Tokyo Medical University

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Tokyo Medical University

Tokyo Medical University (TMU) (東京医科大学 Tōkyō Ika Daigaku?) is one of the established medical schools in Japan from before World War II. In accordance with the nation’s policy for medical education, this private university has a 6-year medical school curriculum that offers preclinical and clinical studies to confer with a bachelor's degree or graduate degree with which medical students are qualified for the national medical licensing exam. TMU also has its postgraduate school (“graduate school”, or daigakuin, in Japanese term) which offers a Ph.D.


Founded as Tokyo Isen in 1916, TMU is one of the old medical schools of Japan’s Taishō period. The school received university status in 1946.

University Hospital[edit]

Tokyo Medical University Hospital

Several tertiary care teaching hospitals affiliated with TMU include Tokyo Medical University Hospital. Founded in 1931, this 1,091-bed hospital, featuring a medical staff of nearly 1,800, is located in Nishi-Shinjuku skyscraper-district, the new center of Tokyo.

Collaboration with the WHO[edit]

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health at TMU collaborate in addressing noncommunicable diseases and mental health issues. The institute, The WHO Collaborating Center For Health Promotion Through Research And Training In Sports Medicine, which opened up in 1991, has thus far worked on building health communities and populations.[1]


In 1989, International Medical Communication Center was founded in the TMU.


  1. ^ "Populist manifesto". World Health Organization. May 6, 2003. 

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Coordinates: 35°41′37.1″N 139°42′44.1″E / 35.693639°N 139.712250°E / 35.693639; 139.712250