Greetings from the Dean
The Osaka City University Graduate School of Medicine and School of Medicine together with the affiliated hospital are based on the Abeno Campus, located in Tennoji, which is the south gateway to the metropolis of Osaka. Our school of medicine was established as Osaka City School of Medicine in 1944. Later, in 1955, the new Osaka City Medical School was incorporated into Osaka City University (Faculty of Medicine). In 1958, the Graduate School of Medicine was established. In 2000, the Graduate School of Medicine (Doctoral Program) was reincorporated. Then, in 2002, the Graduate School of Medicine Medical Science Major (Master’s Program) was established. Furthermore, in 2004, the Nursing Department was realigned with the Department of Nursing at the School of Medicine.
In front of the entrance to the School of Medicine stands a statue of three goddesses, a symbol of the Faculty of Medicine, smiling and showing the three basic principles of “Wisdom, Valor, and Benevolence”. In other words, to have a strong desire to study medicine like the goddess of “Wisdom” holding a book, to have dignity for others like the goddess of "Valor" holding a medicine pot, and to demonstrate positive energy based on courage like the goddess of “Benevolence” holding a laurel wreath. Our mission at the School of Medicine is to nurture excellent medical professionals who have the wisdom and heroism symbolized by these goddesses, and to contribute to the happiness and development of the lives of the local residents.
In the School of Medicine, you will learn about the structure, function, and diseases of the human body, including the latest medical information. At our university, we carry out outpatient clinical training from the lower grades, and in the upper grades students undergo clinical clerkship in a clinical setting as student doctors. This allows them to gain hands-on experience while being aware of the image of a doctor after obtaining a doctor's license. We also recommend that students study in basic laboratories and experience overseas training during their undergraduate years, which will contribute to the development of physicians and medical researchers with rich humanity.
In the Master's and Doctoral courses at the Graduate School of Medicine, faculty members provide research guidance in order to develop human resources that will contribute to the development of medical care in the 21st century. Also, many top-class professors from around the country are invited to hold graduate seminars. Many of our medical doctors undertake cutting-edge medical research and publish their findings as dissertations in leading journals overseas. Every year, we produce many medical doctors. Especially in recent years, we have gained international acclaim for research in intestinal bacteria, genomic medicine, preventive medicine, drug discovery, as well as acceptance by many international students from other Asian countries.
A post-graduate medical education course was set up at the forefront of public universities in 2004. Operating alongside both the post-graduate clinical training center and the Skills Simulation Center (SSC), clinical education practice is conducted at a general medical care center. In particular, the SSC has excellent facilities and staff, and is highly evaluated nationwide as a unique center that provides young people with a place for practicing their medical techniques.
Medicine is evolving rapidly with ever-increasing progress. It is imperative that we have access to the most up-to-date medical knowledge and acquire the latest medical technologies available. Meanwhile, basic research, which is set to unravel some of life’s phenomena and diseases, has made remarkable progress. Using this information for diagnosis and treatment in clinical settings is leading to quick advancements in translational research. As a result, certain diseases are starting to be conquered. However, there are still many unsolved diseases and life phenomena, such as cancer and aging, which must be medically solved in tandem with technological innovation. We utilize only a few uncovered truths related to the human body and life in medicine. For this reason, Osaka City University Graduate School of Medicine and School of Medicine will work together to foster creative medical professionals who are full of intellectual curiosity and will face difficult questions with sharp observation and insight. It is an unexpected joy to be able to maintain the health of local residents and contribute to the welfare of the world, especially in Asia, while keeping in mind the three basic principles of "Wisdom, Valor, and Benevolence."