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Wonderful four weeks studying in Hyogo College of Medicine

● Fei Yang(汕頭大学)

01.jpgMy name is Fei Yang, a fourth-year student of Shantou University Medical College. From July 11th to August 9th, thanks to this opportunity of being an exchange student, I spent really wonderful four weeks in Japan. After landed in Kansai International Airport, Ms. Torii took us to Hyogo College of Medicine and showed us the Guesthouse that we stayed for 4weeks. In the afternoon, the Japanese exchange students who went to Shantou University last year took us walking around the campus and hospital. That made us getting familiar with Hyogo College of Medicine soon. After that, they brought us a delicious dinner—回転寿司. Their warmness made us immediately relaxed and had a good impression of Japan.

About the study Department of Hematology

02.jpgI spent the first two weeks in Department of Hematology. Actually most of the time I stayed in the Hematopoietic stem cells branch. The patients there are almost leukemia and lymphoma patients. Dr. Ikegame was my consultant. Every patient in his team has already received the stem cells transplantation. So fighting against GVHD (Graft Versus Host Disease) is their biggest mission. They followed all the tiny changes of the patients’ condition and adjusted the treatment to keep patients feeling well. Besides, I could luckily visit the stem cell transplantation center and saw the donors donating their peripheral stem cells. The two weeks in the Department of Hematology really made me broaden my horizon after seeing the advanced technology and the doctors’ sincerely caring of every patient.

Pathology—Division of Molecular Pathology

03.jpgThe next two weeks was in the Department of Pathology. Professor Tsujimura introduced the members of his department and his research of malignant mesothelioma. And gave me a plentiful schedule of the next two weeks, it included histopathology diagnosis and several experiments—including Tissue array, Cell culture, Flow cytometry, Western blot, Immunostaining and so on. All the teachers are patient and kind. They prepared handouts with the steps of how to do the experiment in details, and then, explained and showed me every step to make sure I understand the experiments better. After these two weeks, I learned a lot of histopathology diagnosis and felt getting closer to the pathologic world.

About my spare time

04.jpgThe convenient and adequate traffic system impressed me a lot. Thanks to the traffic system and safe environment, we went to a lot of feature spots in our spare time. Nara, Kyoto and Osaka are totally different cities with their own unique charm. And between these three cities, Nara left me the deepest impression. Unlike elegant Kyoto or flourishing Osaka, Nara is a little bit tiny. But before visiting this city, although I had seen some pictures of Nara deers, I cannot imagine the deers are living with the local residents harmoniously. In August 2nd, with the company of the Japanese exchange students, we went to Kyoto and visited the 金閣寺 and 清水寺. The traditional glamorous atmosphere attracted us a lot.

About this exchange program

The value of this exchange program lies on different aspects. First, I had a deeper understanding of Japanese culture. The orderliness, the politeness and the clean environment are my deepest impression of Japan. We can hardly see any single piece of paper on the road. All the rubbish will be classified before thrown into the dustbin. Going up and down by the escalators, people will stand in a line naturally to make a passage for who are in a hurry. Also all the people I met here are friendly and willing to help others. Second, in professional aspect, I enjoyed the exchange as I learned a lot, especially some techniques that are not so widely used in China. All the teachers answered my questions patiently to make sure I really understand them. Third, since I am interested in Japanese language studying and have learned it for a year, it is a very good chance for me to improve my Japanese. Thanks to all the teachers’ and students’ help and encouragement, no matter how poor my grammar is, I dare to communicate with them in Japanese now. And luckily, in most of the time, I found they could understand me.

Many thanks

Thank you, President Nakanishi, Professor Ogawa and Professor Tsujimura, allowing me come to these two departments for short study. I had wonderful experience here. Thank you, Dr. Ikegame, Dr. Fujino, Dr. Kaida, Dr.Tokugawa, Dr.Sawada and Dr.Yoshihara and all the other members of the Department of Hematology. Your instructions made me more interested in Hematology. Thank you, Dr.Sato, Dr.Shinohara and Dr.Kudo of the Department of Pathology, Division of Molecular Pathology. Thank you for your sincere guidance and explanation of those experiments. Thank you, Ms. Torii, for taking care of us in everything. Thank you, all the Japanese exchange students—Okano san, Kumamoto san, Kobayashi san, Shimizu san, Shiraishi san, Matsumoto san, Yamamoto san and Murakami san. I will remember your friendliness.

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