University of the Philippines College of Medicine
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University of the Philippines
|Motto||Agham, Kalinangan, Damdamin (Science, Culture, Empathy)|
1908 (University of the Philippines)
|Type||State medical school, Non-sectarian|
Ramon L. Arcadio, M.D., MHPEd
|President||Emerlinda Roman, Ph.D.|
|Dean||Alberto B. Roxas, M.D.|
|Location||F. Calderon Hall, Pedro Gil Street, Ermita, Manila, Philippines|
The University of the Philippines College of Medicine, or U.P. 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. It is located along Pedro Gil Street, Ermita, Manila within the Philippine General Hospital. The college is the leading medical school in the Philippines.
The Philippine Medical School was founded and established by a special act on December 1, 1905 in Manila. It was incorporated to the University of the Philippines on December 8, 1910 as the College of Medicine and Surgery by virtue of Act No. 1870 or the University Bill. The name was later shortened to the University of the Philippines, College of Medicine. Its first dean is Dr. Paul Freer while Dr. Fernando Calderon became the first Filipino dean of the college.
The University of the Philippines Health Sciences Center was established in 1967. The Center was established by law to provide training and research in the various health sciences. It became an autonomous member of the University of the Philippines System in 1979. The Center was further renamed University of the Philippines, Manila in 1982. In 1983, UP Manila was reorganized to conform to the other autonomous universities of the UP System.
The UP College of Medicine is one of seven resident degree-granting units of the University of the Philippines Manila.
The college is proclaimed Center of Excellence 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.
The college regularly competes with the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Far Eastern University - Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation, and De La Salle - Health Sciences Campus in producing the top scorers in the medical licensure exams. Nonetheless, it enjoys one of the highest passing rates among all medical schools in the country.
 Academic programs
The college offers the following academic degree programs:
- Undergraduate program
- Bachelor of Science in Basic Medical Sciences
- Professional program
- Doctor of Medicine
- Graduate programs
- Master in Orthopedics
- Master in Clinical Audiology
- Master of Science in Basic Medical Sciences
- Master of Science in Biochemistry
- Master of Science in Epidemiology (Clinical Epidemiology)
- Master of Science in Clinical Medicine
- major in Child Health
- major in Family and Community Health
- major in Medical Oncology
- major in Obstretics and Gynecology
- major in Surgery
- Master of Science in Pharmacology
- Master in Physiology
- Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry
The college holds post-graduate courses, medical conferences, and training workshops for medical professionals and health workers.
- The UP College of Allied Medical Professions
- The UP College of Dentistry
- The UP College of Nursing- Center of Excellence in Nursing Education
- The UP College of Pharmacy College of Rehabilitation Sciences
- The UP College of Public Health
- The National Training Center for the Health Professions
The college is also affiliated with the National Institutes of Health comprising eight (8) independent units:
- Institute of Biotechnology and Molecular Biology
- Institute of Ophthalmology
- Institute of Human Genetics
- Institute of Clinical Epidemiology
- Health Policy and Development Studies
- Institute of Child Health and Human Development
- Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences
- Ear Institute
 Prominent alumni
The college has produced the following alumni:
- Juan Flavier - former Philippine Senator and Secretary of Health; Ramon Magsaysay Awardee
- Manuel Dayrit - former Philippine Secretary of Health; former Officer, World Health Organization
- Jaime Galvez Tan - former Philippine Secretary of Health; former campaign manager of Presidential Candidate Raul Roco
- Esperanza Cabral - Philippine Secretary of Social Welfare and Development; renowned cardiologist
- Alfredo R.A. Bengzon - Dean, Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health; Chief Executive Officer of The Medical City
- Fe del Mundo - pediatrician, Ramon Magsaysay Awardee for Public Service, and National Scientist
- Paulo Campos - National Scientist of the Philippines; pioneer of nuclear medicine in the Philippines
 See also
- ↑ Republic Act No. 5163, June 17, 1967.
- ↑ .Presidential Executive Order No. 519, January 24, 1979.
- ↑ Executive Order No. 4 issued by UP President Edgardo Angara, October 22, 1982.
- ↑ List of Centers of Excellence and Centers of Development, Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Republic of the Philippines, 2007.
- ↑ Statistical Data of Board Examination Passing Rates, Physician Licensure Examinations, Professional Regulation Commission, 1997-2006.
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 Official prospectus, University of the Philippines College of Medicine, 2006.
- ↑ Facilities, University of the Philippines College of Medicine, 2006.
- ↑ Resident colleges, University of the Philippines Manila, 2006.
- ↑ Institutes, National Institutes of Health, University of the Philippines-Manila, 2006.
- ↑ Alumni list, University of the Philippines College of Medicine, 2007.
 External links
- University of the Philippines College of Medicine
- University of the Philippines Manila
- University of the Philippines System
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