The Model Core Curriculum for Medical Education

The Model Core Curriculum for Medical Education is a systematically organized model that is formed by extracting the core parts of the curriculum that should be commonly addressed by all Japanese universities when formulating their own medical education curricula. The Model Core Curriculum forms the basis for two-thirds of a medical school's curriculum, with the remaining third set by the university. It was revised in the 2022 academic year as part of the standard six-year revision cycle, and the revisions reflect and respond to various changes to related systems, relevant new and amended laws, and changing social circumstances.

This page contains the official English translation of the original Japanese revision, produced by the Model Core Curriculum Expert Research Committee of the Japan Society for Medical Education, as part of a project commissioned by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT).