UH-CHUBU Hospital 50th Anniversary Celebration

UH-CHUBU Hospital 50th Anniversary Celebration

The 1968 first intern graduating class of “The Postgraduate Medical Training Program of the University of Hawai‘i at Okinawa Central Hospital.” (Photo courtesy UH JABSOM and Chubu Hospital)

WHO/WHAT: In 1967, the University of Hawai‘i and Chubu Hospital in Okinawa entered into a partnership at the request of the U.S. Army and the U.S. State Department. UH students were recruited to take part in an American-style postgraduate clinical training program, which helped to train hundreds of physicians in Okinawa and its neighboring islands of Miyako and Yaeyama. (Dr. Satoru Izutsu, vice dean of the UH John A. Burns School of Medicine, profiled the partnership in the Aug. 19, 2016, edition of The Hawai‘i Herald.)

The 50th anniversary of that successful and ongoing collaboration will be celebrated with guest speakers from Okinawa and Hawai‘i, including Dr. Izutsu, who will share their knowledge, experiences and memories of the program.

WHEN/WHERE: Sunday, Nov. 5, at 1 p.m. at the Center for Korean Studies on the UH-Manoa campus. Parking is free.

COST: Free and open to the public. For more information, call (808) 956-5754 or email cos@hawaii.edu.

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