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Medicine admission requirements 2020/2/16 15:50
Hi everyone.

Presently I am living in Australia, I have completed a bachelor and I am hoping to work as a Japanese licensed medical practitioner in Japan, but I would like to know the general requirements for admission for public universities. I have looked up their websites for the requirements, but when it comes to specific requirements (eg. academic transcripts, GPA scores, subjects to be examined, etc.) their site only leads me to a all-Japanese webpage. I know I am required to know Japanese fluently before I enrol but I would like to have insight on the requirements before I apply after 10 years down the track.
As for the degree which I would like to apply for, I would prefer to do a postgraduate medicine course but I do not mind doing another undergraduate.

So my question is, what are the requirements to get admission into a Japanese university as an international student?

PLEASE conserve your stories involving horror stories of someone not able to work as a medical practitioner or your comments/opinions on how hard it is. I am aware of this and I would just like to know the requirements involved and what I will need to prepare (eg. a high GPA, an interview, taking exams for physics, chemistry, biology, math (I+II+III+A+B), English communication (I+II), English phrases (I+II), etc.)
by DrStrange  

Re: Medicine admission requirements 2020/2/16 21:14
There is no special requirements for international students. Just look at websites of universities that have a medical school. They won't give you info in English because entrance exams are held in Japanese.
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Re: Medicine admission requirements 2020/2/16 22:43
looked up their websites for the requirements, but when it comes to specific requirements their site only leads me to a all-Japanese webpage.
I know I am required to know Japanese fluently
wonder why they do that?!

Checking out this University admission requirement for foreign student. Will be identical to most..
http://www.tmd.ac.jp/english/admissions/application/8_5b077ae634cef/in...
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Re: Medicine admission requirements 2020/2/17 08:43
"I would prefer to do a postgraduate medicine course but I do not mind doing another undergraduate."

1. you need to enter undergraduate of medical school to become a medical doctor. you need to pass entering examination as same as Japanese student.
the course of postgraduate medical course, which is open to foreigners, is for a researcher of medical field.
2. since the lecture is done in Japanese and you need to pass the national examination written in Japanese, you are requested to have a skill of the language. generally speaking, you need to have higher ability of the language than those of average Japanese, in addition to high intelligence.
3. there seems to be invisible barrier for old applicants of medical doctor course student.
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Re: Medicine admission requirements 2020/2/17 08:47
if you really want to become a medical doctor in Japan, it is more easier to be a medical doctor in your country and take the national examination, after you learn the language.
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Re: Medicine admission requirements 2020/2/17 13:11
Checking out this University admission requirement for foreign student. Will be identical to most..
http://www.tmd.ac.jp/english/admissions/application/8_5b077ae634cef/in...


@@.. (guest)
Thank you for your input.
The first page is in English but the links again lead to an all-Japanese page.

@ken (guest)
Thank you so much for your reply.
I looked into becoming a doctor in Australia and then taking the National Medical Practitioners Qualifying Examination (NMPQE), but (correct me if I am wrong) I heard that I will have to retake the undergraduate medicine course in Japan in order to be allowed to sit for the NMPQE exam.
If I am able to apply for the exam, do you know where I can go to apply?
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Re: Medicine admission requirements 2020/2/17 13:37
"I heard that I will have to retake the undergraduate medicine course in Japan in order to be allowed to sit for the NMPQE exam."
that is incorrect. you can take the national examination.
the information should be in the website of J.
probably, you have to know the language to read again.
google it with"tƎ J".
https://www.mhlw.go.jp/kouseiroudoushou/shikaku_shiken/ishi/

when you get a license in Australia, you are eligible to take the examination. from some countries, like undeveloped country, the government may not accept it, because they are suspicious about the education.
https://www.mhlw.go.jp/topics/2012/05/tp0525-01.html
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Re: Medicine admission requirements 2020/2/17 18:38
@ken (guest)
Thank you very much Ken. You have been very helpful.
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Re: Medicine admission requirements 2020/3/26 01:28
Hi, I would recommend you to try for MEXT scholarships. I'll tak e the test this year and it seems to be an awsome opportunity.
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