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Clinical Medicine Course


This course aims to train clinicians who excel in clinical techniques and research competence.

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Clinical Medicine Course

This course aims to train clinicians who excel in clinical techniques and research competence. Rather than relying solely on the traditional research methods of basic medicine using model animals or cells, students gain the competence they need for research in clinical medicine by applying methods targeting human.
A system of Clinical Collaborative Departments is implemented for the students taking Clinical Medicine Course. Under this system, students can collect clinical data which may not be available at the university hospital, and can receive medical research instructions from institutions where advanced and specialized diagnoses, examinations and treatments are conducted which may not be feasible at the university hospital. This system combines theory with practice in education provided by multiple instructors including dedicated instructors and collaborative leading clinicians.

Clinical Collaborative Departments

A system of clinical collaborative departments was implemented to promote highly advanced clinical medicine research, and it was designed for Doctoral Program students who choose the Clinical Medicine Course. It aims at training students to be excellent clinicians with impeccable clinical skills and research acumen. Under this system, students can receive research instruction from leading clinicians of unique medical institutions where advanced, specialized diagnoses, examination and treatments are conducted and patients' data are collected, information which may not be readily available at the university hospital. Furthermore, full-time faculty members also provide consummate theoretical and practical education.

Hospitals Serving as Clinical Collaboration (As of April 2024)

Message from Graduate Student

Aiming to develop better treatments

Clinical Medicine Course
Department of Pediatrics

SHIRAISHI Masahiro

After completion of my clinical training, I worked as a pediatric cardiologist. It was in this capacity that I faced numerous challenges and limitations in my practice as a doctor. These experiences as well as my desire to contribute to the development of better medical treatments led me to apply for the doctoral course.

Although cardiac stem cell transplantation therapy may be a therapeutic option for heart failure, many issues remain for clinical application, including therapeutic effects. To improve therapeutic effects, we are conducting research in collaboration with the Laboratory of Molecular Design of Pharmaceutics, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science. My theme is the development of cardiac stem cell transplantation therapy using cardiac progenitor cells with activated mitochondria. I look forward to working with you on research that will lead to a brighter future for medical care.

(As of April 2023)

HASEGAWA Yuta HASEGAWA Yuta