Medical School

Medical School

Program Overview 

The Medical School hopes to foster forward moving, and self-realizing medical and health-care professionals with high-level education, technical expertise, and research abilities; professionals that are ready to take the lead in future healthcare and medical research.

We believe that the ultimate goal of medicine is a meaningful contribution to the health and welfare of all humankind. Therefore the medical school hopes to foster each student’s rich sense of humanity, alongside their medical knowledge and expertise. We hope that this aids in our practice of a unique education, which furthers our fundamental principle of “bring advanced medical care to you.” (See the “Program Overview” of each individual department for detailed explanations.)

Profiles of Exemplary Candidates

At the Medical School, we are looking for applicants best suited to roles as future medical or healthcare practitioners as well as researchers. We would like those applicants to possess the appropriate academic foundations, language and communication skills required for specialized medical education, an intellectual curiosity and motivation regarding the roles of medical practitioner or researcher, and strong ethics as well as a rich sense of humanity.

We place a strong preference on those who have taken the following courses in high school: Japanese, foreign language(s), geography, history, civics, mathematics, and science.
(See the “Profiles of Exemplary Candidates” of each individual department for detailed explanations.)

Faculty of Medicine

Program Overview

We believe that the development of doctors and medical researchers requires fostering a rich sense of humanity, alongside medical knowledge and expertise. As expressed in our fundamental principle, “bringing advanced medical care to you,” our mission is to contribute to the health and wellbeing of humankind. We aim to develop medical clinicians and researchers who acquire scientific rationality, advanced medical knowledge and expertise, and who maintain their sense of medical ethics and morals; medical clinicians and researchers who are considered trustworthy by society. Through this unique six-year medical education, we aim to cultivate world-class medical practitioners who will make lifelong contributions to society, by always working towards the improvement of quality medical care, in response to the medical and clinical advances, and to the demands of society.

Profiles of Exemplary Candidates

The Faculty of Medicine requires future medical and clinical practitioners to possess the following abilities and aptitudes:

  1. A strong sense of mission, a rich sense of humanity, the high ethical standards, and the communication skills critical for medical doctors.
  2. A broad academic background, language skills and the problem solving abilities necessary to respond to the advancements of medicine and clinical care.
  3. A strong intellectual curiosity, especially in regards to the biological life sciences.

During high school, applicants must have acquired the ability to reason, the ability to write in a clear and expressive manner, and the fundamental knowledge and thinking strategies employed in the natural sciences. We place strong preference on those who have taken the following courses in high school: Japanese, foreign language(s), geography, history, civics, mathematics, and science.

Faculty of Health Sciences

Program Overview 

The Medical School's Faculty of Health Sciences is divided into three majors: nursing studies, radiology studies, and the study of medical testing techniques. However, for the purpose of developing health care specialists, staged, systematic, and comprehensive health science learning, which includes medicine, takes place across all the three majors. With this in mind, we aim to develop the following skills:

  • The ability to acquire rich liberal arts education necessary to ensure medical care enriched with a sense of humanity.
  • The ability to acquire the expertise necessary to promote the health care of individuals with various health conditions.
  • The ability to communicate about, and respond to medical needs.
  • The ability to perform medical care or health-related leadership roles.
  • The ability to personally achieve and lead a healthy lifestyle.

The educational curriculum within the Medical School’s Faculty of Health Sciences features the following special characteristics.
Over four years, students complete practicums, which are vital for medical practitioners and necessary to acquire the principle and reality of “team medicine,” complete numerous specialized courses related to the study of health care, and acquire the specialized knowledge of each specialized field associated with each major. Furthermore, while students receive earnest on-site practical training at affiliated hospitals, they will spend time affiliated to the laboratories of each professor, and in a seminar format, learning research fundamentals alongside the completion their graduate thesis under the guidance of a supervisor.

The course concludes with a national examination which confers national qualifications related to the various specializations (nursing, public health nursing, medical radiology technicians, clinical laboratory technicians, etc); each person generally taking the examination relevant to their desired occupation.

Profiles of Exemplary Candidates 

  1. Those who possess a superior sense of ethics and a rich sense of humanity and empathy.
  2. Those who possess a sense of curiosity, alongside an open mindset and sense of intellectual inquiry.
  3. Those who desire to autonomously work on, and broadly learn about issues that one faces.
  4. Those who possess empathy and insight, and are capable of humble consideration of others.

We request that students acquire a comprehensive foundational academic ability equivalent to a high school graduate, logical and rational thinking skills, and analysis skills. In particular, with the purpose of understanding life, existence, and a variety of natural phenomena, we request that students acquire comprehensive Japanese language abilities, and science-related (Physics, Chemistry, Biology) foundational abilities.