大友邦 国際医療福祉大学 学長
赤津 晴子 医学教育統括センター長
石井 賢 医学部 整形外科学主任教授
慶應義塾大学卒業。医学博士。アメリカ ジョージタウン大学メディカルセンター、アメリカMGH ハーバード大学、慶應義塾大学医学部整形外科専任講師、脊椎脊髄班チーフ。2017年４月国際医療福祉大学医学部整形外科主任教授。国際医療福祉大学三田病院整形外科部長、国際医療福祉大学成田病院整形外科部長、脊椎脊髄センター長。慶應義塾大学医学部特任教授。
吉田 素文 副医学部長 / 医学科長
Prof. Shigefumi Takasuka
School of Medicine/Center for Liberal Arts, IUHW
From International Student Who Entered Medical Department in IUHW
To All International Students
From my childhood, I was surrounded by medical doctors, from Japan and abroad. Seeing how they touch, and hearing their feelings towards their patients, made me admire their profession. Also, the news of iPS cells by Dr. Shinya Yamanaka of Kyoto University, and the idea that some non-curable disease no longer will be considered one, got me deeply interested in the field of medicine.
Almost all the lectures in the 1st and 2nd year here in International University of Health and Welfare are delivered in English, so I thought studying here would make things a lot easier compared to studying in other Japanese medical schools using Japanese and kanji. I also was fascinated by many foreign students being my classmates, and the curriculum that would enable taking USMLE Step1.
Not all doctors in Japan are fluent in English, so when foreign patients visit a hospital in Japan, it could be very hard to properly explain the symptoms and histories. The same thing could be said when Japanese people living out of Japan becomes sick. I think it would be nice if all people, regardless of where they live, can reach the same medical services as they were in their own home country.
Emi Lee Ai Yuen
I was always unsure of what I wanted to do before deciding that I wanted to pursue a career in medicine. I remember questioning myself many times on which path I wanted to take, as I had many interests and things that I wanted to do. But when I took the time to reflect on my own values, and what was important to me, it always came back to the same thing, which was to do something that could contribute to the well-being of people and benefit the community. I felt that being able to be of help to someone in need would lead to my own personal happiness, hence I wanted to have a career that would allow me to communicate and be directly related to people. I was also interested in biology, and in addition to that, growing up watching my father contributing to the lives of many people as a physician also lead to my decision to enter medical school.
IUHW School of Medicine really values the importance of a global medical education, and I felt this from reading the university’s mission, which made me very interested in this university. The aspect that drawn me most to this university is the diversity in the student and faculty members. This university has the greatest number of international students compared to other medical universities in Japan, and after entering IUHW, I had the opportunity to get to know many people from different backgrounds, have interesting conversations and to see things from different perspectives. This university also encourages students to understand the importance of good communication skills between a physician and patient. From the first year, we have Medical Interview courses, which are classes where students can learn the skills for building a good relationship with patients, and also practice good communication skills with simulated patients. After starting my medical education here, I also really appreciate courses such as Medical Professionalism, that gives students space to reflect on topics such as what it means to be a good doctor, and what does professionalism mean as a physician. Overall, this university really pushes to provide students with a global medical education and a good learning environment as much as possible, which I am very grateful for.
Currently, my dream is to become an emergency physician that is able to work globally. I would also like to contribute in providing healthcare to places around the world that are in need of medical care. In order to achieve that, my goal is to acquire various skills and medical knowledge in order to help as many people as possible in the future.
From SOUTH KOREA
When I was in elementary school, I learned about immune system in biology class. Studying different characteristics about various cells in the human body, I became interested in biology and wanted to work in a field related to Biology. However, the time when I decided to become a doctor is when my grandparents had cancer. After knowing how hard it is to see those whom I love suffer from diseases, I wanted to help others and their families so that they do not experience the same sadness. This is the reason why I wanted to become a doctor, who can prevent and cure disease.
The merit of studying in the International University of Health and Welfare is that we can listen to lectures in both English and Japanese. This provides an environment where I can practice not only Japanese, but also English which is necessary for playing an active role in the international communities. Furthermore, Narita International Center supports my university life, as well as my general life in Japan, so that I can adapt to Japanese culture easily. This facility truly helps me to enjoy studying abroad.
My dream is to become an international doctor not limited only to one country. International University of Health and Welfare provides me with the opportunity to interact with international students from various countries. Through this experience, I can acquire the ability to understand and respect different cultures. I want to use this skill to become a doctor who can contribute to the world.
卒前、卒後から生涯教育まで。 すべてのステージにわたる学修・研修ニーズに対応する成田シミュレーションセンター。 施設面積5,338㎡を持ち、全国医学部シミュレーション施設の平均面積339㎡をはるかに凌駕する これまでにない本格的な機能を備えた世界最大級のシミュレーション教育施設です。