Admission Policy

On the basis of its founding principles, ‘Service’, ‘Love’, and ‘Scientific understanding’, the graduate school aspires to study theories of medicine and their practical application, including philosophy, fostering of creative and autonomous researchers, cultivating research capacities required of medical professionals with advanced expert knowledge and skills, and well-rounded scholarly knowledge, with a noble spirit of love for humanity at the core. From our results, we intend to return the fruit attained through these research activities to the benefit of society. For achievement of these objectives, the graduate school welcomes the following applicants.
- Those who have a high level of intellectual curiosity and exercise a keen sense of inquiry.
- Those who are determined to be creative and self-sustaining researchers or medical professionals with high expertise and skills
- Those who show cooperativeness and originality as autonomous researchers
- Those who aspire to cultivate a well-rounded scholarly knowledge and sense of ethics in line with the founding spirit of the graduate school, and to contribute to society through pioneering research activities
- Those who pursue from their own initiative for acquiring deep and extensive specialist knowledge in the fast-evolving world of medicine
- Those on a quest for advances in medicine and bioscience, and who aspire to make a leap forward onto the world stage.
- Those who seek to develop, learn, and use the most advanced medical technology.
- Those who present groundbreaking study results in medicine by which they contribute to enhancement of human health and social welfare.

Curriculum policy

The Graduate School of Medical Research, based on its philosophy and goals, has established two major courses, Medical Science and Advanced Medical Science. The Medical Science courses consist of Organ Function & Metabolism, Integrated Neurosciences, Bio-response Medicine, Bio-regeneration, and Environmental Medicine research fields, while the Advanced Medical Science courses are Molecular Medicine, Pain Research, and Gene Medicine & Therapeutic Regeneration. Furthermore, the following curricula have been established.

(1) In principle, graduate students are required to earn credits necessary for completion of the graduate course program by attending lectures and seminars in their first and second year of study.

  1. For fostering high level research and development capacity fundamental for specialized subjects of their choice or acquiring expert knowledge and skills related to medical treatment, the students are required to participate in in-depth learning of basic knowledge to support scientific research.
  2. The students are required to learn how to utilize the research facilities and equipment, and take a course in research technique training.
  3. The students are required to enhance their scholarly acquirements and learn basic knowledge fundamental to medical research through special lectures and common lectures in the graduate program provided by leading domestic and international researchers.

(2) The students will receive research guidance from their supervising professor and submit a degree thesis in their third or fourth year.

Diploma policy

Students will be awarded a Doctor of Medicine degree by the Graduate School of Medical Research upon completion of 34 units of coursework subjects over 4 or more years of enrollment, submission of a thesis for the PhD degree in medicine completed under necessary research guidance, successful presentation at the oral thesis defense session, and passing the thesis and final examinations. Those who make significant achievements in their research, and whose high level of research capacity and scholarly acquisition are proven will be allowed to apply for early completion of the degree program midway through the third year, which is subject to review.

* All the data in this site was arranged at 2009.