Clinical Observership Program

Clinical Observerships

Clinical Observership Program

General Information

  • The Clinical Observership Program at Juntendo University is an observational experience.
  • The Clinical Observership Program offers the opportunity to observe outpatient clinics, ward rounds, surgeries, laboratories, and conferences.
  • Please review the Application Guide before applying.
  • To view a list of the affiliations of previous observers please refer to the following link.
  • To view comments from previous observers please refer to the following link.
  • To view photo collages of clinical observers refer to the following link.


  • The Department Guide lists information about individual departments applicants may apply to, including time periods, durations, application prerequisites, additional application requirements, observership content, observership notices, and observership assignments.


  • Applicants should check the Application Guide to see whether they can apply.
  • Deadlines:
    • For applications before: November 1, 2022: no application deadline.  Applicants will still need to complete the application process to attend the program.  Applicants are advised to apply as early as possible to ensure there is enough time to complete the process before their desired arrival.
    • For applications on or after November 1, 2022: All applicants must have required application items 1-12 confirmed 120 days before their desired start date to apply
  • Applicants should submit the required application items prior to the deadline.
  • Applicants should send all required items to Juntendo University International Center:

Required Items

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

  1. Application
    • Medical Student Application (Excel)
    • Medical Doctor & Resident Application (Excel)
  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 (Word Template)
  9. Letter of Recommendation (Word Template)
  10. Pledge (PDF)
  11. Health Examination Certificate (Word Template)
  12. Immunization Records and Requirements (PDF)
    • Clinical observers must meet all of the immunization requirements to participate in the Clinical Observership Program.
  13. Covid-19 Prevention Pledge
  14. Personal Health Insurance


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

Previous Clinical Observers