This conference was held at Noguchi Memorial Hall, Tokyo, on September 9 th, 1989. Seventy five persons from fifty two medical schools and two high schools participated.
In the first session, “Intrview-Methods and Evaluation”, Dr. H. Hasekura introduced recent trends in the interview test in general and his experiences at Shinshu University. Dr. M. Hirno stressed a clear relationship between the interview and performances of students of Yamanashi Medical College. Dr. I. Takeyama, Teikyo Univ., reported on the significance of the two-day interview including one overnight stay with the applicants.
In the second session, “High School vs University”, Mr. H. Motohashi, Hibiya High School, explained about high school records, and Mr. T. Ohnuki, Mito Daiichi High School, analyzed recent behaviors of medical school applicants. Dr. T. Ogawa, Akita Univ., Dr. S. Sato, Nagoya Municipal Univ. and Dr. T. Takagaki, Juntendo Univ., pointed out that high school records are more predictable than the entrance examination scores through follow up studies.
This meeting impressed upon the participants the importance of communication and reliability between high schools and universities.