Since its establishment in 1974, the School of Medicine has had as its central mission, honoring the educational mission of our founder Matsumae Shigeyoshi to foster the development of students with deep humanity and a desire to contribute to society. We aim to provide an education for "good doctors" who can combine their knowledge, technical skills, an international perspective and creativity. Our specialized curriculum works in harmony with the broad educational environment that can only be offered by a comprehensive university like Tokai. In preparation for the establishment of a Department of Nursing in 2018, we will implement an educational system that will enable us to articulate a clear vision of the kind of doctors and nurses we hope to develop, as well as the kind of medical sciences and nursing care we strive to provide. We will contribute to the fields of medicine, nursing and health care by training truly "good doctors," specialized nurses and health care providers.
Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to self-motivated study along with an appreciation of and desire to attain the education objectives of the School of Medicine as follows. The learning objectives and outcomes at graduation from the School are defined in the following six domains:
The Faculty of Medicine at Tokai University has introduced a number of important innovations in the field that have had a major impact on medical training in Japan. These include the COS curriculum, a combination of theoretical and clinical medical education; clinical clerkships; study abroad programs and overseas university transfer systems; and a new structure, introduced following the abolition of the post-university placement system, which consists of five streams?theory, basic diagnosis and treatment, internal medicine, surgery, and specialist care. The ultimate aim is to boost the individual's capacity for self-directed learning and independent problem-solving. In 2016, Tokai University launched a global standard medical tuition program through a collaboration with the School of Medicine at the University of Hawaii. Tokai University makes full use of an advanced education environment to produce "good doctors" who are well versed in theory and technique and also exhibit empathy for others.