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Not just 4 weeks

麦 楚嫻さん(第4学年次)

The internship at Hyogo College of Medicine months before has become a fabulous memory for me, encouraging me to explore more, not only in medicine but also in the differences between Japanese and Chinese culture. I spent 2 weeks in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the same in the Physiology Department.
When I was in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Wakimoto made arrangements for me every day, including watching how doctors operate different kinds of operations, how Professor Shibahara sees patients in the outpatient clinic and how they make a meeting once a week. What impressed me most was the part when Professor Shibahara discussed the disease with patients. I was sitting beside Professor Shibahara with his secretary at that time, the patient was hesitating whether she should have an operation, and Professor Shibahara explained the advantages and disadvantages of the operation to the patient in details, giving her enough time to think it over. After about 35 minutes discussion, the patient finally decided to have an operation, Professor Shibahara asked his secretary to check his schedule and saw which day was acceptable. Some patients should do a check by means of transvaginal ultrasound, what worth mentioning is that there is a curtain between doctor and patient, it may greatly reduce embarrassment. During the check, we were not allowed to make a sound for the consideration of patients, only after the whole consultation of patients were over, Professor Shibahara was able to explain what he saw through the screen. If I have not been to Japan’s hospitals, I could not imagine all of these. In China, based on the large population, doctors do not have much time for communicating with patients, besides, some patients do not trust their doctors, all of this lead to a tense relationship between patients and doctors now. Here I see how patients respect doctors and how doctors treat them back kindly and patiently, which is really necessary to China. I should shoulder the responsibility of building a harmonious relationship between patients and doctors, I hopefully believe that the day will come in the near future.
In the Physiology Department, to my surprise, the teacher who guided me do the experiment was a Chinese, Mrs Jin. At the very beginning, she told me the procedure of the experiment and showed me. For the reason that I did not have the qualification of doing animal experiment, I still wanted to have a try, Mrs Jin took a class for me and translated Japanese into Chinese, which made me successfully pass the examination lately. During the 2 weeks, we were doing the same experiment, although it was a little boring, Mrs Jin told me to be patient, because in most circumstances, the result of the experiment was unpredictable, all you had to do was to make every step correctly. In the end, after many failures, we made satisfactory result. We all regarded it as a great process, and meant a lot to the later experiments.
Apart from the clerkship in the hospital, we went outdoors and had a look at Japan’s scenery. In Osaka, we were shocked by the diverse animals in Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and then we visited Osaka Castle, an ancient and famous building crowded with foreigners. In Nara, we played and took photos with the deer there. In Kyoto, we spent an amazing time there with the students in Hyogo College of Medicine. They invited us to a restaurant and tasted a traditional food named chazuke, I still miss it in China these days. After that, they guided us to the Kiyomizu Temple, we all prayed for good luck in the temple. Thanks to their company, we were able to know more about the traditions as well as the history in Japan, and thus made this journey unique and precious.
Those 4 weeks in Japan, in Hyogo College of Medicine, could not be concluded by time, 4 weeks was not enough for me to express how it meant to me, it has become an irreplaceable experience, the one I will never forget.

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