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Saturday, November 07, 2009

Top 10 Medical Schools in the Philippines

1. University of the Philippines College of Medicine - is the medical school of the University of the Philippines, Manila, one of the constituent universities of the University of the Philippines System. The college is proclaimed Center of Excellence[4] in the field of medical education by the Commission on Higher Education. It has produced several topnotchers in the national licensure exams for Filipino physicians.

2. University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery - The Faculty is proclaimed Center of Excellence in the field of medical sciences by the Commission on Higher Education. It has been producing several topnotchers in the national licensure exams for Filipino doctors. It is also the alma mater of several Secretaries of Health of the Philippines and several Presidents of the Philippine Medical Association, the largest organization of medical doctors in the country. The Faculty has also produced numerous hospital administrators, medical directors, clinical specialists, and medical professors in the Philippines and abroad. The Faculty garnered a passing rate of 99% in the Physician's Licensure Exam held last August 2009.[

3. University of the East - Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center - UERMMMC is a non-stock, non-profit foundation and a memorial to President Ramon Magsaysay since 1957. UERM has PAASCU accredited program of level II. The College of Medicine is in the list of top performing schools for having a overall passing percentage of 92% as of August 2009 Licensure examination.

4. De La Salle Health Sciences Institute (DLSHSI) - At present, the Institute offers academic programs through its four colleges: Medicine, Physical Therapy, Medical Radiation Technology, and Nursing and School of Midwifery. As it continuously pursues academic excellence, the Institute prides itself with the consistent outstanding performance of its graduates in licensure examinations.

5. Far Eastern University - Dr. Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation or FEU-NRMF Institute of Medicine - was born from a vision of Dr. Nicanor Reyes Sr. In October 22, 1955, the FEU Hospital opened its doors as a charitable institution and provided actual hospital training for students in medicine and nursing. Erected on a trapezoidal lot at the northeastern part of the campus in Morayta Street (now Nicanor Reyes Sr. Avenue). Built and eqquiped at a cost of P1.5 million, designed by Architect Felipe Mendoza in collaboration with the Hospital Committee chaired by Lauro Panganiban MD, Nicanor Reyes Jr., Angel Palanca, and Ricardo Alfonso MD who later became the first Hospital Director.

6. Saint Louis University College of Medicine
- is an educational institution in Baguio City, the Summer Capital of the Philippines, approximately two hundred fifty kilometers north of Manila. With Baguio as Northern Philippines' center of business and commerce as well as center of education, SLU has become one of the centers for learning in the North.

7. Cebu Institute of Medicine - (commonly referred to as CIM and Velez) is a medical school in Cebu City, the Philippines. It was founded in 1957. It is one of the five recognized Centers of Excellence in the Philippines, and recently adopted the Problem Based Learning (PBL) Method. Its over-all passing percentage in the Philippine Medical Board Examination is 95.37% from 1994-1998 and 100% in the August 2007 Examination.

8. St. Luke's College of Medicine, William H. Quasha - St. Luke's College of Medicine- William H. Quasha Memorial (SLCM-WHQM) is the medical school of the St. Luke's Medical Center, the first JCIA accredited hospital in the country. SLCM is interested in identifying applicants for a Doctor of Medicine degree who aim for academic excellence with compassion, integrity, and commitment.

9. Xavier University - Ateneo de Cagayan - Dr. Jose P. Rizal School of Medicine
- is a private, Roman Catholic university run by the Society of Jesus in Cagayan de Oro, Philippines.

10. Davao Medical School Foundation - The College of Medicine offers a friendly, caring and supportive environment. Its course of study aims to develop a student both as a person and as a practitioner, committed to serving his/her community.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

PLM is a top 5 school

January 25, 2010 at 3:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree PLM is among the top 5 med school

February 26, 2010 at 8:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

good to hear SLU is no. 6, i wonder why dela salle and saint lukes pasok sa top ten..dela salle na bago lang ang medicine tinalo ang feu..hmmm..saint lukes medyo ok pa kasi mataas ang passing rate nila..

March 10, 2010 at 10:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i dont understand why UERM and DLSHSC are ranked above FEU-NRMF and CIM. The two latter schools preform FAR BETTER than UERM and DLSH. In the last 5 years, prc stats would tell you that in only one exam (august 2009) was UERM higher than FEU-NRMF, UE-92% and FEU-89%. The rest of the exams FEU-NRMF had higher passing rate. The other good school which is smaller in population than FEU-NRMF and UERM, Cebu Institute of Medicine (CIM),performs exceptionally well in the board exam. Their rating in the past ten years has always been higher than that of UERM and FEU. In fact, its one of the centers of excellence by CHED. Its noteworthy to mention that FEU-NRMF was once recognized by DepED, Association of Philippine Medical Colleges and Philippine Board of Medical Education as a center of excellence in medical education. UERM HAS NEVER BEEN RECOGNIZED AS SUCH. Although, it has been recognized as a center of excellence in research by PCHRD, BUT, so is FEU-NRMF, UP and UST. So now, can we say that UERM is better than FEU-NRMF? I would rank the schools as: 1. UP CM (has always been better than the school in Espana), 2. UST, 3. CIM, 4. FEU-NRMF Institute of Medicine and 5. UERMMMC

March 12, 2010 at 10:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

may bitterness ka sa UERMMMCI.hehe
UERM should really be in the top 3 med schools.
GO UE!!!:j

June 17, 2010 at 4:20 AM  
Anonymous cagayan de oro schools said...

Wow congratulations to xavier university for being at the top ten. keep it up! aim for the top.

August 3, 2010 at 12:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

good for your st luke's kaya mo silang lampasan go! go!

March 1, 2012 at 4:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

go! go! go! st luke's

March 1, 2012 at 4:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

in real practice, it is up to the student what would he be after finishing his medicine. there are those who even graduated with honors in medicine but they do not do good in practice, so with those who are not so good when they were in college became the best in practice and even became good teachers. I am not saying that that is the trend. We in a medical center based practitioners dont look where a particular doctor graduated from because it doesnt make sense at all. I became a president of 2 highly prestigious medical society conferring specialty certificates to deserving fellows and residents and many great doctors does not necessariy came from UP, UST, UERM or FEU, etc. intellectual capacity rests solely on the student. I am not an honor student during my colleges days just like many of the doctors around but iam simply proud to say i have 6 specialty titles in my name. hard earned AND I'm respected of my capabilities and caapacity as a physician, just like many other colleagues from here and abroad, we have studied in the PHL medical schools and became highly succesful. Love all your schools here in thePHL, instead of making comparison and criticism why not just enroll where you want and then help it to grow to achieve excellence. thank you.

May 31, 2012 at 11:14 AM  

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