A community-based medicine program in the postgraduate clinical training system has been offered as a mandatory program since 2004. Training sites range from clinical attachments in rural/remote areas to public health centers in the city. The role of the program director is important for enhancing the community-based medical program and raising resident doctors. Unique training programs have been carried out, such as medical training in the afflicted area of the earthquake/Tsunami disaster area as well as an exchange program between Hokkaido and Kagoshima residents. The Japanese healthcare system is drawing global attention and local demand. Enrichment of the community-based medicine program is vital for the human resource development that makes the Japanese healthcare system innovative and sustainable.
Introduction: Conference presentations are a very instructive experience for doctors.Aim: The aim of this study was to evaluate residents' attitude toward conference presentations.Methods: A questionnaire-based survey was conducted on 22 residents at our hospital, regarding their experience with giving a conference presentation.Results: Of the 22 residents, 15 (68%) completed the questionnaires. 13 (87%) of them had experienced giving a presentation for the first time. Overall, 14 (93%) of the 15 residents thought the experience of giving a conference presentation was very instructive. 12 residents (80%) wanted to experience it again. On the other hand, a few residents requested that giving a presentation be made voluntary and not mandatory.Conclusion: The results of our study demonstrates that giving conference presentations would be a very valuable experience for young doctors. The experience of giving a presentation coupled with prior explanations about its instructive value could positively impact intrinsic motivation.
We have conducted an active learning session for participants in various fields using a scenario in which university students encountered a great earthquake during a field trip. The program was unique because it not only gave participants an opportunity to simulate providing support, it also allowed them to simulate receiving support.