Joint international surgery lecture series with Vilnius University

Kansai Medical University and Vilnius University in Lithuania have a collaborative research and academic relationship. The two universities have been conducting an online joint international surgery lecture series for the medical students of both universities. Fifteen lectures were given from October 2021 to May 2022.

The lectures focused on gastrointestinal surgery, gastroenterology, radiology, pathology, genetics, laboratory medicine, and organ transplantation. A survey of the attendees indicated that they were generally interested in the content and satisfied with attending this lecture series.

Our efforts were successful in providing Japanese and Lithuanian medical students with the opportunity for international exchange through lectures in each other’s countries.