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  School of Medicine originally was Hyogo Prefectural Medical College, which was organized based on Hyogo Prefectural Kobe Hospital that was built together with the establishment of Hyogo Prefecture. Together with the history of Hyogo Prefecture from the Meiji, Taisho and Showa era, it has changed its organization several times and in March 1968, Hyogo Prefectural Medical College was nationalized and named Kobe University School of Medicine. After a 138 years of its history, it has become one of the core school and hospital in Kansai Area. Kobe Hospital

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  History of Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine/Faculty of Medicine
1868AprilHospital Section set in Kobe Foreign Public Office to prepare for the construction of the hospital.
1869Apr.Kobe Hospital was established. The training center for medical practitioners (called Igaku-Densyujyo) was attached to Kobe Hospital.
1876Igaku-Densyujyo was renamed as the Medical School attached to Kobe Hospital.
1877Feb.Kobe Hospital was renamed as Public Kobe Hospital.
1882Apr.Prefectural Kobe Medical School was established.
 Dec.Public Kobe Hospital was renamed as Prefectural Kobe Hospital.
1883Apr.Pharmaceutical School attached to Prefectural Kobe Hospital was established.
1884FebPharmaceutical School attached to Kobe Prefectural Medical School was renamed as Prefectural Pharmacutical School.
1888Mar.Prefectural Medical School and Hyogo Prefectural Pharmacutical School were both closed.
1944Apr.Prefectural Technical College of Medicine was founded. Hyogo Prefectural Kobe Hospital was renamed as the Hospital affiliated with Hyogo Prefectural Technical College of Medicine.
1946Apr.Hyogo Prefectural College of Medicine was established (19 departments, 80 admitted students).
1949Apr.Nursing School attached to Hyogo Prefectural College of Medicine was established.
1951Mar.Hyogo Prefectural Technical College of Medicine and Prefectural Premedical School were both closed due to the educational system reform.
1952Feb.Kobe Medical College was founded. The Hospital affiliated with Hyogo Prefectural Technical College of Medicine was renamed as the Hospital affiliated with Kobe Medical College.
 Apr.The opening ceremony to establish of Kobe Medical College was held.
1953Apr.Institute of Forensic Science attached to Kobe Medical College was renamed as Institute of Forensic Medicine Research. Department of Physiology (Division II) and Department of Psychiatry were established. The doctoral course under the old education system was founded.
1954Apr.Department of Pathology (Division II) and Department of Orthopediatrics were established.
1955Jan.The Pre-medical Course was established in Hyogo Agricultural University and Himeji Institute of Technology was established.
 Apr.Department of Anatomy (Division II) was established.
1957Apr.Department of Hygiene and Preventive Medicine was closed. Instead, Department of Hygiene and Department of Public Health were established.
 Sep.Institute of Forensic Medicine and others were combined into the Research Institute affiliated with Kobe Prefectural College of Medicine.
1958Mar.Post-graduate course (Ph. D.) under the new educational system was established in Kobe Medical College.
 Dec.The main building was constructed.
1959Apr.The Health Science Course was added to the Nursing Institute attached to Kobe Medical College, which was subsequently renamed as the Prefectural Woman's Institute of Welfare.
1960MayThe Research Institute was renamed as the Institute of Growth Mechanisms.
1961Mar.Kobe Medical College and its doctoral course (old education system) were closed.
1962Apr.Department of Dermatology and Urology was closed. Instead, Department of Dermatology and Department of Urology were established.
1962Jul.The building of the College Library was constructed (ca, 1460 m2).
1963 Mar.The building of the Center for Experimental Animals was built (ca. 700 m2).
 Dec.The cabinet meeting decided to transfer Kobe Medical College to the national university in the fiscal year 1963.
1964Apr.Kobe University School of Medical was established in Kobe university. All of the premedical students, the 1st-year students, and 10 departments of the Basic Medical Sciences were transferred from Kobe Medical College to Kobe University School of Medicine.
1965Jan.Department of Occupational Health was closed, and Department of Medical Zoology was established.
 Apr.Three departments of basic medical sciences, and 5 departments of Clinical Sciences were transferred from Kobe Medical College to Kobe University School of Medicine in the 2nd fiscal year.
1966Apr.Five departments of the Clinical Sciences were transferred from Kobe Medical College to Kobe University School of Medicine.
1967Apr.The doctoral course attached to Kobe Medical College, 3 departments of the Clinical Sciences and the College Library were transferred from Hyogo Prefecture to Kobe University.
 Jun.In association with the national transfer of Kobe Medical College, the College Hospital and the Prefectural Women's School of Welfare attached to the College were renamed as the Hospital and the School of Nursing attached to Kobe University School of Medicine. Department of Anestheology was established.
1968Mar.Kobe Medical College and its doctoral course were closed.
 Apr.One hundred students were to be admitted for the Medical School.
1969Mar.The building for the Central Research Laboratory was constructed.
 Apr.The Department of the Internal Medicine (Division III) and Department of Neurosurgery were established. The School of Medical Technology attached to the Kobe University School of Medicine was established (20 admitted students).
1972Apr.The School of Public Health Laboratory Technology was renamed as the School of Medical Technology.
1973Mar.The School of Public Health Laboratory Technology was closed.
 Apr.Department of Biochemistry was renamed as the Department of Biochemistry (Division I). The Department of Biochemistry (Division II) and Department of Radiation Biophysics were established. Institute for Experimental Animals was established. One hundred twenty undergraduate students were to be admitted, and 54 doctoral course students were to be admitted. Institute for Experimental Animals affiliated with Kobe University School of Medicine was established.
1976Feb.The first term of construction of the Building of Medical Sciences was finished.
