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Diploma Policy – School of Medicine

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Diploma Policy

Under the basic philosophies of Hokkaido University, “Frontier Spirit”, “Global Perspectives”, “All-round Education” and “Practical Learning”, educational goals of the School of Medicine aim to nurture individuals who are rich in humanity, possess high ethical standards and global perspectives that contribute to the practice and development of medicine, medical care and life sciences by providing a systematic education contributing to the promotion of human health. School of Medicine defines the abilities required of students, and grants diplomas to those who have attained these abilities and completed academic requirements.

Degree-granting level

Based on the educational goals of the School of Medicine, there are three major educational philosophies: ① cultivation of high ethical standards and rich humanity that supports medicine, ② acquisition of advanced medical knowledge and technology, as well as acquisition of customs and attitude to continue lifelong learning, and ③ learning about teamwork to perform advanced medical care in collaboration with other professionals in the medical team. We grant the Doctor of Medicine diploma to those who have attained the following abilities.

(1)
High ethical standards to support medicine and medical care
(2)
Attitude to empathize with distress, fear and pain of patients
(3)
Sense of mission and responsibility to contribute to the social development
(4)
Basic medical knowledge and technology
(5)
Scientific validity, inquiring mind, and creativity
(6)
Customs and attitude to continue lifelong learning
(7)
Understanding of the importance of teamwork and the role of doctor in medical care
(8)
Attitude to learn while teaching juniors
(9)
Understanding of the importance of cross-cultural and international exchange