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A Study on plans for the education of specialists and Required Manpower in Medical Tourism

  • Journal of Tourism Sciences
  • Abbr : JTS
  • 2011, 35(6), pp.205-228
  • Publisher : The Tourism Sciences Society Of Korea
  • Research Area : Social Science > Tourism

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ABSTRACT

Using the in-depth interview with professionals working in the medical tourism field, this study analyzed qualifications for a medical tourism specialist. It also proposed human resource development plan for educating of specialists in medical tourism. For these purposes, this study performed in‐depth interviews with eight medical tourism professionals in Kyonggi Province, Korea. Results showed that it is beyond dispute that foreign language skills as well as basic medical knowledge are essential to a personnel such as medical tourism coordinator. Results also suggested additional requirements of a medical tourism specialist like understanding of culture, planning skills, and service mind. Based on the findings of this study, this study made suggestions for educating specialists in medical tourism(e..g, strengthened practical training, supplementary education for existing personnel, operation of part‐time manpower pool, and active utilization of internationally married immigrant women).

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