Reproductive Health Survey

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The JMSA invites you to participate in a research project conducted by two JMSA members-in-training. Please read on for more information:

We are studying the knowledge, feelings, and preferences of Japanese medical students concerning reproductive health and birth control as part of our project for the JMSA Nishioka Foundation Scholarship. 

We are currently running a pilot project in which we are asking graduated physicians (regardless of current training or specialty) who have completed medical school in Japan to complete a brief survey that will take approximately 10-15 minutes.

The survey is voluntary and anonymous. If a question is not applicable to you, please skip it. We would greatly appreciate your participation. 

The survey can be completed by going to:

Thank you!

Ayaka Iwata, MS4 and Sara-Megumi Naylor, MD


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Ameilog is a new website created by JMSA scholars Dr. Atsushi Sorita and Dr. Aki Asai. It's a web portal that features blogs by Japanese healthcare providers practicing in the United States. The blogs are interactive, and members can write comments and ask questions. The contents of the blog entries are very diverse, from medical specialty information to tips on living in NYC. Check it out!

Medical Student Blog Series: アメリカでの医学生生活

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JMSA medical student blog series

鈴木 まり
現在、ワシントン市(Washington DC)のジョージ・ワシントン大学医科大学院(George Washington University School of Medicine)の三年生


私の学んでいる学校はワシントン市のど真ん中にあり、ホワイト・ハウスから約一キロのところにあります。そのため、GW大学の病院ではアメリカの大統領、副大統領ならびにホワイト・ハウス関係者の医療機関として指定されています。レーガン大統領の暗殺未遂事件のとき彼が担ぎこまれた病院がGW大学の病院だったため、それ以来、その事件とともに名が知られています。そのほかにも、GW大学は、国際保健衛生(International Health)の学問や活動でも評価されています。

UJMED Network*

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UJMED is a professional social networking program designed to help facilitate intracultural awareness and healthcare collaboration between the US and Japan. UJMED is a way we can all connect as students, residents, fellows, researchers and faculty in the US and Japan over the internet with an easy to use, free tool.

You can become a member and create a profile within a few minutes:

Be sure to send friend invitations!

BT Slingsby (George Washington University MS4)
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JMSA Interview Series*

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JMSA Interview Series

The aim of this project is to create an enjoyable online interview series of healthcare professionals of the Japanese communities in the United States and Japan.

All interviews will be conducted by members in training, in order to promote youth involvement in JMSA. We are actively recruiting interviewers from both the USA and Japan. Interviews can be conducted in person, by phone, or even by email. Click here to view our latest interview with Dr. Amano.

Central themes include:

  • Mentorship
  • International collaboration
  • Choosing a specialty

Benefits of joining this project include:

  • It'll be fun!
  • Become involved with JMSA
  • Others will benefit from your interviews
  • Foster a relationship with interviewees -- it's often difficult as a student to get to know attendings at a personal level, and this project allows a unique platform to start relationships which hopefully lead to meaningful mentorships
  • Include the interview in your resume as a "web publication"

Interviews are transcribed and posted on this website along with photographs and biographies. Target audiences include colleagues, patients, and the general public. Please contact us if you would like to join this project in any capacity. Also, please let us know if you have ideas to make this project bigger and better.

Project Members:
Yoshihiro Yonekawa (Contact Person, Harvard Ophthalmology PGY2)
Yumi Ando (Cornell MS IV)
Lindsay Gibbon (Cornell MS III)
Alisa Prager (Columbia MS I)
Miyuki Tanino (Cornell MS III)
Yusuke Terasaki (Cornell General Sugery PGY2)
Hanano Watanabe (Cornell MS III)

Contact us:
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Funding provided by:
JMSA and Honjo Foundation