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兵庫医科大学医学会
兵庫医科大学への交換留学

● 呉松涛 (汕頭大学医学院)

こんにちは, My name is Wave, a student in fifth year of Shantou University of Medical College. It’s my honor to have four weeks’ exchange student life in Hyogo College of Medicine from July14th to August 11th

The flight of CA921 landed in Kansai International Airport and I am deeply impressed on my first day to Japan by its cleanness, convenience and people’s good manners. Risa from the Center for International Programs of Hyogo College of Medicine was there to pick us up and take us to the Guest House, our new home which is well equipped.

Kunika, Yuhi, Xu, Akira and Chihiro , who had been exchange students to Shantou University of Medical College showed us around: the sports building, the supermarket and Mukogawa Station. Later they led us to take a train and treated us a Japanese dinner. It was the first time for us to have raw fish and so many traditional Japanese foods. And it was interesting to talk about different lives, hobbies and dreams between Japanese and Chinese medical students. Sometimes, body language and writing Chinese characters helped us a lot when we couldn’t make ourselves heard. I want to thank for their time and traditional treating.

Risa took Vicky and me to see the Vice-chairman of the board of the trustees, Professor Hada who is a decent man. And then he led us to have a terrific lunch and considerately asked if we got accustomed to the life here or not and what we were doing in the Departments. Two weeks later, he treated us again in one of the best Japanese restaurants. I have to thank Professor Hada for his kindness and nice treating.

wave08.jpgIn the evening of our first day of clerkship, Professor Fujimoto held a welcome party for us in a Spanish restaurant. We had delicious Spanish food and red wine of high quality. Professor Fujimoto shared his two times of traveling to China, the first time in 1980 traveling from Beijing to Nanjing as an exchange student for friendship, and the second time in recent years for a medical conference. He also shared his Ph.D. life in Harvard Medical College and advised me to further my education abroad. On the last Friday, he nicely held a farewell party for Vicky and me in one of the best French restaurants. I have to thank Professor Fujimoto for his nice treating, delighted talking and especially, allowing me to do Ph.D. in his department after my graduation.


The next day, I attended a conference at 8:20. Though I was trying to understand what the doctors were talking in Japanese, but in vain. Doctor Okada was so nice to explain it in English for me. Then we entered the operation center, watching prostatectomy with the help of Da Vinci Surgical System. The system is worth of 5 million dollars, being extremely efficient and doing minimum damage to the patients. It was exciting to meet with such an advanced machine here. I have to thank Dr. Koichiro Ohashi for his patient explanation during the operation. Under his explanation, it was easy to understand.

Dr. Nakamura who is good at communicating in English and took me to watch RFA for curing HCC for an old patient. RFA is short for Radio Frequency Ablation which is widely used in treating medical disorder without general anesthetic. Doctors in RFA department are really nice to me and I am thankful to them and Dr. Nakamura’s help. At the end of the operation, we took a picture together.


Dr. Murimoto and Dr. Huichi taught me about 3-D simulation which is widely used in liver carcinoma resection. It’s amazing that we can use this technology to assess the feasibility and accuracy of a novel 3-D virtual hepatectomy simulation software in patients who underwent liver resection or living donor liver transplantation. The software is based on an algorithm to define the vascular perfusion area according to the direction and diameter of portal vein. I am interested in 3-D simulation. Dr. Murimoto and Dr. Huichi taught me hand by hand. I am lucky to have such good teachers.

The first surgery I joined is a hepatectomy for HCC which took more than 7 hours. Dr. Hirano explained to me how to do the operation and encouraged me to take an active part in it. He is also so humorous that I was happy to work with him. He held a farewell party for me as well as a welcome party for Vicky in the second week. I have to thank Dr. Hirano for his nice treating and excellent lecture helping me to learn more about liver carcinoma.

Under the guidance of Dr. Okada who has worked on laparoscopic field for more than 20 years, I was luckily able to join the first 3-D laparoscopic operation in Japan. Dr. Okada is so nice that I really wanted to learn more from him. On the way back from the farewell party, Dr. Okada promised me that he is willing to teach laparoscopic skills to me and encouraged me to spread the skills in China. I am really moved by his kindness and great heart. Though Chinese and Japanese doctors have totally different working environment, we share the same mission: to cure, sometimes; to alleviate, more often; to comfort, always.

Also I have to thank Dr. Seikan Hai, Nobukazu Kuroda, Kazuhiro Suzumura, Yuichi Kondo, Yugo Uda, Hideaki Sueoka, Akito Yada, Koichiro Ohashi, Tomohiro Okamoto, Agi and other doctors. Without their help, it was not so easy to have clinical study.

I studied in Microbiology Department in the last two weeks. I am thankful to teacher Uchiyama and Iwami for their patient and excellent teaching step by step. I am weak at experiment but they gave fabulous explanation for me. I learned a lot from their hardworking. Professor Tsutsui was also very nice to me. She shared her wonderful scientific researches with me. I have to thank Professor Tsutsui for her time and interesting talking.

On weekends, Vicky, other exchange students and I went out for sightseeing. The ancient shrines, giant Buddha, stunning scenery and polite Japanese are the most attractive for sightseeing. We talked happily on train and felt the true Japanese culture in Kyoto. I have to thank Yuhi, Takahide, Haruka, Naoyuki and Kunika for their company and terrific guidance. Without their help, it would not be so easy to travel in Kyoto. I am looking forward to watching cherry blossoms in the future.

Also we went to Nara, ancient capital of Japan and Himeji castle, the first World Heritage of Japan. I was really astonished that all the historical buildings are well protected in Japan and the human society and nature are well balanced.

In the afternoon of last Friday, Vicky and I got certification from the President Kenji Nakanishi. When we were back in China, we opened the present given by President Kenji Nakanishi, and it’s a suit of samue which surprised me a lot. I am thankful to President Kenji Nakanishi for preparing such a special present for us. We like it very much.

Finally, I have to thank Risa from Center for International Programs for her wonderful and considerate work. She prepared a nice home for us, giving useful traveling tips on our weekends, helping me to confirm the Ph.D. application conditions and many other things. I learned a lot about how to do a good job from Risa. In addition, I have to thank Miss Yang for teaching us Japanese ABC, making our exchange life more convenient, Michelle for training our speaking English and Mr. Cheng for his great help in exchange student program.

Time flew and four weeks exchange students life ended quickly. I am thankful to all the people who helped us. I wish the program should continue and more Chinese medical students can have such fabulous experience.

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