Japanese National Physician Graduate Medical Education Program

Since 1952, U.S. Naval Hospital Yokosuka, Japan has actively trained Japanese physicians in a one-year rotating fellowship. Education is conducted English and focuses on a Western approach to medical care. Fellows learn outpatient and inpatient medicine and assist as medical liaisons between USNH Yokosuka and local Japanese hospitals

USNH Yokosuka

Six Japanese physicians are selected in August to begin training the following April. The year includes rotations in internal medicine, pediatrics, family medicine, general surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, emergency medicine, radiology, orthopedics, anesthesia, dermatology, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, and neurology. Six weeks of electives are available for fellows to choose from as well.

Housing is available on base, at no cost, for single fellows. Due to limited base housing, married fellows must live off the military base at their own expense.

Fellow's salary is approximately JPY 260,000 per month before taxes. There is no additional pay such as bonuses, overtime pay, or other allowances.

Fellows work Monday through Sunday, up to 40 hours per week. In General, call schedules are flexible and arranged by the chief fellow. Fellows will observe U.S. national holidays and limited Japanese holidays. Fellows are insured with health insurance for Japanese employees working on base.

For fellowship program inquiries, contact the program manager at usn.yokosuka.navhospyokosukaja.mbx.nh-yokosuka-fellowship-info@mail.mil.

Fellowship Program Documents
Open House Documents