International Exchange Program Committee 2019

Chair: Tetsuya Makiishi, Vice-Chair Takahiko Tsutsumi

Our mission is to facilitate and promote international exchange opportunities in medical education for members of the ACP Japan Chapter.

Report: What We have done


Through the process of documents screening and on-line interview, IEPC selected Dr. Yuki Fujita as a candidate of a four-week clinical observership program at the Department of Medicine, University of Florida in 2020. This program was given by the courtesy of Dr. Gerald Stein and started in 2019. Her externship was planned in April 2020, but it was postponed indefinitely due to COVID-19 pandemic.

In addition, IEPC appointed Dr. Takuya Tanimoto, as a candidate of a four-week clinical observership program at the Queen’s Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii. The program was offered by the courtesy of Dr. Masayuki Nogi, a current hospitalist at the center. His externship is currently planned in summer 2020, but it may be changed due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Plan: What we are going to do


As long as above mentioned two host physicians, Drs. Stein and Nogi, welcome our candidates, we plan to send one or two candidate(s) per program per year. IEPC is responsible for selecting candidates and providing them mentorship before, during, and after the program.


We’ve started to interact with other international chapters, such as India Chapter, to explore the possibility to establish an exchange clinical observation program with other chapter(s) in Asia in future years.


IEPC seek to provide online seminars focusing on cultivating a global mindset for medical students and physicians in Japan.

In addition to continuing and developing above mentioned each PROJECT further, we plan to explore opportunities that would be of help to pursue our mission.

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