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About Fukushima Medical University 〔FMU〕


  • Senior Administrative Personnel (as of April 1, 2023)
  • Organization (as of April 1, 2023)
  • Number of Students (as of May 1, 2023)
  • Fukushima Medical University GENERAL GUIDE 2018-2019  
        (5.2MB/the date of issue 2019.01)
  • Fukushima: Lives on the Line〔Digital Book〕 (2013.03.01) 
  • Mission Statement of Fukushima Medical University (Enacted on June 26, 2019)

    Fukushima Medical University was established with the primary goal of educating and training medical professionals who will contribute to the health, medical care, and welfare of the people in Fukushima Prefecture.

    Simultaneously as a research institution, we have a crucial responsibility to share the findings of our ongoing research with the global community.

    Health care is an earnest endeavor in which all health care professionals join hands and sincerely face the issues of life and health of all people and pave the way for their future. The foundation that should underpin it is profound consideration for the dignity of individuals and high ethical standards.

    Fukushima Medical University is dedicated to the comprehensive promotion of education, research, and health care as the core values of our institution based on the following principles.

    1. The university aims to educate and nurture healthcare professionals who respect human life and possess a strong sense of ethics.
    2. The university is committed to research and innovation in cutting-edge and advanced medicine, nursing and health sciences.
    3. As a core institution for the prefecture, the university is committed to providing comprehensive and integrated health care.

    Three Policies of the School of Medicine (August, 2022)

    ●Policy on Graduation Certification and Degree Conferment (Diploma Policy) At the School of Medicine of Fukushima Medical University, we have been striving to train medical professionals and researchers who can contribute to health care, medical care, and welfare by upholding the educational philosophy and goals of "Heart, Knowledge, Skill, Harmony, and Local Commitment". Accordingly, the university will confer a bachelor's degree to those who meet the following criteria.

    1. Those who have acquired the necessary ethical foundation, knowledge, and skills to practice the best patient-centered care for patients and the community as professionals.
    2. Those who, from the perspective of medicine and medical care, have acquired the ability to think scientifically and the attitude of self-directed lifelong learning as the basis for becoming physicians and medical researchers who can contribute to society from the local to the global level.
    3. Those who, in accordance with the regulations of the School of Medicine, have obtained the required credits by graduation and have received a certificate of completion of the course subjects.

    ○Learning Outcomes (Competencies):
    1. Professionalism, 2. Lifelong education, 3. Communication, 4. Knowledge and its application, 5. Clinical practice, 6. Medicine, society and the region (understanding the region with Fukushima as a model), 7. Contribution to the advancement of medicine/science.

    ●Policy on the Organization and Implementation of the Educational Curriculum (Curriculum Policy)
    At Fukushima Medical University School of Medicine, our educational philosophy and goals are defined by the principles of "Mind, Intellect, Skills, Harmony, and Community". We are dedicated to training compassionate medical professionals and researchers who can make significant contributions to health care, medical services, and welfare. In pursuit of this goal, we've established our Diploma Policy and Competency Objectives, which detail the knowledge and skills students are expected to have by the time they graduate. To facilitate the acquisition of these competencies, we've implemented a comprehensive spiral curriculum for all six years of study. This curriculum follows the core curriculum of medical education and organizes advanced courses in a spiral fashion.

    Our consistent, spiral curriculum is underpinned by a holistic approach to medical education that integrates comprehensive science, life sciences/social medicine, and clinical medicine. This system allows for a fluid exchange between these areas of study, enabling students to learn progressively over a six-year period, with the curriculum adapting to their individual growth and level of mastery.

    We've also partnered with affiliated hospitals to provide a unified clinical training curriculum that bridges the gap between undergraduate education and postgraduate residency and fellowship training.

    In light of the ever-expanding field of medical knowledge, we place great emphasis on fostering an attitude of lifelong learning in our students. We accomplish this through the implementation of integrated lectures and practical training, ensuring sufficient active learning programs to cultivate our students' self-study skills.

    Finally, we measure student progress against our curriculum and competency objectives through a comprehensive evaluation process. This process includes consideration of attendance, classroom behavior, examination results, presentation content, reports, and practicum self-evaluation in accordance with our university's course regulations.

    ○Curriculum Overview
    1. Professionalism and communication skills as a physician
    2. Scientific inquiry (lifelong learning and contributions to the advancement of medicine/science)
    3. Medical knowledge and its application, practice of diagnosis and treatment
    4. Medicine and Society/Community (Understanding the Community Using Fukushima as a Model)

    Faculty of Medicine Curriculum Map

    ●Policy on Admissions (Admission Policy)
    The School of Medicine at Fukushima Medical University cultivates doctors who empathize with others, possess knowledge, utilize skills, promote harmony, and contribute to community development.

    ○Students we seek
    To realize our philosophy and goals, we seek individuals who:
    1. Value and respect life.
    2. Possess a high sense of ethics and rich humanity.
    3. Have a broad perspective and sound judgment.
    4. Possess scientific curiosity and creativity.

    ○Basic guidelines for selecting participants
    1. General Selection/2.School Recommendation Selection/3.Comprehensive Selection/4.Overseas Education Program Selection/5.Private Foreign Student Selection

    ○Faculty of Medicine Admission Policy Checklist
    For the above entrance exams, we evaluate according to the weight of the above checklist.

    For those who wish to study at School of Medicine

    Application guidelines for privately funded international students.
    Application guidelines for those who received an overseas education program.

    Office / Student Affairs Division

    Medical School Section
    : tel 024-547-1095
    Nursing School Section
    : tel 024-547-1806
    FAX 024-547-1984
    (add @ in between)

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