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Introduction to the Graduate School of Medicine

Graduate School of Medicine

The goal of the program is to train outstanding medical researchers and educators, capable of both conducting and supervising original research that grows out of continual dialogue and clinical medicine. We also focus on developing researchers with a good knowledge of the humanities, and a strong sense of ethics.

Master Course (Two-Year program)

Our Master Course is intended for the students who have totally different academic backgrounds from medicine (i.e. human and social sciences). The two-year program aims to educate students to become leading medical professionals and provide a firm academic basis for studies and research at the Doctoral Course.

Doctoral Course (Four-year program)

Our Doctoral Course consists of five divisions and more than 30 major courses of various research areas in basic and clinical medicine (as listed below). Together with the 'Special Lectures' given by the Graduate School faculty members, the program puts emphasis on the development of practical medical research abilities by offering 'The Practical Technology Acquisition Course'.

Since the establishment of the Center for Integrated Medical Research in 2001, graduate students have had increased opportunities to participate in valuable collaborative activities with researchers from other institutes or industries at the Research Park on the Shinanomachi Campus.  These research results are utilized effectively in such ways as technology transfer and patent application/obtainment with the assistance of Keio University's Intellectual Property Center (IPC), procedures expected to further promote educational and research activities at the Graduate School of Medicine.

The Graduate School of Medicine also aims to enhance interdisciplinary studies and research in the coming years. As a starting point, three research programs introducing this idea have been conducted since 2002 with support of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (All programs have been selected as the '21st century Center of Excellence (COE)').

*Divisions and Courses at the Doctoral Course of the Graduate School of Medicine:


Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, genetics, pharmacology, Advanced Medical Research, Regenerative Medicine, Developmental Biology, Pharmaceutics, Biological informatics


Pathology, Tropical Medicine and Parasitology, Legal Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology

Preventive Medicine

Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Health Policy & Management

Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Dermatology, Radiology, Geriatrics, Rehabilitation Medicine, Laboratory Medicine


Surgery, Orthopedics, Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, Urology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Anesthesiology, Plastic Surgery, Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Dentistry and Oral Surgery


Keio "Design the Future" Award for International Students