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Message from the Dean of the Graduate School of Health Care Sciences

Message from the Dean of the Graduate School of Health Care Sciences

 The Graduate School of Health Care Sciences at Tokyo Medical and Dental University started as one major in the graduate school program in the Faculty of Medicine in 1993. In line with the government's new system with increased priority on graduate schools, it split off into its own independent graduate school with two majors in nursing and medical technology in 2001. In 2014, the graduate school joined five universities' joint graduate school programs, again reforming into three majors in nursing innovative science, biomedical sciences and engineering, and the cooperative doctoral course in disaster nursing. From 2018, it changed to just nursing innovative science and the cooperative doctoral course in disaster nursing.
 The graduate school cultivates researchers, educators, and advanced practitioners who will contribute to the development of nursing sciences. At present, we have graduate students from all walks of life, including those with full-time jobs, those looking to change careers, expectant mothers, and students from different countries. In a consistent five-year program, we have increased diversity in ways to learn for people who want to fully live their lives while participating in class activities. We also introduced a transfer program starting from last year, offering even more ways to continue learning. I would like students to put all of their effort into the first two years of coursework, which can be said to be the most rigorous of any sort of studying they have ever done. The subjects learned are interesting and study time can be harsh, but I want to create a place for those who wish to continue their study of nursing science learning one another as they walk down this path together.

Graduate School of Health Care Science, Tokyo Medical and Dental University

Noriko Okubo

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