ID 109637
Title Transcription
ワカテ ショウニ ゲカイ ノ ECFMG certificate シュトク エノ チョウセン : ベイコク ショウニ ゲカ リンショウ リュウガク オ メザシテ
Title Alternative
A challenge to ECFMG certification : An experience and difficulties of Japanese examinee
Author
Yada, Keigo Department of Pediatric Surgery and Pediatric Endoscopic Surgery, the University of Tokushima KAKEN Search Researchers
Ishibashi, Hiroki Department of Pediatric Surgery and Pediatric Endoscopic Surgery, the University of Tokushima Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Mori, Hiroki Department of Pediatric Surgery and Pediatric Endoscopic Surgery, the University of Tokushima Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Sato, Hirohiko Department of Pediatric Surgery and Pediatric Endoscopic Surgery, the University of Tokushima
Utsunomiya, Tohru Department of Digestive and Transplant Surgery, the University of Tokushima
Shimada, Mitsuo Department of Digestive and Transplant Surgery, the University of Tokushima Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Keywords
young pediatric surgeon
USMLE
career design
residency
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
Recently, many Japanese pediatric surgeons undertake clinical training abroad, especially in the United States of America (USA) which is one of the most attractive country for advanced clinical training. Since the Japanese government introduced a 2-year mandatory residency program in 2004, it has become more and more important for busy Japanese residents to spent time efficiently in order to achieve ECFMG (Educational Commission For Foreign Medical Graduates) certification.
ECFMG certification requires residents to pass both Step 1 and 2 of the United States Medical License Examination (USMLE). It is especially difficult to pass step2 CS (Clinical Skills) for many Japanese who are unfamiliar with the English language. For example, one of authors started to study for the USMLE in the 6th grade of the Japanese Medical School (MS4), passed step1 and step2 CK (Clinical Knowledge) during the 2-year mandatory intensive rotating residency program, and passed Step2 CS on the 3rd attempt during the general surgery residency program. This shows that a Japanese examinee can pass the ECFMG certificate even during a busy rotating residency program.
Journal Title
四国医学雑誌
ISSN
00373699
NCID
AN00102041
Publisher
徳島医学会
Volume
69
Issue
3-4
Start Page
187
End Page
192
Sort Key
187
Published Date
2013-08-25
EDB ID
FullText File
language
jpn
TextVersion
Publisher
departments
University Hospital
Medical Sciences