Welcome to the Shizuoka-University of Michigan Advanced Residency Training, Education and Research in Family Medicine (SMARTER FM) website. This project represents a collaboration with family medicine pioneers who came together in Japan. The SMARTER FM project represents a 14 million yen (approximately $1,400,000 US) grant that is part of a larger award made by the Shizuoka Prefectural Government to the Iwata-shi, Kikugawa-shi, Mori-machi Family Medicine Training Liaison Council and Shizuoka Family Medicine Program.
The two key goals of this collaboration are to (1) Attract recruits from the national pool of Preliminary Residency (shoki kenshu) and others who desire advanced residency training; (2) Demonstrate the feasibility and effectiveness of expanding the physician workforce with family doctors well-prepared and competent to practice community hospital, ER and outpatient medicine.
This site was developed as a repository for the activities and teaching materials developed, to provide a central location for grant activities, and to provide links to useful resources useful for family medicine training.
Michael D. Fetters, M.D., M.P.H., M.A.
Principal Investigator, SMARTER FM Project
Director, Japanese Family Health Program
Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Michigan
Greetings to the University of Michigan,
Shizuoka Family Medicine Program in Japan is training family physicians who can provide wide range of medical services in a group practice setting. The program in its fourth year has become more mature and continues to develop.
We are very grateful that we are now able to use the University of Michigan educational materials available on the web.
We hope that our collaboration will continue to strengthen in the future.
Shizuoka Family Medicine Program