Japan (IFMSA-Japan) - Tokyo, St. Marianna University
We cannot accept any SCOPE students in 2019-2020
Soichiro Iwasaki

Our school is located in Kawasaki city, Kanagawa prefecture. It’s near to Central area in Tokyo. For example it takes 40 minutes to Shinjuku from our school. Same time to Shibuya. So, I think you can enjoy sightseeing in Tokyo after you finish your work. Around our school, there are some restaurants we often go. For example, okonomiyaki restaurant, Chinese restaurant and so on.


St. Marianna University School of Medicine adopted the “Curriculum for Bringing Up Good Doctors,” which is a throughput education program in six years. The specialized education begins in the first year, in combination with the course-based lectures. In small-group learning, the problem-based learning (PBL) orients the students toward practical leaning. Then, students will engage in Technical Clerkship, in which they become a member of a medical treatment team in clinical training program. Through these education and training, the emphasis is placed on nurturing abilities for spontaneous learning rather than just being instructed to learn.


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You will get daily lunch bill in cash for your exchange program term in Japan(\510:lunch bill/day×exchange program days). You can choose from 2-3types of lunch. We will give you the tickets at the beginning of your stay.  You are responsible for all other meals of the day yourself. There are two convenience stores and some restaurants around the hospital, and small convenience store in our hospital. There is a small kitchen in your room.


You will stay at doctor’s flat, which is located next to the hospital. If there is an exchange student besides you, he/she might be your suitemate. Your room is fully furnished room including the kitchen. You will be expected to keep your room clean and take good care of it. When you come into the flat please take your shoes off.


Find and take the JR Narita Ltd Express from Narita to Shinjuku(not Tokyo Station). Its 15 dollars instead of 30 if you show them your non-Japanese passport, make sure you do that. At Shinjuku, find signs for the Odakyu line. Take it to Mukogaoka-Yuen. Both the local as well as the express would take you there, but obviously the express will be faster. When you get to Mukogaoka-Yuen, exit via the North Exit. Across the street there will be several waiting areas for buses. Wait at the one closest to the train station. Get on bus 10, 11, or 1, and the bus will take you to the last stop, which is St.Marianna. And we can pick you up at Mukogaoka-Yuen station on your coming day if you need.


We would like to go many places with you as possible as we can. We went to hot spring, Cat café, Shibuya, Shinjuku(for shopping), Kamakura(there are so many temples and you can see the statue of Buddha) last year as social program almost every weekend. Besides that, we would like to have dinner with you at least once a week if you’re ok. There are some restaurants around the school, so we sometimes go there.


In our city, there is a famous temple, called Kawasakidaishi. And our city is where Fujiko F Fujio the author of Draemon lived. So there is Fujiko F Fujio museum. Its really near to our school. There is also Okamoto Tarou museum in our city. Okamoto tarou is a famous painter in Japan. Besides them,  it doesn’t take so long to get big cities (Shinjuku, Shibuya, Harajuku, Yokohama and so on) so we recommend to go there too.


Respiratory medicine: October and November for a week/Cardiovascular medicine: June, July, October and November for a month/Gastrointestinal medicine: April, May, June, July, October and November for a week./Nephrology: April, May, June, July, October and November for a week./Internal medicine of Endocrinology & Metabolism: April, June, July, October and November for a week./Neurology: April, May, June, July, October and November for a month./Internal medicine of rheumatism, connective tissue disease, allergy: May, June,October and November for a week./Oncology: April, May, June, July, October and November for a week./Pediatrics: April, May, June, July, October, and November for 2 weeks./Neuropsychiatry: April, May, July, October for a week./Radiology: May, June, July, October, and November for a month./Urologic surgery: May, June, July, October, and November for 2 weeks./Digestive and general surgery: April, May, June, July, October and November for a month./Department of breast and endocrine surgery: April, May, June, July, October and November for a month./Pediatric surgery: June and July for 2 weeks./Neurosurgery: May, June, July and November for 2 weeks./Orthopedics: April, May, June, July, October and November for a month./Obstetrics and gynecology: May, June, July and November for a week./Otorhinolaryngology: April, May, June, July, October and November for a week./Anesthesiology: July, October and November for a week./Plastic surgery: May and June for a week.