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.
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.