Greetings from Dean, Graduate School of Medicine/ school of medicine
To all young people wishing to learn medical science
Tohoku University is contributing to the development of medicine as a global core for medical education and research.
Since its very inception, Tohoku University principles have been: “Research First,” “Open Door,” and “Practice Oriented.” We have built on these core values through our mission of fostering leaders and practitioners of health and medicine who are equipped with advanced medical knowledge, techniques, and character. These outstanding researchers can operate on a global stage and lead cutting-edge academic and creative research in their mission to contribute to enhancing human health and welfare globally.
Tohoku University School of Medicine is now having its 140th anniversary, founded as it was in 1872 as Miyagi Prefectural Medical Institution. Presently, the Graduate School of Medicine consists of Medical Science, Disability Science, and Health Sciences, and the School of Medicine (undergraduate) consists of Medical Science and Health Science. Graduate education is carried out in partnership with the Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer and the Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering. Also, undergraduate education is carried out in partnership with the Tohoku University Hospital.
The Graduate School of Medicine is designed to educate and train people with a passion for medical science who can discover issues and propose solutions to them. We work to foster medical specialists and researchers who have the latest specialist knowledge and an understanding of world-class research, as well as the imagination and dynamism to tackle the challenges posed by unknown and unexplored research areas.
The 21st century is the era of biology-based life sciences, but there are still increasing numbers of people around the world suffering from cancers or infectious diseases that are difficult to cure. The development of advanced medical technology and its clinical application is becoming more important, and may in the future eliminate what are now incurable diseases. That is why we need young people with flexible and broad perspectives, a rich sensitivity, and high ethics. I remain convinced that you, along with our medical professionals, will find solutions.
The Great East Japan Earthquake of March 11, 2011 severely affected Tohoku University, yet we have done our all to recover from this natural disaster. In particular, your seniors here at the School, along with young researchers, doctors, and medical specialists, have contributed greatly. Our rebuilding efforts have restored our activities in the community to much the same as they were. This year marks the first on the road to full-scale recovery.
Spirited young people with a desire to follow medicine are most welcome.