The Faculty of Medicine of University of Miyazaki was established in 1974, and since that time over 4,000 students have successfully graduated from the School of Medicine. The School of Nursing was established in 2001, and thus far just over 1,000 nursing students have graduated.
Based on the slogan of the University of Miyazaki: “Look at the World; Start with the Community”, the main objective of the Faculty of Medicine is to nurture young, dedicated talents who can contribute to the local community as well as international society. The University of Miyazaki, Faculty of Medicine is the only school that provides medical education in the region, with its primary role being to foster healthcare professionals and maintain the wellness of the people in Miyazaki. To achieve this goal, the Faculty of Medicine must be nurtured through superior education and sophisticated research.
In accordance with the modernization of society, we have responded by updating our educational curriculum of medicine and higher research technology. In 2018, the School of Medicine was accredited by the Japan Accreditation Council for Medical Education (JACME), which means that it is recognized as a medical education institution that complies with the global standards of the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME).
For the community, providing the finest medical care and maintaining the wellness of local residents are always of paramount importance. Therefore, our University Hospital is equipped with advanced medical facilities that offer the local community an elevated level of medical treatment.
The Graduate School of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine is the first of its kind in Japan to integrate general medicine and veterinary medicine and is promoting distinctive interdisciplinary and cutting-edge research in the field of life sciences, including emerging and reemerging infectious diseases. We have accepted many international students in these graduate school programs and have been able to conduct collaborative research with these graduates and their institutions. Working together, we are able to achieve numerous positive outcomes, such as publications in peer-reviewed international scientific journals, collaboration in international conferences and projects, as well as signing exchange agreements to strengthen the relationships between many universities around the world: Price of Songkla University, Thailand; National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan; Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, China; Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences; University of Cagliari, Italy; University of Ljubljana, Slovenia; Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Peru, and more.
Under the student exchange agreements, we send our students to these partner universities for their pre-clinical, clinical rotations, and nursing rotations, in order to foster medical professionals with an international perspective. We also receive students from the partner universities and these exchanges result in benefits for both sides.
The Faculty of Medicine, University of Miyazaki welcomes students and researchers who possess diverse values and ingenuity, and we look forward to seeing them develop as elite healthcare professionals who will play an active role in various healthcare-related fields around the world in the future.