Rinsho Shinkeigaku (Clinical Neurology)

Committee Report

Questionnaire survey on recruitment for Japanese Neurology Society

Kazutoshi Nishiyama, M.D.1), Takahiro Amano, M.D.2), Masashi Aoki, M.D.3), Takashi Inuzuka, M.D.4), Takayuki Taniwaki, M.D.5), Itaru Toyoshima, M.D.6), Yoichiro Hashimoto, M.D.7), Toshio Fukutake, M.D.8), Fumihito Yoshii, M.D.9) and Yukio Ando, M.D.10)

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

Many claim that they do not have enough neurologists in Japan, but supply and demand of neurologists remains to be analyzed. To investigate the recruitment for the Japanese Society of Neurology (JSN), the subcommittee of JSN for education performed a questionnaire-based survey in 80 medical universities and 271 board-certified education facilities throughout Japan. The response rate to the questionnaire was 77.5% in medical universities and 42.4% in education facilities. It was shown that each department of neurology in university recruits average 2.2 doctors, while they supposed that more than 4 doctors to be recruited every year. The questionnaire survey included what measures JSN should take in order to promote recruitment for JSN.
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(CLINICA NEUROL, 56: 866|872, 2016)
key words: the Japanese Society of Neurology, department of neurology, recruitment, undergraduate education, questionnaire survey

(Received: 16-Aug-16)