The course is directed to administrators with minimum 2 years work experience in governmental medical and welfare organizations, who are expected to play the role of future national leaders in developing countries.
The Young Leaders' Program is also a great opportunity to learn about Japan, it's history and culture. During the one year program all students participate in field trips where education about health administration is accompanied by the unique landscapes of Japan.
All Young Leaders' Program participants have to conduct a research study and defend their Master Thesis. Most of the YLP participants' studies are published by medical journals worldwide.