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The shortage of physicians has become a serious problem in Japan. It has been pointed out that an increase in the number of female doctors may contribute to the aggravation of this shortage because it is known that women work fewer hours than male doctors. Here, we investigated how many female doctors had ever resigned from a full-time position, and(More)
The American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) has taken concrete steps to provide training in thoracic ultrasonography in the United States. Training in thoracic ultrasonography is a key component in the numerous courses that the college has given to. 2,000 clinicians over the past 7 years. The ACCP has developed a comprehensive critical care(More)
BACKGROUND Various techniques have been developed to enable preceptors to teach residents effectively in outpatient settings to promote active learning, including SNAPPS and the One-Minute Preceptor (OMP). This study aimed to ascertain the differences between SNAPPS and the OMP in case presentation content and learner evaluation when used to teach residents(More)
OBJECTIVE We examined how direct ophthalmoscopy (DO) skills can be evaluated in a clinical setting using a simulator, and determined the appropriate assessment criteria for the DO skills in practical tests such as the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE). DESIGN Cross-sectional study. PARTICIPANTS Medical students, residents, and attending(More)
As the characteristics and accuracy of rapid influenza detection tests (RIDTs) vary, the development of a high-performance RIDT has been eagerly anticipated. In this study, the new RIDT GOLD SIGN FLU and the existing RIDT Quick Navi-Flu were evaluated in terms of detecting the antigens of influenza viruses A and B in Japanese adults with influenza-like(More)
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