New Approaches to and Future Visions of Education, Research and Treatment

Education

University

Self-Reliance and Self-Study Building (completed July 2013)

Education and Research
Building (completed July 2013)

Establishment of Building for Education and Research

Completion of Education and Research Building: the “Self-Reliance and
Self-Study Building (Jishu-Jigaku-Kan)”

In 2013, work was completed on the new education and research base at our Nishi-Shinjuku campus, which also houses Tokyo Medical University Hospital. These new facilities will allow our staff to conduct cutting-edge clinical research. Clinical training for our students will also be carried out here. It boasts, among other things, lecture halls, a 24-hour library, a postgraduate clinical training center, and numerous laboratories. This bringing together of clinical research and education within one facility has already proved successful and has been received enthusiastically by both students and staff.

Scene from a Lecture

Scene from a Lecture

Self-Reliance and Self-Study: a New Era

Toward the Acquisition of Global Perspectives and Improvement of Communication Skills

Currently, we are embarking on a wide range of reforms aimed at globalizing our medical curriculum. This will involve commencing clinical education at an earlier stage than before; increasing the amount of practical training required; exploiting more fully the benefits of IT; improving English communication skills; and acquiring international certification. This, however, is only a start, and much more remains to be done. All of this is being done with the sole aim of enhancing the level of medical care that we will be able to offer to future generations.

School of Nursing Building No.1 Completed in February 2014

School of Nursing Building No.1
Completed in February 2014

Control Room, School of Nursing Simulation Center

Control Room, School of
Nursing Simulation Center

Meeting a Wider Range of Medical Needs

Newly Established School of Nursing in Faculty of Medicine

Team-based medical care is coming to play a much larger role in public health. This has been brought about by the advancement and diversification of medical care and the growing needs of community healthcare. Nurses, in particular, are now being required to play a larger number of roles, with a concomitant increase in responsibilities. Therefore, in 2013, we established a new School of Nursing in the Faculty of Medicine and conducted a thorough review of the conventional nursing curriculum at the same time. This new facility now offers not only the most advanced simulation-centered nursing education program in Japan, but also training in both critical thinking and practical skills. Our goal here is to produce first-rate nurses capable of contributing to the wellbeing of the community, whether they work in a clinical setting or in public health.

Research

Institute of Medical Science

Institute of Medical Science

Strategically Applying Advanced Research to Advanced Medical Care

Promotion of Activities at the Institute of Medical Science

The Institute of Medical Science was established in 2010 in anticipation of our 100th anniversary. Its function is to provide a comprehensive platform for encouraging and supporting cutting-edge research. Here, highly advanced basic and clinical research is focused on five specific areas: immune regulation, molecular oncology, locomotor science, molecular regulation for intractable diseases, and recovery of motor function. In addition, the institute plays an important role in training researchers, both internal and extramural. It also acts as a think tank, providing expertise in a range of areas of growing importance, such as the establishment of intellectual property and technology transfer. In thus expanding our activities, we aim to increase revenue for such research through cooperation with the business sector.

Medical Treatment

Tokyo Medical University Hospital

Tokyo Medical University

Tokyo Medical University Hospital,
located in Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo

Providing Highly Advanced Medical Care in Shinjuku, Central Tokyo

Tokyo Medical University Hospital is an urban university hospital located amongst the skyscrapers of Nishi-Shinjuku, and is directly connected to the Nishi-Shinjuku Tokyo Metro station. One of Japan’s leading medical institutions, it serves as a health hub for the entire western Tokyo area. As such, it can offer highly advanced medical care in a wide range of fields. In particular, the hospital enjoys a reputation for being the best in Japan for robotically-assisted and endoscopic procedures, both aimed at increasing precision while decreasing invasiveness. The staff are dedicated to further advancing such technology, while our patients can be sure of receiving the very best in safe and secure medical care. As one of our projects for the commemoration of our 100th anniversary, we are currently constructing a new hospital to be opened in the spring of 2019. We will combine longstanding tradition with cutting-edge technology and continue to provide high-quality, highly-advanced medical care in a patient-friendly environment.

New University Hospital Construction Project

Tokyo Medical University Ibaraki Medical Center

Ibaraki Medical Center, located in Ami Town, Inashiki County, Ibaraki Prefecture

Ibaraki Medical Center, located in Ami Town, Inashiki County, Ibaraki Prefecture

Medical Care and Welfare Research Center

Medical Care and Welfare Research Center

Unifying Medical Care and Welfare

The Ibaraki Medical Center serves as local hub for both general and emergency medical care. Moreover, in our commitment to the integration of medical care and welfare in the community, we also boast a visiting nurse center and home care support office. Again, in 2014, as part of this policy, we opened a new ward dedicated to community-based integrated care. In this way, our aim is to broaden our capabilities in preparation for the hyper-aging of the community.

Tokyo Medical University Hachioji Medical Center

Hachioji Medical Center, located in Tate, Hachioji City, Tokyo

Hachioji Medical Center, located in Tate, Hachioji City, Tokyo

Integrating Community Health Care with Advanced Medical Care

The Hachioji Medical Center supports public health as the community’s core hospital while providing highly advanced medical care, including transplantation medicine. As such, it has received official recognition in a number of capacities, including as a tertiary emergency medical center, a medical institution for specified infectious diseases, and a core regional hospital for collaborative cancer treatment. In 2015, an in-house childcare center and apartment complex for residents were constructed on its premises, both of which successfully improved the working and teaching environment. Thus we are trying hard to create an ideal environment aimed at helping us provide ever better medical care.

In-House Childcare Center and Apartment Complex for Residents

In-House Childcare Center and Apartment Complex for Residents

In-House Childcare Center

1) In-House Childcare Center

Multipurpose Auditorium

2) Multipurpose Auditorium

Apartment Complex for Residents

3) Apartment Complex for Residents

In-House Childcare Center and Apartment Complex for Residents

In-House Childcare Center and Apartment Complex for Residents (completed February 2015)

■ General Description

Structure: reinforced concrete
Floors: 5 floors (no basement)
Building area: approximately 825 m²
Total floor space: approximately 2,250 m²

■ In-House Childcare Center and Apartment Complex for Residents

1) In-House Childcare Center

The first floor of the center provides a much welcome answer to the difficulties faced by young doctors, nurses and other staff who are in their child-rearing years. This facility serves as a childcare center with a maximum capacity of 61 children aged 0-5 years. As the center is located on site, it allows the parents to work free from worry about how their children are being looked after and having to drop them off or pick them up from some outside location.

The interior is finished in plain wood so that the children can play happily in a natural, open, and cheerful atmosphere. The sliding doors are designed to prevent accidents with children’s fingers, and the whole center is constructed with careful attention to their developmental levels.

2) Multipurpose Auditorium

Also located on the first floor is a multipurpose auditorium. It is fully equipped with an up-to-date audio-visual system capable of broadcasting on- or off-campus, providing an ideal environment for study, conferences, or even international conventions.

3) Apartment Complex for Residents

This complex consists of 47 apartments, and is located on the second through the fifth floors. Each apartment offers a splendid view of Mt. Takao, a tourist destination that has been awarded three stars in the Michelin Green Guide.

Half of the apartments are furnished with a prefabricated shower unit instead of a bathtub in order to maximize living space in accordance with the needs of the younger generation. On the second floor, there is a lounge with comfortable sofas for the exclusive use of the residents.