Students are supported both academically and financially.
The objective of this program is to develop young researchers in basic medicine who are capable of responding to rapid advances in medicine and medical care, and social changes. To this end, the program allows 6th-year students at the Hokkaido University School of Medicine who wish to become medical researchers to take required subjects (8 units of Required Core Subjects of the Doctoral Program of the Graduate School) while learning under the curriculum for 6th-year students in the School of Medicine. Students in the 5th and 6th years of the School of Medicine may take the screening test for this program and, on passing, will receive a non-refundable scholarship (covering the examination fee for the Doctoral Program, admission fee and 3 years' tuition for the graduate school). While the student is in the 6th year, financial support will also be provided to the student's affiliated department aiming to subsidize the expenses to be incurred related to the student. Amount of the support is equivalent to the half years' tuition fee for the Graduate School of Medicine.