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2022/06/20

【NEW】List of Executive Members updated


You can check the list (as of 16th June 2022) from JMEF Executive Members / Committee Members / Organizational Structure.

2022/06/02

【NEW】Application Procedures for 2022 Kawasaki/Green College (JMEF) Fellowship Programme posted


You can check the overview of this programme from Activities.

2022/05/10

【NEW】List of Awardees of Research Grant for Medical Education updated


You can check the list of the awardees for FY2022 and themes from FY2019 to FY2021 from here.

You can also check the details of this program from Activities.

2022/04/20

Application for Clinical Elective Attachment Programme in the UK in March/June 2023 started


You can check the overview of this programme from Activities.

2022/04/01

List of Committee Members updated


You can check the list (as of 1st April 2022) from JMEF Executive Members / Committee Members / Organizational Structure.

2021/12/16

Results obtained by Research Grant for Medical Education presented online

Research results obtained by the Research Grant for Medical Education were presented online on 7th December 2021 with around 30 participants including FY 2020’s awardees of the grants, members of Japan Medical Education Foundation (JMEF) and staff of Medical Education Division, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). This grant, launched in 1979 by JMEF, is a competitive research funding aimed at contributing to the development of medical education in Japan.

The presentation was moderated by Dr. MAENO Tetsuhiro, Director of JMEF and Professor at the University of Tsukuba, and the presentations are as follows:

Names of Awardees Titles of the Presentations
NOMURA Osamu, M.D., M.A., Ph.D. (Hirosaki University)Development and Validation of Japanese Version of Script Concordance Test
MATSUDA Yoko, M.D., Ph.D. (Kagawa University)Pathology education using whole slide images with corporation to other institutes
AOKI Shuntaro, Ph.D. (Fukushima Medical University)What non-verbal communication is used in medical interviews?
Preliminary analysis of medical interview videos using machine learning

2021/10/22

18th JMEF Alumni association meeting held

On October 9th, the 18th annual meeting was held by the JMEF Alumni association, consisting of participants in the four-week clinical elective attachment program at medical schools in the UK.  Nearly 50 alumni and members of JMEF (Japan Medical Education Foundation) gathered at the meeting, held online due to the current situation with Covid-19.  Ms. SAKUMA Maki, chief organizer of the meeting and dispatched to the University of Oxford in FY 2018, hosted the meeting.

First, Dr. OGAWA Hideoki, President of JMEF, said, “We have dispatched 458 medical students from 75 medical schools to the UK since 1990, when we launched this program.  It is a great pleasure that many alumni members are active in various fields.  It is regrettable that we have had to put off the program for 2 years due to the spread of Covid-19.  However, we strongly hope to resume the program as soon as possible and appreciate your continued cooperation in this program.”

Next, alumni members in various fields made presentations about the following topics:
   Countermeasures against Covid-19; International Health; Medical Ethics; Medical Economics.
Then, alumni members discussed the following and exchanged views actively:
   Clinical Medicine in North America, Europe and developing countries; International Health; Starting a business, etc.
At the same time, they talked about what they were doing and enjoyed long-standing friendships.

The event was successfully closed after a closing speech by Dr. MAENO Tetsuhiro, Director of JMEF.

2020/12/23

Results obtained by the Research Grant for Medical Education presented online

Research results obtained by the Research Grant for Medical Education were presented online on Dec.16 with more than 30 participants including FY 2019’s awardees of the grants,  members of Japan Medical Education Foundation (JMEF) and staff of Medical Education Division, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. This grant, launched in 1979 by JMEF, is a competitive research funding aimed at contributing to the development of medical education in Japan.
The Presentation was moderated by Dr. Tetsuhiro Maeno, Professor at University of Tsukuba, and the presentations are as follows.

Names of Awardees Titles of the presentations
Toshiharu Mitsuhashi (Okayama University Hospital)Research on improvement of learning effect when peer instruction is added to epidemiology / statistics exercises
Jun Suenaga
(Yokohama City University)
Development of modified Thiel’s method for head and neck cadaver surgical training
Masakazu Komatsu (Kurume University)The effect of cooperative learning (LTD)-based PBL for medical education
Akiteru Takamura (Kanazawa Medical University)Curriculum Development of a Pre-clinical Clinical Reasoning Class and Skill Practice by Combining Active Learning Strategies
Shoko Horita
(The University of Tokyo)
Development of Educational Methods for Medical Students Based on Analysis of Academic and Daily-Life Factors Predicting Important Educational Outcomes
2020/11/11

JMEF Alumni association meeting held online

On October 3, JMEF Alumni association consisting of participants in the four-week clinical elective attachment program at medical schools in the UK held the 17th annual meeting. To prevent the spread of COVID-19, it was the first online association meeting where nearly 60 alumni and members of JMEF attended.

The meeting started with an opening speech by Dr. Suzukawa, a general organizer of this year’s meeting, followed by the congratulatory speech by Dr. Ogawa, President of JMEF. “This program was started in 1990, and since then 458 medical students from 75 medical schools have studied in the UK. I am very pleased that a fruitful network has been built through the association.” Dr. Ogawa also said, “It is regrettable that we could not implement the program next year due to the spread of COVID-19. However, I strongly hope to resume the program as soon as possible and appreciate your continued cooperation in this program.”

After that, students dispatched and trained this March at Newcastle University, St George’s, University of London, University of Oxford, and the University of Glasgow gave presentations of their own experiences. After the introduction of video messages from alumni working around the world such as Africa, the U.S.A, and Japan, interactive breakout sessions were held.

The event was successfully closed after the introduction of next year’s general organizer.

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