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Information on Short-Term Courses

Training Contents

Elective Program
※A students at least 3rd year of studies could take the elective program.
If you have graduate and are a doctor, then you are not eligible for this program.

Training Period

All electives are 2 weeks in length.
Students may apply for two 2-week electives. Please find the details below.
※Please contact us at email address below if you would like to do practical work for more than one month or if you have unavoidable circumstances.
Elective placements are not available in the year end and New Year holidays and spring break (between mid-March and mid-April each year).

Application Procedure

Please contact us at the e-mail address below if you are an international student who would like to study at OCU. Please let us know the preferred period and the department where you would like to study.
Groups of departments pdf
(A timetable is not provided prior to commencing your elective. On arrival at OCU on the first day of your elective placement, you will be advised what Unit activities you will be able to participate in.)
Educational Affairs Department Osaka City University Graduate School and Faculty of Medicine
E-mail: i-gakumu@med.osaka-cu.ac.jp
Once you receive a reply from us, please submit the following items. When you submit, please send them via e-mail.
The application deadline is 4 months prior to the beginning of the medical elective program.
  • Letter of recommendation from the Dean of the medical school to Prof. Kenji Ohata, our dean of Faculty of medicine (English only)
    * Not required if your university has concluded Academic Exchange Agreement with OCU.
  • Application Formword
  • Copy of your passport (photo page)
  • Serological test and vaccination certificatepdf (signature of dean of faculty of medicine is required)
  • Chest x-ray with negative findings and PDF file at 300dpi or higher or Certificate of negative QFT findingspdf (signature of dean of faculty of medicine is required)
  • Copy of international health insurance.
(DO NOT SEND EXTRA DOCUMENTS UNLESS REQUESTED TO DO SO)
※ Please submit items 4, 5 and 6 before coming to Japan.
After the application documents have been accepted, an official acceptance letter will be sent to the dean of your medical school.
(It will take approximately two month for the process to be completed in its entirety after the application is received.)
A certificate will be issued by OCU upon the completion of the program.
If more than two students are coming from the same university, please adjust each other's arrival and leaving schedule.
During practical work at OCU, we will prepare the accommodation for those who are interested (\12000 (JPY)/2 weeks, \24000 (JPY)/4 weeks).


Please contact us for more details.
※You can check in the accommodation only weekday
(9:00 A.M-4:30 P.M.)

◆ Inquiries
Educational Affairs Department
Osaka City University Graduate School and Faculty of Medicine
E-mail: i-gakumu@med.osaka-cu.ac.jp