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Center for Medical Education

Center for Medical Education

Center for Medical Education, in close cooperation with an education committee of Department of Medicine and university hospital, studies medical education or training of health care staff and develops educational programs regarding medical skills or attitude for medical students and hospital staff. And another major duty of the center is the management of the clinical skills training laboratory. Our laboratory is used by the medical or nursing students and the residents or hospital staff.

More than 8,600 peoples use the laboratory in a year and this is the most in Japan. There is a rush of orders for the reservation form the medical students just before the OSCE, objective structured clinical examination, a standardized test of medical skills and abilities.

Faculty

Faculty Post Department
Kazumasa Uemura
ProfessorCenter for Medical Education

Research projects

● Development of educational programs for medical students and residents to become medical professional
   Aims of the study are to develop educational programs that train medical students and residents to acquire the empathy to patients and appropriate communication skills.
 
● Development of educational programs of terminal care for elderly for staff of nursing homes
   Aims of the study are to develop educational programs that train the staff of nursing homes to acquire the attitude, knowledge, and skills of the standardized terminal care for elderly.

● Development of educational programs of community-oriented medicine for medical students
   Aims of the study are to develop educational programs that train medical students and residents to acquire the basic attitude, knowledge, and skills to become health care providers who respect the community residents’ needs for medicine or health care, collaborating with the Department of Education for Community-Oriented Medicine.
 
● Study for the training of Public Medical Communicator
   Aims of the study are to bring along talent who manage the communication among medical staff, patients and their family, and mass media an  d facilitate mutual understanding, collaborating with the Department of Education for Community-Oriented Medicine. 
 

 

① Impact of gender on in-hospital mortality of patients with acute myocardial infarction undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention: an evaluation of the TAMIS-II data. Y. Hirakawa, Y. Masuda, M. Kuzuya, A. Iguchi, T. Kimata, and K. Uemura. Internal Medicine 46:363-366, 2007.


② Factors associated with the use of percutaneous coronary intervention among very elderly patients with acute myocardial infarction: Lessons from the Tokai Acute Myocardial Infarction (TAMIS). Y. Hirakawa, Y. Masuda, M. Kuzuya, A. Iguchi, T. Kimata, K. Uemura. Geriatr. Gerontol. Int. 7(3):215-220, 2007.


③ Non-medical palliative care and education to improve end-of-life care at geriatric health services facilities: a nationwide questionnaire survey of chief nurses. Y. Hirakawa, Y. Masuda, M. Kuzuya, A. Iguchi, and K. Uemura. Geriatr. Gerontol. Int. 7(3):266-270, 2007.


④  Absence of outcome difference in elderly patients with and without dementia after acute myocardial infarction: An evaluation of TAMIS-II data. T. Kimata, Y. Hirakawa,?K. Uemura, M. Kuzuya. Int. Heart J. 49(5):533-543, 2008.


⑤  Opinion survey of nursing or caring staff at long-term care facilities about end-of-life care provision and staff education. Y. Hirakawa, M. Kuzuya and K. Uemura. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics 49(1):43-48, 2009.