TEI-Summer Camp

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TEI (Translational Educational Initiatives) is led by Korea University with the purpose of exchange and collaborations for medical education and it is mainly for undergraduate and post-graduate medical students. TEI member universities hold a summer camp every year for multilateral communication and exchanges expected to be conducted by the students coming from around the world. We expect them to not only deepen their knowledge in medicine but to also understand the different cultures through collaborative activities and seek global co-development in the future. Nagoya University was the first university to host this event and we provided the opportunity to study "Disaster Medicine" for foreign students as one of the most natural-disaster prone countries in the world.


3rd TEI-Summer Capm in 2021(Monash)

3rd TEI-Summer Camp in 2021 (Monash)

2nd TEI-Summer Capm in 2020 (Borogna)

2nd TEI-Summer Camp in 2020 (Bologna)

1st TEI-Summer Capm in 2019 (Nagoya)

1st TEI-Summer Camp in 2019 (Nagoya)

Nagoya University hosted the first TEI-Summer Camp in summer 2019. This was a 5-days-program where students from GAME-partner universities were invited to join.

The topic of our summer camp 2019 was Disaster medicine and medical professionalism. We chose this topic due to the fact that Japan is a leader nation in disaster medicine which had experienced a lot of nature disasters including typhoons, earthquakes, flooding, tsunami, etc.

Background: Back in March 11th, 2011; Japan had The Great East Japan earthquake. It was a 9.0 magnitude earthquake with a subsequent massive tsunami. Due to this tsunami strength and height, the nuclear plants located in the area presented problems which produced a large amount of radiation leaking in 2011.

Our purpose was to give our students the experience to get to know from close how people in Fukushima area went through this disaster, what was the medical environment back then and the consequences of this disaster as well as how they are still working in the reconstruction of the city.

We had a total of 18 students from 7 GAME partner universities including Bologna University, Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), Erasmus University Rotterdam, Korea University (KU), Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU), Nagoya University (NU) and Nottingham University.

Our program included classes delivered by academical staff from NU, CUHK, KU and LMU covering topics on medical professionalism as well as presentation by students about disasters they face in their own countries. We also took students to one night-two days visit to Fukushima to get a closer look at all the previous events and current work in the city.

In Fukushima we visited hospitals who attended patients back in 2011, RIPURUN Fukushima garbage protocols center as well as TEPCO (Tokyo Electric power company) where students had the chance to see not only the medical work but also the other areas that work together for the recovery on natural disasters.

Within Nagoya city, students also had the chance to visit Nagoya Disaster prevention center where they were able to experience a simulated earthquake as well as tsunami. Also, students had the opportunity to visit Nagoya University's Mitigation Center where they learned what is Nagoya University doing as research in due to help to prevent/ prepare for natural disasters.

Our last session was presentation made by students where they made a review of how to prevent/ react during natural disasters as well as how the medical field must interact with other areas in due to reconstruct a society after natural disasters.

It was a very intensive week full of classes and visits of diverse places, however the students also had the chance to interact to each other and made great friendship during this week in Japan.