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Updated : September 6, 2017

Department of Community Medicine


Yasuhiro Akai, MD, PhD, FASN
Chief and Professor

Shunji Sutoh, PhD
Associate Professor


Department of Community Medicine is managing medical careers of the students and physicians who received scholarship funded by Nara Prefecture to match between their medical dedication in Nara for a certain period of time and the medical needs from the community (especially in the underserved area). Our research is focused on the appropriate health care delivery in Nara and main research interests are 1) appropriate and efficient health care system organization in the community, 2) proper physician placement in the community hospitals, and 3) more organized doctor recruitment system collaborating with medical specialty sections in the university hospital.


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