Doctors and the government are at odds over whether to give medical students another opportunity to take the state medical licensing exam, another sticking point to be addressed as trainee doctors returned to work, ending a nationwide strike...
While thousands of trainee doctors returned to work at major general hospitals Tuesday — 19 days after walking out in protest of government medical reform plans — others are opting to continue their strike.
Trainee doctors agreed to return to work Tuesday morning after fierce internal wrangling over whether to end their 18-day strike protesting controversial medical reform plans.
The comment President Moon Jae-in posted on Facebook to encourage and comfort nurses has come under fire for stirring division in the medical community. Despite his original intent to cheer nurses fighting against the...
After bitter infighting, Korea’s leading organization representing trainee doctors on Sunday reluctantly agreed to call off a weekslong strike against the government’s plan to increase medical school quotas.
Doctors said Friday they will end the strike in return for the ruling party’s promise to stop its plan to increase the number of medical students and open a new medical school for public health specialists while Korea battles Covid-19.
Doctors’ groups reached a joint agreement Thursday, taking a step toward dialogue with the ruling Democratic Party (DP) and the government to end their strike in protest of medical reform policies.
As the ruling Democratic Party (DP) signaled a willingness to head back to the drawing board with its medical reform plans, anticipation is growing that the government and doctors may finally reach a compromise to end the trainee doctors’ strike.
The government stressed Tuesday that it already unconditionally suspended plans to expand the medical school admissions in an attempt to coax striking trainee doctors to return to their jobs.
The government announced Monday it will postpone the state-run medical licensing exam by one week, as medical students plan to boycott the test amid nationwide strikes by trainee doctors.