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Fellowship Program, Yokosuka Japanese

Officially known as the Japanese National Physician Graduate Medical Education Program, U.S. Naval Hospital Yokosuka, Japan has actively trained Japanese physicians in a one-year rotating fellowship since 1952. Education is conducted English and focuses on a Western approach to medical care. Fellows learn outpatient and inpatient medicine and assist as medical liaisons between USNH Yokosuka and local Japanese hospitals.
Six Japanese physicians are selected in August to begin training the following April. The year includes rotations in internal medicine, pediatrics, family medicine, general surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, emergency medicine, radiology, orthopedics, anesthesia, dermatology, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, and neurology. Six weeks of electives are available for fellows to choose from as well.
Fellows earn a base salary, allowances (commuting, regional, and Dependence), summer and year-end bonuses, and overtime.
Fellows work Monday through Friday and divide weekend and after-hours call. In General, call schedules are flexible and arranged by the chief fellow. Fellows will observe U.S. national holidays and limited Japanese holidays. Fellows receive health insurance for Japanese employees working on base.
Applicants to the Fellowship must be PGY-2 or higher and complete junior residency prior to starting the Fellowship.
For fellowship program inquiries, contact the program manager at usn.yokosuka.navhospyokosukaja.mbx.nh-yokosuka-fellowship-info@health.mil


Fellowship Program Documents


Externship Program Documents

Program Overview, Instructions, and Date
Externship Application

Open House Documents

Program Overview and Instructions

Naval Family Branch Clinic Iwakuni

To contact the Iwakuni Branch Health Clinic Fellowship Coordinator please email: yukie.hirota3.ln@health.mil 

Fellowship Program Documents

Fellowship Program Overview

Fellowship Program Vacancy Announcement

Iwakuni Fellowship Application, Interview Timeline, & Link to start application process


Video by Gabriel Archer
USNMRTC Yokosuka Japanese Fellows Medical Partnership Program
U.S. Naval Hospital Yokosuka
March 12, 2023 | 3:30
USNMRTC Yokosuka Japanese Fellows Medical Partnership Program | 日本人フェローシッププログラム
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