Japanese Society of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery

Annual Meeting
Official Journal

Application Guidelines

Update: January 6, 2017

Application Guidelines for the International Observership in Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery (2017 fiscal year)

  1. Qualifications
    ・ Age 32 to 40 years at the time of application
    ・ Membership in the Japanese Society of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery
    ・ Board certification by the Japan Surgical Society

  2. Recipient selection
    The International Exchange Committee will review the applications and recommend a candidate to the Board of the Japanese Society of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery, who will make the final selection. There is a possibility that the overseas institutions will evaluate the English proficiency of the final candidate.

  3. Length of stay: 24 months (starting in July 2017).

  4. Training program: The scholarship recipient will rotate through three institutions in the U.S. for the duration of 12 months, 6 months, and 6 months respectively. (For any changes/alterations, please consult us.)
    1) Mayo Clinic : Professor Kendrick MD
    2) University California, Los Angeles : Prof. Reber MD
    3) Johns Hopkins Hospital : Professor Christopher Wolfgang MD

  5. Visa
    A J-1, B-1, or IAP-66 visa is necessary. Application for the necessary visa will start after final selection of the scholarship recipient.

  6. Scholarship benefit
    The total scholarship award is 3,000,000 yen (to be used for language study, housing, and miscellaneous expenses).

  7. Scholarship benefit
    Providing medical treatment of any sort in the U.S. will not be permitted. The scholarship recipient will observe medical treatments, receive professional training, and conduct research on specific topics provided by each institution.

The recipient will be required to submit a paper online to the Journal of Hepato-Biliary Pancreatic Sciences within 2 years after returning to Japan. (Please state in the cover letter that you are a recipient of a JSHBPS scholarship for study abroad and that the submission is in partial fulfillment of the scholarship requirements.) Failure to submit a paper within 2 years will mean that the recipient will be asked to return the scholarship amount of 3,000,000 yen to the Society.