Since its founding in 1900 (the 33rd year of the Meiji era) by Yayoi Yoshioka, Tokyo Women’s Medical University has established a unique history and tradition of over 100 years as a medical university only for women students at the undergraduate level. With the establishment of a nursing school in 1998, our institution has become a comprehensive medical and health care university placing emphasis on its unique educational system.
Our institution places great value on providing the highest level of medical care, acquiring cutting edge knowledge and skills combined with highly-developed ethics and morals, based on our philosophy of “faith and compassion.” We continue to strive in educating both our medical and nursing students as professionals who will actively contribute to society not only in Japan but worldwide.
Our extremely detailed specialized education curriculum emphasizes the importance of self-study and self-development to maximize the ability of our undergraduate students. For our co-educational post-graduate education, we emphasize the need for continuing development in medicine and nursing and have established graduate school education, laboratories and research centers to fulfill these requirements. Upon graduation, students have the opportunity to work in our university hospitals, medical centers and other research facilities during their internships. In addition, we provide services in our more than ten affiliated institutions, for women researchers and medical professionals to support their continuing-education. All these institutions are also facilitated with state-of-the-art equipment, offering safe and leading medical care to society.
Tokyo Women’s Medical University continuously strives to seek the highest level in education, research, medical care and contribution to society. We hope to foster professionals who will contribute greatly to their social environment with high ethical and moral principles, growing to take the lead in the many different fields of medicine.