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Dr. Takayuki Oshimi

International University of Health and Welfare (IUHW) School of Medicine in Narita
Associate Professor

Dr. Takayuki Oshimi, Associate Professor of International University of Health and Welfare (IUHW) School of Medicine in Narita, is a program director of its very unique medical English curriculum. His clinical training was in gastroenterology, and he received training as a medical interpreter and as a trainer of medical interpreting in the United States. Dr. Oshimi also obtained his post-graduate diploma in community interpreting and translation from Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. He currently devotes the majority of his time to medical education, specializing in clinical communication skills as well as training health care interpreters at the IUHW’s graduate school.

Dr. Oshimi has been involved in the development of VIA's medical exchange programs, including EHC 2012, MED 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 as the Faculty in Residence, where he enjoyed supporting participants from Japan, Taiwan, and mainland China through his clinical English workshops and night/morning jogging club on campus. He will be running medical English workshops, where we will learn the clinical skills for the USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills (history taking, physical exam, patient consultation, writing patient notes, and case presentation).

Outside of medicine, Dr. Oshimi enjoys reading books, watching movies, and jogging at a comfortable pace. Among his friends, he is also very famous for his passion and expertise in Belgian ales, and he has been officially certified as “Belgian Beer Professional” by Japan Belgian Beer Professional Association.

Dr. Oshimi is excited to be a part of the MED 2017 team to prepare this life-changing cross-cultural program for the 2017 cohort of Asian medical students.