2009 Scholarship Recipients

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Back row: Drs. Robert Yanagisawa, Yuichiro Kuwama, Shunichi Homma, Jean Furuyama, Yuzuru Anzi
Front row: Dr. Masanori Mori, Mayuko Uchida, Dr. Keita Terashima, Sayuri Fujita, Jun Tashiro, Yohko Murakami, Yoshihiro Yonekawa
 

JMSA-Nishioka Foundation Scholarship

  • Noriyuki Murakami
    State University of New York Downstate
    3rd year medical student
    Project: Introduce Peace Corps programs to students
  • Yohko Murakami
    Stanford University
    2nd year medical student
    Project: Increase glaucoma awareness

JMSA-Honjo Foundation Scholarship

  • Jay Starkey
    University of California San Francisco
    4th year medical student
    Project: Expand JUMP web site to partner medical students from Japan and the US
  • Yoshihiro Yonekawa
    Weill Medical College of Cornell University
    3rd year medical student
    Project: 1) JMSA Interview Series, 2) JMSA website student section
    Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

JMSA-Mitsui USA Foundation Scholarship

  • Masanori Mori, MD
    University of Vermont College of Medicine
    Hematology/Oncology Fellow
    Project: Introduce palliative care to Japanese patients living in the US

    Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Jun Tashiro
    University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
    3rd year medical student
    Project: Document student volunteering experience in developing countries

JMSA-Toyota USA Scholarship

  • Keita Terashima, MD
    Baylor University
    Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Fellow
    Project: Houston Sukusukukai

JMSA-Shimomura Scholarship

  • Mayuko Uchida
    Yale University
    Nurse practitioner student
    Project: Promote interactive geriatric care
  • Sayuri Fujita
    Boston College
    Nursing student
    Project: Promote healthy habits in the community   

2008 Scholarship Recipients

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JMSA-Honjo Foundation Scholarship

  • Miwako Kobayashi, MD
    In 2008: Beth Israel Medical Center, Internal Medicine Resident
    Project: Organizing Japanese physicians’ profiles for students
    Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Akira Nishisaki, MD
    In 2008: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Junior Faculty in Critical Care Medicine
    Project: Internet-based simulation education program for pediatritians in Japan
    Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

JMSA-Nishioka Foundation Scholarship

  • Linday Kuroki
    In 2008: Brown University Alpert Medical School, Medical Student
    Project: Promote osteoporosis awareness
    Current: Washington University in St. Louis, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Obstetrics and Gynecology, PGY1
    Contact:
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  • Amy L. Turitz
    In 2008: Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Medical Student
    Project: Polypharmacy side effects section on JMSA web page.
    Current: University of Pennsylvania, Obstetrics and Gynecology, PGY1
    Contact:
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  • Jonathan Masami Mori
    In 2008: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Medical Student
    Project: Creating a brochure, "Eating a healthy Japanese diet"
    Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Satoko Kanahara
    In 2008: Case Western University, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Medical Student
    Project: A study comparing awareness and uses of gynecological healthcare among Japanese and American medical students.
    Current: 4th year medical student
    Contact:
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JMSA-Mitsui USA Foundation Scholarship

  • Hiroshi Sekiguchi, MD
    In 2008: Mayo Clinic, Pulmonary/Critical Care Fellow
    Project: 1) Lectures in Japan regarding the US medical educational system, 2) Medical translation
    Contact:
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  • Takako Araki, MD
    In 2008: Beth Israel Medical Center, Fellow in Endocrinology
    Project: Public lecture series
    Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

JMSA-Toyota USA Scholarship

  • Jun Mitsumoto
    In 2008: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Medical student
    Project: Comparing medical student experiences in Japan and the US
    Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

JMSA-Shimomura Scholarship

  • Tomo Tarui, MD
    In 2008: Harvard University, Pediatric Neurology Fellow
    Project: Community lecture series and support group for Japanese parents with children with neurological deficits
    Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2007 Scholarship Recipients

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JMSA-Honjo Scholarship:

  • Jay Starkey
    University of California San Francisco, Medical Student
  • Satoko Kanahara
    In 2007: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Medical Student
    Current: 4th year medical student
    Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

JMSA-Nishioka Scholarship:

  • Noriyuki Murakami
    SUNY Downstate, Medical Student
  • Norifumi  Kamo
    Harvard Medical School, Medical Student
  • Lindsay  Kuroki
    In 2007: Brown Alpert Medical School, Medical Student
    Current: Washington University in St. Louis, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, OB/GYN Intern
    Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

JMSA-Mitsui Scholarship:

  • Yumiko Kanei
    Beth Israel Medical Center, Cardiology Fellow
  • Yoko Suzuki
    Wayne State University, Detroit Medical Center OB/GYN Resident

JMSA-Astellas and Seiichi Shimomura Scholarship:

  • Alan Teo
    In 2007: University of California San Francisco, Medical Student
    Current: UCSF Psychiatry Resident (PGY3)
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  • Kenta Nakamura
    In 2007: University of California San Francisco, Medical Student
    Current: UCSF 4th year medical student
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  • Elizabeth Kwo
    Harvard Medical School, Medical Student

JMSA-Toyota Scholarship:

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.

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