Rinsho Shinkeigaku (Clinical Neurology)

Symposium 2

Graduate medical education for neurology in Japan

Masatoyo Nishizawa, M.D., Ph.D.1)

1)Department of Neurology, Brain Research Institute, Niigata University

In Japan, the reconstruction of medical board certification system is under way. We have to show clearly to our people what is the specialty of neurology, and what professionals of neurology can do for them, For medical graduates who intend to become a professional of neurology in Japan, it is a prerequisite to obtain first the certification of general medicine under the newly developed board certification system. Therefore, we have to design our own effective education system of neurology, in collaboration with general medicine. We are also asked to determine by ourselves the adequate number of professionals of neurology, and to place them properly in each district throughout this country. In this short review, the present situation of the Japanese Society of Neurology in the coming medical board certification system and many issues to be solved are briefly discussed.
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(CLINICA NEUROL, 53: 1145|1146, 2013)
key words: professionalism, medical board certification system, graduate medical education, neurology

(Received: 30-May-13)