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School of Medicine

Key features

  1. Master knowledge that is produced in an advanced medical field
  2. Develop well-rounded medical practitioners
  3. Nurture the development of human personnel who can succeed in advanced medical teams

Message from the Dean

Professor Kou Sakabe

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

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.

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.