Family Medicine Senior Resident Program ver2.5(Whom graduated in 2015 and later)

Application Details

Philosophy and Mission

Philosophy and purpose of the program
  • Nurtures health care workers who contribute to and are loved by the community
  • Nurtures family physicians who can work at any clinics, hospitals and communities.
  • Provides safe environment for learners to continue learning as a specialist in family medicine together with the advisor.
  • Nurtures health care workers who can lead in the field of medicine, education, or research.
Mission of the Program
  • Becomes a role model to continue learning together with learners
  • Becomes a producer to make all people happy in the community.
  • Becomes an innovator in the field of medicine, education and research

Features of the Program

To become an excellent family physician at the time of program completion, this program provides a four-year course.

Nurturing family physician who can play an active role in the various medical institutions

We can arrange the rotation of the trainings based on where they will work as family physicians in the future such as mainly focusing more on trainings at hospitals than clinics, or the opposite. For this, we have medical facilities in a variety of settings such as small-medium-sized hospitals, clinics, and university hospital in a downtown, suburb, or remote areas. Depending on the choice of residents, multiple trainings are available.

Academic Advisors

Satisfying number of advisors with experiences and expertise on medical treatment, education, and academic activities in the field of family medicine is available.

Satisfying Training Support System

Educational devices such as iPad, Medical search software, video review and simulator are available for all the residents. Residents are able to access to weekly study meetings, and family medicine seminars through TV Network System. In addition, there are various programs for learning such as portfolio recital, international family medicine forum, training sessions themed on continuing education and advising doctors development, and Resident Day that residents participate in which cannot be compared with other programs.

In addition, research seminars, research meetings and journal club are set for the preparation of presentations at conferences and paper publication.

Furthermore, we fully support to realize dreams and vision through resident group (peer support), mentoring/coaching with staff. For gender equality, careful consideration is given to the support of marriage, childbirth, childcare, through the program.

Easy to Rotate at Training Facilities

Facilities located in Mie to have training are determined with respect the opinions of residents.

Cooperation such as interprofessional collaboration, local residents and users of medical institutions

There are plenty of opportunities to build a medical system with local residents. They are many conferences with interprofessional health workers, face-to-face meetings, health meetings, world cafes and town meetings in various places.

Various career options such as fellowship and graduate school

There are various fellowship programs: Family system/psychosocial sociology fellowship; home and palliative care fellowship; and primary care and infectious diseases fellowship. In addition, there are many courses for carrier after completing secondary training period: PhD/Master Courses for Family Medicine; Academic GP Educational Course, and Challenging Family Physicians abroad Course.


E.g. 1 For Future Family Physicians in Hospitals

Month 456789101112123
The first yearGeneral Medicine II
The second yearGeneral Medicine IInternal Medicine
The third yearPediatricsEmergencyObstetrics/
The fourth yearGeneral Medicine II

E.g. 2 For Future Family Physicians in Clinics

The first yearGeneral Medicine II
The second yearGeneral Medicine IIInternal Medicine
General Medicine I (half day)
The third yearPediatricsEmergency


General Medicine I (half day)
The fourth yearGeneral Medicine I

Achievement Goal

For Future Family Physicians in Hospitals

It is to be able to demonstrate its capability as a sub-leader in clinical/organizational activities at hospitals and to provide comprehensive care in the community of the hospitals located.

For Future Family Physicians in Hospitals

As a deputy director at the clinic, practicing activities in clinics/organizations and providing comprehensive care in the community where the clinic is.

 Outcomes in details

In clinics and hospitals that support the community, family physicians provide various medical services (home health care, palliative care, and elderly care) comprehensively responding flexibly in collaboration with other specialists in different fields. In hospitals with the department of family medicine are allowed to provide medicine at hospital wards that are not separated by each organ (comprehensive care for patients with multiple health problems, elderly inpatients, psychological/social/ethical issues, palliative care for cancer/non-cancer patients.) And outpatient treatment that is not organ-specific (emergency or comprehensive care for patients with multiple health problems) can be provided. In addition, they can provide at outpatient clinics (comprehensive care for patients with multiple health problems).

We aim to acquire the following six core competencies.

  1. Human-centered medical care
  2. Comprehensive integrated approach
  3. Collaboration-focused management
  4. Community-oriented approach
  5. Occupational norm for contribution to public interest
  6. Diversity of places for medical treatment

Medical Training Facilities

Click here for the List of facilities

About Employment of Residents

Briefing Sessions2016年5月または6月に名張市にて開催
*For details, please visit the website of Mie University Family Medicine Network.
How to Apply

Applicants are to submit the following documents to the person in charge of the training program by the deadline.

1) An Essay
2) Curriculum Vitae
3) A Recommendation Letter
4) A Photocopy of Medical License



Will be determined by the Application Form and an Interview (with the Program Director, Advising doctor, and a representative of resident).
Decision is made and will be informed by a written document. 

(Family Medicine Program) Person in charge: Yousuke Takemura

Family physicians provide medical care which people in community need. The medical care involves all from infants to elderly, man and woman, and any organs. They can provide the care anywhere at outpatient clinics, wards, emergency rooms, and home. When advanced medical care is needed, they can refer to specialty doctors. In addition, when more people are needed to help home medicine, they can communicate with not only specialty doctors but also interprofessional healthcare workers. They can consider the appropriate medical care for the community together with the people and can establish a system to provide the medical care. They definitely provide medical care which reflects the smiles of patients. They think the feelings of patients and their mental and social background important as well as excellent diagnoses and the treatment skills.

We established the educational and training system for 4-year secondary training program spending long time, huge investments of human and economic. We have confidence to make you excellent family physicians. We are sure that you will be satisfied with the student-centered training. Now, let’s start the training at Mie University Family Medicine Program. Let’s work hard and provide the best care for the people in community where you will spend your life in the future.

Application Guide