JSGE Research Fellowship Program Award

The Japanese Society of Gastroenterology announced the invitationto Nominate One Candidate for Participation in the “JSGE Research Fellowship Program Award” in 2018.
This program first started in 1997, since then it has greatly contributed to promote close relationship between JSGE and respective gastroenterological societies in Asian countries. Society renewed this program in 2004 to enhance the quality and increase accessibility by all the Asian countries.
The objective of the Research Fellowship Program Award of the Japanese Society of Gastroenterology is to foster closer cooperation with its Asian partners in advancing knowledge and skills in gastroenterology by providing training opportunities in Japan to promising young gastroenterologists in their countries.

  • Applicants must be legally qualified to practice medicine.
  • Applicants must be 37 years of age or under as of December 31, in the year of application.
  • Applicants must have a documented practical level of proficiency in the English language.
One of the following certificates of proficiency in English is required:
  1. TOEFL (scores of PBT 510 ,iBT 64, CBT 180 and above)
  2. TOEIC (scores of 615 and above)
  3. Passers of ECFMG (Educational Communication for Foreign Medical 2 Graduates)
  4. Passers of FMGEMS (Foreign Medical Graduate Examination in Medical Sciences)
  5. Certification issued by a public agency proving that the applicant has passed a medical practitioner’s examination in English.
  6. Diploma or certificate of degree from a school of medicine in which courses are conducted in English.
Support :
The applicants finally selected to participate in the program by the JSGE will be provided with the following:
  • Economy-class round trip airfare between their home countries and Japan.
  • Cost or in-kind allowance for necessary domestic travel and commuting within Japan.
  • Rent or in-kind allowance for accommodation for the duration of training (single university or hospital employee room- or visitor room-type, or equivalent).
  • Cash payment of 90,000 (ninety thousand) Japanese yen per month as a living allowance.
  • Cost or in-kind allowance for participation in Japan Digestive Disease Week 2018 in Kobe (to cover the registration fee, round trip from the place of training, and accommodation).
  • Travel insurance for accidents and sickness during the training period.
The program and other details are available on JSGE website. (http://www.jsge.or.jp/english/research/guide.html)
Interested ISG Member can apply before 31 October, 2017.

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