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Center for Medical Education and International Relations

(Established: September 1, 2010; reorganized: April 1, 2018)

The center was established to support the conduct of R&D in medical education and promote medical education and international relations through planning, drafting, coordination and other considerations for educational activities and international relations.

(As of April 1, 2022)

【Aim】

The aim of the Center for Medical Education and International Relations is to contribute to the promotion of medical education and international relations at the Faculty of Medicine, the Graduate School of Medicine, and the School of Medicine by promoting R&D on medical education at the Faculty of Medicine and designing, planning and coordinating medical educational and international relations programs at the Graduate School of Medicine and the School of Medicine.

【Mission】

Medical Education R&D Division

  • R&D, design, planning and implementation for medical educational programs
  • R&D on educational assessment systems
  • Gathering and analysis of information on medical education
  • Administration and management of Common Achievement Tests (OSCE and CBT)
  • Planning and implementation on faculty development
  • Miscellaneous R&D and the promotion of medical educational programs

Medical English Education Division

  • Design, planning and implementation of medical English programs for the School of Medicine
  • Design, planning and organization of medical English seminars

International Relations Division

(International Relations Office: established on July 13, 2006; reorganized on April 1, 2018)

  • Support for the sharing of research results with the international community
  • Exchanges with overseas universities
  • Exchanges with international students
  • International development cooperation
  • International exchange fund of the Faculty of Medicine, the Graduate School of Medicine and the Department of Medicine at the School of Medicine

Steering Committee

The committee is tasked with deliberations on important matters regarding the center, as follows:

  1. (1) teaching staff
  2. (2) budgeting and settlement of accounts
  3. (3) international relations
  4. (4) operations of the Center
  5. (5) events held by the Center
  6. (6) other important matters related to the Center

【Members】

  1. (1) Director, Center for Medical Education and International Relations
  2. (2) Chief Vice Director, Center for Medical Education and International Relations
  3. (3) Vice Directors, Center for Medical Education and International Relations
  4. (4) Committee Chairperson, Academic Affairs Division, School of Medicine
  5. (5) Committee Chairperson, Academic Affairs Division, Graduate School of Medicine
  6. (6) Full-time faculty member of the Center for Medical Education and International Relations (excluding Assistant Professors for Educational Support and Assistant Professors)
  7. (7) Several other individuals with a role deemed necessary by the Director of the Center for Medical Education and International Relations

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is set up within the Center for Medical Education and International Relations of the Hokkaido University Faculty of Medicine to examine specific implementation measures of programs and events that are designed and planned by the Center and to implement them in collaboration with the Faculty of Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, School of Medicine and Hokkaido University Hospital.


【Members】

  1. (1) Chief Vice Director, Center for Medical Education and International Relations
  2. (2) Vice Directors, Center for Medical Education and International Relations
  3. (3) Committee Chairperson, Academic Affairs Division, School of Medicine
  4. (4) Committee Chairperson, Academic Affairs Division, Graduate School of Medicine
  5. (5) A full-time faculty member of the Postgraduate Clinic Training Center, Hokkaido University Hospital
  6. (6) Full-time faculty member of the Center for Medical Education and International Relations (excluding Assistant Professors for Educational Support)
  7. (7) Several other individuals with a role deemed necessary by the Director of the Center for Medical Education and International Relations

Overview of Faculty Development (FD) Activities (FY2021)

Host: Center for Medical Education and International Relations

(FY2021)
Number Date Theme

56th

June 24 (Thu.), 2021
16:30 - 18:00 Online

Theme: Toward accreditation—Self-inspection of medical education at Hokkaido University School of Medicine

Purpose: To understand the significance of accreditation, for which site visits by external investigators had been scheduled for November 2021, and to share the results of self-inspection of medical education at Hokkaido University School of Medicine

57th

July 27 (Tue.), 2021
17:30 - 19:00 Online

Theme: Evaluation of clinical clerkships

Purpose: To review the 2020 clinical clerkships in core clinical departments and to explain how to use the CC-EPOC (EPOC for student doctors), which were to be introduced into the practice that would begin in September 2021

58th

December 2 (Thu.),
2021
16:30 - 18:00 Online

Theme: Dealing with unprofessional behavior and attitudes, neoliberalism, and physician work-style reform

Purpose: Inviting Professor Hiroshi Nishigori, who has been involved in the evaluation of unprofessional students since 2013, to lecture on the background of unprofessional students, their handling, and the impact of future physician work-style reform

59th

March 24 (Thu.),
2021
17:30 - 19:00 Online

Theme: Introduction to the 2021 national examination for medical practitioners

Purpose: To analyze recent trends while introducing the 2021 national medical examination questions, and to provide information on common achievement tests, which will be legally authorized