Nihon University School of Medicine, based on the Nihon University Educational Charter, will develop a Nihon University mind, which is, in order to develop doctors who understand Japanese culture, contribute to the welfare and health of the people, accept diverse cultures, and contribute to local and international communities, award a bachelor degree to students who have developed an attitude that realizes the three categories constituting the educational policy of Nihon University, “Autonomous Creativity,” which are, “Learn by Yourself,” “Think for Yourself,” and “Open Your Own Path,” who have acquired the qualities and abilities to practice the policy of Medical School, “Enlightened Mind, Compassionate Heart,” and have acquired the specified credits.
Be able to learn the rich medical knowledge and culture to have dignity towards life, practice responsible medicine, and practice medicine based on ethical principles. (Responsibilities, a sense of ethics, and professionalism as a doctor)
Be able to grasp the cultural and social positioning of one’s specialized field and to understand the current state of health, medical care, and welfare of the local society and the international society, and contribute to disease prevention and improvement of health promotion.
With the aim of creating new knowledge, be able to make empirical, logical, and critical thinking based on the information obtained. (Orientation toward scientific inquiry and medical research, medical knowledge, and ability to solve problems)
Based on one’s own position in the basic, clinical, and social medicine fields, be able to carefully observe the event, discover the problem, and suggest a solution, showing compassion and respect for the patient. (Medical skills, patient care, scientific inquiry, and ability to solve problems)
Over the lifetime, based on patient safety, be able to ensure the quality of medical care, and enhance oneself in the basic, clinical, and social medicine fields by humbly self-reflecting. (Autonomous learning ability, quality of medical care, safety management, and attitudes to learn together throughout the life)
Based on knowledge of the basic, clinical, and social medicine, etc., which is the basis of medical care, be able to challenge boldly to create new medical knowledge and medical technology. (Medical knowledge, ability to solve problems, and scientific inquiry)
Be able to understand others in diverse cultures, societies, and environments in Japan and other countries, respect their values, actively practice appropriate communication at the medical site, communicate one’s own ideas, and disseminate them. (Communication skills, medical practice in society, medical skills, and patient care)
In order to respect patients and their close relatives, and medical teams, and to improve the quality of medical care, and to manage patient safety, have leadership and work collaboratively in practicing responsible medical care. (Practice medicine collaboratively, professionalism, medical quality, and safety management)
In order to nurture doctors with the qualities and abilities stated in the diploma policies, based on the educational goals, the curriculum of School of Medicine is organized around a 6-year system consisting of general education, basic medicine, social medicine and clinical medicine. The method of study, the course of learning, the evaluation criteria and standards of each course are specified explicitly in the syllabi so that students can be aware of them. Evaluation criteria will be implemented in an appropriate and rigorous manner in accordance with the type of lesson to be conducted.
Develop the responsibilities, a sense of ethics, and professionalism as a doctor (attitudes, ways of thinking, a sense of ethics, etc.) by giving students the opportunity to evaluate the self as a future doctor, and to understand the necessity and method of improving the self throughout the lifetime.
Understand the present state of Japan and other countries, collect information, cultivate broad culture and rich sensibility, and ability to transmit the latest information, and develop the attitude to contribute to disease prevention and improvement of health promotion.
Acquire knowledge proactively, conduct scientific evaluation, plan research based on based on ethical principles, and in order to create new knowledge, nurture the ability to solve problems, have orientation for scientific and medical research, and have medical knowledge.
Express compassion and respect for patients, develop appropriate and effective medical and health promotion that respects individuals, and nurture medical care skills necessary for patient care, scientific inquiry, and problem-solving abilities
Give the opportunity to recognize unresolved medical problems, manage the self to always be able to respond to medical needs, and understand the necessity and way to constantly improve the self through lifelong learning to work collaboratively as a member of the medical team. Develop autonomous learning ability to improve medical quality and patient safety management through lifelong learning.
Practice one’s knowledge and skills, develop a hypothesis for solution, be conscious of unknown or unresolved clinical or scientific problems, and nurture an attitude to take bold steps.
Develop communication skills to understand others, build relationships to respect each position, cultivate attitudes for practicing appropriate medical care, communicate one’s ideas accurately, and disseminate them both domestically and internationally.
Foster the qualities and abilities capable of playing a role as a team leader in collaborative activities with medical and research teams to ensure the quality of medical care and secure safety management.
Based on the policies of "Autonomous Creativity" and "Enlightened Mind, Compassionate Heart," we aim to nurture ⑴ doctors who strive to make a valuable contribution to society, based on rich knowledge and culture, ⑵ researchers with a sense of ethics, an interdisciplinary viewpoint, and talent of critical thought, who can disseminate their accomplishments to the world, and ⑶ enthusiastic educators who draw out individual creativity and foster next generation leaders.
Therefore, School of Medicine seeks to admit those students who possess a clear altruistic desire to contribute to society in the field of medicine and the determination to follow a course of study towards this goal.
In the entrance examinations, we will evaluate candidates' aptitude on a multidimensional scale and identify talented people with outstanding basic abilities and qualities. In the primary examination, we evaluate the knowledge, skill, judgment ability, thinking ability necessary for six years of study by subject exams (science, mathematics, foreign languages).
In the second examination, through essays and interviews, we evaluate thoughtfulness, judgment, expressiveness, and independence towards learning in collaboration with diverse people.
Graduate School of Medicine nurture medical researchers and research leaders who conduct creative research and contribute to the system of human knowledge, with attitudes of “Learn by Yourself,” “Think for Yourself,” and “Open Your Own Path.” We enhance graduate school education by arranging integrated courses and basic medicine courses taught by clinical educators, setting up majors which can deal with new interdisciplinary research, enriching faculty organization to deal with diversifying medical research, and promoting sophisticated and advanced medical research which is internationally accepted.
