Fellowship Program - Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Where is the U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa located?
A: It is located on Camp Foster, which is situated in Kitamae, Chatan-cho, Nakagami-gun, Okinawa, along Route 58. You may travel to Camp Foster from the Naha Airport via bus, taxi or privately owned vehicle. However, please remember that you will not be allowed on the base without proper photo ID(passport, driver’s license) and base pass. Applicants will be escorted in on interview day.
Q: Do I need to have a previous externship experience at USNHO in order to apply for the fellowship program?
A: No. Previous externship experience at USNHO is not required to apply.
Q: Do you offer open-house days?
A: No, unfortunately, we only offer externships.
Q: What is an average day for interns?
A: 0700-0745 Morning report
0800-1200 Rotation assignment
1300-1630 Rotation assignment
When you work in inpatients, you will be expected to pre-round before 0700.
Q: Do I have on-call duties?
A: Yes, we do. Typically, interns are scheduled to be on-call once every six nights. Call duties include translating between English and Japanese for Japanese-speaking patients at USNHO, and coordinating patient transfers between USNHO and local Japanese hospitals for procedures not available at USNHO such as cardiac catheterization.
Q: How do I know that I’m invited to the fellowship interview?
A: By phone call from the current fellow by the date noticed.
Q: In case of typhoon, what should I do?
A: Fellow will keep update about the schedule for the interview. Unfortunately, this problem is case by case depends on where is the typhoon placed at and the course will be, so we will keep update.
Q: Should I open and scan the sealed medical school academic record written in English?
A: Yes, please open it and scan, then attach to the email.
Q: What would I have to write down in the blank space of Physical Examination?
A: If you do not have any findings, please write here so. (e.g. within normal limits/WNL)
If you have specific findings, please write that down by the physician.
Q: Where should I contact when I have further questions about the application?