New Member of Student Committee

Committee: Student Committee

Job Title: –

Name: Kazuki Nakanishi

Degree: –

Institution: The University of Tokyo

Division/Department: Faculty of Medicine

Hobby: Caruta, Cheese, Coffee

Message: happy to be here.

New Member of Student Committee

Committee: Student Committee

Job Title: –

Name: Junna Iwata

Degree: –

Institution: Keio University

Division/Department: School of Medicine

Hobby: Traveling

Message: “Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today.”

I’m still an undergraduate student, but I’d be glad to work hard as a member of ACP.

New Member of Resident/Fellow Committee

Committee: Resident/Fellow Committee

Job Title: Resident

Name: Sayaka Aoyama

Degree: –

Institution: Mitokyodo General hospital

Division/Department: –

Hobby: Music, Cooking

Message: I do my best. 🙂

My motto is ”Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were live forever” by Mahatma Gandhi.

New Member of Resident/Fellow Committee

Committee: Resident/Fellow Committee

Job Title: Japanese Fellow

Name: Shota Obata

Degree: MD

Institution: United States Navy Hospital in Okinawa

Division/Department: –

Hobby: Ice hockey

Message: あまり、委員会などに参加したことがないので、自分の殻を破って積極的に参加していきたいです。

New Member of Resident/Fellow Committee

Committee: Resident/Fellow Committee

Job Title: Medical student

Name: Rika Terashima

Degree: –

Institution: Gunma University

Division/Department: School of Medicine

Hobby: Traveling

Message: “Chance favors the prepared mind.”

The 5th RFC seminar – Deep Dive into Cardiology –


Tomohiro Hirai (Mie University)


Yoshito Nishimura M.D., Ph.D. (Department of General Medicine, Okayama University Hospital)

I believe every one of you might have felt cardiology is difficult to learn. In the 5th Resident-Fellow Committee (RFC) Seminar on November 10, is a solution for those people.

The RFC Seminar is held up to twice a year. In the seminars, we invite internal medicine subspecialists as well as doing a brief “Dr’s Dilemma” like session to disseminate the high-tiered, essential internal medicine skills to medical students and residents. Through the seminars, we aim to get them together to strengthen the community of ACP as well. The 5th RFC Seminar was held in Nihonbashi, Tokyo. The guest lecturers were Dr. Akio Kawamura, Professor and Director of Department of Cardiology, International University of Health and Welfare, and Dr. Atsushi Mizuno from Cardiovascular Center of St. Luke’s International Hospital. Approximately 30 participants gathered Tokyo for the seminar.

In the lecture of Dr. Kawamura, he showed us his career path as a cardiologist as well as his view on medical education and treatment of patent foramen ovale (PFO). He also briefly summarized the clinical implication and rationale to treat PFO, which was meaningful to generalists as well.

Dr. Mizuno organized a session in a group-work style to let participants learn “how to manage heart failure and its complications”. Through the session, participants acquired skills of initial managements, differential diagnosis and clinical management. All the participants apparently enjoyed his session.

Lastly in the afternoon, the RFC committee presented a small Dr’s Dilemma-like session. Not only the participants solved the quizzes, Dr. Mizuno also added clinical implications and reality in the frontline clinical field to every question and answer. We are sure that this was the way to get the most from clinical quizzes.

RFC plan to continue seminars like this. Through the seminars, annual meetings and so on, we hope to contribute to the further development of ACP Japan Chapter as well as the field of Internal Medicine in Japan.

ACP日本支部 Resident-Fellow Committee主催 「第5回RFCセミナー」


平井智大 (三重大学医学部)


西村義人 M.D., Ph.D.(岡山大学病院 総合内科・総合診療科)

「循環器って難しい」、そんなことを一度は思ったことはありませんか?今回のResident-Fellow Committee主催「第5回RFCセミナー」は、そのような若手医師にありがちな苦手意識を忘れさせるような、濃密な企画となりましたのでご報告します。

RFCセミナーは、年に2回程度、内科各分野のスペシャリストを講師としてお招きし、特別講演やMKSAPの類題などを通じて、やる気溢れる学生や研修医をさらにワンステップ進化させ、ACP日本支部の輪を若手の中で広げることを目的としたものです。
今回の舞台は11月10日(日)、東京都日本橋。「循環器」をテーマに、河村朗夫先生(国際医療福祉大学医学部循環器内科 主任教授)、水野篤先生(聖路加国際病院心血管センター 医幹)をお招きし、全国各地から学生、初期・後期研修医、さらにはベテラン医師まで、約30名が集いました。

河村先生の講演では、先生が循環器内科医として歩まれてきた経歴のご紹介から、卵円孔開存の病態と治療、医学教育者としての在り方、考え方についてなど、幅広くお話頂きました。会場が笑いに包まれるような雰囲気の中でも、卵円孔開存の先進治療や臨床的意義等、驚かされる医学的知識もちりばめられた講義で、ついつい聞き入ってしまいました。

水野先生の「合併症を考慮した心不全治療」をテーマとした症例検討会では、心不全診療の初期対応、鑑別診断、そしてマネジメントまで、全てを網羅的に、グループワークを通じて学びました。循環器分野に限らず、医師としての学習、後輩指導のテクニック等もお話頂き、会場全体が盛り上がっていたのが印象的でした。

そして、午後はRFC委員が作成したMKSAPの類題を用いた「診断道場」でした。このセッションでは、クイズ形式で臨床問題を参加者全員で解いていくだけでは無く、水野先生から日本での実臨床や、ご自身の経験を踏まえたコメントを問題毎に頂き、机上の空論に留まらない実践的な知を習得することができました。

セミナー全体を通して、臨床現場の第一線で活躍されている専門医の先生方から各々の専門領域やジェネラリストへの示唆について聞くことができ、参加者は皆循環器診療におけるリアルな臨床現場を垣間見ることができたと思います。RFCは今後もこのような企画の立案等を通じて、ACP日本支部、日本の内科診療の発展に貢献していきたいと思っています。