We strive to nurture the next generation of medical scientist who have an extensive knowledge and acknowledge the human aspects of health care. Students acquire the advanced ability to take initiative in conducting creative research in academic medicine. This prepares them for contributing to progress of Medicine and promote social welfare as leaders in medical field.

Admission Policy

Desired Students

1.Those who are motivated to contribute to the progress and development of medicine and health care through scientific exploration in the fields of medicine, health care, life science, and medicine-related interdisciplinary fields.
2.Those who have international perspectives and a passion to play an active role in the world.
3.Those who have respect for life and high ethical standards.

Student Selection

1.The Graduate School conducts a General Medicine and Life Science examination that separately tests students’ fundamental understanding and thinking abilities in the following areas: medicine, health care and life science, and medicine-related interdisciplinary areas.
2.We also conduct a foreign language examination (English) to measure students’ ability to express themselves and their attitudes toward international cultures.
3.In addition to the two abovementioned examinations, candidate students must undergo an interview that confirms their passion for research, cooperative abilities, and high ethical standards.

Curriculum Policy

  1. By establishing three Courses at our Graduate School, we provide students with an organically systematized education across the borders of academic fields as well as research opportunities offered by our entire teaching staff. In addition, multiple teachers shall be responsible for each student in our Graduate School.
  2. The Graduate School stipulates several required and elective subjects.
    2-1. The Advanced General Medicine and Technical Seminar cultivates the expertise and research skills required to become a medical researcher.
    2-2. The Introduction to Epidemiology and Medical Statistics fosters the knowledge of epidemiology and statistics that is necessary to conduct medical research.
    2-3. A seminar on the integration of fundamental knowledge and clinical research cultivates students' knowledge and ways of thinking beyond the scopes of fundamental and clinical studies.
    2-4. The Introduction to Ethics in Medicine and Life Science sufficiently cultivates students' knowledge and standards in the fields of medical ethics, bioethics, and research ethics.
    2-5. Elective subjects foster students' ability to independently conduct research by utilizing their most advanced knowledge in their areas of specialization and their research skills.
  3. The Each Course provides their own characteristic subjects as indicated below.
    3-1. The Advanced Medical Science Course fosters students' ability to conduct independent research by providing them with opportunities to participate in advanced and unique research projects that involve fundamental research ethics and the most advanced research techniques.
    3-2. Advanced Medicine for Clinicians Course fosters students' ability to play a leading role in medical settings by educating them on medical-related ethical and legal issues with a focus on clinical research. Additionally, it supports students in their training to qualify as specialized physicians, by teaching the medical techniques that are necessary to serve as experts.
    3-3. The Interdisciplinary Medical Science and Innovation Course fosters students' ability to play an important role in industry-academia collaboration by providing not only medical but also interdisciplinary knowledge, including that regarding engineering and physics, as well as practical research skills.

Diploma Policy

To complete the Program, students shall meet the following requirements:

  1. Have sufficient expertise and research skills as a medical researcher.
  2. Have sufficient knowledge and ethical awareness in the fields of medical ethics, bioethics, and research ethics.
  3. Have the ability to conduct independent research.
  4. In addition to the above, students shall possess the following abilities and knowledge for each of the Courses listed below:
    4-1. For the Advanced Medical Science Course, highly advanced knowledge and the ability to exert leadership in government, industry, and academic settings, including in international contexts.
    4-2. For the Advanced Medicine for Clinicians Course, knowledge and medical skills required to serve as a specialist, and the ability to exert leadership in medical fields.
    4-3. For the Interdisciplinary Medical Science and Innovation Course, interdisciplinary knowledge and research skills to integrate medical fields with other areas.