Message from Graduates

OVERVIEW

Inspiring messages from alumni who actively pursued a variety of opportunities
during university, including studying abroad, then put these experiences to use in specialized areas
such as bioscience research, global health and the medical industry.
There are many messages from those who are working hard with the aim of becoming global leaders.

  • Mitsuru Mukaigawara

    The Road Not Taken

    Mitsuru Mukaigawara

    School of Medicine, 2012

  • Ayumi Maeda

    Ask, Seek, Knock

    Ayumi Maeda

    School of Medicine, 2009

The Road Not Taken

“The Road Not Taken”, reading this famous poem by Robert Frost we can see that people have been worried about which path to take for many, many years. The cost of choosing the unexplored career path is always high. It takes more effort than taking the well-traveled path. However, when you experience hardships, the community of motivated, like-minded students in this program will listen to, understand, and support you in paving the way towards the future together. So, don’t be afraid to pursue your dream! It is fortunate that you now have a community to support you!

Mitsuru Mukaigawara

Mitsuru Mukaigawara

School of Medicine, 2012

A physician in internal medicine, Dr. Mukaigawara has pursued parallel interests in global health and diplomacy. He started his career in global health while still a medical student as a volunteer in Cambodia and India, working with government officials and local healthcare professionals in Asian countries. In 2011 he completed his internship with the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. Besides his career as a global health worker, he is a co-founder of G8/G20 Youth Summits Japan, an international platform for students and young professionals in the member countries of the G-20. After graduating from Tokyo Medical and Dental University, he relocated to Okinawa, Japan for his residency at Okinawa Chubu Hospital, where he is recognized for his excellence with the University of Hawaii-Okinawa Chubu Hospital Outstanding Intern Award 2014.

The programs I participated in:

  • focus

Ask, Seek, Knock

I could never ever be here today doing my anesthesia residency in Boston without studying at TMDU and rotating at Boston hospitals as a med student. Every one of the opportunities I was blessed with in the past has brought me thus far, and so will my life continue. TMDU is full of learning opportunities for those willing to serve in Japan and abroad, and studying at TMDU was one of the best things that happened in my life.

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”

If you are interested in global health or studying abroad, please knock on this door, and it will be opened for you to learn beyond borders.

Ayumi Maeda

Ayumi Maeda

School of Medicine, 2009

Dr Maeda received her MD degree from Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) in 2010. After completing her internship in both Japan and the US, she started her residency training in Anesthesiology at Massachusetts General Hospital in 2013. Her clinical and research interests are in obstetric anesthesia and global anesthesia. (Back row third from left)

The programs I participated in:

  • focus
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