Ms. Yoko Atsumi is a 5th year medical student at Kagoshima University in Japan. She is a recipient of the 2010 JMSA-Nishioka Foundation scholarship, which supported her work with the Sahara Fund Medical Mission. Ms. Atsumi spent a month providing healthcare at refugee camps in Algeria. Please click "Read more" to read her progress report and view photographs from her mission.
He received a 2008 JMSA-Honjo Foundation Scholarship to conduct a remote simulation project between Tokyo's Nihon Igaku Kyoiku Gakkai and CHOP to train pediatricians in Japan.
Please click "Read More" for more details about this exciting project, and photographs from a recent simulation run.
Scholar: Sayuri Fujita
Project: Promoting healthy habits and hand-washing in the pediatric population
Funding: JMSA-Shimomura Scholarship
October 27, 2009
I am writing to inform you about my progress on health promotion of healthy habits and teaching proper hand-washing techniques to children. Over the summer, I conducted two lectures targeting children under the age of 12. My approach included visual aids for the younger age groups, and more technical teachings for the older age groups.
Scholar: Masanori Mori
Project: "Acculturation and end-of-life experience of Japanese American and Japanese cancer patients who died in the US: from bereaved family perspective"
Funding: JMSA-Mitsui USA Foundation Scholarship
Japan US Medical Partnership (JUMP)
JUMP is a web-based program that partners medical students from Japan and the US to facilitate learning about the medical and educational systems of the two countries. Members blog, write essays, and participate in online discussion forums. JUMP is currently recruiting new student members. Please click on the banner on the left for more information and application instructions.
Currently undergoing renovation
Project leader: Jay Starkey (UCSF MS IV)
Funding: JMSA and Honjo Foundation
Moshi moshi is a medical student-run organization that is dedicated to strengthening the Japanese-American relationship.
Link to project: http://www.moshimoshimedstudents.com
Project Leader: Lindsay Kuroki (Wash U, OB/GYN Resident)
Funding: JMSA and Nishioka Foundation