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The IUHW School of Medicine and Department of Medicine

Admission Policies

  1. Students must adequately understand the fundamental principles and educational principles of IUHW and the School of Medicine and be strongly resolved to contribute, as a specialized professional, to the creation of a more harmonious society.
  2. Students must have achieved outstanding grades and have outstanding English capabilities, have a future-oriented and global outlook, and be strongly resolved to contribute to the development of the fields of health, medicine, and welfare in both their home country and the global community, in response to medical needs in Japan and overseas.
  3. Students must be driven to learn in a self-motivated and proactive manner and be prepared to continue to make efforts to keep abreast of the specialization, globalization, and technological advances in the fields of health, medicine, and welfare.
  4. To facilitate the fostering in students of open-minded refinement and well-rounded character, students must be able to proactively work on polishing their own capabilities.
  5. Students must be able to open their hearts to, and engage in communication with, all kinds of people.

Curriculum Policies

  1. Lectures on medical professionalism are to be carried out in tandem with the provision of specialized education, and students are to be taught the communication skills required of doctors, the stance of treating patients with compassion, and so on, and instilled with the high ethical standards expected of those working in the fields of medicine and healthcare.
  2. Classes in the majority of subjects are to be conducted in English. International medical and health studies and overseas clinical training are required course components. By studying together with international students, Japanese students gain a global outlook and the ability to provide medical care and discuss issues in English. The curriculum is formulated to foster doctors able to go on to perform on the world stage.
  3. Through the provision of a comprehensive range of liberal arts lectures, students are instilled with the open-minded refinement and polished sensibilities required in the fields of medicine and healthcare.
  4. Basic and clinical medicine are taught in an integrated manner in small groups of students to enhance their abilities to solve issues and subject information to critical scrutiny.
  5. Through comprehensive simulation-based education and clinical clerkship students are armed with advanced general clinical capabilities with balanced focus on knowledge, skills, and attitude.
  6. To enable students, once they have found employment, to allow each other to fully demonstrate their own specialized capabilities, students are provided, through interprofessional education, with an understanding of the various roles of each medical profession.

Diploma Policies

  1. Student must be able to provide patient-centered medical care with medical professionalism based on a sense of mission and high ethical standards and so on.
  2. Students must have a sufficiently broad knowledge-base and advanced communication skills to remain abreast of globalization in the field of medicine and to be able to perform in overseas medical facilities.
  3. Students must be able to provide high-caliber medical care based on scientific thinking after having developed open-minded refinement and a spirt of tolerance and mastered the sciences and arts required of practitioners in the fields of medicine and healthcare.
  4. Students must acquire the ability to cooperate and collaborate with people in a wide range of professions working at medical facilities, knowledge concerning accountability structures and the roles of each profession, as well as the ability to play core roles in medical teams in the future.