Tokai University Medical School Initiates Japan's First "Hawaii Medical Educational Program" with University of Hawaii-John A. Burns School of Medicine.

ISEHARA CITY, Japan, Oct. 29, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via PRWEB - Tokai University Medical School in Japan announces the adoption of the "Hawaii Medical Educational Program" as part of the Tokai University Medical School curriculum.

Tokai University Medical School is one of Japan's largest private medical schools. The University has announced the implementation of Japan's first US-style "participation based clinical education" (medical students participate in patient care as student-doctors) by signing an agreement with the University of Hawaii-John A. Burns School of Medicine to adopt the "Hawaii Medical Educational Program" as part of the Tokai University Medical School curriculum.

This new program enables Tokai University School of Medicine to make a greater contribution to globalization of Japan's medical schools by educating medical students in a diverse and globally minded environment.

David Lassner, the President of Hawaii University says: "This groundbreaking partnership expands the long term relationship between Tokai University and the University of Hawaii and marks a major step forward in internationalizing medical education in Japan and Hawaii."

Details of the Hawaii Medical Educational Program (HMEP)

  1. Tokai University Medical School/HMEP will provide 1st to 3rd year medical students with special elective classes weekly, in which global items such as medical English, art and science of medicine are taught; after that 10 to 20 students will be selected to enter the HMEP course.
  2. These students will be sent to Hawaii for 1 to 2 months to take lectures at the Clinical Clerkship Preparatory Program in Hawaii (HCCPP).
  3. The participants of the program will attend the 5th year clinical training at hospitals offering US-style clinical training in Japan.
  4. Qualified participants will be eligible to take the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USLME) Step 1 in their 5th year of medical school, and Step 2 in their 6th year.

Further information

Enquires about this program:
Mr Yoshinori Hara, Director
Tokai University Education Planning Department for Isehara Campus, Japan
143 Shimokasuya, Isehara, Kanagawa, 259-1193
EMAIL: prtokai(at)tsc(dot)u-tokai(dot)ac(dot)jp
Telephone number: 81-(0)463-92-6689

About Tokai University
Tokai University is a private university established by Shigeyoshi Matsumae in 1942.

"Tokai" of "Tokai University" refers to the sea to the east of Asia, namely the Pacific Ocean, and symbolizes the desire to foster the kinds of big hearts, rich spirits, and broad perspectives symbolized by the expanse of an ocean.

The white cross of the school flag symbolizes "Love" and "Justice," and expresses the presence of "Truth" where love and justice meet.

The Tokai University Educational System is one of the largest general education and research institutions in Japan today. To seek mutual understanding and global peace through the education of, and interaction with, young scholars from around the world, we began accepting foreign students from at early stage and have consistently promoted Japanese-language education.

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Tokai University Medical School
As an advanced medical technology hospital and regional core hospital, it serves to provide state-of-the-art medical care while having close functional collaboration with neighboring medical facilities. As one of the few facilities that operate an air ambulance, it promptly responds to medical emergencies on a 24-hour basis.

143 Shimokasuya, Isehara-shi, Kanagawae 259-1193

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