The actual state and problems in neurology training in medical schools

Takayuki Taniwaki, Takashi Inuzuka, Fumihito Yoshii, Masashi Aoki, Takahiro Amano, Itaru Toyoshima, Toshio Fukutake, Yoichiro Hashimoto, Jun Ichi Kira

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)335-340
Number of pages6
JournalClinical Neurology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • Needs for education
  • Postgraduate education
  • Undergraduate education


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