Clinical Activity at TMDU

Clinical Activity at TMDU

Bringing “Total Healthcare” to the world through superior technology combining 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 every individual so that each person 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 treatment to the individual patient by considering each case from multiple perspectives, including the social, economic, and psychological ones. With a view to achieving “comprehensive patient care,” TMDU’s Medical Hospital and Dental Hospital were integrated on October 1, 2021 and made a fresh start as Tokyo Medical and Dental University Hospital.

Based on its vision, “Cultivating Professionals with Knowledge and Humanity, thereby Contributing to People’s Well-being,” TMDU nurtures professionals equipped with sophisticated knowledge and outstanding technique who perceive human pain and distress, are caring, and fully appreciate the primacy of ethical considerations, and, on that basis, TMDU practices comprehensive patient care.

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 co-medical 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, and moreover, is exemplified by the fact that our hospital has been ranked number one in number of applicants among clinical training hospitals for medical doctors in Japan numerous times. In addition, the combined number of new medical and dental patients at TMDU Hospital is the highest 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 throughout Japan who are in the vanguard of patient care.

By making the most of its unique position as the only comprehensive medical university and graduate school with both a Faculty of Medicine and a Faculty of Dentistry among national universities in Japan, TMDU is developing and 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 nextgeneration regional medical care and emergency treatment.

TMDU also provides its students with opportunities to pursue research and clinical practice at the foremost 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.

TMDU Hospital will aim to disseminate a medical care model in which medicine and dentistry are integrated.