October JADECOM Visitors

Meet This Month's Visitors from Japan

10/06/17  Portland, Ore.

OHSU Family Medicine and Japan Association for the Development of Community Medicine (JADECOM) have partnered to create an International Residency Exchange Program.

JADECOM residents visit OHSU Family Medicine in Portland, Oregon for rotations that typically last three months. During their rotations JADECOM residents participate in a variety of activities including medical classes, meetings, Faculty Development sessions, clinical observations, and rotations at a variety of rural health care centers located throughout Oregon. To learn more about our Japanese exchange program, JADECOM, click here.

Below are our visitors for October, 2017.

Hiroto Inoue

InoueDescribe your hometown and family: My hometown is Mie prefecture, Japan. Mie is famous for Ise Grand Shrine and village of Ninja. Ise Grand Shrine is dedicated to the goddess of the sun, Amaterasu-omikami. In history, to go to Ise Grand Shrine was the experience of a lifetime. I have one brother and two sisters. My 94 year-old grandmother is still healthy!

Describe your hospital / clinic: I work in hospitals in the remote Aomori prefecture as a fellow of family medicine.

What else should we know? I am interested in palliative care and remote areas of medical care. I like climbing and enjoying new cuisines.

Takahiro Mochizuke

MochizukiTell us about your hometown and family: My hometown is Tokyo, the capital of Japan. Tokyo has not only Japanese traditional sights, but also many countries' Michelin Star restaurants and new technology amusements such as Tokyo Sky Tree. In 2020 we will have Olympic games. If you come to Tokyo, I will gladly be your guide!

I am here with my family of four. My wife is a life science researcher. One of our children is 7-year old boy, Nanato. The other is 5-year old girl, Lily. We love BBQs and hot springs.

Tell us about your hospital / clinic: I belong to JADECOM (Japan Association for Development of Community Medicine), which consists of 25 hospitals and 35 clinics.

What else should we know about you? I am here for the next two years as a bridge between OHSU Family Medicine and JADECOM. My hobbies are playing tennis and golf. I would like to play here, so let's play together!

Shiho Saito

SaitoTell us about your hometown and family: My hometown Yamagata is located in north of Japan. Yamagata is small but beautiful with a relaxed atmosphere. I am from a family of five, with have a younger brother and a younger sister.

Tell us about your hospital / clinic: Jichi Medical University has a special role; all students get scholarships and can learn six years free of charge, instead of the nine years duty to work in their hometown. We all work as family doctors in rural places of our hometown. So all students love their hometown and want to work for people who can't access to big cities.

What else should we know about you? I love traveling locally and internationally.