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School of Medicine

The curriculum has evolved with the demands of the new era, and provides updated medical education and universal humanity education.

The Showa University School of Medicine, since its foundation in 1928 as Showa Medical College, has history of nearly 80 years. Today, the clinical education is enriched and utilizes 7 university affiliated hospitals. The Features include an opportunity to be exposed to the clinical setting in the early years of clinical education, and provision of 'systematic medicine' lecturing on medicine other than western medicine. The liberal art subjects and the basic and clinical subjects are connected in a wedge-shaped form, effectively increasing the students' understanding. With the rapid and daily advances in the life sciences and medicine, knowledge and skill to be learned in medical schools is becoming more and more advanced and complex.

But the amount that can be learned in six years is limited. Under such circumstances, in the School of Medicine of Showa University, the unreasonable cram type of education is not done. On the contrary, education 'free of pressure' and 'enhancement of problem-solving ability' is the basic policy for education.

Our main goal is to nurture a self-supporting individual, who can advance according to the medical need that continuously increases, by repeatedly enforcing the core information and placing weight of the cultivation of the ability of individual problem solving. Also, as in issues of brain death and death with dignity, today's medicine has aspects not only of conventional natural science, but also of areas of the mind, including ethics and philosophy. With 'Shisei Ikkan' as the basic policy since its foundation, Showa University School of Medicine provides education not only on the latest medicine, but also on 'education of the mind'. Effort is also poured into nurturing clinicians who deliver sincere medical care from the patients' point of view and doctors who are well-trained in primary care.

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