South Korea: Court rejects effort to block plan that would boost medical school admissions

Source: ABC News

“A South Korean court ruled in favor of the government’s contentious plan to drastically boost medical school admissions on Thursday. A standoff between the government and doctors opposed to the plan has shaken the country’s medical system for months. More than 10,000 junior doctors have been on strike since February in protest. The Seoul High Court rejected a request from striking doctors and other opponents for an injunction to block the plan, which would raise the medical school enrollment quota by 2,000 next year, from the current cap of 3,058. Lee Byung-chul, a lawyer for the doctors, said he will prepare to appeal the ruling to the Supreme Court, the country’s top court.” (05/16/24)