Top 10 Best Medical Schools In the Philippines

The Top Ten
Fatima Medical Colleges (OLFU - Medicine)

Being a Fatima Instructor, we do the other way around. We go down to the students level, and together we rise to the top. Unlike other schools, students have to level their minds with their professors which is very unlikely because not all people are born with a brilliant mind. We at OLFU, forms our students to be brilliant. We believe in equal opportunity, and that students must be admitted to school regardless of there previous academic performance. NMAT or entrance exam in not a base of students capacity.. It could be developed.. Together we rise to the top!

I am an alumnus of Fatima College of Veterinary Medicine. Unfortunately, our college was phased out in 1995 after 15 years of existence. From 1980 until 1995 our college was able to produce a substantial number of board topnotchers making Fatima among the top 5 performing schools in the country. Sadly, the enrollment rate didn't increase as much as it is needed to be able to sustain its operation. Even if our college doesn't exist anymore we remain very proud of our alma mater. All of us graduates of the then Fatima College of Veterinary Medicine were taught & trained very well in theory & in practice. The school prepared us to become well rounded achievers in our respective field of veterinary practice. Therefore, it is without doubt that receiving a Fatima education puts its graduates at par with the best among the best not only locally but globally as well.

I salute OLFU for they believed more in the capacity and determination of an individual, rather than the scores they got from NMAT or any other records. I understand that it is a requirements for students to have high nmat percentile or do good in their grades in premed, but should scores really be the basis for the capacity of an individual or the basis to crush one's dream. As they say " talo ng magaling and matalino", people have multiple intelligence, and I salute OLFU for believing or for focusing on that. I salute OLFU for their vision of "improving man as man". Keep it up!

Go go fatimanians excel with your chosen vocation and help the very needy and less fortunate group people I myself very happy and contended when I face most of it with my daily consultation in my clinic. It reminds me always when I was small boy somebody asking when you grow up what do you like to be? I want to be a doctor because I want to help cure poor people so this promised of myself is now my guidance how much I charge my patient but definitely it is free for those in needy.

University of the Philippines - College of Medicine

I love Philippines and I love the passion for academic in the school. I wish to study medicine there in the school and I promise to deliver at my best. University of Philippines is indeed a place to be. I will be happy if I'm being granted a scholarship to study there.

It is not true that UP College of Medicine grads always pass the Board Exams. The rumor was that Class of 1960 had 2 failures and so the freshman Class of '65 got hammered hard. Unfortunately, the Instructors in the freshman year are there not there to teach but to intimidate you. You ask them a question and the answer is, " go read the book ". Thank goodness that we now have Google to ask. That is not to say however that I do not owe any thanks to the UPCM. I just think that there are better ways to teach medical students without making them feel that they are dumb. by the way, 92% of our class left for the USA and majority stayed permanently here in the US. Our Class however during the years donated more than a million dollars to the PGH and the UPCM.

University of the Philippines. That explains it. Studying here says that you are not less than excellent, but even more than that. UP College of Medicine has been on the forefront of medicine practice in the country by choosing to open its attached hospital, the famed Philippine General Hospital, to all sectors, most especially the needy. UP's excellence comes not only from its excellent faculty but also its desire to serve the people.

My brother is a very smart doctor-to-be. He is studying at UP College of Medicine. Many think that this school is not best because of its faacilities but I think they produce the best and most competent doctors who eventually become popular. Life in UP MED is the best and most fun of all because not only is it a good school, but you also get to be with your friends taking up medicine who come from very rich families.

Cebu Institute of Medicine

I'm a velezian of course and personal experience is the best proof of how good an institution is. This is the best paramedical school and CIM the best med school ever! No frills no fanfare no advertisement whatsoever yet had produced the best doctors!

CIM has a 100% rate last August 2014, continuing its legacy as the top performing medical school in the Philippines. To add the school has the 1st and 5th board top notcher.

Hands down, the best Medical School in the Best Location in the Philippines!

CIM is the best Medical School in Cebu. Go for CIM and learn in Cebu because Cebu has a great culture to cultivate you while you learn!

Emilio Aguinaldo College

Infact its one of the best. Best facilities, qualified teachers, hostel for local and international students with food, clinicals done in Medical Center Manila & Medical Center Cavite. Both are very good hospitals

One of the best school that provides quality education with topnotch professors. Guaranteed education

Too expensive. Fee increase 25% every year without prior notice.

