Osaka City University Abeno Campus Guide
Abeno Campus > Medicine > Adomision Policy
Our Adomision Policy
Nurture the doctors
with wisdom, compassion and bravery
Look at three goddesses of wisdom, compassion, and bravery at the entrance of the school building. The right, the goddess of wisdom, carries a book. The middle, the goddess of compassion carries the drug pot with her both hands. The left, the goddess of bravery holds a laurel crown in her hand. They stand for the acquisition of advanced medical knowledge and techniques, the ability to put them into practice, and most importantly the warmth of heart to accept the pain and fear of the others. These are the philosophy we strongly wish the students to master.
What kind of doctors do we wish students to be, beyond just learning the general and professional curricula?
Students in the undergraduate degree can expect to become doctors, who;
  1. Accept anyone equally, fairly and warmly with broad perspective.
  2. Learn and practice basic and clinical medicine in a well-balanced way, backed by solid knowledge and skills.
  3. Properly respond the patients needs accurately making the optimum use of their professional expertises.
  4. Have high mind as a contributor to the humanity with the international point of view.
Education in Medical Department
*Nurture the doctors who practice the medicine in the holistic way.
We are striving to nurture the doctors who practice the cutting edge, progressive, and holistic medicine in response to the social transformation.

*Year 1- Premedical Course in Sugimoto Campus
In the 1st year, students take the general subjects in Sugimoto Campus. In addition to that, as students of Medical School they go through CPR training by the professionals immediately after the entrance ceremony, and take part in the first hand clinical practice in the general hospitals in August, as the Early Exposure.

*Year 2 to 6- Learning Professional Medical Knowledge
Medical education starts in full fledged way in the 2nd year in Abeno Campus. First class researchers directly teach and instruct students on the basic medicine. Students would choose from among the basic courses before the clinical course and go through the training by researching together with the faculties in each course. Students also have the medical English course to keep up with the international research. In October 1998, upon the new school buildings brought brand new AV systems, facilities and equipment. Our training facility related to the basic medicine is one of the best in Japan.

*Year 5 and 6-Acquisition the advanced medical skills at the clinical setting
In the clinical course, students at first take lectures on the different organs and then move on to diagnostic methodology course as a preparation for the clinical training. After these trainings and exams, students start to get the clinical training. In the 5th year, students would do the clinical training in the university hospital, and in the 6th year, training is held in the other educational hospitals as the elective BSL. All of these curricula are meant to give the students a wide variety of opportunities to learn the clinical skills through the real environment. Training in the hospitals overseas is also optional in the 6th year, and several students take advantage of these opportunities every year.

*Constantly improve the education through the exposure to the latest theory and technology
Developing quality doctors takes the continuous reevaluation of the curriculums and the mutual evaluation between faculties and students. We are now in the process of starting the postgraduate medical pedagogy and improving the educational capabilities of the medical faculties. All these efforts are meant to bring the education higher level to develop the clinicians, in particular primary care, who are the patient centered. Whether the students intend to be clinicians or medical researchers, all of them are obliged to take all the professional classes, because the human diseases manifest themselves, not only as a part of the entire body system, but in inseparable way from the social structures of the particular time. The compulsory subject curriculum would bring these elements to the student keenly.
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  • Writing in March, 2008