The 2015 tour will take place in the Cleveland/Akron part of Ohio.
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2015 Japanese American U.S.A. Healthcare Tour

Over the past several years, Dr. Pickler has facilitated a tour group of physicians and healthcare managers from Japan around the Cleveland and Akron areas of Ohio for the purpose of examining current practices of healthcare delivery in the United States. The program, designed and sponsored by Dr. Reichiro Okada, is an annual function each year. This week-long program includes tours to hospitals with presentations by healthcare professionals. The program is sponsored by the Center for Global Health Affairs in Cleveland, Ohio, the Socio-Medical Research Institute in Tokyo, Japan and by the Healthcare MBA Program at Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio, U.S.A.

Dates To Be Announced

After conducting this tour for more than fifteen years, we have honed our offerings to our participants so that they will have the richest possible experience. From the very beginning of the tour to the very end, attention is paid to even the smallest details.

From Shashimi to Case Studies

We make every attempt to customize the experience for each visitor to assure their optimum experience. Managers in the participating healthcare organizations have prepared an excellent learning opportunity for the guests this year. One of the highlights of the tour will be the discussion about best practices and other learning experiences gained during the week. This real life experience provides a very rich learning experience. The managers learn from the experience, too; there are many opportunities for both Japanese and Americans to learn from each other.

The Topics of the 2015 Tour Will Be Announced Soon

The Japanese professionals will have an opportunity to observe American culture in a very comfortable framework of personal attention.

Participants in This Year’s Tour Will Be Announced Soon

The mix of cultural engagement with professional development is a comfortable combination, and a relaxed university atmosphere on the last day of the tour will offer an opportunity to discuss new ideas and new learning experiences.

For more information about participating in this tour, contact CGHA.