JMSA hopes to strengthen the international relations between the United States and Japan by promoting educational and cultural exchange at the medical student level. This section is a growing compilation of US-Japan exchange programs and preceptorships. Please contact us if you have information regarding programs that we have not yet listed.

United States to Japan

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Ehime University(愛媛大学医学部)
- A 1 year program at Ehime University for native English speakers
- Teach medical and conversational English to physicians and medical students
- Contact Lindsay Gibbon (MS2, Cornell) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information

Kyorin University(杏林大学医学部)
- Ophthalmology (retina and uveitis) clinical preceptorship
- Contact Yoshihiro Yonekawa (NYHQ TY Intern) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information

Osaka University (大阪大学医学部)
- Public Health research preceptorship
- Contact Grant Aaker (MS4, Cornell) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information

Tokyo University(東京大学医学部)
- Website with student experiences:
http://koryu.m.u-tokyo.ac.jp/hp07.html
- Official exchange programs
are with UPenn, Ohio State, Hopkins, U Mich, and Wash U
- Individual programs have been designed with Harvard, Mayo, Cleveland Clinic, Tulane, and others

Tokyo Women's Medical University (東京女子医科大学)
- 1-2 month elective rotation for medical students by the International Exchange Program
- Official exchange programs are established with Columbia, MSSM, Brown, University of Hawaii, UTHS, but also available to other medical students
- Attendings fluent in English in Departments of Cardiology, Endocrinology, Neurosurgery
- Contact Dr. Homma or Dr. Yanagisawa (E-Mail:  robert.yanagisawa@mountsinai.org)

Stanford-Japan Exchange Program
- 1 week program in Japan for Stanford medical students
- Contact Dr. Akatsu for more information (see website below)
- Website: http://medicine.stanford.edu/education/japan_exchange.html

Tokyo Women's Medical University 2011 Exchange Program

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Each year, students from Tokyo Women’s Medical University (TWMU) participate in an exchange program with medical schools in the US (Brown, Columbia, Mt. Sinai, Tufts, and U of Texas Houston), Belgium, China, England, France, and Korea.  Students begin preparing for their study abroad experience at spring informational meetings at TWMU (photo at left), go through interviews and training, and then travel the following year to rotate through a teaching hospital abroad.  TWMU welcomes exchange students from abroad each year as well.

Chiyomi Maruki and Kaoru Suzuki, two 5th year medical students, are participating in clinical rotations at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine this winter. As part of the exchange program, Chiyomi and Kaoru recently gave a presentation to the JMSA members-in-training.

Please click "Read More" to read a transcript of their presentation and find out more about student life at a Japanese medical school.

Japan to the United States

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From Tokyo University(東京大学医学部)
- Website with student experiences:
http://koryu.m.u-tokyo.ac.jp/hp07.html
- Official exchange programs
are with UPenn, Ohio State, Hopkins, U Mich, and Wash U

From Tokyo Women's Medical University(東京女子医大)
- Official exchange programs with Brown, Columbia, U of Hawaii, and Mt. Sinai
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Website (Japanese): http://www.twmu.ac.jp/U/university/international/int-main.html
- Contact Dr. Yanagisawa (see JMSA directory) for info about Mt. Sinai and Brown
- Contact Dr. Homma (see JMSA directory) for info about Columbia