Top Medical Schools in Philippines 2018

Thinking of taking of a future in medicine?  Is your undergraduate degree going to be something in the sciences such as biology, chemistry, or nursing? UST and UP Manila are usually the top schools for undergraduate science and medical degrees.  Here is a list of the top medical schools in the Philippines that would be great for anyone thinking of pursuing medicine or science.

There are multiple lists for top medical schools online with schools in different orders scoring differently every year.  These are the schools have performed at the top (with multiple students in the top 10) in the past few years cumulatively for first-timers


1. St. Luke's College of Medicine

St. Luke's College of Medicine - William H. Quasha Memorial (SLCM-WHQM) is a tertiary medical school in Quezon City, Philippines. It is situated behind the St. Luke's Medical Center, the base hospital of the college.

Board Exam Passing Rate: 100%


2. University of the Philippines Manila

The University of the Philippines Manila College of Medicine (CM) is the medical school of the University of the Philippines Manila, the oldest constituent university of the University of the Philippines System. Its establishment in 1905 antedates the foundation of the UP System and makes it one of the oldest medical schools in the country. The Philippine General Hospital, the national university hospital, serves as its teaching hospital.

Board Exam Passing Rate: 99%


3. Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila

Board Exam Passing Rate: 99%


4. Cebu Institute of Medicine

Cebu Institute of Medicine (CIM) is the independently-administered medical school arm of Velez College in Cebu City, Philippines.

Both are located adjacent to each other in F. Ramos Street. Its primary base hospital is the Cebu Velez General Hospital also located in F. Ramos.

Board Exam Passing Rate: 98%


5. Angeles University Foundation

Board Exam Passing Rate: 97%


6. University of Santo Tomas

The University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery (simply "UST-Medicine" or "UST-Med") is the medical school of the University of Santo Tomas, the oldest and largest Catholic university in Manila, Philippines.

Established in 1871, the faculty is the first medical school in the Philippines. It is proclaimed to be a Center of Excellenceby the Commission on Higher Education.

Board Exam Passing Rate: 96%


7. West Visayas State University

Established in 1975, the West Visayas State University College of Medicine is the pioneer medical school in Western Visayas and the 2nd state owned medical school in the country. It has produced 2,468 graduates (as of March 2009), majority of whom are serving the  different areas in the entire archipelago. Today, the graduates are into community work as primary health care physicians, teachers, researchers and clinicians in various fields of specialization here and abroad.

Board Exam Passing Rate: 96%


8. Xavier University

Board Exam Passing Rate: 95%


9. Ateneo de Manila University

The Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health or ASMPH is the medical school of Ateneo de Manila University, a private, Roman Catholic university of the Society of Jesus in the Philippines.

The school is located in the Don Eugenio López, Sr. Medical Complex in Ortigas Center, Pasig, beside its partner hospital, The Medical City. Its current dean is former Health Secretary Manuel M. Dayrit, MD, MSc.

As of August 2013, ASMPH ranks first, along with three others, among the top-performing medical schools in the country based on the Physician Licensure Examination results. The first class (2012) it graduated had a passing rate of just under 100%, with all but one examinee passing. In 2013, 100% of ASMPH graduates passed, with two Atenean physicians making it to the top ten list.

Board Exam Passing Rate: 95%


10. University of the East - Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center

The University of the East - Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center, Inc. (UERMMMCI or UERM) is a university in Quezon City, Philippines. Founded in 1956, the university is one of the three campuses of the University of the East. UERMMMCI is a non-stock, non-profit foundation and a memorial to President Ramon Magsaysay since 1957. UERMMMCI has several degrees that are accredited by the Commission on Higher Education as Centers of Excellence and also has level IV accreditation by the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU). The College of Medicine is in the list of top performing schools for having an overall passing percentage of 96.03% as of August 2011 Licensure Examination.

The College of Nursing has been accredited Level IV by PAASCU and has 98.13% passing rate as of January 2011 Licensure Exam. The College of Physical Therapy (now College of Allied Rehabilitation Sciences) also has level III accreditation and has 100% passing rate as of January 2011.

Board Exam Passing Rate: 94%


Source: SeriousMD

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