Department of International Cooperation for Medical Education

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The Department of International Cooperation for Medical Education, International Research Center for Medical Education, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo disseminates basic theories on medical/health professions education domestically and internationally, thereby improving health care.

In particular, our strengths include learner assessment, program evaluation, clinical reasoning/clinical decision making, general practice/family medicine/primary care, health communication, and patient-health-provider relationship. In addition, we are involved in human resource development in the field of health care and its international cooperation, and support projects related to medical/ health professions education in Japan and overseas.


  • New Project Assistant Professor joined ICME
    Dr. Kasuhiro Abe joined ICME as a project assistant professor from 1st January, 2024.
  • Dean of Faculty of Medicine, State Islamic University, Indonesia visited ICME
    ICME received three faculty members from Indonesia’s State Islamic University and discussed the possibility of accepting students from Indonesia. Visiting members
  • Medical Education Special Lecture
    Professor Yoon Soo Park, Illene B. Harris, Endowed Professor and Department Head of the Department of Medical Education, University of Illinois College of Medicine, visited the ICME on 24th October and lectured about recent initiatives…
  • MOU exchange with NASR, Iran
    The University of Tokyo exchanged a Collaborative Research Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the National Center for Strategic Research in Medical Education in Iran on 20 September 2023 for one year. Our Department will execute…
  • Visiting Chi-Mei Medical Center, Taiwan
    The Chi-Mei Medical Center in Taiwan invited Dr. Hirotaka Onishi to lecture from September 19th to 21st, 2023. They were particularly interested in the advancement of geriatric care and community medical care in Japan. Dr….
  • APHA Annual Meeting 2022
    ICME member, Ms. Niaya Harper Igarashi, MA. MHSc presented at the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting 2022, held from 6th to 9th November in Boston, U.S.A. The title of her presentation is “Securing…