Tokyo Medical and Dental University became a Designated National University in April 2022, meaning that we aim to innovate and significantly improve our education and research to the world's highest levels. We have joined the ranks as one of only 10 of Japan's 86 national universities considered Designated National Universities.
The Graduate School of Health Care Sciences' top priority is fostering the world's highest level researchers. This school's Nursing Innovation Science program aims to work closely with nurse practitioners, including those in the Nursing department at Tokyo Medical and Dental University Hospital. It also aims to expand nursing science and contribute to society while strengthening its ties with the university's Faculties of Medicine and Dentistry.
A feature of this university, our 5-year consecutive program offers various flexible tracks, including receiving both a master's and doctor's degree after a continuous-five year study program, receiving a master's degree after the first two years, and receiving a doctor's degree after being enrolled for the latter three years of the program as a transfer student (program started in 2020; equivalent to entering from the latter doctoral course).
In this era of change—what with the pandemic, a shrinking population, and great advances in technology—we believe that nursing science, as the academic field that values each person's individuality and supports their lifestyles and lives, is expected to take on a greater role.
Moving forward, the Graduate School of Health Care Sciences at Tokyo Medical and Dental University will continue working hard each day to become a leader in the nursing world. We ask for your support and guidance as we do so.
Dr. Sakiko Fukui, Dean of the School of Health Care Sciences
Graduate School of Health Care Science, Tokyo Medical and Dental University