JMA Journal
Online ISSN : 2433-3298
Print ISSN : 2433-328X
Opinion
Negative Aspects of the Regional Quota System in Japan
Kana YamamotoAkihiko OzakiMorihito TakitaTomohiro MoritaHiroaki SaitoYuki SenooTetsuya TanimotoMasahiro Kami
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2019 Volume 2 Issue 1 Pages 85-86

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Chiikiwaku is a measure to improve the maldistribution and shortage of physicians in rural areas in Japan. Although Chiikiwaku quota seats have been on the rise, a considerable number of young physicians and medical students return their loans and do not fulfill their duty periods for several important reasons, including an obligation term lasting for 9 years. The number of medical students who do not apply for admission to the Chiikiwaku quota has increased, and vacancies have developed in some medical schools. Urgent modification of this program is therefore required to make it suitable for actual situations of both rural medical care and the education of young physicians.

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