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Internal medicine board certification and career pathways in Japan

  • Soichi Koike1, 2Email author,
  • Masatoshi Matsumoto3,
  • Hiroo Ide4,
  • Hideaki Kawaguchi5,
  • Masahisa Shimpo6 and
  • Hideo Yasunaga7
BMC Medical EducationBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:83

https://doi.org/10.1186/s12909-017-0919-y

Received: 2 April 2016

Accepted: 26 April 2017

Published: 8 May 2017

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Open Peer Review reports

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Original Submission
2 Apr 2016 Submitted Original manuscript
22 Nov 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Rebecca Lipner
24 Dec 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Myo Nyein Aung
15 Feb 2017 Author responded Author comments - Soichi Koike
Resubmission - Version 2
15 Feb 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
13 Apr 2017 Author responded Author comments - Soichi Koike
Resubmission - Version 3
13 Apr 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 3
Publishing
26 Apr 2017 Editorially accepted
8 May 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12909-017-0919-y

How does Open Peer Review work?

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Division of Health Policy and Management, Center for Community Medicine, Jichi Medical University
(2)
Department of Health Management and Policy, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo
(3)
Department of Community Based Medical System, Institute of Biomedical and Health Sciences, Hiroshima University
(4)
Department of Medical Community Network and Discharge, Chiba University Hospital
(5)
Department of Biomedical Informatics, The University of Tokyo
(6)
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, Jichi Medical University School of Medicine
(7)
Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Health Economics, School of Public Health, The University of Tokyo

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