Greetings from Department Chair, Course of Medical Sciences
Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine has provided a plenty of leaders in the medical researches, life sciences, public health, and clinical practices not only to Japan but also to the world. In particular, these leaders graduated from our school have greatly contributed to the marvelous recovery from the tremendous disaster of the 3.11 earthquake and tsunami, which severely damaged Tohoku area. We thus are proud of the graduates and our practical and efficient education.
The doctor's course aims to train medical scientists and physician scientists who take over the lead in the area of medical science and medical care. In particular, our educational goals are development of professional researchers in specific fields with a wider view and appreciation of diversified-methods, as well as interdisciplinary or integrated researchers with great fervor.
In 2010, United Centers for Advanced Research and Translational Medicine are reorganized. These centers consist of core centers, which are research units for major diseases and clinical conditions, such as, cancer, metabolic syndrome, neuronal diseases, epigenomics, offering the ideal conditions for study and research on wide range of advanced medical sciences (http://www.art.med.tohoku.ac.jp/e/index.html). The excellent research-facilities sharing system also supports research activities of graduate students.
Alliance of medical school, Tohoku university hospital, Tohoku Medical Megabank, and Innovation of new biomedical engineering center will provide an outstanding research environment for developing of findings at life science researches and solving problems encountered in clinical practice at basic biomedical researches.
As for the problems of the medicine and the medical treatment directly related to our health, our country and the international society challenge us to solve incredibly complicated and complex problems. We will never be completed to solve those problems, and it is an exactly endless fight. However, the challenges give us clear directions to go and satisfactions when we overcome them. I hope that many young scientists who desire to study here will produce attractive outcomes, and become leaders active in the international communities.