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Center for Clinical Residency Program

Center for Clinical Residency Program

 The Center for Clinical Residency Program was established in 2002 and has been involved in various activities, which became compulsory in 2004, related to the residency programs. Although initially there were only part-time instructors at the Center, to keep pace with the increasing amount and magnitude of work, we expanded our number of instructors and now have a total of 23 instructors including 2 full-time instructors. In addition, to handle the huge amount of administrative work, we have 4 office staff at the Center who provides detailed assistance to our residents.
 Our main activities are wide-ranging and involve the following: 1) creation, implementation, and evaluation of the initial training program; 2) recruitment and placement of residents; 3) issue of residency newsletters; 4) health management, including psychological counseling, and career counseling for residents; 5) partnership with other hospitals, including affiliated hospitals and facilities, in a cooperative clinical residency program; 6) arrangement of home/work life for residents, 7) provision of instructor training programs, and 8) recruitment of senior residents. These services and activities, which became compulsory in 2006, are provided not only to medical residents, but also to dental residents in our dental residency program. We were selected for the Project to Develop Advanced Fellowship Program of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology and have been participating in a senior resident exchange program between Shimane University, Kobe University, and Hyogo University since 2008.
 The special feature of our program is that it is a tailor-made program designed to meet the needs of individual residents. In addition to acquiring basic clinical skills, our residents can schedule their initial residency program in such a way that their transition to a senior residency program will be smooth. Furthermore, we have extensive community healthcare training programs that teach a wide variety of regional medial services. These include isolated-island medical care provided by Oki Hospital, home-visit medical care provided by Nichinan Hospital, and family medicine provided by Nagi Family Clinic. We also offer an assortment of educational programs such as a general lecture series offered once a week by a supervisory doctor in each clinical department, a residency seminar series that is offered once a month and includes comprehensive clinical rounds and simulator training, seminars by off-campus instructors, residency training by a supervisory doctor from Columbia University Medical Center, USA, and overseas training programs offered in the Unites States and Korea.
 To professionally and effectively run our residency program, we have implemented a mentoring system and support our residents mentally and physically. Career counseling by mentors and center instructors is also available.
 We were certified as a clinical residency hospital by the Japan Council for Evaluation of Postgraduate Clinical Training in October 2010, making us the third university hospital to receive the certificate among national universities and the first among the universities in the Chugoku-Shikoku region. We will continue to improve and extend our residency program to ensure our residents always feel the pleasure and satisfaction of being and of having been enrolled in the program at Tottori University Hospital.


Center for Clinical Residency Program

Director:     Toshihide Ogawa (part-time)
Deputy Director: Yoshimi Inagaki (part-time)
Associate Director: Kazuhide Ogino (full-time )
Associate Director: Hiroshige Nakamura (part-time)
Center Instructor:   Masaru Ueki (full-time)
Administrative Staff:  Teruji Ito, 3 other staff
Telephone:    +81-859-38-7025
FAX:     +81-859-38-6970
Email:     sotsugo@med.tottori-u.ac.jp