National Database of Training Programs for Overseas Medical Service Workers in Korea

The National Assembly of the Republic of Korea recently passed the bill Amending the Act on Support for Overseas Expansion of Healthcare System and Attraction of International Patients (hereinafter as “Amendment to the Act on Overseas Expansion of Healthcare”), which major goal is to establish and operate a national database of medical training programs for foreign medical service workers. The Amendment shall be in force at the end of 2019. History of the Korean Act on Overseas Expansion of Healthcare In the early 2000s, Korea focused on expanding its medical services abroad, in order to attract more foreign patients. Therefore, the Korean government also created and started training programs with Korean private medical institutions for foreign medical service personnel. In addition, a large amount of public money was donated to such projects to support the success of such programs. However, there exists no general database of these medical training programs

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