Japan (IFMSA-Japan) - Miyazaki
LC GENERAL INFORMATION
1089478
938
Emergency Medicine, Surgery - Orthopedics, Radiology, Surgery-Cardiovascular Surgery
July
2 SCOPE STUDENTS
2 SCORE STUDENTS
500 yen for lunch, breakfast and dinner served in dormitory or from host family
Dormitory or Host Family or Guest House
Anybody is welcome. Please enjoy staying in Miyazaki.
http://www.med.miyazaki-u.ac.jp/home/english/
LEOs
Mika Arai
OVERVIEW

Miyazaki is the capital city of Miyazaki Prefecture on the island of Kyushu in Japan. Located on the coast and crossed by several rivers, Miyazaki City enjoys scenic views of both ocean and nearby, verdant mountains. A popular resort destination for tourists, the city offers many attractions, including the SeaGaia event center, the Phoenix Zoo, and many large hotels and spas.
The city was founded on April 1, 1924. The city has an estimated population of 400,000 and a population density of 620 persons per km². The total area is 643.67 km².

UNIVERSITY AND HOSPITALS

Miyazaki Medical College, founded in 1974, was the predecessor of the Faculty of Medicine, UOM, which was established in October 2003 by the merger of Miyazaki University with Miyazaki Medical College.
Our faculty aims to serve as the center of community for education and research of medical science and medicine to train students on advanced medicine and nursing to become well-rounded doctors, nurses, and researchers that upholds high standard of medical ethics with a policy of putting human life first and a goal to contribute to the promotion of social welfare as well as higher standards of medicine and nursing.

RESEARCH PROJECTS AND LABS

Biochemistry: Molecular analysis of leukemogenesis, particularly Adult T-cell Leukemia in Japan
Physiology: Studying the molecular mechanism of synaptic plasticity underlying learning and memory
There are some foreign staffs in these labs! 

BOARDING

You will stay at host family's home, dormitory or guest house.
If you are to stay at host family's home, you will usually eat breakfast and dinner with your host family.
If you are to stay at dormitory or guest house, you'll have to prepare your breakfast and dinner. We will help you as much as we can!
On working days, we will eat lunch at school cafeteria with you!

LODGING

You will stay in a dormitory or stay with a host family.
Depending on the situation, you have to stay in a guesthouse or an apartment and cook for yourself.

TRANSPORTATION

From Tokyo or Osaka, you can directly fly to Miyazaki.
At the Miyazaki Airport, we will pick you up and drive to your lodging place.

SOCIAL PROGRAM

We will hold a welcome party and farewell party for you.
On weekends, we will go sightseeing or shopping with you.
Please ask your contact person about detail, and tell us anything you want to do.

MUST SEE

Miyazaki is famous for story setting of Japanese Myth. There are so many old shrines and scenic spots, such as Aoshima shrine, Udo-Jingu shrine, Takachiho Canyon and Kirishima Mountains.
Please see the website.
http://www.kanko-miyazaki.jp/english/index.html

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

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