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 challenging part is that the page size is only 1.5 square centimeters!
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 rice grain sizes about 5 mm.
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.
After all, being a surgeon is much more than preparing sushi and folding cranes!
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