Rinsho Shinkeigaku (Clinical Neurology)

Committee Report

The actual state and problems in neurology training in medical schools

Takayuki Taniwaki, M.D.1), Takashi Inuzuka, M.D.2), Fumihito Yoshii, M.D.3), Masashi Aoki, M.D.4), Takahiro Amano, M.D.5), Itaru Toyoshima, M.D.6), Toshio Fukutake, M.D.7), Yoichiro Hashimoto, M.D.8) and Jun-ichi Kira, M.D.9)

1)Division of Respirology, Neurology and Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Kurume University School of Medicine
2)Department of Neurology and Geriatrics, Gifu University Graduate School of Medicine
3)Departments of Neurology, Tokai University School of Medicine
4)Department of Neurology, Tohoku University School of Medicine
5)Department of Neurology, Sanno Medical Center
6)Department of Neurology, NHO Akita National Hospital
7)Department of Neurology, Kameda Medical Center
8)Department of Neurology, Kumamoto City Hospital
9)Department of Neurology, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University

To investigate the need for pre- and post-graduate education for neurologists, the subcommittee of the Japanese Society of Neurology for education performed a questionnaire-based survey in 80 medical universities throughout Japan. The response rate to the questionnaire was 82.5%. Textbooks for lectures for medical students were used in only 22.7% of those universities. If the Japanese Society of Neurology (JSN) made a standard text, 77.8% of universities would like to use it. Most of the training programs for residents were compatible with the minimum requirements of the JSN. Just 66.7% of those training programs were completed in their own institute, and 77.3% of universities required help from the JSN.
Full Text of this Article in Japanese PDF (1398K)

(CLINICA NEUROL, 54: 335|340, 2014)
key words: undergraduate education, postgraduate education, needs for education

(Received: 17-Oct-13)