Medical Education Development Center (MEDC)

 Medical Education Development Center Web page

Tutorial Education
Medical Communication
Nation-wide Faculty Development
Clinical Skills Education

 The mission of the Center is to cultivate human resources that can dedicate to medical education and to promote collaboration and joint research with medical education institutions in Japan and overseas. In April 2010, the Medical Education Development Center (MEDC) was accredited by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology as the only Collaboration Center for Medical Education in Japan.

 The Tutorial Education Division in the Center works to popularize and improve the Problem-Based Learning (PBL) tutorial approach, while the Virtual Skill Division works to develop communication education with simulated patients and simulation-based education. MEDC also focuses on education for medical professionalism, result-based medical education, computer-assisted learning, portfolio assessment systems, international exchange, medical English education, and doctoral degree program for Medical Education. A Medical Education Seminar and Workshop is held four times a year and is highly acclaimed as a national-scale teacher-training program.

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