Dr. Takayuki Oshimi is a Professor at International University of Health & Welfare (IUHW) in Narita. His clinical training was in gastroenterology, and he received training as a medical interpreter and as a trainer of medical interpreting in the United States. Dr. Oshimi also obtained his post-graduate diploma in community interpreting and translation from Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. He currently devotes the majority of his time to medical education, specialized in medical communications (also known as English for medical purposes) as well as training health care interpreters in local communities.
Dr. Oshimi has been involved in the development of VIA’s medical exchange programs, including EHC 2012, MED 2012-2017 as the Faculty in Residence, where he enjoyed supporting participants from Japan, Taiwan, and mainland China through his clinical English workshops and night/morning jogging club on campus. He runs medical English workshops, where we will learn clinical communication skills, including patient encounter communication skills, clinical case presentation skills, and clinical research article discussion in a journal club format.
Outside of medicine, Dr. Oshimi enjoys reading books, watching movies, and jogging at a comfortable pace. Among his friends, he is also very famous for his passion and expertise in Belgian ales, and he has been officially certified as “Belgian Beer Professional” by Japan Belgian Beer Professional Association.