International Collaboration and Exchange Program

A program directed by: Dr. Anette Wu

To donate or support please contact: aw2342@cumc.columbia.edu

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Kyoto University School of Medicine

Kyoto University School of Medicine, established in 1899, is one of top medical schools in Japan, whose graduates have led in both basic medical science and clinical fields, providing innovative treatments to patients. The school now has two Nobel laureates in Medicine and physiology, Dr. Shinya Yamanaka and Dr. Tasuku Honjo in the campus. The school's strength includes, but not limited to, research in immunology, stem cell, genetics, neuroscience,etc. The most important mission of the Kyoto University School of Medicine is to cultivate world-leading medical and health practitioners in a way that respects the students’ autonomy. Students are encouraged to spend some time in foreign countries as part of globalization efforts of the school to obtain knowledge and insights from the global point of view and to become a world leader in health care field.  The school has agreement for short term student exchange with many medical schools in the ICE program and exchange students.

Kyoto is an old capital of Japan where the emperors lived for more than 1000 years, preserving its old style and culture. The city attracts many tourists from all over the world, who enjoy experience of many Japanese traditional cultural aspects and hospitality.