〒162-8666 8-1, Kawada-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Tokyo Women’s Medical University originated from Tokyo Women's Medical
School, which was founded by YOSHIOKA Yayoi in 1990, and is the only organization
providing medical education only for women in Japan. Our founding spirit
is represented by the university guiding principle set in 1952, when the
university was established under the new system, saying that “we intend
to nurture female medical professionals who can contribute to the society
and refine their personalities through the pursuit of deep understanding
of medical sciences”, which was described in the university rules. In order
to implement and realize this mission, we have our university philosophy
“Sincerity and Compassion”, which is the fundamental motto for all our
activities in education, research, and clinical practice.
In 2020, our university will celebrate the 120th anniversary. For a long period of time, we have continuously produced female medical professionals who have not only excellent knowledge/skills but also a mindset to care sick people and refined personalities and who can contribute to the society. Today, we are demanded not only to nurture female medical professionals but also to develop a lot of human resources who will play a leading role in the society.Therefore, in this academic year, we rename “Yayoi Academia” at TWMU Career Development Center for Medical Professionals, where leaders of women medical professionals have been nurtured, to “Department of Development for Women Medical Professional Leaders”where we expect to promote substantial learning and career development. In addition, “Yayoi Academia” will be newly opened under the direct control of TWMU for every faculty member contributing to the university governance. In this new “Yayoi Academia”, we provide opportunities for deep understanding of the founding spirit and the University philosophy “Sincerity and Compassion” and learning management such as medical policies, medical ethics, finance, and business strategies to nurture “TWMU people” exhibiting leadership in the University.
In our affliated research institutions, researches are working hard on cutting-edge medicine, so that we are certain that their successful results will be fully utilized for disease prevention, diagnosis, and treatment at our five affliated medical facilities. Based on the idea of “Patient First”, we promise to make social contributions by providing secure and safe medical care of the highest quality.
Tokyo Women’ s Medical University, which was founded in 1900 and has a
long history, will celebratethe 120th anniversary in 2020. Our founding
spirit is “to nurture women medical professionals who can contribute to
the society and refine their personalities through the pursuit of deep
understanding of medical sciences” . Medicine is making signficant advancement
through the genome analysis, utilization of AI, and advanced disease animal
In any era, medical professionals can accomplish their duties only when they can catch up with such advancement of medicine. So far, at Tokyo Women’ s Medical University, excellent predecessors have given education through the meticulous and high-quality education program. However, people who have only excellent academic achievements and do not have refined personality or profound cultural understanding cannot cope with the current clinical practice characterized by diversity and speed. Therefore, we intend to incorporate education placing great emphasis on personality refinement in our educational program. We intend to develop human resources who can overcome hurdles in interacting various with people around them such as hierarchical relationship, and establish open-minded relationship with others regardless of whether they are medical professionals or not, with the ultimate goal (outcome) being the establishment of trustful relationship. Tokyo Women’ s Medical University is the only medical university accepting only women in Japan. Published results of public health science researches have indicated that female physicians are superior to male physicians in terms of certain indices. In Japan, female physician account for only about 20%, which is much lower than the ratios in any other countries. Despite that backdrop, TWMU has contributed to the society by producing a lot of female physicians. We would like to promote learning and educational opportunities through which our students would realize their personal career design to cope with various life events and would eventually become medical professionals not only with advanced knowledge but also a rich sense of humanity and respectful attitude.
8-1, Kawada-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo