Contributing Profound Medical Knowledge and Ability to People
The Medical School has its origin in Nagoya Municipal Women';s Higher Medical School established in 1943. Since its foundation, the Medical School had come through changes twice before it took the present form in 1950. Education at the Medical School has spanned six years with consistent provision of general education and professional education. In professional education, the students need to master all subjects, such as basic medicine, basic clinical medicine, social medicine and clinical medicine, and to complete a broad range of medical sciences in general. Also, at the University Hospital(a capacity of 808 beds), affiliated to the Medical School, the medical students go through clinical training as student doctors in all departments of diagnosis and treatment.
As of April 2017, over 4,300 students who have graduated from the Medical School are playing an active role in the front lines of medical practices, research and administrations. In 1996, a new research building was constructed for the Graduate School of Medical Sciences and the Medical School, complete with all the basic and clinical areas to further the enhancement of education and research. For example, all areas in medical school, the university hospital, and the allied teaching hospitals have been connected through the information networks and teleconference systems, which have realized database searching from each research laboratory and remote meetings, conferences, and classes. In 2013, a new project "NAGOYAKA model" has been started to foster community healthcare professionals who realize and improve the quality of "Aging in Place" as a new paradigm of future medicine sustainable in aged urban societies.