Igaku Kyoiku / Medical Education (Japan)
Online ISSN : 2185-0453
Print ISSN : 0386-9644
ISSN-L : 0386-9644
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Current States and Challenges of Clinical Training Systems from The Perspective of Trainers and Trainees
Kikuko TaketomiJunji OtakiHidenobu KawabataTsuguya Fukui
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2017 Volume 48 Issue 5 Pages 289-296


Introduction: We conducted a survey to examine the current state of objectives, evaluation, and issues related to the current clinical resident training system.

Methods: We conducted focus group interviews using Skype software for qualitative analysis and classified the data using content analysis. The subjects were 20 experienced residents and/or attending physicians from the current and previous training systems.

Results: The collective opinions were classified as positive, negative and neutral opinions with respect to ‘objectives', ‘evaluation' and ‘training program'.

Discussion: The findings are expected to provide a basis for revising the current system.

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