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Table 5 Board certification status for physicians who moved from hospitals to clinics between 2010 and 2012

From: Internal medicine board certification and career pathways in Japan

Board certification status 2010 in hospitals 2012 in clinics
n % n %
Area of board certification
  General internal medicine 371 34.9 326 30.7
  Gerontology 27 2.5 21 2.0
  Gastroenterological medicine 302 28.4 270 25.4
  Hepatology 80 7.5 90 8.5
  Cardiology 242 22.8 223 21.0
  Respiratory medicine 116 10.9 103 9.7
  Neurology 70 6.6 60 5.6
  Diabetes 126 11.9 124 11.7
  Metabolism 29 2.7 32 3.0
  Nephrology 87 8.2 79 7.4
  Hematology 36 3.4 30 2.8
  Rheumatology 41 3.9 37 3.5
  Infectious diseases 15 1.4 11 1.0
  Allergy 28 2.6 28 2.6
Number of board certifications
  0 0 0.0 131 12.3
  1 642 60.4 511 48.1
  2 340 32.0 347 32.6
  ≥ 3 81 7.6 74 7.0