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Reporter : Jun Ji-hye
Wed, February 21, 2024 | 14:03
Hospitals on alert as trainee doctors prepare to strike from Tuesday
Major hospitals and health authorities are swiftly transitioning into emergency mode as thousands of trainee doctors prepare to walk off their jobs on Tuesday to protest the government's plan to increase the number of medical school students starting next year.
Seoul education chief's remarks on Asian Cup tussle stir controversy
Superintendent Cho Hee-yeon of the Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education (SMOE) has stirred up controversy over his remarks on the reported tussle between Tottenham Hotspur captain Son Heung-min and Lee Kang-in of Paris Saint-Germain ahead of Korea's loss to Jordan in the semifinals of the Asian Cup earlier this month.
Trainee doctors plan to resign en masse in protest against medical school quota hike
Trainee doctors at five major hospitals in Seoul decided on Friday to collectively submit letters of resignation to protest against the government’s plan to increase the annual enrollment quota at medical schools starting next year.
MOU on Korean speaking contest for foreigners
Kim Jae-kyoung, left, managing director of content and business planning of The Korea Times, poses with Lee Sang-yong, head of the Research and Business Foundation at the Cyber University of Korea, at The Korea Times office in Seoul, Friday, after signing an agreement to jointly hold a Korean language speaking contest for foreign contestants. Korea Times photo by Choi Won-suk
Doctors, medical students step up protests against med school quota hike
Doctors and medical students are elevating their protests against the government’s plan to raise the annual enrollment quota at medical schools starting next year. Some junior doctors have already submitted a resignation letter or expressed a willingness to quit, while some medical students vowed to take a leave of absence en masse.
Doctors' group vows to stop government's plan for med school quota hike
The Korean Medical Association (KMA), the nation’s largest coalition of doctors, vowed to stop the government’s plan to increase the number of medical school students starting next year, denouncing it as an “unreasonable” policy.
Gov't urges trainee doctors to refrain from staging walkout
The health ministry urged interns and resident doctors on Tuesday to refrain from going on strike to protest the government’s plan to increase the number of medical school students starting next year.
Doctors' strike imminent amid gov't push for medical school quota hike
Doctors are on a collision course with the government, as they are planning collective actions, including a large-scale strike, in protest of the health ministry's recent decision to let more students into medical schools.
92% of elementary school teachers oppose expansion of after-school programs
Over 90 percent of elementary school teachers oppose the government’s plan to significantly expand after-school programs, which essentially amount to child care, to all elementary schools nationwide this year, according to an opposition lawmaker, Wednesday.
Medical school enrollment enquiries grow amid government's quota expansion push
Interest in medical schools is growing among students as well as those in universities and those who have jobs, following the government’s recent announcement to raise the annual enrollment quota at medical schools by an extra 2,000 starting in 2025.
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