YCU's School of Medicine is dedicated to the development of competent and compassionate medical professionals who understand the needs of local, national and global communities, and will advocate for their patients' health and well-being. Our students are also encouraged to pursue creative research in the fields of medicine, medical sciences and nursing in order to promote the prosperity of humanity by actively finding solutions to issues in health care. In order to accomplish these goals, the school strives to become one of Japan's leading medical schools, which serves as a center of learning that passes on knowledge and innovative technology concerning health care.
Degree awarded Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

Duration 6 Years

Medium of instruction Mainly in Japanese
Language requirements JLPT N2 or higher

Admissions test(s) Yes

Admissions statistics To be announced

Recommended for those who:

  • are genuinely interested in introducing holistic medical care by introducing the latest medical technology in clinical settings
  • want to become leading doctors and researchers in the medical field
  • are enthusiastic about acquiring medical knowledge to play an active role in a wide range of fields from medical science to advanced medicine

Course Structure


Personal development objectives

  • To train students with integrity and morality while endowing them with knowledge, techniques, and abilities in the fields of medicine and treatment
  • To endow students with the ability to successfully contribute to both local and global society
  • To pursue creative research
  • To develop students into individuals who will become leaders in the fields of medicine and treatment and contribute to the development of society and the prosperity of humanity

Medical Course Curriculum

The Medical Course is 6 years long. In the course, the curriculum consists of “General Prerequisites” in the students’ first year, and more specialised subjects from their second year onwards. In their first year, the students take liberal arts classes with students of other faculties to acquire general knowledge and problem-solving skills.

From their second year, the curriculum has been designed based on MEXT’s “Medical Education Model Core Curriculum”. The curriculum aims to enhance communication and leadership skills, as well as develop knowledge about medicine and healthcare; while highlighting the importance of medical safety. Advanced courses will also focus on developing logical thinking skills.

Enhanced Training Program

We offer a training program at two university hospitals and twelve major hospitals in the Kanagawa Prefecture.

International Clinical Clerkship Program

YCU offers limited opportunities for independent applicants (=non exchange students) to conduct observation-based observerships in our hospitals. We are the only university hospital in Kanagawa Prefecture. Observing foreign hospitals may give you a new point of view and insights and will lead to a wider perspective, which will contribute to your future career.

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Message from the Dean

As for our Medical Course, the success rate in the Japan Board of Medicine Certification is 97.7%, ad we were ranked as the third best university among 80 medical schools in Japan (2018). With regard to the Nursing Course, the success rate in the National Nursing Examination is 100% (2018). Together with fostering professionals, we also put our emphasis on globalization. In collaboration with our valuable partners in the world, we are offering various opportunities for international exchange both in campus and abroad.