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Traveling Fellowship Residency Program at Kawasaki Medical School Hospital

Overview

Kawasaki Medical School Hospital offers a residency program in cooperation with other major medical facilities throughout the world. The combined program provides unique opportunities not available in a single domestic academic institution. Residents who have completed this program will benefit from a wide variety of both clinical and cultural experiences in other countries. The goal of this program is to develop highly qualified and skilled physicians equipped with a global view and determination to join the academic world.

Each fellowship program will be of two to four weeks duration at the applicant’s own expense. The exact training regimen during the program will depend upon the range of activities permitted in the host country for doctors with a Japanese Medical License. Applicants who wish to enter the program must complete a postgraduate first year of residency. Applicants will also be required to have achieved a high level of academic accomplishment and be proficient in English.

The Traveling Fellowship Residency Program at Kawasaki Medical School Hospital is an exciting and challenging opportunity for the education of physicians. Clinical skills and professional identity will be developed and refined by participation in the program.

Information For Applicants

The information provided here addresses some of the questions about our program.

Cooperating Institutions:
  • University Medical Center Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
  • University of Munich Hospital, Munich, Germany
  • Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
  • Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Pennsylvania, USA
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Program Period:

Our traveling fellowship program begins in the second year of residency. Admission to the program at other times is possible, although rare. This program will be available for a maximum of four weeks and must not hinder any other program.

Admission:

To be considered for the program, applicants should submit an application form (available upon request from Kawasaki Medical School) and a brief statement of goals for the proposed training at the requested institution. Based on a review of these materials, interviews will be scheduled by the Resident Education Committee. Clinical sub-specialties and the interests of the candidate will be discussed during the interview process. The cost of travel for participating in this program must be borne by the applicant.

Stipend:

We guarantee that Kawasaki Medical School Hospital stipends for residents participating in the Traveling Fellowship Residency Program will not be affected. In addition to our stipend residency positions, we will consider additional applications from candidates who do not require a stipend to support their training.

Health Insurance:

The host institutions have no health insurance coverage available for participants in this program. Part of the medical fee will be covered by the health insurance of the Promotion and Mutual Aid Corporation for Private Schools of Japan. We recommended that each participant purchase travel insurance prior to commencement of the program.

Accommodation:

The host institution has no housing available for participants in this program. Although applicants are expected to make their own arrangements, we will assist participants in making arrangements for low-cost accommodation prior to commencement of the program.

Further Information:

Requests for further information about the Kawasaki Medical School Hospital Traveling Fellowship Residency Program should be submitted to Dr. Hasegawa or Dr. Kashihara at the addresses listed below.

We wish applicants a successful training process, and the very best in their future career endeavors.

Toru Hasegawa, M.D., Ph.D.

Director, Traveling Fellowship Residency Program
Board Member, the Resident Education Committee
Associate Professor
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Kawasaki Medical School
577 Matsushima, Kurashiki City, Okayama 701-0192, JAPAN
Phone: +81-86-462-1111, FAX: +81-86-462-1199
E-mail: t.hasega@med.kawasaki-m.ac.jp

Naoki Kashihara, M.D., Ph.D.

Chairman, the Resident Education Committee
Professor
Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine
Kawasaki Medical School
577 Matsushima, Kurashiki City, Okayama 701-0192, JAPAN
Phone: +81-86-462-1111, FAX: +81-86-462-1199
E-mail: kashinao@med.kawasaki-m.ac.jp