Professor Young-Mee Lee

Department of Medical Humanities, Korea University, South Korea

She was a family physician. She practised family medicine from 1992 to 2003. She finished her master degree in Health Professional Education (MSED) at the University of Southern California, U.S., 1999. After returning to Korea, she helped the establishment of the Department of Medical Education at the Korea University College of Medicine (KUCM) in 2000. She was appointed as an assistant professor in 2001 and promoted as a full professor in 2010.

She contributed to setting up the clinical performance examination for the national medical licensure examination in Korea. She has worked for a committee member of the KIMEE (Korean Institution for Medical Education Evaluation) and the KAMC (Korean Academy of Medical Colleges) in Korea.

She is an Editor-in-Chief of the Korean Journal of Medical Education, an official journal of the Korean Society of Medical Educators. She works as an associate editor of the BMC Medical education and an editorial board member of Clinical Research and Bioethics. Now she serves for a director of faculty development, SP(standardized patient) program, the committee for the premedical curriculum, and a vice chair of the committee for continuous quality improvement in medical education at the KUCM.

Her major interesting research fields in medical education are; professionalism, communication skills education, and teaching clinical reasoning skills in both UME and GME. Her recent paper on professionalism has been awarded as Annual Editor’s Choice of paper in Teaching and Learning Medicine. She was also awarded as a Best Medical Education Researcher Awards by the Society of Medical Educators in 2005 and 2009.