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Table 6 Area of practice and board certification status of physicians who moved from hospitals to clinics between 2010 and 2012 (n = 1, 063)

From: Internal medicine board certification and career pathways in Japan

Main area of practice Internal medicine Subspecialty in internal medicine Other area of practice
As of 2010 (Hospital) Area of practice (%) 334 (31.4) 729 (68.6) Not applicable
Number board certified (%) 334 (100) 729 (100) Not applicable
As of 2012 (Clinics) Area of practice (%) 611 (57.5) 407 (38.3) 45 (4.2)
Number board certified (%) 525 (85.9) 377 (92.6) 30 (66.7)