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  • Locations: Tokyo, Japan
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Restrictions: GW applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Description:

Nippon Medical School

Nippon Medical School opened in 1876 and has a long history of educating health professionals in Japan. This elective provides students with a medical and cultural experience to help foster a better understanding of the evolution and operation of Japan's health care system. Nippon offers electives in:
  • medicine and subspecialties
  • surgery and surgical specialties
  • emergency medicine
  • psychiatry
Students will be exposed to the differences in Japanese medical education, emergency medical system design, and hospital operations. Students must perform standard clinical duties while in Japan and are expected to work closely with a designated faculty mentor, who will evaluate the student's progress.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in applying to the program, click on the Apply Now button above to get started. Please note you will have to login with your GW Net ID (the first part of your or email address) and GW Net ID Password.

What to Do When You Login:

The system will prompt you to select which semester you would like to attend your international clinical elective. You will not choose by elective block, but rather put Fall, Spring, or Summer depending on the month you will be going abroad.

Please do not hesitate to contact  International Medicine Programs (IMP) Office (  with questions or problems applying online.

Do not have a Net ID?

Go to, click on the Account Center link in the top left corner and following the prompts and/or directions from there: