Training of Distinguished Specialists by Mutual Cooperation between University Hospitals

Training of Distinguished Specialists by Mutual Cooperation between University Hospitals

Development of Advanced Medical Specialists through the Province- Urban University Hospital Network

Principal Investigator: Nobuyuki MIYASAKA, MD, PhD ( Director, University Hospital of Medicine)
Faculties of medicine of TMDU, Akita University, and Shimane University have produced numerous medical doctors who assume leading roles in community healthcare. This has been achieved through full coordination among a university hospital as an advanced medical institution and its affiliated hospitals in each region.
 These three university hospitals already started an interuniversity training program for post-graduate clinicians in 2007. We have recently extended this program, implementing new training programs for medical specialists and general practitioners.
 The participants in these programs can choose (i) a three-month program or (ii) a one-year program to acquire extra merit as a specialist or a general practitioner. All three universities have graduate schools and admit working people as well. If participants wish to follow their academic interest in the fields they experience during their intern training, they can go to the appropriate graduate school to pursue their interest and get a degree.