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1st GAME-TEI Summer Camp


Nagoya University

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The first Transnational Educational Initiative (TEI) Summer Camp will be hosted by Nagoya University in the summer of 2019. Students from member universities of the Global Alliance of Medical Excellence (GAME) are invited to join the inaugural programme to:

  • Learn from the experience sharing of local academics and students

  • Gain international perspective and expand their network

  • Partake in a different lifestyle and way of teaching

Theme:           Medical Professionalism in Disaster Conditions


Date:               29 July 2019 (Monday) to 2 August 2019 (Friday)


Location:        Nagoya University, Japan


Upon completing the course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the concept and framework of medical professionalism

  • Identify critical issues/dilemmas in medical professionalism under disaster conditions


Disaster medicine serves to provide medically related disaster preparation, planning, response and recovery leadership through the disaster cycle. Due to its geographic vulnerability, Japan is one of the countries most affected by natural disasters. As a result, it is well equipped to prevent, cope and manage such events, which has been demonstrated in the recent Tohoku earthquake that led to the tsunami and nuclear power plant meltdown in Fukushima.


Based on the experience sharing of physicians who worked in the field during past disasters, students get to learn and reflect on critical issues of medical professionalism in disaster conditions. They will understand the degree of devotion needed during such critical times, and recognize their mission as physicians. 



  • Interactive small group discussions led by students and facilitated by faculty

  • Special lectures and sharing by faculty members

  • Cultural excursions and tours



  • Medical students from one of GAME member universities

  • Medical students from third to sixth-year will be given priority




Fees:  USD $500 per student (includes accommodation and social tours)


How to apply: Students interested in the programme should contact the person responsible at their university for details. 















Successful applicants will be informed by email. 


a)   At The Chinese University of Hong Kong, a 4-week clinical attachment (2 July 2019 to 28 July 2019) will be available for application (priority given to students joining the GAME-TEI summer camp). There will be no tuition fee required. Accommodation (HK$800 per week per bed in a room shared by 2-3 students in medical students hostel) will be arranged during the attachment. Please contact Prof Alice Kong ( for further details. 


b)   At Korea University, clinical clerkship attachment and research exchange for a maximum of four weeks will be available in conjunction with GAME-TEI summer camp. Please contact Prof Young Mee Lee ( for further details. 

c)   At Nagoya University, a 3-week research rotation (5 August 2019 to 23 August 2019) will be available for up to 4 students. There is an extra fee of US$120 to cover accommodation only. Application for dormitory must be received by 1 February 2019. Please contact Dr. Itzel Bustos ( for further details.

Nagoya University


Nagoya University has a 144-year history, dating from when the TemporaryMedical School/Public Hospital -- the forerunner of today's Nagoya University -- was established in 1871. The University became the last Imperial University of Japan in 1939, and the educational reforms in 1949 led to the beginning of Nagoya University under the new education system. From that time to this day, the University has been pursuing steady development.


With its free and vibrant academic culture, which has been passed down since its foundation, Nagoya University has been stepping up efforts to achieve two fundamental objectives stated in the Nagoya University Academic Charter established in 2000: "Nagoya University, through creative research activity, shall pursue the truth and produce results of scholastic distinction on the international stage," and "Nagoya University, through an education that values initiative, shall cultivate courageous intellectuals endowed with powers of rational thought and creativity." Our ability in world-class research has been proved by the fact that 6 out of the 13 Japanese people being awarded with the Nobel Prize in the 21st century are our faculty members. Throughout its long history, Nagoya University has sent many people who have the potential to play a leading role in various fields of society out into the world, thus making a contribution to the development of Japan and the world.


- Seiichi Matsuo, President, Nagoya University


Official website:

City of Nagoya


Nagoya is the fourth largest city in Japan, and is the capital city of Aichi Prefecture. It lies in the southwest part of the Chubu (Central Japan) region and is conveniently placed for access by public transport through being on the main Shinkansen (Bullet Train) railway line that runs east-west along the Pacific Ocean. Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Hiroshima are all within easy reach.


Nagoya city is an ancient foundation which has played a significant role through history, not only as a transport hub but also as the main city of the rich and fertile Nōbi Plain. The magnificent Nagoya Castle was constructed early in the 17th century and the town with its many industries has since developed around it. Over the last century, the port of Nagoya has grown to become the largest in Japan for international commercial shipping and is today connected with over 150 countries worldwide. Because of its excellent transport connections, Nagoya has become increasingly prosperous and is now the home of many significant industrial businesses, such as the Toyota Motor Corporation.


Today, Nagoya has a population of 2.2 million and continues to develop as a vibrant center of commerce, culture and learning. Its port, its business center, its museums and its university make it one of the most lively and stimulating cities in Japan.


Nagoya Travel Guide website:

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