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South Korea to adjust medical school quotas to end doctors’ strike

Vaseline 1 month ago

Seoul: In an effort to end the prolonged strikes by doctors in training in response to the South Korean government’s decision to do so increase the total number of medical school admissions by 2,000 from next year.

The government is likely to accept a request from the heads of six national universities to reduce medical school enrollment quotas for next year, officials said Friday.

The six universities, all located outside the capital region, made the request on Thursday amid an ongoing standoff between the government and the medical community over the government’s decision to increase the total number of admissions to medical schools by 2,000 from next year, reported Yonhap news agency.

According to an IANS report, the universities, including Gangwon National University, Kyungpook National University, Gyeongsang National University, Chungnam National University, Chungbuk National University and Jeju National University, have asked to be allowed to reduce their allocated quota by up to 50 per year. cents next year.

“If they give us their opinion, there should of course be room to think positively about it.”

The official stressed the need to make a quick decision considering the admission schedules of universities.

Han is reportedly considering announcing the outcome of the meeting at a press conference later in the day. The meeting is also expected to discuss whether to adjust the enrollment quota for 2026 and beyond. The current government plan provides for an annual increase of 2,000 seats.

The Medical Dialogues team had previously reported that South Korean Health Minister Cho Kyoo-hong said the government is willing to engage in open discussions on the proposed increase in medical training if doctors present a unified and more rational approach.