Medical Education in East Asia

Past and Future

Edited by Lincoln C. Chen, Michael R. Reich and Jennifer Ryan

Contributions by Keizo Takemi, Kenichi Ohmi, Bong-Min Yang, Kevin Shaw, Yu-Ting Chiu, Ke Yang, Paul Cruickshank, Jesse B. Bump, Gabriel Leung, Mary Brown Bullock, Ming-Jung Ho, OkRyun Moon, Niv G. Patil, Stuart Gilmour, Yusuke Tsugawa, Daqing Zhang, Kenji Shibuya and Julie Shih

Published by: Indiana University Press

244 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in, 14 color illus., 4 b&w illus., 20 tables

  • Paperback
  • 9780253024923
  • Published: April 2017


  • Hardcover
  • 9780253024787
  • Published: April 2017


  • eBook
  • 9780253025104
  • Published: April 2017


Pivotal to Asia's future will be the robustness of its medical universities. Lessons learned in the past and the challenges facing these schools in the future are outlined in this collection, which offers valuable insights for other medical education systems as well. The populations in these rapidly growing countries rely on healthcare systems that can vigorously respond to the concerns of shifting demographics, disease, and epidemics. The collected works focus on the education of physicians and health professionals, policy debates, cooperative efforts, and medical education reform movements.