Japan (IFMSA-Japan) - Tokyo, Women Medical University
Anaesthesia, Emergency Medicine, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Surgery - Cardiovascular Surgery, Surgery - Gastrointestinal Surgery, Surgery - Plastic Surgery
January, February, March, April, June, July, September, October, November, December
10000 yen per mointh
Host Family, Guest house
We accept only female students.
Mika Fujiwara
Tokyo Women's Medical University (TWMU) is a medical university with modern and sophisticated educational, clinical and research foundations for over one hundred years.

Traditionally all of our undergraduate schools, Schools of Medicine and Nursing are devoted to develop women's professions. Our graduate schools, faculties and hospitals are open to both genders. The uniqueness of TWMU derives from the founder's strong volition to establish women's professions. Her conviction, "sincerity and compassion", enlightens is our commitment for medical services and care provided to our clients. Our medical school curriculum applies a unique learning program based on a learner-centered education and the 6-year curriculum articulates our commitment to excellence. The medical school was awarded the "Good Practice in the Higher Education" in 2003. The Nursing School provides 4-year curriculum to develop professional carrier of Nurse and School Nurse.
Advanced medical research is also a part of the university activities. The university was awarded the "Center of Excellence" (COE) in research for the regenerative medicine in 2003. Other basic and clinical researches are undergoing in the graduate schools and medical research institutes.
The university was awarded the "Center of Excellence" (COE) in research for the regenerative medicine in 2003. Other basic and clinical researches are undergoing in the graduate schools and medical research institutes. We invite you to further explore our university while looking at the different pages of the website. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Ten clinical institutes provide wide range of medicine including community-based medicine and highly specialized medicine. All clinical sites are practicing patient-centered medicine, which is an expression of the founder's belief.
Together, TWMU is an academia committed to better healthcare to the society. The commitment has been unchanged since its foundation, while the achievement has been build up for the future of medicine.
Teaching Hospitals

Tokyo Women's Medical University Hospital (The Main Hospital)

In 1908, the teaching hospital of the original medical school opened. After several decades, Tokyo Women's Medical University Hospital, located in Kawada-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, is now an advanced state-of-arts hospital with 1,389 beds as of September 2015. The hospital has adedicated staff of 6,358, comprising 1,775 doctors, 1,684 nurces, 735 medical technicians, and 2,164 logistic personnel. The hospital has 9 medical centres, with 38 departments and 13 independent clinical departments. it has about 3,900 outpatients serving the whole Tokyo area, although most outpatients are from Shinjuku-ku. About 40% of new patients are refferal and others are walk-in patients.

Anatomy: 1. A study on the regenerative potential of the mammalian retina, 2. Development and remodeling of pharyngeal arch arteries in the mouse, 3. Roles of microcirculatory system in tissue regeneration and tumor progression
Pathology: Immunohistochemical and image analyses of neuronal and glial cells of the spinal cord of mice carrying a transgene for mutant superoxide dismutase 1 related to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and nontransgenic littermates
once per day at hospital
Home stay, student flat, youth hostel
When you arrive in Tokyo, you should first go to Shinjuku and take Toei-Oedo line to Wakamatsu-Kawada. Our hospital is several minutes walk from the station.
Please ask your contact person for the detail.
TWMU is located in the middle of Tokyo, close to Shinjuku. You can visit all the places in Tokyo by train.
You can visit all the interesting museums, such as Ghibli Museum in Mitaka, and National Museum of Nature and Science in Ueno. For shopping you should visit Shibuya and Harajuku. You will never get bored staying in Shinjuku!

We can't accept so much students.