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 october 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 Friday and will be on-call for 24 hours every six days, which may including weekends. In general, call schedules are flexible and arranged by the chief fellow. Fellows will observe U.S. national holidays. Japanese holidays are not applicable (i.e. no day off for Golden Week, New Year Vacation, etc. 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.

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