Experience current medical care outside Japan to develop wide and global perspectives
The Elective Overseas General Medical Training Program is offered at the beginning of the 6th school year. Students can select and study for 6 weeks at an overseas university from among the ones that Fujita Health University School of Medicine has signed a memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with or an unaffiliated university in, for example, the US. The school provides the participating students financial support of up to 300,000 yen for flights and accommodation. Visiting and learning at an overseas medical school during your university days will be a great opportunity for you to mature not only as a doctor but as a person.
Five MOU-based affiliates in 5 countries
Khon Kaen University in Thailand
Khon Kaen University is our first MOU-based affiliate. The student exchange program has been provided since 2006. Students can learn about tropical diseases such as dengue fever and have hands-on clinical experience which is difficult to find in Japan. You can engage in more practical training with graduates from Khon Kaen University School of Medicine, who are actively assisting in clinical practices.
University of Milano-Bicocca in Italy
University of Milano-Bicocca School of Medicine is in Monza, northeast of Milan. Learning how Japanese and Italians understand medical care and diseases differently leads you to understand that medical care is closely related to local climate and culture. Since Japanese and Italian doctors and health care professionals work in different environments, studying in Italy will be a good opportunity for you to think about the role of doctors.
Gachon University in Korea
Gachon University is the closest university to Seoul and is an approximately 40-minute drive from Incheon International Airport. Although it is a new private university opened in 1982, its School of Medicine is one of the best in Korea. The school is equipped with state-of-art medical devices, and students can learn advanced technology. Gachon University became our affiliate in 2012 and participated in our overseas training program in April, 2013.
National Taiwan University in Taiwan
National Taiwan University became our affiliate in March, 2014. It is not only one of the top-level universities in Taiwan but also one of the most renowned universities in Asia. Studying Taiwanese medical care which together with Thai and Korean medical care represents Asian medical care will foster future leaders of this field.
University of Zambia in Zambia
The University of Zambia also became our affiliate in April, 2014. The university provides a wide range of knowledge about AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, and virus infections unique to Africa. We signed the MOU with them to encourage our students to have a new perspective through their learning experience in a completely foreign environment.