Medical professionalism across cultures – an interview with Dr Ming Jung-Ho
Jan 19, 2021
A native of Taiwan, Dr Ming Jung-Ho received an undergraduate degree in Biological Anthropology at Harvard, a medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania, and a doctorate in Social Anthropology at Oxford University in the UK.
She is currently Associate Director at the Center for Innovation and Leadership in Education at Georgetown University and Director of Education Research at MedStar Health.
Dr Ho has spent the last 12 years studying medical professionalism across cultures. As an anthropologist, her work addresses the problem that dominant Western standards and practices of medical education are often exported/imported to the rest of the world without consideration of local cultural contexts.