that the optimal conclusion can be reached through rational dialogue in the future,” he said.

The Ministry of Health and Welfare also said that Chairman Chung and 2nd Vice Minister Park Min-soo met for about two hours and “shared mutual situations and expanded understanding and consensus that conflict situations must be resolved as soon as possible.”

In his appeal, Chairman Chung pointed out that it is important to resolve the situation quickly and asked for the understanding of the public, including the patient.

He said, “If a solution is not found within a few days, large hospitals dedicated to treating severe medical conditions cannot rapidly enter a state of paralysis.” did.

He added, “We are sorry for the deep concern this situation has caused, but the minimum system for treating seriously ill patients is still in operation,” adding, “We will make every effort to normalize this as soon as possible.”

They urged the government to refrain from actions that pose a threat to residents and consult with professors regarding maintaining the essential medical system and quota at medical schools.

Chairman Jeong requested, “I hope that the government will refrain from making any comments that could pose an excessive threat to residents, and that any orders or administrative actions against residents will also follow legal procedures.”

At the same time, he said, “As the resolution of this situation and adjustment of medical school admissions quota cannot but be centered on university hospitals, I hope the government will create a meeting to discuss with our professors.” “Even so, I believe it will be possible to resolve this situation.”

He suggested to medical school professors and national university professors across the country, “Many of the students and residents have left the field, but they are also students that we must protect,” and “Let’s create a legal system in case students are subjected to unfair measures.”

He concluded his post by saying, “Right now, everyone seems to be too focused on emotions,” and “When we talk rationally, the answer will already be there.”

Continued medical gap

Continued medical gap

While Seoul National University’s Emergency Committee appealed for the need for active dialogue and mediation with the government, the National Medical School Professors’ Council also said, “We will do our best to resolve the current medical emergency,” and “We will actively act as mediators by talking with not only the government but also medical groups.” He issued a statement saying, “I will play my role.”

As medical school professors across the country are raising their voices one by one, interest is growing as to whether they will contribute to resolving the situation. However, some are also saying that they will participate in collective action by residents in ways such as ‘removing concurrent positions.’

Many professors at university hospitals are concurrent professors, who are professors who teach medical students at universities and doctors who are dispatched to hospitals to treat patients. They say they will support residents by declaring that they will no longer hold concurrent positions and choose to only attend school lectures.

Rumors have spread in the medical community that professors at Asan Medical Center in Seoul and Soonchunhyang University Hospital are preparing such group action, but the hospital said that no official movement has been detected yet.

First, Soonchunhyang University’s Seoul, Bucheon, Cheonan, and Gumi Hospital Faculty Council said, “Stop the unprecedented behavior of threatening medical residents with administrative orders,” and added, “If unfair measures are taken against medical students and residents, we will stand on their side and respond resolutely.” “He said.

Many of the professors at Asan Medical Center in Seoul are affiliated with the University of Ulsan Medical School, and the Ulsan University Medical School Professors’ Council expressed the same position by listing their names in the statement of the National Medical University Professors’ Council.

An official from a university hospital in Seoul said, “As far as I know, there has been no concrete group action among professors at major teaching hospitals yet,” and “Everyone is taking the situation seriously, but the atmosphere is that we must deal with it cautiously first.”

Meanwhile, there are growing voices, led by professors, that a ‘representative’ medical group should participate in discussions with the government.

Residents are affiliated with teaching hospitals such as university hospitals, and medical students are also students, so this is interpreted to mean that the government needs to consult with professors, who are senior doctors and teachers who care and educate them most closely.

The Soonchunhyang University Professors’ Council requested, “The government should establish a medical policy with the right long-term goals based on clear evidence through dialogue and compromise with representative medical groups,” and the Seoul National University College of Medicine’s Professors’ Council also requested, “All matters related to maintaining the essential medical system.” “The government should consult with our professors,” he said.

jandi@yna.co.kr

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