1977Mar.The second term of construction of the Building of Medical Sciences was finished.
1978Aug.The Nursing School and the School of Medical Technology were moved to the Myodani Campus.
1979Mar.The 3rd term of construction of the Building of Medical Sciences was finished.
 Apr.International Center for Medical Research (ICMR), affiliated with Kobe University School of Medicine, was established. Department of Oral Surgery was established.
1981Oct.The School of Allied Medical Sciences affiliated with Kobe University was established.
1984Apr.The Nursing School affiliated with Kobe Medical College was abolished.
1985Apr.The School of Medical Technology was closed. Department of Clinical Examination was established.
1988Apr.Department of Internal and Generic Medicine was established.
1989Apr.One hundred students were allowed to be admitted for Kobe University School of Medicine.
1991Apr.Administrative Office of University Hospital was integrated into Administrative Office of School of Medicine (General Affairs Division, Planning and Administrative Division, Student Affairs Division, Medical Affairs Division).
1994 Oct.Faculty of Health Sciences affiliated with Kobe University School of Medicine was established (160 admitted students)
1996Apr.Department of Disaster and Emergency Medicine was established.
  Jul.The building of Administrative Office was constructed.
1998Mar.School of Allied Medical Sciences, Kobe University, was closed.
 Apr.The number of admission to Faculty of Medicine became 95. The new examination system for Bachelors, who were transferred into the 3rd year, began (5 admitted students).
 Jun.The Clinical Research Building was constructed. The building of Faculty of Health Sciences was constructed.
1999Apr.The master course (Health Sciences) was established in. Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine
2000Apr.Department of Synchrotron Radiation Research was set up in Department of Internal Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine.
2001Feb.The construction of Shinryoku Hall finished.
 AprKobe University Graduate School of Health Sciences (doctor course) was established. Five Majors were reestablished in Graduate School of Medicine. Thirty-five divisions of Kobe University School of Medicine were abolished, and 4 groups of majors were established. Department of Imaging Medicine and Ion Beam Therapy was established.
2002Apr.The master course (Biomedical Science), Kobe University Graduate School, was established (20 admitted students).
2004Apr.Kobe University was incorporated in accordance with the Japanese government's National University Corporation Bill. The International Center for Medical Research was reformed as the International Center for the Medical Research and Treatment. The system of the Administration Office was reformed. Department of Clinical Evaluation of Pharmacotherapy and Department of Evidence-Based Laboratory Medicine were newly added to Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine.
2006Jan.Division of General Practice and Community Medicine, affiliated with Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, was established.
2007Apr.Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine (Medical Sciences) was reorganized into two major fields: Basic Medical Sciences and Clinical Sciences. The field of Basic Medical Sciences consisted of Dept. of Physiology and Cell Biology, Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Dept. of Pathology and Microbiology and Dept. of Social Medicine.
2008Apr.In association with establishment of Kobe University Graduate School of Health Sciences, the system of Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine was reorganized into Dept. of Physiology and Cell Biology, Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Dept. of Internal Medicine, Dept. of Internal Medicine Related, Dept. of Surgery, Dept. of Surgery Related were established. Division of Infection Disease Field Research, Division of System Biology of Pathology, Section of Child Health and Development, and Division of Breast and Endocrine Surgery were established. Kobe University Graduate School of Health Sciences was established.
 Jun.Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, was added to Kobe Graduate School of Medicine.
  Oct. Section of Arrhythmia has been established in Faculty of Medicine Graduate School of Medicine.
  Nov. Central Research Laboratory has been repaired and Donation Building was constructed.
2009 Apr. Institute for Experimental Animals, Kobe University School of Medicine has been renamed Institute for Experimental Animals, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine.
International Center for Medical Research and Treatment of Kobe University School of Medicine has been reorganized and established as Center for Infectious Diseases Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine.
Division of Aesthetic Surgery has been established in Faculty of Medicine Graduate School of Medicine. (until March 2012)
Student enrollment limit becomes 100 at Faculty of Medicine School of Medicine.
 Jun.Department of Social Medicine has been renamed Department of Social/Community Medicine and Health Science.
  Oct. Section of General Pediatrics has been established in Faculty of Medicine Graduate School of Medicine
2010 Apr. Division of General Practice and Community Medicine Faculty of Medicine Graduate School of Medicine has been renamed Division of Family & Community Medicine.
Cooperated Sections of Brains Science and Pathology, Molecular Cell Biology and Pathology, and Advanced Therapeutic Target Discovery have been established in Faculty of Medicine Graduate School of Medicine.
Student enrollment limit becomes 103 at Faculty of Medicine School of Medicine.
2011 Apr. Cooperated Sections of Drug Discovery and Regulatory Science have been established in Faculty of Medicine Graduate School of Medicine.
Student enrollment limit becomes 105 at Faculty of Medicine School of Medicine.
2012 Apr. Division of Rehabilitation Medicine has been established in Faculty of Medicine Graduate School of Medicine.
Student enrollment limit becomes 108 at Faculty of Medicine School of Medicine.
  May. Section of Advanced Medical Technology and Development for Urology has been established in Faculty of Medicine Graduate School of Medicine.
  Oct. Section of Molecular and Metabolic Medicine has been established in Faculty of Medicine Graduate School of Medicine.
2013 Jan. Section of Pathogenetic Signaling has been established in Faculty of Medicine Graduate School of Medicine.
  Apr. Division of Pathology for Regional Communication has been established in Faculty of Medicine Graduate School of Medicine.
Cooperated Divisions of Advanced Pediatric Medicine, and Advanced Pediatric Surgery has been established in Faculty of Medicine Graduate School of Medicine.
Student enrollment limit becomes 110 at Faculty of Medicine School of Medicine.

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