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Benefits of off-campus education for students in the health sciences: a text-mining analysis

  • Kazumasa Nakagawa1Email author,
  • Yasuyoshi Asakawa2,
  • Keiko Yamada3,
  • Mitsuko Ushikubo2,
  • Tohru Yoshida2 and
  • Haruyasu Yamaguchi2
BMC Medical Education201212:84

Received: 25 June 2012

Accepted: 22 August 2012

Published: 28 August 2012

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Original Submission
25 Jun 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
5 Aug 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Tanis Hogg
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
21 Aug 2012 Author responded Author comments - Kazumasa Nakagawa
Resubmission - Version 3
21 Aug 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 3
22 Aug 2012 Editorially accepted
28 Aug 2012 Article published 10.1186/1472-6920-12-84

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Authors’ Affiliations

Faculty of Health Care, Takasaki University of Health and Welfare
Graduate School of Health Sciences, Gunma University
Comprehensive Regional Support Center