Characteristics of the Flunking Occurrence and Comparison of the Opinion on Flunking System between Faculty and Students at a Medical School in Korea
Available Online August 2013.
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- The change of the situation of medical education requires the re-consideration of flunking system in Korea. The aim of this research is to explore the flunking status at a medical college and to compare opinion differences between faculty members and students on the flunking system. Grades and marks of flunking-experienced students (N=98) from 1997 to 2005 were analyzed. Questionnaires were carried out to those students who have registered in the subsequent aca-demic years from the premedical to clerk-ship courses and to faculty members of the basic medical sciences. Data from questionnaires were analyzed by the Mann Whitney Test method with SPSS+ program. This medical school showed high ratio of flunking and re-flunking(22.5%), The subject areas which resulted in flunking included anatomy-related courses and biology/chemistry in the premedical programs. Statistically significant differences and debates were found against the flunking between the faculty and student bodies who were asked whether there was a meaningful communication between students and faculties after flunking occurred, why it occurred and how to cope with it. One of the strategies to prevent students from receiving of F grade, it is strongly sug-gested that the school authority set up the pre-warning and the individual mentoring system to help those students who are likely to receive or have already received F grades.
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TY - CONF AU - Soo-Koung Jun PY - 2013/08 DA - 2013/08 TI - Characteristics of the Flunking Occurrence and Comparison of the Opinion on Flunking System between Faculty and Students at a Medical School in Korea BT - 2013 International Conference on Advanced ICT and Education (ICAICTE-13) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 659 EP - 663 SN - 1951-6851 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icaicte.2013.135 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/icaicte.2013.135 ID - Jun2013/08 ER -