Improvement of residents' clinical competency after the introduction of new postgraduate medical education program in Japan.

@article{Nomura2008ImprovementOR,
  title={Improvement of residents' clinical competency after the introduction of new postgraduate medical education program in Japan.},
  author={Kyoko Nomura and Eiji Yano and Makoto Aoki and Katsuhiko Kawaminami and Hiroyoshi Endo and Tsuguya Fukui},
  journal={Medical teacher},
  year={2008},
  volume={30 6},
  pages={e161-9}
}
BACKGROUND In 2004, the Japanese government reformed the monospecialty-oriented postgraduate medical education (PGME) program and introduced a new PGME program to develop the primary care skills of physicians by mandatory rotation through different clinical departments. AIMS (1) to evaluate whether residents' clinical competency improved after the introduction of the new PGME program and (2) to compare the change in competency between university and non-university residents. METHOD Surveys… CONTINUE READING

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