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Table 1 Descriptive statistics for 40 medical schools in South Korea

From: Institutional factors affecting participation in national faculty development programs: a nation-wide investigation of medical schools

Categories    Total medical schools (100%, N = 40)a
FDP participants Number of cumulative participants from 2007 to 2015   42.1 ± 27.7 (range: 8–104)
Basic Characteristics Ownership National/Public 22.5% (9)
Private 77.5% (31)
Geographical position Capital area 35.0% (14)
Non-capital area 65.0% (26)
Graduate-entry program Adopted (partly or fully) 65.0% (26)
Not adopted 35.0% (14)
Founding year of medical school   1975.8 ± 22.6 (range: 1885–1998)
Educational goals and objectives Number of themes included (Maximum: 13)   8.3 ± 2.07 (range: 4–13)
Educational states Size of a class (n)   73.1 ± 29.8 (range: 40–125)
Established year of DMEb Not established n.a
yet Established 2004 ± 4.53 (range: 1995–2012)
Length of formal curriculum (weeks)   152.1 ± 12.1 (range: 120–183.6)
Number of full-time faculty (n)   260.0 ± 175.0 (range: 89–863)
Percentage of full-time faculty who graduated from their current affiliated medical school (i.e., alumni faculty)   41.4 ± 32.2 (range: 0.18–95.0)
  1. FDP faculty development program, DME department of medical education
  2. aAmong 41 medical schools in South Korea, Seoul National University College of Medicine, where NTTC is located, was excluded in the statistics; b This excludes any administrative office related to medical education, such as “Office of Medical Education”. In total, among 40 medical schools, 26 had DME or similar entity