This Japanese Hospital Found The Craziest Way To Test Young Surgeons

This Japanese Hospital Found The Craziest Way To Test Young Surgeons
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The Japanese always find an unconventional way to do the simplest of everyday things. While some of them are downright shocking, the others are pure genius. To add to the list of bizarre stuff, the Kurashiki Central Hospital in Southern Japan holds a unique test for medical students who are applying for a surgeon internship.

The Kurashiki Central Hospital allows only 40 med students to give this test and selects only a few for the internship programs. These 3 unheard before tests are a way to test the ability of a young surgeon to perform under tremendous pressure and in a limited time. 

The Kurashiki Central Hospital offers one of the best internship programs in the country for medical students.

The Kurashiki Central Hospital offers one of the best internship programs in the country for medical students.

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But, the students have to prove their skills in three weird challenges.

But, the students have to prove their skills in three weird challenges.
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The first test: Make an origami crane from a piece of paper using surgical instruments.

The first test: Make an origami crane from a piece of paper using surgical instruments.
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The challenging part is that the page size is only 1.5 square centimeters!

The second test: Reassemble a dead insect's body using surgical tools.

The second test: Reassemble a dead insect's body using surgical tools.
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A dead bug of size about 35 mm is split into 13 parts and the students are supposed to reassemble the body parts without damaging any. This is the test where most of the students get rejected.

The third test: Make miniature pieces of sushi out of a single grain of rice and other ingredients.

The third test: Make miniature pieces of sushi out of a single grain of rice and other ingredients.
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The rice grain sizes about 5 mm.

The students are given 15 minutes for each test during which the judges keep an eye on their performance of every minute.

The students are given 15 minutes for each test during which the judges keep an eye on their performance of every minute.
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The purpose of these challenges was to test a surgeon's most important qualities: Incredible concentration, ability to perform under pressure and speed.

The purpose of these challenges was to test a surgeon's most important qualities: Incredible concentration, ability to perform under pressure and speed.
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These tests are an unconventional yet an excellent example of testing the ability of a student to perform surgeries on tiny areas/parts of the body. Great initiative, Kurashiki Central Hospital.

A conventional written exam is also taken to check the technical knowledge of the medical students.

A conventional written exam is also taken to check the technical knowledge of the medical students.
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After all, being  a surgeon is much more than preparing sushi and folding cranes!

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