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Yuichi Takakuwa
M.D.

 
     
 

Our medical school fosters extremely competent female doctors through its unique education system, developed during its 112 years of history and tradition. The basis of this lies in the founder, Yayoi Yoshioka's philosophy of "sincerity and compassion", and today, even after so many years, continues to be the only medical school in Japan exclusively for women students.

Although the mission of the medical school include education, research and medical care, only when these are integrated, does it create a 'real' environment for the growth of healthcare professionals. Our university provides state-of-the-art healthcare, in addition to original and essential research and development. It is in such a thriving environment that the 1300 faculty are dedicated to teaching the undergraduate and graduate (co-educational) student education.

The characteristics of medical education include the Integrated Curriculum, which is structured based on students' perspectives and is not individually subject limited; Tutorial Learning, which centers on problem identification and solving ability to prepare one for a lifetime study; and Human Relations Education, which educates students to acquire the necessary ability, attitude and empathy to interact effectively with patients. These curricula are constantly validated, revised and developed. In 2011, a curriculum based on a new concept (attitude of affection and practicality of medicine) with outcomes that encompass the characteristics of women doctors was introduced. Using this as a basis, we are currently trying to work on the "quality assurance and practice of global standards in medical education".

For postgraduate education, we have been steadily training specialists in different areas through preclinical training and post clinical training. Furthermore, we promote gender equality by developing various projects including the Professional Reentry Support for Women Physicians Project, so that women doctors can continue to give life-long contributions to medicine and serve society.


 
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