Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Center for Global Health

Keio University – Tokyo, Japan

The School of Medicine at Keio University was founded in 1917 and through an agreement with Northwestern's Feinberg School of Medicine fourth-year medical students may complete visiting rotations at Keio University. Clinical education at Keio occurs on the Shinanmachi campus and their clinical education model places emphasis on communicative competence and medical expertise.

Dates: Varies

Length of Rotation: 4 weeks

Location: Tokyo, Japan

Language Requirement: Japanese preferred

Student level: M4s

How to Apply: Complete the Online Application. Students should apply 4-6 months in advance of the travel date.

Rotation Areas: Internal Medicine, Surgery, Anesthesiology, Orthopaedics, Plastic Surgery, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Dermatology, Urology, Otorhinolaryngology, Psychiatry, Radiology, Rehabilitation Medicine, Emergency Medicine

Rotation Details:
FSM students generally are assigned to one attending with whom they shadow on rotations on a daily basis and then work with various other doctors and residents several times per week. A typical day at the hospital will run from 9AM to 5PM. Students have had success making connections with Japanese students via the Nihon University Medical School's club of English Speaking Medical Students. A limited number of rotations may be completed by medical students who do not speak Japanese. Rotations that last longer than four weeks may also be available at certain times of the year and depending on the specific rotation.

Helpful Links:
Keio University
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
World Health Organization Country Profile
US State Department

Students may stay at the Daikyocho Guest House for approximately 2000 JPY/day or approximately $22-25 USD. The housing fees are generally paid by the student upon checkout and the guest house requests payment in cash. The guest house has apartment-style dormitories and is furnished with a desk, dining table, kitchen, toaster oven, microwave, bathroom, and washing machine but no dryer. Linens are provided, coin operated laundry facilities are available in the dormitory, and there is internet access via an ethernet connection. The guest house is located near the Shinanomachi Station on the JR Chuo Sobu Line. Students may consider purchasing a JR Rail Pass which provided unlimited train travel throughout the city and Japan on a weekly basis.

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