Medical professionals from National Defense Medical College, Japan, visited Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) for a tour of its medical spaces during a subject matter expert exchange with NMCSD staff. The National Defense Medical College (NDMC) is Japan’s six-year university-level military academy that trains current military doctors to become military officers.

Four university medical staff from NDMC toured NMCSD’s training and operational spaces, including its Bioskills Simulation Training Center.

“It benefits us because we do not have a big facility like NMCSD has here,” said Lt. Nishimura Hiroki from Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and current medical resident at NMCSD. “I have never seen medical mannequins like the ones in Bioskills before.”

NMCSD medical staff showed training videos on combat care, explained simulation training with medical mannequins and virtual training from computerized equipment before NDMC medical personnel, to provide insights on the hospital and combat medical care.

This visit was organized and coordinated through the Uniformed Services University Western Region office in an effort to continue the development of international partnerships.