Message from the Dean
Kumiko Karasawa, M.D., Ph.D.
We are the only one women’s medical university in Japan. Our founder, Dr. Yayoi Yoshioka founded our university in 1900 when gender discrimination was conspicuous. Currently it is not as much as at that time, but the world still has disparities between men and women. In order to eliminate such disparity, it is necessary for women to run independent living in social life, and in order to do so it is necessary to receive education first. You can achieve social contribution by receiving education, learning to learn yourself, thereby becoming economically and mentally independent and improving yourself.
Would you like to learn Dr. Yayoi Yoshioka’s spirit "sincerity and compassion" at our university? Our bachelor school receives short term training students from overseas. And our graduate school accepts students from overseas. In 1990, we introduced tutorial education system ahead of other universities, and in 2012, our education system was accredited by The Association for Medical Education in the Western Pacific Region (AMEWPR) with the criteria of the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) Global Standards for Quality Improvement in Medical Education. Currently in Japan, promoting women's success and reforming work style are regarded as important social tasks. In the 100-year life time era, that you will live in the future, you can expect greater development in the medical field by making full use of what you learn through experiencing life events such as pregnancy and childbirth and child raising. You can not only gain medical knowledge but also improve your life style at Tokyo Women 's Medical University. Your personality will be enhanced by the spirit of our founding, "Learning to learn subjectively, having a posture to continue learning throughout life, and pursuing a career in medicine" and your life will be far more significant.