One of the worst

University of Santo Tomas - Faculty of Medicine and Surgery

UST produces excellent doctors and nurses that are well-known in our country and even in other countries. My sister came from its faculty of medicine and surgery and I can say that UST's medical graduates are not elitist and snobs as other people would say. The reason why the tuition fee there might be a little high is justified because it shows in the excellent facilities, professors, and curriculum that UST has. Not all of its graduates are perfect, but people should stop being prejudiced because many M.D. Alumnis from there have a kind heart and a warm nature. I know that many negative news and reviews becomes reported to the news and becomes viral on the net, but in truth, the heartwarming stories never gets reported. Sometime ago, I discovered my sister quietly weeping in her room because one of her patients hugged her, thanked her and told her that the doctors in UST who treated him were the best because he felt like he belonged and mattered to everybody despite his illness. He ...more

I just finished my freshman year in UST-FMS and all I could say is that the training the school offers is stellar. The professors are excellent in their pedagogy and you will really get to master all concepts because we have so many examinations. Aside from the comprehensive exam for each subject, we also have one final comprehensive exam for all the subjects we took for that academic year. As you get promoted to the next year, the coverage of the comprehensive exams becomes cumulative. For example, if you are on your third year...t he coverage of the comprehensive exam will not only include third year lessons but also those from the first and second year. On top of that, UST will not only make you master the theories, but it will also hone your skills and expose you to various clinical cases. It is truly the best medical school in the country.

UST School of Medicine is the choice of Fil-Am students because it is easier for them to be accepted in several hospitals in the US. The University of Hawaii Medical School, for instance, has accepted several UST graduates in their residency program, most of whom have performed impressively.

I'm from Ateneo Law School and also from Ateneo college, but currently, I'd pick UST Medical Faculty as the best in the Philippines. Another competitor would be UP Medical School. The current 3rd based on this year's Board Exam (98.39%) is Ateneo Med School in Ortigas. In the south, we have CIM; in the north, we have St Louis as the best.

De La Salle Health Sciences Institute

The new De La Salle University college of medicine building is the best I've seen. State of the art facilities, classrooms that you'd mistake for an auditorium, beautiful library with friendly staff and a university medical center that provides adequate medical training for the 4thyr medical clerks and interns. Definitely one of the best places to study medicine outside of busy Metro Manila.

Top performers in and out of campus.
Exemplars of moral values teaching humbly that what you sow is what you'll harvest.
A mission in life that sharing values to humanity regardless of status in life, medical education is but a fulfillment and not only a matter of making money.

Born and bred Lasallian. When I took up medicine, this was the first place I thought of! The facilities are great, the environment beautiful and friendly. Let's not forget to mention the countless experiences here. It's definitely one of the best places to study medicine in Cavite.

This School has gone a long way! From a humble beginning but filled with the best faculty in their own expertise, it has really surpassed the category of what a medical school should have. Its graduates speak for itself.. Congratulations!

University of Perpetual Help

University is located in main city manila. Very nearable to airport and our Indian embassy. I am also visited university at the time of my daughter enrollment. College campus also very big and good enfrastructure. Indian hostel and Indian food are provided by FENCE team really it's great in abroad. 100% Thanks to Fence Team for Providing good service for our Indian students with safe and securities in all manners. As a parent I am very very happy without any Problem. I meet some students there in college, all are happy.

UPHSD Education Methodology is based on Dale's Learning Pyramid. Teachers at UPHSD medical university function more as a facilitator than as a lecturer. At the University of Perpetual Help, special care is taken not just to improve the memory capacity of the student but also to improve the thinking capability of their student. Because of their educational methodology UPHSD repeatedly tops the best medical colleges in the Philippines.

Studying abroad for a semester at Perpetual University was certainly the best and smartest decision I have made in my college career so far. The five months that I spent studying in Perpetual opened my eyes to numerous things, all of which have made and continue to make some sort of positive impact on my life.

My tutor was amazing. She listened to my questions and helped make suggestions about where I could add information, explain more, and tighten prose. She was critical without criticizing, clearly explained concerns, and then gave her suggestions.

Lyceum-Northwestern University

Certainly, one of the BEST Medical School in Philippines. It has tie up with 4 regional hospitals with altogether 5000+ beds for best clinical exposure. Its faculties are mostly US graduates and have years of experience. It has the widest compound in Dagupan city. It is also an ISO 9001:2008 certified.

This school has excellent USMLE results and is among the top 5 in the Philippines to do so.

First Medical School of the Northern Luzon 1975

Not the best but a good one plus cheaper

Davao Medical School Foundation, Inc.

Most secured for international students... Guns banned in city... One good thing is Smoke free DAVAO... For girls students its best... Good clinical exposure for medicos... On of the best colleges in Philippines...

I've heard that it is best college for all the students who prefer to study mbbs from many parts of the world. And it's cost status is very good too

Especially for International female students it will be more suitable college to study, most secured for girls, excellent education.

