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Clinical Activity at TMDU


Bringing “total care” to the world at large through superior technology that combines the fruits of research and sophisticated knowledge - this is the “TMDU model.”

In today’s rapidly aging society, medical care is expected to contribute to the health and well-being of each individual so that each and every citizen can feel that “my life was a full one to the very end.” Rather than merely focusing on the symptoms and identifying the disease, what is called for is “comprehensive patient care” that tailors the treatment to the individual patient by considering each case from a variety of viewpoints, including social, economic, and psychological aspects.

The basic vision of Tokyo Medical and Dental University enjoins “cultivating professionals with knowledge and humanity, spreading its wings from Tokyo to the world at large, and contributing to human health and social welfare.” TMDU puts this into practice, training professionals who combine sophisticated knowledge and outstanding technique, who perceive human pain and sorrow and respond with comprehensive patient care grounded in consideration and a sense of ethics.

As a comprehensive medical university and graduate school, TMDU pursues an educational philosophy with three aims: “to provide students with a broad education and a rich sensibility”; “to educate creative people capable of diagnosing and solving problems independently”; and “to train medical professionals with a rich international quality.” TMDU trains physicians, dentists, and comedical personnel to meet the needs of society, and counts among its graduates many researchers, medical professionals, and leaders who possess the knowledge, technique, learning, and sensitivity needed to work at the forefront on the world stage, as well as an international awareness and the ability to compete internationally. This accounts for the high regard in which TMDU is held both in Japan and internationally. This is exemplified by the fact that the hospitals affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Dentistry, respectively, have both been ranked number one in number of applicants among clinical research hospitals in Japan numerous times. In addition, they are both ranked number one in the number of new patients among hospitals affiliated with national universities in Japan. As these examples indicate, the clinical activity at TMDU is held in the highest regard by patients, medical and dental interns who will become the next generation of healthcare professionals, and physicians and dentists from throughout Japan who are active at the vanguard of patient care. Aiming for deeper collaboration between these two hospitals, the Institute of Integrated Hospital Administration was established in the 2017 academic year to implement a patient care model that seamlessly combines medical and dental aspects, and can be held up as an example to the world.

By making the most of its unique position as the only comprehensive medical university with both a Faculty of Medicine and a Faculty of Dentistry among national universities in Japan, TMDU is developingand researching medical technologies that fuse the medical and dental fields to meet the needs of our rapidly aging society, while at the same time training personnel to provide next-generation regional medical care and emergency treatment.

TMDU also provides its students with the opportunity to do research and clinical practice at top-class medical and dental schools overseas. Furthermore, TMDU is working to build a medical and dental education model that exceeds the international standard, making use of collaborative exchange programs with faculties overseas (in Chile, Ghana, Thailand, etc.), while contributing to the enhancement of medical and dental education in Japan.