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2019 Cardiovascular Specialist In Training - Application Requirements


The cardiovascular specialist in training is expected to obtain advanced knowledge and skills related to the diagnosis, treatment, and research of cardiovascular diseases.

Training Period

The standard training period is two (2) years.
*However, non-standard training periods (such as a condensed one (1)-year program) can be discussed based on individual need.

Training Start Date: April 1, 2019
Training End Date: March 31, 2021


Applicants will be expected to choose one (1) of the following courses.

  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Cerebrovascular Medicine and Neurology
  • Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Hypertension and Nephrology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Endocrinology and Metabolism
  • Radiology
  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Preventive Cardiology
  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • Perinatalogy
  • Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care
  • Severe Heart Failure and Heart Transplantation
  • Cardiovascular Rehabilitation

Open Positions

Approximately 10 positions, including residents.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Completed (or is expecting to complete) the three (3)-year residency program at the National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, or an equivalent program
  • Has (or is expecting to have) at least five (5) years of clinical experience

Screening Method

Applicants will be screened based on submitted documents as well as an interview.

Screening Date

January 7, 2019 (Monday)
*Applicants will be notified regarding specific times, if selected for a screening interview.

Screening Location

National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center

Application Procedures

Submit in person or via mail with tracking.

1. Submission address

a. Address

National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center
Division of Medical Research, Medical Section, Administrative Building, 2nd floor
5-7-1 Fujishiro-dai, Suita, Osaka 565-8565, JAPAN

b. Office Hours

If submitting in person:
Monday - Friday, 9AM to 5PM (excluding statutory holidays)

2. Application materials

a. Application form [xlsx:19KB](separate attachment)
b. Letter of recommendation [xlsx:11KB](separate attachment)
c. Academic achievement list [xlsx:20KB](separate attachment)
d. Copy of medical license, or equivalent proof of medical license
e. Proof of employment (for all items listed under employment history)

3. Application deadline

Received no later than January 7, 2019 (Monday)

Screening Results

Successful applicants will be notified in late January 2019.

Employment Details

The applicant will work alongside a supervising physician, as per the Cardiovascular Specialist in Training Program Regulations.
(includes on-call duties on weekdays, weekends, and statutory holidays)

Five (5) days per week; 31 working hours per week
Monday - Thursday 9:00 - 15:45, with 45-minute break (six [6] working hours/day)
Friday 9:00 - 17:00, with 60-minute break (seven [7] working hours/day)


1. Terms of employment

Part-time staff

2. Salary

400,000 yen monthly (tax included; other benefits may be paid separately)

3. Insurance

Social insurance, employment insurance

4. Completion

A certificate of completion will be issued at the end of the training period

Site Tour

Date and time: Please inquire separately (excludes weekends and statutory holidays)

[Site Tour Inquiries]

National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center
Division of Medical Research, Medical Section
5-7-1 Fujishiro-dai, Suita, Osaka 565-8565, JAPAN
TEL 06-6833-5012 (extension 2210, 2247)
E-mail: plandiv@ml.ncvc.go.jp

The National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center is recognized by the following associations as a certified specialized training center for physicians:

  • Japan Radiological Society
  • Japanese Association of Cardiovascular Intervention and Therapeutics
  • Japanese Society of Nuclear Medicine
  • Japanese Ophthalmological Society
  • The Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery
  • Japan Surgical Society
  • The Japanese Respiratory Society
  • Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Japan Society of Perinatal and Neonatal Medicine
  • The Japanese Society of Intensive Care Medicine
  • The Japanese Circulation Society
  • Japan Pediatric Society
  • Japanese Society of Neurology
  • Japanese Society of Nephrology
  • The Japan Society of Ultrasonics in Medicine
  • The Japanese Society for Dialysis Therapy
  • The Japan Diabetes Society
  • The Japanese Society of Internal Medicine
  • The Japan Neurosurgical Society
  • The Japan Stroke Society
  • The Japanese Society of Pathology
  • Japanese Society of Anesthesiologists
  • Japanese Society of Laboratory Medicine
  • The Japan Geriatrics Society
  • The Japanese Society of Hypertension
  • The Japanese Board of Cardiovascular Surgery
  • The Japanese Association of Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Japanese Heart Rhythm Society
  • Japanese College of Angiology
  • The Japanese Society for Neuroendovascular Therapy
  • Japan Society for the Study of Obesity
  • Japanese Society for Apheresis
  • Japan Society for Dementia Research

The National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center cooperates and collaborates with each university to supervise students and promote research exchange.
Applicants may also work towards a degree while working as a resident or physician in training.

Last Update 2018/12/27

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