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We are pleased to share news about two medical students from Osaka University who came to our Faculty of Medicine at The Chinese University of Hong Kong as part of their final year overseas elective studies. Thanks to the agreement on student exchange signed between our two institutions, students Mitsuta Tsumugi and Kazuya Ogawa were refered to our Department of Paediatrics and Department of Surgery respectively.
During their 4-week clinical attachment, they got to interact with our local students by following the same curriculum that includes ward rounds, clinical consultations and sessions in the operating theater. This gave them the opportunity to compare the different education and healthcare systems between Japan and Hong Kong, which follows a British-based structure. At the same time, they got to make friends with local students and fellow overseas elective students from different parts of the world. Together, they went on to discover the many facets of the city over the weekends.
“The local students are very hard working and have a very good level of English. Since Osaka and Hong Kong are both big cities and are quite similar, I did not have any problem adapting.”



“I visited Hong Kong briefly on a family trip a few years ago and loved it, so I wanted to come back for a longer period of time. Being at the Prince of Wales Hospital (CUHK’s teaching hospital) allowed me to see the different clinical practices and settings outside of Japan.”
This summer, our Faculty is offering a Certificate in Professional Medical Communication for undergraduates to master English communication in the medical context. We invite students from our partner universities to join this highly beneficial programme to expand their network and improve their skills. For more information: