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School of Medicine

Key features

  1. The ability to independently identify problems and concerns, and practical thinking characterized by high-level problem-solving skills
  2. Work on a team with instructing doctors and clinical interns and be part of real-world diagnosis and treatment as a student doctor
  3. With over 100 subjects to choose from, you can tailor the curriculum to your desired career path

Message from the Dean

Professor Kou Sakabe

  • Department: Medicine
  • Specializations: Human anatomy, environmental biomedicine

The doctors of the future who will contribute to society must be capable of compassion and empathy grounded in bioethics, as well as being well versed in medical knowledge. The School of Medicine has been part of Tokai University since it began and has since been committed to educating “good doctors" in line with the founding principles of the university. Boasting a unique curriculum and access to the resources of a major university comprising 18 undergraduate schools and 77 departments, courses and programs, the School of Medicine offers a rich learning environment that provides a broad general education and a cosmopolitan outlook along with specialized medical knowledge and techniques. The School of Medicine at Tokai University is committed to producing large numbers of “good doctors" who have a strong sense of their obligations to society and make positive contributions to medicine and welfare.

Admission criteria

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:

  1. Strong sense of humanity: the ability to exhibit and express empathy and flexibility
  2. Appreciate social obligations: the ability to understand the role of doctors in society and to always be committed to fulfilling that role
  3. Logical and innovative thinking: the ability to identify scientific questions and to analyze them logically
  4. Medical knowledge with practical potential: the ability to possess and apply the knowledge needed to understand normal structures, functions and nature of illnesses, to make diagnoses and to come up with treatment plans
  5. Comprehensive practical medical techniques: the ability to respect individual patients and to utilize clinical skills that lead to diagnosis and treatment
  6. Global outlook: the ability to appreciate and adapt to one's environment from a global perspective

Faculty of Medicine

Key features

  1. Producing “good doctors"
  2. Improving communication skills
  3. Developing problem-solving skills

Advanced and unique curriculum designed to produce “good doctors" with a strong sense of humanity

Faculty of Medicine

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.