What is JFVM?
Yamaguchi University (YU) and Kagoshima University (KU) have founded the same faculty in each university to share education materials, human resources, and facilities to construct a new veterinary training curriculum. This system also strategically promotes the mutual supplemental faculty and facility placement to achieve international-level trainings. JFVM is capable of promoting an educational reformation to realize a "co-educational system to achieve the international-level veterinary education with mutual complement" and the "veterinary education and research to accommodate social needs." It is a whole new education system in Japanese undergraduate curriculum.
The Implementation of JFVM Curriculum
Students of JFVM at YU and KU both share the same curriculum, especially the Special Field Studies starting in their second year. The remote teaching system installed in both universities provides the students with real-time classes. In their 4th-6th year, especially, each university offers their advanced practices: infection related practice is mainly offered at YU, and diagnostic practice of large animals is offered at KU. The students can take these advanced practices at both universities.