Is assessment of medical humanities test needed in the National Medical Licensing Examination of Korea?: opinions of medical students and physician writers

Title
Is assessment of medical humanities test needed in the National Medical Licensing Examination of Korea?: opinions of medical students and physician writers
Authors
황건
Keywords
Curriculum, Humanities, Licensure, Medical ethics, Medical students
Issue Date
2014-08
Publisher
JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL EVALUATION FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONS
Series/Report no.
JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL EVALUATION FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONS; 7 pp 188~199
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to examine the opinions of medical students and physician writers regarding the medical humanities as a subject and its inclusion in the medical school curriculum. Furthermore, we addressed whether an assessment test should be added to the National Medical Licensing Examination of Korea (KMLE). A total of 192 medical students at Inha University and 39 physician writers registered with the Korean Association of Physician Essayists and the Korean Association of Physician Poets participated in this study. They were asked to answer a series of questionnaires. Most medical students (59%) and all physician writers (100%) answered that the medical humanities should be included in the medical school curriculum to train good physicians. They thought that the KMLE did not currently include an assessment of the medical humanities (medical students 69%, physician writers 69%). Most physician writers (87%Likert scale, 4.38± 0.78) felt that an assessment of the medical humanities should be included in the KMLE. Half of the medical students (51%Likert scale, 2.51± 1.17) were against including it in the KMLE, which they would have to pass after several years of study. For the preferred field of assessment, medical ethics was the most commonly endorsed subject (medical students 59%, physician writers 39%). The most frequently preferred evaluation method was via an interview (medical students 45%, physician writers 33%). In terms of the assessment of the medical humanities and the addition of this subject to the KMLE, an interview-based evaluation should be developed.
URI
http://dspace.inha.ac.kr/handle/10505/38977
ISSN
1975-5937
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