Igaku Kyoiku / Medical Education (Japan)
Online ISSN : 2185-0453
Print ISSN : 0386-9644
ISSN-L : 0386-9644
Review of Japan's Medical Training System
Japan Society for Medical Education, Postgraduate Medical Education CommitteeHiroaki TakahashiYasuhiko KonishiMuneyoshi AomatsuShin IshiharaTakako ShimizuMakoto TakahashiSusumu NakagawaAtsushi MochizukiHiroki Yasui
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2017 Volume 48 Issue 5 Pages 297-303


 Medical education is one of the most important fields for the development of the medical profession. Continuity from college to lifelong education is also necessary. Post-graduate Medical Education Committee of Japan Society for Medical Education planned a series that focused on the postgraduate medical training system in Japan. The project describe the relationship between postgraduate medical training, undergraduate medical education, specialty training, and lifelong development from the viewpoint of medical education. For the first time in this series, we describe the postgraduate medical training system that has been compulsory since 2004, including its history, current programs, completion criteria, and others factors.

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