The role of certified specialists in geriatric medicine in Japanese University Hospitals is discussed in this section. First, they should act as geriatric general physicians to provide a comprehensive medical care for elderly patients against a background complicatedly divided medical departments in university hospitals. Second, they should create attractive undergraduate programs for geriatric education in medical schools and training programs in geriatric medicine for doctors to develop certified specialists in geriatric medicine in the future. Finally, they should perform clinical research to provide an evidence to construct better social policies to keep older people healthy.
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