Clinical Observership Program

Clinical Observerships

Clinical Observership Program

General Information

  • The Clinical Observership Program
    • is an observational experience
    • offers the opportunity to observe outpatient clinics, ward rounds, surgeries, laboratories, and conferences.


  • The Department Guide lists
    • openings for each department
    • information about individual departments applicants may apply to, including: time periods, durations, application prerequisites, addition application requirements and observership content.


Required Items

  • Applicants should check the Application Guide to find more details about the required items.

  1. Application
  2. Passport Copy
  3. Personal Photo
  4. For applicants applying from countries where English is not the official language: English and/or Japanese Proficiency Test Score from one of the following: Cambridge English, CEFR, IELTS, TOEIC, TOEFL, or JLPT
  5. For medical students: enrollment certificate
    For residents: resident certificate
    For medical doctors: employment certificate
  6. For medical students: Proof the applicant has studied material relating to the department he or she wishes to apply to.
  7. For medical students: Proof the applicant has completed an observership, clerkship, or elective in a health care facility.
  8. Contact Person (Download: Word Template)
  9. Letter of Recommendation (Download: Word Template)
  10. Pledge (Download: PDF)
  11. Health Examination Certificate (Download: Word Template)
  12. Immunization Records and Requirements (Download: PDF)
  13. Covid-19 Prevention Pledge (Download: PDF)
  14. Personal Health Insurance


Medical Students: Free
Residents and Doctors: 2,200 JPY per day

Previous Clinical Observers

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