Experience of 16 years and its associated challenges in the Field Epidemiology Training Program in Korea

  title={Experience of 16 years and its associated challenges in the Field Epidemiology Training Program in Korea},
  author={Moo-Sik Lee and Eun-Young Kim and Sang-Won Lee},
  journal={Epidemiology and Health},
OBJECTIVES The field epidemiologist system of South Korea, which employs public health doctors who are relatively more readily available, was created in 1999 to ensure a ready supply of experts for epidemiological investigations and enable an effective response for new and reemerging infectious diseases. However, the 2015 outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome revealed limitations in the existing systems of management of field epidemiologists and communicable diseases. METHODS The present… 

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