The Trend of Institutional Research in Japanese Medical Education: A Case Study from Jichi Medical University

Keywords: Accreditation, institutional research, medical education, medical university, program evaluation, system development


The importance of IR (institutional research) has seen a recent increase in the field of medical education. The main reason for this trend is the need for accreditation of medical education based on global standards. In this paper, the current IR system, including the structure and contents of databases, and IR topics of the Jichi Medical University are described. Although there are useful previous studies on IR, medical universities and colleges have specific aspects that may not have been covered by previous studies. Further studies are therefore needed in this research field.


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