Japan (IFMSA-Japan) - Hokkaido, Sapporo Medical University
Anaesthesia, Emergency Medicine, Gynaecology/Obstetrics, Internal medicine-Cardiology, Internal medicine-Endocrinology, Internal medicine-General, Internal medicine-Hematology, Paediatrics, Paediatrics-Surgery
All year long
Apartment for the student
We accept for the SCOPE students who are in last year or year before last at own medical university.

The vaccinations which we require are listed below.
Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, Tuberculosis and X-ray.
Koki Kato

Sapporo is one of the biggest cities in Japan and also a beautiful city with different faces in accordance with four seasons! It is hot in summer (it sometimes reaches 30 degrees Celsius) and it snows a lot in winter. You can enjoy nature, historical buildings, festivals, sports, and so on! In particular fresh seafood, skiing in winter, and hot spring are popular in Hokkaido. For more information, visit: http://www.welcome.city.sapporo.jp/?lang=en


The hospital attached to Sapporo Medical University has facilities in 26 clinical divisions and 938 inpatient beds. It provides advanced, state-of-the-art medical care, such as emergency medical care, cancer treatment and regenerative medicine, and also plays a significant role as a medical institution that assists the development of local medical services and accepts patients from remote areas in Hokkaido in cases of disasters.
In 1996, the hospital was certified as an advanced treatment facility capable of providing advanced medical treatment, developing medical technologies, and offering training. In 2002, Hokkaido’s first advanced emergency medical care center was established within the hospital to accept critical emergency patients and provide advanced specialized medical treatment. The hospital also functions as an AIDS treatment core hospital (HIV Hokkaido Regional Hospital), a disaster base hospital, the Hokkaido Rehabilitation Support Center, and a Hokkaido regional cancer center.
Medical treatments based on the university’s independent basic research, such as a cancer vaccine therapy (a new approach to treating cancer) and nerve regenerative medical techniques for cerebral infractions and spinal cord injuries, are attracting the attention of medical experts in Japan and abroad. The hospital uses cutting-edge medical care technology which includes the introduction of state-of-the-art medical facilities such as a Hybrid operating room, which integrates traditional surgical methods with the da Vinci Surgical System or image diagnostic technology, and the establishment of the Genetic Counselling Clinic for genetic diagnosis.
As a university hospital, it also plays a central role in clinical education and research, producing outstanding human resources to society through the fostering of medical professionals, organizing seminars for specialists and other efforts.


Pathology: 1. Human tumor immunity 2. Cancer stem cells 3. Heat shock proteins 5.Iymphomas and cancers 6. Immunosuppressive reagents
Hygiene: To elucidate genetic mechanism of vancomycin resistance in Enterococcus isolates.

500 Japanese yen/day

Usually Student Flat but sometimes homestay. 


From Shinchitose Airport station, go to Shin-Sapporo station by train. Then transfer to Touzai Subway Line and get off at "Nishi 18 tyome." It takes about 2 minites to our university on foot.


Social program depends on a contact person but your request will be taken into account! We usually take you to popular spots like Hokkaido Jingu(a shrine) or Otaru(a beautiful city where there are histrorical buildings and a canal), or festivals like Bonodori(Japanese traditional summer festival) or Sapporo snow festival, where you can see a lot of snow statues(of course only in winter). You will enjoy Hokkaido so much!And also we will have a welcome party and a farewell party!


Maruyama Park:With its virgin forest, which has been designated a special natural treasure, Maruyama Park is one of the best places to view cherry blossoms in Sapporo. Sapporo citizens come to Maruyama Park to relax. The park is particularly popular in May for cherry blossom viewing and June for the Hokkaido Shrine Festival. Originally created as a part of the Hokkaido Development Commission’s layout plan and testing ground for trees during the Meiji Period, it was developed into a park starting at the end of the Meiji Period.


When a student has been accepted by our university, these certificate must be submitted via email a months in advance of the 1st day of his/her clerkship (he/she will be reminded to do so by his/her Contact Person);