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Fujita Health University

Characteristics

High pass rate for the National Examination for Medical Practitioners

For the 108th National Examination for Medical Practitioners, our exam pass rate ranked 10th among 80 public and private medical universities (ranked 3rd among 29 private medical universities). We have 3,734 graduates, and 99.6% of them passed the exam. We believe this high pass rate is attributed to our high-quality study environment. One of the features of this environment is study rooms for the 6th year students. Each room is equipped with 8 desks and stays open from 6 am to midnight. These rooms provide a perfect atmosphere for the students to concentrate on exam preparation.

Educational facilities and equipment to boost students' motivation

We have further improved the study environment by establishing Lifelong Learning Center #1 in 2007. There, you will have free access to large lecture rooms with large display monitors, medium-sized lecture rooms equipped with movable desks to facilitate group study, small lecture rooms that can also be used as study rooms, PC rooms, and study rooms. On the CS floor there is also a 618.9 sq.m. Skills Lab which allows you to have clinical training using physical assessment models.

The Skills Lab is a clinical skill training room equipped with high-spec simulators (photo on the right).

A wide range of learning experiences at teaching hospitals


Fujita Health University Hospital

Fujita Gakuen owns 3 teaching hospitals: Fujita Health University Hospital, Banbuntane Hotokukai Hospital, and Nanakuri Sanatorium. Fujita Health University Hospital, standing adjacent to the university, has the largest number of beds in Japan (1,505 beds). The number of new patients accepted by this hospital is the third largest among university hospitals in Japan and ranked 1st in the Tokai area. The hospital, being the main hospital in the local community, also deals with minor illnesses. It is our privilege to offer students a wide variety of learning experiences, everything from leading- edge treatment to end-of-life care, at our 3 unique teaching hospitals.

Small-class lectures for full academic support

The ratio between the number of students and the number of instructors at our school is 1 : 1.01. We strictly adhere to small- class lectures in order to implement problem based learning (PBL) that encourages students to spot problems and develop the skills to solve them. We implement PBL because it is both important and indispensable to train doctors who can keep up with fast changing medical knowledge and technologies that continue to evolve. The school also offers the Advisor System in which an instructor is assigned to each student to help the student deal with school life problems or worries. We provide full, detailed support to the students to make sure they stay focused on their academic life.

Unique curriculum to develop skills for team medical practice


Early clinical experience

We recognized the importance of team medical practice half a century ago and therefore developed a curriculum for it. One of the feature courses of the curriculum is called "Assembly." Assembly is a unique course that allows you to study with students of 6 faculties of the School of Health Sciences and students of the Academy of Nursing. Another feature is the "Early clinical experience" course. This course starts in the 1st year to provide students with opportunities to communicate with patients at the adjacent university hospital.

High-level medical education developed from Japan's top-level research capabilities

The founder of the school, Keisuke Fujita, was a researcher. Believing that high-quality medical research provides the basis for high-level medical education, he developed one of the top-level research environments in Japan. He was particularly early in creating a genetic research environment. He also launched the Molecular Medicine Division about 30 years ago. Currently, Fujita Gakuen receives 242,070,000 yen of Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research. Using the grant, researchers carry out high-quality and high-volume research and frequently publish academic papers. This environment allows for extensive studying of basic medicine, widening the perspectives of the students.