Nippon Medical School is the oldest private medical school in Japan that was founded 135 years ago. The School was founded on the principle that we will sacrifice ourselves to serve our patients and society. Consistent with this principle, our goal is to educate students to become future physicians, medical researchers and healthcare providers who would serve their patients with the spirit of self-sacrifice and indeed provide them with the best medical care and treatment. In addition, our concept of education stands for educating and training students to become highly qualified physicians and medical scientists who are equipped with both love (for the patients) and the spirit of research. In actual medical practices, physicians need to understand both the patients’ illness and the emotional fragility of the patients. True medical professionals are those who can provide medical expertise and empathetic care to their patients. We have sent out many physicians, medical scientists, politicians, and other healthcare providers to the world based upon this educational concept. We realize that the world has become so globalized that medical professionals must have an international perspective. Thus in order to encourage and support physicians, researchers, and students to play an active role in international medical societies, we have established many supporting systems; such as, International Exchange Center, TLO center, etc. They can indeed participate in various international activities through these systems. In March 2011, our country was struck by massive natural disaster. We are not alone in this tragedy, as we are aware that many people from many parts of the world are still suffering from wars and threat of nature. To be sure, many of our medical professionals have re-learned the importance of empathizing with others and are now working harder than ever “to serve the society and patients with the spirit of self-sacrifice”. Nippon Medical School will continue to strive to ensure that its students become respectful, skillful and compassionate physicians and medical scientists who will globally be recognized as true medical professionals.
Nippon Medical School is located next to the university hospital, so students can take opportunities to learn from patients and physicians in order to obtain the skills of becoming medical professionals. They can also conduct research using the latest medical devices at the research facilities such as Graduate School building and the Clinical Imaging Center for Healthcare. Other educational activities are performed at the Sendagi Campus, such as academic exchanges with foreign institutions and medical volunteer activities. The Sendagi Campus is an ideal place for students to learn in a calm environment, because the area retains an old Japanese townscape despite being located in the center of Tokyo.
7-minute walk from Station Nezu or St Toudaimae
Since its establishment in 1986, International Exchange Center has been promoting various student exchange activities. More than 1500 students from over 40 countries studied at Nippon Medical School since its launch, and currently as many as 50 international students each year study at Nippon Medical School. In addition, many sixth-year students from Nippon Medical School study abroad at partner universities such as The George Washington University and University of Southern California. Seminars and field trips take place occasionally at the International Exchange Center, and in many cases, this center will become the first contact for international students.