Joint Doctoral Degree Program in Medical Sciences (PDCCM) associated with specialties derived from Coloproctologic Surgery, Digestive Surgery and Gastroenterology.

Joint Doctoral Programs (JDPs) Faculty of Medicine, Universidad de Chile and Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) - Japan 

This initiative arose from the common interest of academics / researchers in the basic-clinical area of digestive cancer, in addition to the long academic relationship between Clínica Las Condes, the educational clinical hospital campus of Universidad de Chile and TMDU, and the strong interest of the Japanese government in internationalizing their universities by actively supporting the JDPs. 

The general goal is to train doctors in the Medical Sciences to perform basic-clinical research at the highest level in the above mentioned specialties, integrating knowledge and methodologies from the basic sciences and clinical sciences area. The JDP includes residence of its students in both institutions.

At present, the joint-doctoral degree program with TMDU has three derived specialties: Coloproctologic Surgery, Digestive Surgery and Gastroenterology. The basic requirements and terms of conditions of the JDP are stated in the Agreement “Program of Joint Degree (MD / PhD Program) between the Faculty of Medicine of Universidad de Chile (UCH) and Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU), in academic collaboration with Las Condes Clinic (CLC), Chile" signed by both deans in 2015.


Admission requirements to enter to the program in Chile:

- Title of Medical Surgeon duly validated

- Approval of EUNACOM (foreign applicants)

- Certification of primary specialty

- English Proficiency


Admission requirements to enter to the program in Japan:

- Title of Medical Surgeon duly validated in Japan

- Certification of primary specialty

- English Proficiency

Characteristics of the Program

I) The Program is five (5) years long. In such a period, students take postgraduate courses from both institutions, a doctoral thesis project, and the subspecialty

II) The program is taught in English, Spanish or Japanese, which is a requirement for clinical instruction. Spanish is a required to obtain the clinical subspecialty in Chile, and Japanese for the clinical subspecialty in Japan

III) During the program the student is guided by an academic tutor who will advise him/her of the subjects to be taken during the program. The courses offered are listed on the following page:

http://www.medicina.uchile.cl/postgrado-y-postitulo/magister/facultad-de-medicina/10724/cursos-de-postgrado

IV) The academic curriculum entails doctoral training and clinical instruction


A) • 1st and 2nd year: Doctoral Instruction: courses and work experience in Chile

• 2nd year: those who pass the qualification exam will proceed to the preparation of the thesis.

• 3rd to 5th: Preparation of the thesis

• 5th year: Review of the thesis in the university where the student has enrolled

B) • 1st to 5th year Clinical Instruction: Subjects are taught in Chile and Japan. The courses are a combination of theoretical and hands-on instruction from the derived specialty developed primarily between the second and fourth year of the Program.

• 5th year: Final exam for Chilean students at Universidad de Chile.

V) Students must complete five years of study or more, meet the credits required, receive instruction in research, present a thesis, pass the thesis defense, and final exam.

VI) The degree diploma is awarded jointly by both universities with the signature of both institutions’ rectors.


Students

Currently, the JDP has three surgeons student: a Chilean, an Ecuadorian and a Japanese in the following derived specialties:

- Coloproctologic Surgery

- Digestive Surgery

Admission

In the months of December-January, admission and application to the JPD opens together with the call of admission to the doctorate programs at Faculties of Medicine of UCH and TMDU. Once a year, the possibility of adding an extraordinary call in the months of July and August is evaluated.

For inquiries please contact:

Dr. Miguel O'Ryan G., Full Professor, Director Office of International Affairs, Coordinator of the JDP, Faculty of Medicine University of Chile - Email:  moryan@uchile.cl

Margarita Ahumada M., Associate Director Office of International Affairs, Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile - Email: margarita.ahumada@uchile.cl

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Nº 32 - December 2018

Tokyo Medical and Dental University
Latin American Center for Collaborative Research (LACRC)

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Joint Degree Program (JDP)
PRENEC Advances
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Nº 33 - March 2019

Tokyo Medical and Dental University
Latin American Center for Collaborative Research (LACRC)

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Regards
Joint Degree Program (JDP)
PRENEC Advances
Visit to Chile of Dr. Yasuno, Designated Prof. of TMDU
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