Mr. Kaoru Chiba (graduated in 2019, photo left), undergoing training at the Department of Infectious Diseases, Mahidol University (Thailand)

Hokkaido University Department of Medicine, School of Medicine celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2019, and has produced many talented people who are active in the field of medicine and medical care not only in Hokkaido but also in Japan and globally.
Our educational goal is to train doctors and medical researchers who have extensive medical knowledge, high ethical standards, rich humanity, and an international perspective, and who contribute to the advancement of medicine and the practice and development of medical care. . In the six years until graduation, medical students of this university will refine their character and education through learning not only in medicine but also in a wide range of fields. It cultivates breadth and depth.


In order to develop human resources who can actively challenge and play an active role on the global stage, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine develops partnerships with overseas universities and research institutes and encourages medical students to undertake practical training at overseas universities. and provide financial support. We also accept medical students from overseas and engage in mutual international exchange.


After graduating from medical school, there are many career paths other than clinicians and medical researchers, and in fact, graduates are active not only in Hokkaido but also all over Japan and the world. Graduates include Dr. Ryo Miyazaki (30th class, devoted international medical activities in Nigeria, Bangladesh, etc., won the Takemi Prize), Dr. Yayoi Takei (58th class, medical support and tropical medicine in Ethiopia, East Timor, Tanzania, Uganda, etc. Awarded Citizen of the Year for research on infectious diseases), Professor Hiroki Shirato (57th term, GI-CoRE Quantum Medical Science and Engineering Global Station Director, leading research).