Good clinical exposure... guns banned... crime rate is under 1%.. more secure for international students... smoke free DAVAO.. best for girl students...

University of the Visayas - Gullas College of Medicine The University of the Visayas is an educational institution located at Cebu City, Philippines. It is billed as the first school in the entire province of Cebu who gained a university status.

The best Medicine in the region where we can perform and academically in specializing in this field. Where top performing doctors are come from this University...

The only first university that granted the first Autonomous in Cebu.. So we are best among prescription of other universities.

One of the pioneering and best University in Medicine.

This collage is mci recognized

The Contenders
Far Eastern University - Dr. Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation

It's not the number of topnotchers dictates the performance of the WHOLE university...it's the over all PASSING rate. A number of topnotchers is useless if the university cannot maintain a high passing rate. You can have 6 topnotchers but that is just an individual performance. But if you look at the passing rate of the university, some even got only 33 percent out of 1, 000 med students who took the exam... In FEU, they always maintain an over all high passing rate. NO one is left behind. They work together to bring out the best from each med students...FEU has a name and credibility ever since the institution has been established.

"SINCE the first batch from the Institute of Medicine graduated in 1957, the Institute has consistently produced board topnotchers. Through the years, it has contributed some of the finest names in the healthcare field: four Secretaries of Health, seven PMA Presidents, one President of the World Medical Association, and six Presidents of the Philippine College of Surgeons. In 1986, the Board of Medical Education, DECS, and the Association of Philippine Medical Colleges gave the Institute the highest level of accreditation, and awarded it as a Center of Excellence in Medical Education. " in short. FEU is a well established med school in the country. Subok na ng panahon. =)

FEU NRMF has already established it's name since 1957... Their college of medicine is one of the best. In 1986, the Board of Medical Education, DECS, and the Association of Philippine Medical Colleges gave the Institute the highest level of accreditation, and awarded it as a Center of Excellence in Medical Education. For 50 years, they have already produced more than 7, 000 graduates and more than 100 top notchers. It's pretty obvious that FEU is one of the best med school in the country. Most of the best surgeons I worked with were also graduates of FEU. Their students are smart and classy. Hindi mukhang trapo. Laugh out loud. Take note, PRC also announced FEU-NRMF as the top performing med school in the country on the recent physician board exam. Making the university as the only med school with the largest population of board passers in the said exam. =)

It's my daughter's choice to take her Med tech course and will proceed to medical studies in FERN because of high quality of teachings and medical facilities and laboratiries of the school; nothing less is the rating of the board passers yearly.

Saint Louie University - College of Medicine

I believe that to be a good doctor is not based or reflected from the NMAT score, it is in the quality f education the school provides for the students. Saint Louis University International School f Medicine really hones students to be globally competent doctors. Go SLU!

So far, the curriculum of Saint Louis University for the School of Natural Science is a HYPERWOW and even the faculty of this school is very enormous, I mean superwow, they'll get you pissed off sometimes or always but in the end, you'll thank them more than you know.

One of the best medical school outside of manila in terms of training and academics. Percentage of passing in board exam one of the best result..

Known not only for good quality education, but also for it's highly recognized hospital in the City. SLU really is a good training ground for doctors.

University of the East - Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center

Graduates of this school possess an aura of self confidence that comes from knowing they had an excellent training in clinical skills. They are also usually well-loved by patients and peers alike because of the way they conduct themselves.

Physicians who graduated from this institution are very conscientious, globally-competitive, holistic and well-bred.

I am a graduate of UERM. But I worked in Germany. I learned the German language but my clinical eye is my best weapon!. Thanks to my alma mater!

Excellent training grouNd. We are molded to be clinically competitive in every specialization

Cagayan State University - College of Medicine

High quality education that molds medical students to become competent and dedicated physicians committed to serve the region. A state university in the north that has proven its caliber, one of the top 15 medical schools for the year 2008-2013 recognized by the PRC.

The best school of medicine in northern luzon.. I wish to take up my doctor of medicine there in the future!

I'm currently enrolled at the university taking BS-Biology, a Pre-Med course. And I'm looking forward in continuing my education at csu-carig campus, college of medicine and surgery. Kudos CSU'an!

This one is the best university in all over Philippines universities

West Visayas State University College of Medicine

This University has produced many doctors who are really credible, competent, intelligent and are all trained very well while they are still students of this University despite of the very low tuition fee offered by the College of Medicine- West Visayas State University. Proud to be Taga-West! =)))

I am a lawyer and was once student regent of the West Visayas State University-all I can say is that WVSU-COM is one of the top three leading medical institutions in the country, besting all other medical schools even those which are situated in the country's capital. Records have it.