Each major of the Physiology Courses has been set up to study the essence of life phenomena. Although the methods adopted to advance research vary, we strive to make better results by understanding as many research methods as possible and applying them organically. In addition, we strive to use the results obtained from the research in medical aspects and to contribute to welfare and happiness of the mankind. We nurture not only doctors who want to be researchers in the future but also research leaders and university educators.
The research fields of pathology began with morphologic pathology and include specialized research from microbiology, immunology, oncology, and pathological metabolism to artificial organ and transplant medicine which are directly related to clinical application. Therefore, students who are nurtured through the Pathology Courses are required to play a leading role in their fields in the future and to have the ability and a sense of mission to use their expertise to contribute to the development of basic and clinical medicine.
We strive to make students acquire abilities to apply epidemiological methods (public health), experimental methods (environmental medicine) to research in order to understand the relationships between society/environment and health/diseases and to conduct research which is useful to society. In addition, we nurture students who can grasp the present condition of the medical system, quantitatively evaluate the quality and efficiency of medical care which is the basis of medical care management, and understand the nature of medical malpractice and take preventive measures. In addition, we nurture students who can recognize the necessity of and practice determination of parentage, personal identification, and forensic autopsy.
Internal medicine focuses on clarifying the pathology of all diseases, establishing diagnostic methods, preventative methods, treatment methods and everyday medical care. As progress is made in research and medical science, internal medicine is becoming ever more sophisticated and complex. Training in this increasingly demanding field requires highly motivated leaders who are able to combine ground-breaking medical research with deeper scientific insight.
Surgical medicine is centered on restoring the homeostasis of the human body by using invasive procedures against diseases. In this discipline, it is necessary not only to understand the pathophysiology of the disease but also that of the invasive surgery itself. In addition, extensive knowledge of physiology, pharmacology and transplant organs / tissues is required in order to successfully restore or replace function of damaged organs or tissues. In the graduate program, we train personnel who conduct clinical and basic research required for such surgical medicine.
Based on the policies of “Autonomous Creativity” and “Enlightened Mind, Compassionate Heart,” we aim to acquire the research ability which is the basis for independent research activities. To achieve this goal, we seek to admit people who are motivated to: ⑴ contribute to the development of medicine through creative research based on rich knowledge and culture, ⑵ disseminate their accomplishments to the world, with a sense of ethics and logical thinking ability, and ⑶ persistently conduct research which is based on original ideas, ⑷ promote interdisciplinary research with various fields through collaboration, ⑸ to use their research accomplishment for happiness of the mankind, and ⑹ to have research mind throughout their life.
Respect the dignity of life, acquire the knowledge and culture to practice responsible medical care, and develop the ability to conduct medical research which is based on ethical principles.
Understand the social positioning of one’s field, understand the current state of health, medical care, and welfare of local society and international society, and nurture the ability to research contributing to disease prevention and promotion of health.
Aim for creation of new knowledge and nurture the ability to think empirically, logically based on the latest information obtained.
Express compassion and respect for patients, develop the ability to carefully to observe events, find problems, and conduct research to propose solutions.
Develop the ability to ensure the quality of medical care based on patient safety, humbly observe oneself, and continue conducting research in basic medicine, clinical medicine, and social medicine over a life time through reflection.
Develop the ability to take bold steps in order to create new knowledge based on the knowledge of basic, clinical, and social medicine which is the bases of medical care.
Develop the ability to promote international and interdisciplinary research by understanding others in diverse cultures, societies, and environments, respecting their values, and communicating appropriately and proactively
Develop the ability to work collaboratively with medical and research teams and conduct responsible research based on the quality medical care and safety management of the research environment.
Nihon University Graduate School of Medicine, based on the Nihon University Educational Charter, will: ⑴ develop medical researchers and research leaders who have a Nihon University mind, which is, understanding Japanese culture, contributing to the welfare and health of the people, accepting diverse cultures, and contributing to local and international communities, ⑵ develop medical researchers and research leaders who have an attitude that realizes the three categories constituting the educational policy of Nihon University, “Autonomous Creativity,” which are, “Learn by Yourself,” “Think for Yourself,” and “Open Your Own Path,” and conduct original research, and contribute to the system of human knowledge, and ⑶ award a doctoral degree to students who have acquired the specified credits, successfully submitted dissertation, and acquired the following qualities and abilities which are based on “Enlightened Mind, Compassionate Heart,” and related to attitudes “Learn by Yourself,” “Think for Yourself,” and “Open Your Own Path”:
Be able to respect the dignity of life, understand the medical attitude to practice responsible medical care, and conduct medical research based on the ethical principles.
Be able to grasp the social positioning of one’s specialized field, understand the current state of health, medical care, and welfare of the local society and international society, and contribute to disease prevention and improvement of health promotion.
With the aim of creating new knowledge, be able to think empirically, logically, and critically, based on the most updated information obtained.
In the basic, clinical, and social medicine fields, be able to carefully observe the event, discover the problem, and conduct research to suggest a solution, showing compassion and respect for the patient.
Over the lifetime, based on patient safety, be able to ensure the quality of medical care, and enhance one’s ability to conduct research in the fields of basic, clinical, and social medicine, by humbly self-reflecting.
Based on the knowledge which is the basis of medical care, be able to challenge boldly to create new medical knowledge.
Be able to understand others in diverse cultures, societies, and environments, respect their values, communicate appropriately and proactively, and promote international and interdisciplinary research.
Be able to conduct responsible research by working collaboratively with medical care and research team members, in order to ensure the quality medical care and safely manage the research environment.