50th Anniversary Celebration: UH Post-Graduate Medical Education Program at Chubu Hospital, Okinawa


November 5th, 2017

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Join us on Sunday, Nov. 5 from 1 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. for a program and reception celebrating the long-running collaboration between the University of Hawaiʻi (UH) Mānoa John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) and Chubu Hospital in Okinawa. The event is free and open to the public, at the CENTER FOR KOREAN STUDIES on the UH Mānoa Campus.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of UH’s collaboration with Okinawa Prefectural Chubu Hospital. To enhance the workforce of physicians in Okinawa, UH was recruited at the request of the U.S. Army and State Department to introduce a U.S. style postgraduate clinical training program. As a result of the collaboration, the program has helped train hundreds of physicians for the islands of Okinawa and neighboring archipelagos of Miyako and Yaeyama Islands. Please join us for this anniversary to commemorate one of UH’s longest and most productive international collaborations.

Read more about the history of our collaboration in this story from UH MED Now.

The Program on Nov. 5
The program begins with Keynote Speaker Dr. Kaoru Ashimine, Director of the UH Postgraduate Medical Education Program at Chubu Hospital. Other speakers include Dr. Satoru Izutsu, Vice Dean of JABSOM, Dr. Junji Machi, Kuakini Medical Center, Graduate of the Program and Current Professor of the UH Postgraduate Medical Education Program at Chubu Hospital. And Ms. Ann Ito, Director of the UH Mānoa Kōkua Program. She also is the daughter of Steven Chinen, who assisted in establishing the program.

For more information and disability accommodations, please contact COS (956-5754) or cos@hawaii.edu University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa