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
What kind of doctors do
we wish students to be, beyond just learning the general and
Students in the undergraduate degree can expect to become doctors, who;
- Accept anyone equally, fairly and warmly with broad perspective.
- Learn and practice basic and clinical medicine in a
well-balanced way, backed by solid knowledge and skills.
- Properly respond the patients needs accurately making the
optimum use of their professional expertises.
- Have high mind as a contributor to the humanity with the
international point of view.
Education in Medical
*Nurture the doctors who practice the medicine in the holistic
We are striving to nurture the doctors who practice the cutting edge,
progressive, and holistic medicine in response to the social
*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
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
*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.