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Table 4 Format of teaching methods in palliative medicine education in Japanese medical schools in 2015 (in percentages)

From: A survey of palliative medicine education in Japan’s undergraduate medical curriculum

  2015
All (N = 6 6) Department of palliative medicine (+) (N = 11) Department of palliative medicine (−) (N = 55) P-value
Lectures in large classes 65 (98.5) 11 (100) 54 (98.2) NS
Case studies 13 (19.7) 3 (27.3) 10 (18.2) NS
Small group discussion 12 (18.2) 1 (9.1) 11 (20.0) NS
Role play 11 (16.7) 3 (27.3) 8 (14.5) NS
Video 12 (18.2) 4 (36.4) 8 (14.5) NS
Problem-based learning 2 (3.0) 2 (18.2) 0 (0) P = 0.025
Clinical clerkship (compulsory) 29 (43.9) 3 (27.3) 26 (47.3) NS
Clinical clerkship (application only) 17 (25.8) 5 (45.5) 12 (21.8)
Clinical clerkship (not set up) 20 (30.3) 3 (27.3) 17 (30.9)