After TCJ | 2016-08-31
Comments from a graduate who wants to be a good doctor to save pancreatic cancer patients

The vice president, Omata teacher, interviewed with a graduate, Mr. YAKEFUJIANGA BUDUREXITI (Yaqub). He is from the Xinjiang-Uygur Autonomous Region in China and enrolled in a graduate program in Tohoku university this spring.

What was the trigger for you to study abroad in Japan?

First of all, three of my seniors in Xinjiang Medical University who went to Japan to study abroad gave me influence.
Talking to them, I became interested in the medical quality in Japan which is higher than in China.
Additionally, people told me that Japanese grammar is very similar to Uighur one, so I thought it would be easier to learn Japanese than English.
But, I found it difficult when I started studying Japanese…


Please tell us what helps you to pass the exam in Tohoku University while you were studying at TCJ.

Firstly, it was most helpful that I could take lessons by skilled teachers.
Secondly, staffs who can speak Chinese in Student affairs office supported my living life in Japan a lot. They gave me advice before coming to Japan. Also, they took my religious faith into consideration and found a share house for Muslims people for me.
Thanks to them, I could study and live in Japan without having problems.
Regarding preparations for the exam, the class teacher helped me preparing for the interview many times. I especially appreciate her teaching me the common manners to take an interview in Japan.

Could you explain what you will study in the graduate course majoring in “Molecular pathology”?

“Molecular pathology” is one of methods to reveal the generation process of diseases researching on one’s molecule or gene.
Before coming to Japan, I was a pancreas cancer specialist in Kashi.
The most common disease of pancreas is cancers. This type of cancers is difficult to treat because it is hard to be discovered in its early stages. The survival rate is quite low.
My academic advisor, Dr. Hori, researches on the method of early detection using blood or saliva.

What is your future goal? ( You would be able to be a Nobel prize winner if you achieve a good result, wouldn’t you? )

It is not me who can aim at wining the Nobel prize, but Dr. Hori.
My future goal is just to be a good doctor, not to win the prize.
In my home country, Kashi, although there are a sufficient number of surgeons, there is a shortage of research doctors.
After obtaining Ph.D. in Japan, I will go back to Kashi and would like to contribute to research on methods of early detection and help patients who suffer from cancers.

We were impressed by his comment which is “my future goal is just to be a good doctor, not to win the prize”! How wonderful he is.

We pray for your future success, Mr Yaqub!

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