Title The Comparative Analysis of Educational Systemicity Between Architectural and Medical Professionalism in Korea
Authors 정태종(Jeong, Tae-Jong)
DOI https://doi.org/10.5659/JAIK.2022.38.6.49
Page pp.49-56
ISSN 2733-6247
Keywords Professionalism; Educational Systemicity; Professional Degree Program; Architectural Practice Education; Medical Clinical Education
Abstract In the 1900s, the Korean government imported architectural and medical professionalism from the West while adopting modernization in the process. Professionalism was spontaneous and autonomous in Western countries, but in Korea strong governmental regulations and restrictions were imposed. This study aims to review and compare the educational systemicity involving 68 architectural courses, 40 medical schools, 30 architectural firms, and 46 accredited tertiary medical hospitals of architectural and medical professionals in Korea. This research revealed that the educational system in the medical field is extremely subdivided and specialized, but the architectural field is integrated with a tendency to be generalized. Although the architectural design field has drastically changed from architectural engineering to a five-year undergraduate educational system with Korean architectural accreditation, the medical educational system has only had minor changes after being systematized. Lastly, the clinical education programs in hospitals are accredited by official organizations, however the architectural practice programs will need accreditation to overcome issues within the architectural practice educational system.