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Table 4 Status of career transition of board-certified physicians from hospital to clinic

From: Internal medicine board certification and career pathways in Japan

Years since registration as physician Status in 2010 Status in 2012
Hospital physician with board certification Moved to clinic (n) Moved to clinic (%) Holding board certification (n) Holding board certification (%)
0–9 2712 115 4.2 97 84.3
10–19 9953 501 5.0 447 89.2
20–29 7551 266 3.5 242 91.0
30–39 3439 121 3.5 99 81.8
40–49 939 50 5.3 40 80.0
≥50 194 10 5.2 7 70.0
Total 24,788 1063 4.3 932 87.7