Information for Prospective Graduate Students

We are recruiting graduate students for the Gunma University Heavy Ion Medical Center (GHMC).

Admission guidelines are found here.

The admissions take place twice a year, April and October. The admission schedules are roughly summarized in the following table.

Admission Application Examination Formalities
April August September November
April Secondary admission (if any) December February March
October May June August

The schedule may change every year. For details, we strongly recommend referring to the admission guidelines of Gunma University. You can find the links to these for both the Master’s and doctoral programs above and below.

Major Fields (common with master’s and doctoral programs)

Medical Physics and Biology for Ion Therapy

In this course, we aim to nurture researchers in the field of medical physics who are indispensable for ensuring the reliability of radiation therapy through sophisticated research and rigorous study of heavy-ion and X-ray radiotherapies. To improve radiation therapy, we carry out in vitro and in vivo experiments regarding a variety of radiation-induced biological phenomena. Another important purpose of this course is to increase the expertise of those radiobiology specialists involved in radiation therapy.

Heavy-Ion Clinical Medicine

Heavy-ion radiotherapy for malignant tumors has several biophysical advantages compared with photon therapy. Heavy-ion clinical medicine includes radiobiology, medical physics and engineering, tumor pathology, clinical oncology, and radiation diagnosis. This course is aimed at developing an understanding of how radiation oncology, including heavy-ion radiotherapy, is a comprehensive medical science that integrates and systematizes wide varieties of scientific subfields to attain a successful cancer treatment.

Master’s Program

At the GHMC, we are recruiting Master’s program graduate students in the major fields of “Medical Physics and Biology for Ion Therapy” and “Heavy-Ion Clinical Medicine” via corresponding departments in the Course of Biomedical Sciences in the Graduate School of Medicine (Master’s Program). A Master’s degree (Medicine) will be awarded after passing the degree examinations.
Educational courses in the Biomedical Sciences promote specialization in the following subjects.

Medical Physics Course

In this course, we train medical physics professionals who will be able to expand the development of highly advanced medical technologies, such as heavy-ion radiotherapy, using high-energy carbon-ion beams and intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) using X-rays. The course is certified as a medical physics education course by the JBMP.

Details

Kanto Region Training Course for Cancer Medicine Experts

This course is designed for prospective experts in cancer medicine. The Kanto Region Training Course for Cancer Medicine Experts, applied by the University of Tsukuba, was selected as a Promotion Plan for the Platform of Human Resource Development for Cancer, launched by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) in 2017. In this course, we use unique teaching methods that employ e-learning strategies.

Those who wish to enroll in each major field such as Medical Physics, Biology for Ion Therapy, or Heavy-Ion Clinical Medicine should contact the corresponding supervisor listed in the admission guidelines prior to applying.

Admission guidelines and schedules for the Course of Biomedical Sciences in Graduate School of Medicine (Master's Program)

http://www.med.gunma-u.ac.jp/admissions/grad/seimeiigaku/bosyu.html
http://www.gunma-u.ac.jp/english/html/admissions_002.html

Doctoral Program

At the GHMC, we are recruiting doctoral program graduate students in the major fields of “Medical Physics and Biology for Ion Therapy” and “Heavy-Ion Clinical Medicine” via corresponding departments in the Course of Medical Sciences in the Graduate School of Medicine (Doctoral Program). There are many foreign students in our lab from all over the world. Working members of the society are also welcome. A Doctoral degree (Ph.D. in Medicine) will be awarded after passing the degree examinations.
There are special courses, as listed below, in the Course of Medical Sciences for example.

Course for Program for Cultivating Global Leaders in Heavy-Ion Therapeutics and Engineering

Details

Those who desire to take the course must submit the application form at the time of application.

Course for Cultivating Globally Co-operative Experts in Clinical Oncology

Details (Japanese page only)

Those who wish to enroll in each major field such as Medical Physics, Biology for Ion Therapy, or Heavy-Ion Clinical Medicine should contact the corresponding supervisor listed in the admission guidelines prior to applying.

Admission guidelines and schedules for the Course of Medical Sciences in Graduate School of Medicine (Doctoral Program)
http://www.med.gunma-u.ac.jp/admissions/grad/ikagaku/bosyu.html
http://www.gunma-u.ac.jp/english/html/admissions_003.html

Information for international students regarding admission and living in Gunma Prefecture can be found at the Gunma University International Center (http://www.guic.gunma-u.ac.jp/english/).

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