Japan (IFMSA-Japan) - Kyushu area, Kurume University
Internal Medicine - Nephrology, Paediatrics, Paediatrics - Surgery, Urology, Internal Medicine-Invasive Cardiology, Internal Medicine-Noninvasive Cardiology, Radiology, Surgery-Cardiovascular Surgery, Surgery-General, Surgery-Neurosurgery, Surgery-Orthopedics
April, May, June, September, October, November
differs from time to time
Dormitory for the hospital staffs
The vaccinations which we require are listed below.
Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, Chickenpox and X-ray.

We demand physical examination report including past history, present illness, chronic disease, food and medicine al
Moeko Fujino
Kurume isn't urban, but you can feel exotic and calm atmosphere. Also Kurume is located in about center of Kyusyu and has bullet train stop, so you can enjoy sightseeing in Kyusyu.
Kurume University is established as Kyushu medical school in 1928, and it came into being with the establishment of the Faculty of Commerce. At present, it has developed as a comprehensive private university, and it consists of 5 faculties with 11 departments, 5 graduate schools and 18 research centers.We have 2 campuses, 2 hospitals, high school and junior high school in Kurume city. In 2008, the university celebrated its 80th anniversary.

With the establishment of the Kyushu Medical School in 1928, the former Kurume Municipal Hospital came to be utilized as an educational facility. In 1932, a new hospital complex was built at the Asahi-machi campus. Since then, the hospital complex has been repeatedly expanded and at present comprises 1263 beds with 102,000 square meters of floor space. The comprehensive medical care complex was built in order to practice patient-centered medical care. In 1981, the Emergency and Critical Care Center was established as an annex to the hospital as the tertiary medical center in the southern part of Fukuoka Prefecture. The center was recognized as the only Advanced Unit of Emergency and Critical Care Center in Kyushu district, which has two higherstandard "doctor cars" and a heliport. Thus, the tertiary system of emergency and critical care has improved immensely. With recent advances in medicine, the outpatient clinics were reorganized in 1992 as comprehensive outpatient clinics which include three medical centers - the Cardiovascular Disease Center, the Respiratory Disease Center and the Digestive Disease Center - and outpatient clinics of general internal medicine and general surgery. This led to the establishment of our patient-centered medical care system. Since the hospital was approved as a special functioning hospital in 1993, the usual ratio of referral patients is more than 70% and is recognized as a referral hospital, boasting the mutual cooperation between hospitals and between the hospital and clinics. In 1998, in addition to the completion of the construction of the General Medical Building, a Multi-disciplinary Treatment Center, Palliative Care Center and the Maternal and Perinatal Medical Center were established. More beds were equipped in both the Advanced Unit of Emergency and Critical Care Center and Kidney Disease Center as well. Moreover, an organ-based medical care system was introduced in the surgical wards. Since February of 2002, the hospital has put in place a doctor helicopter system, and has been practicing holistic advanced medical care with the most advanced facilities and functions appropriate for medical care in the 21st century as a mainstay hospital in regional medical care.


500 yen per day. You can have lunch at a cafeteria in the hospital or buy food at the convenience store.

We have a dormitory nearby our university hospital.

There are two campuses for Kurume University.
For School of Medicine, University Hospital, and School of Medical Technology, you will go to the Asahi-machi Campus.
From Fukuoka Airport take subway to Hakata station, and from Hakata station there's a bullet train to Kurume. From Kurume station, you can take a bus that goes all the way to the campus.
There are several ways to come to Kurume University, and your contact person will inform you the details in person.

We'll hold a welcome party for every exchange students. We eat Japanese food for dinner.

Kurume, in the southwestern part of Fukuoka, is a castle town lying in the Chikushi Plain surrounded by the Minou Mountain Range and nurtured by the Chikugo-gawa River. There are many old temples and shrines, including Suiten-gu Shrine, which is used to worship the God of Water and the God for Easy Childbirth by the public, and Bairin-ji Temple, noted for its plum trees. They form a temple town.
Kurume has all of the historical sites, natural area, and nice urban city where you can go shopping. Also Kurume has many groumet that you can enjoy during your stay.