The existence of physician educators and health professionals are needed to produce health workers who qualified. Law Teachers Lecturers No. 14 of 2005 requires increased professionalism of education-both for medical education, and health education. Law Teachers Lecturers requires that every educator in college to have a certificate as an educator. Medical Education Law No. 20 In 2013, Article 17 Paragraph 1 states clearly that 'the science of medical education' is one branch of the Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Dentistry. Article 20 Paragraph 3 of the Act also confirms that the science of medical education is one branch of the medicine that is necessary for the implementation of medical education, so that each institution needs to ensure the availability of faculty who have expertise in the field of medical education.
At the international level, science education medical and health professions has been recognized as a branch of medical education and health professions .. Various intrnasional association that publishes scientific journals in this field has been established since the beginning of this century, such as the American Association of Medical Colleges which publishes the journal Academic Medicine ; Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME), which publishes the journal Medical Education; World Federatioan of Medical Education and regional associations, and others.
Faculty of Medicine, Gadjah Mada University Study Programs S2 Sciences Medical Education in order to increase the professionalism of educators, the medical profession and other health professions, so that the quality of medical education and health can be improved. Which in turn will improve the quality of health care by improving the competence doctor.
S-2 Study Program Medical Education Sciences began operating in the academic year 2006/2007 with the name of the S-2 PS Medical Education Sciences (GPA). Have been approved by the Senate Faculty of Medicine May 19, 2006, No. 108 / MWA / 2006 and by the Academic Senate on March 10, 2006. GMU official permit is obtained from the Rector of the University of Gadjah Mada No. 223 / P / SK / HT / 2006. S-2 Study Program Medical Education Sciences is under the responsibility of the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Gadjah Mada.