At the School of Medicine, we aim for the cultivation of medical professionals who possess a broad education and the ability to ascertain and solve issues, and can work inside and outside of Japan. To that end, we are constantly improving upon medical education and setting up a diverse range of opportunities for students. We offer many different ways to improve students' capabilities, including programs with practical application of research skills from students' early s school years, programs that train and select leaders in medicine, 6-month independent research periods called "project semesters," research at partnership schools such as Imperial College London, Australia National University, and the University of Seoul, and clinical training at Harvard University and the University of Nevada. We have been enhancing the quality and quantity of clinical training with faculty who devote themselves to their practice alongside exceptional medical residents who have gathered here from all over Japan. Although each student's individual efforts are important for success, doctors and physicians who will work internationally grow together by learning from each other, investigating problems thoroughly, relaying ideas, and thinking and discussing in English. Medical science and treatments will further evolve and become more sophisticated than they are now, and a variety of technologies will be introduced to the field. As the School of Medicine develops and implements its own cutting-edge treatments, it will be important for us to consider the trajectory of new treatments from a wider perspective, consider the ethical and social aspects of treatments, and make contributions to society. Students who have graduated from the School of Medicine are already producing outstanding results within Japan and internationally, and amidst educational reformations they will no doubt carry out their work as doctors, medical personnel, and administrative officials who have further evolved as a new generation in the field of medicine. I hope that all of our students use their high intellect to set lofty goals to pioneer new pathways in medical science and treatments.
Dr. Tomohiro Morio, Dean of the School of Medicine
School of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Tokyo Medical and Dental University