Nichibei 日米 Health Care Fellowship

Now Accepting Applications!!

VIA is seeking a medical programs alum to serve as the Nichibei [日米] Health Care Fellow for our 2016 Exploring Health Care (EHC) and Culture and Medical Exploration (CME) Programs! We are looking for someone who is able to contribute unique perspectives and insights which will complement that of our Bay Area-based Global Health Fellows.
The Nichibei [日米] Health Care Fellowship was established to provide VIA medical programs with an opportunity to further develop their English and leadership skills through program organizing and facilitation while deepening their own understanding of U.S. and Japanese health care. As a key staff member, the Fellow helps to support participants in critically examining aspects of the U.S. and Japanese health care systems. In addition, the Fellow advances the promotion of VIA's medical programs in Japan while strengthening the community before, during and after the programming.

The ideal candidate has some clinical experience and is able to use their own clinical knowledge to draw comparisons between health care in the U.S. and Japan. He or she demonstrates solid leadership and organizational skills, is proactive, and able to work independently as well as on a team. A willingness to promote the use of English during the program is essential, as is the ability to discuss complex issues in English.



  • $1,250 towards travel to the U.S.
  • All food (breakfast, lunch, dinner) covered
  • All accommodations, transportation, pre-program and program activities covered
  • Leadership skills development

  • Expansion of medical professional network

Application Deadline: November 8, 2015