Tokyo Women's Medical University was founded in 1900 by Yayoi Yoshioka as a Tokyo Women's Medical School. Her conviction that medicine is a suitable professional for women, and philosophy that medical professional shall be sincere and compassionate to every direction have been prevailed over 110 years of school history. Our mission is to apply her conviction and philosophy to current medical education, research and practice. Our undergraduate schools (Schools of Medicine and Nursing) have been maintained as the educational sites for women, whereas postgraduate and professional educations are open to both genders.
Our medical and nursing educations shall be continuously improved to provide the highest education. The medical school was recognized to surpass the World Federation for Medical Education Global Standards for Quality Improvement in the external evaluation conducted in 2012. Graduate schools shall provide academic persons that contribute future medicine.
The university is also a site of basic and clinical researches. Our unique research institutes include Institute of Advanced Biomedical Engineering and Science in which fusion of engineering and medicine enabled to create an internationally well-known researches in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Our sincerity to research is providing research outcomes to patients. The university is establishing research coordination system linking basic and clinical researches.
Our compassion to clinical medicine is providing medicine that the community needs. Our over 10 medical facilities provide different types of medicine including advanced medicine, community medicine, and gender-specific medicine. Patient-oriented and high quality medical practice shall be practiced.
Tokyo Women's Medical University is a site of challenge in medicine for future with "sincerity and compassion" in the global era.