Gerontological education in Japan--geriatric education and training.

  title={Gerontological education in Japan--geriatric education and training.},
  author={Yoshinosuke Fukuchi},
  journal={Nihon Ronen Igakkai zasshi. Japanese journal of geriatrics},
  volume={29 5},
There are 13 academic geriatric departments among 80 medical schools in Japan as of November 1991. The first independent department was established in 1962 at Tokyo University. The undergraduate education program includes lectures in geriatrics (20 hours/year in 11/12 medical schools), bedside teaching at geriatric ward (6/12 medical schools, 66 hours on… CONTINUE READING