In any field of practice, consistency is the best parameter to judge credibility. West Visayas State University College of Medicine has always shown excellence in their passing marks and this is proof of their credibility.

Looking' at those positive comments about this University, it really drives my passion as a Solomon Islander, that I wants to be there,undertakin' the field of medicine. But HOW will I get the admission?

St. Luke's College of Medicine

More than the scholarships and comfy environment of St. Luke's College of Medicine, the institution didn't just develop a pool of the brightest students and best physician/professors; but a family which promotes cammaraderie, support system & opennes among its students. With its new curriculum, which was develop to improve their passing rate in the local boards, is indeed commendable. From a passing rate of 65-75% to both first and second time takers; has risen up to 94% (100% for the 1st time takers), which indeed is a big deal for something as young as this institution.

I just need information about your college. As you know, some of university from your land started operation in India. I am also from southern part of India (Near chennai).

St Luke's is the number one in modern technology. Doctors, Nurses, Therapist, Technicians and staffs are very competent on their skills.
Friendly and compassionate.

State of the art hospital, competent medical doctors and staffs... And a good Samaritan to social responsibility.

AMA School of Medicine, Makati, Metro Manila

WORST COLLEGE. Very small campus. They Take money in advance and then in case the visa is refused they won't refund your money because the school of medicine doesn't even have a Bank Account. They Take money in the name of AMA computer college. Never choose this college. It's a private commercialised money hungry organisation with no actual substance in them. BETTER NOT STUDY MBBS AT ALL.

Worst medical school! They only want money. One of my friends is in first year. They missed classes because most of the teachers left since AMA did not pay for their salaries. But they require students to pay for their tuition fee in advance. DO NOT STUDY MBBS in this school!

It's a great college in terms of teaching and clinical rotations, they are also starting campuses in Cavite and Baguio, Affordable tuition fees compared to most of the medical colleges in Philippines and one of the best.

College with the best facilities, faculties, placements, and the main thing it has an army hospital for clinical exposures... Better than davao

Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila - College of Medicine

Who says medical education are only for the rich people?... PLM College of Medicine is being subsidized by the local government of Manila and because of this, students push themselves to study hard and gear towards excellence to make the most of the privilege being given by the city of Manila. Admission is tedious, and maintaining your stature in the college is doubly difficult.

Unlike other schools where all you need is money for admission, this school requires superior intelligence. Low cost, but very high quality medical education at par with UP and even above UST.

My brother is a product of PLM college of medicine, he is a successful Physician ( anesthesiologist) at Vancouver, Canada. I hope that my daughter will also reach her goal to be a doctor someday from PLM a reputable school.

Excellent quality of education for the cost. Highly selective in its admission and produces high caliber graduates. Reputation is comparable with UP and UST.

Centro Escolar University

A CHED Autonomous University.
First University to be granted an Institutional Accreditation Status
-CEU is the BEST school for Nursing.
-Leading university for Dentistry program.
-Recently received its Level IV status for Pharmacy program.
-Also the leading university for Optometry (8 out of 10 in the Optometry Board Exam are from CEU. )
-Level IV Psychology program.

All level 4, and the school is known to be the best medical school.. Except that they don't have college of medicine. Still they are the best for medical related courses!

Blacksmith. CEU is a blacksmith. Heating all students up, and beating all of them to perfection. Graduates from CEU are of excellent caliber in clinical setting, and you can expect no less from them.

At CEU, they do not only provide medical allied professionals but globally competitive ones. Those that are guided by the twin maxim- Science and Virtue.

Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health

As far as I know, the first instructors of medicine in Ateneo are Thomasians and Maroons... so I think they should get the credit for making it to the top 10 for until the first graduates of Ateneo takes over the instructor duties.

Good training for student to be good behavior concept.

Nice performance on their 2nd year! 100% passing and 2 graduates in the Top 10. AMDG!

Quality and excellent teaching performance.

San Beda College of Medicine

One of the best medical school that offers an excellent neuroscience curriculum spearheaded by top-caliber neurologists and neurosurgeons in the country. Trust me, you'll learn how to localize lesions of NS in just a count of three. If you want to be an aspiring neurologist, enroll at SBCM.

SBCM is considered to be an "underdog" and a "dark horse" from all the medical schools in the country. But with its above 90% passing rate for first time PLE takers, this medical institution has something to say. PS: They don't gather potential topnotchers during admission because they CREATE topnotchers.

Above 90% passing rate for first time PLE takers. Only medical school that incorporates the Benedictine Hallmarks of Education.

School of neurologists, indeed.

Noong Mach 2016 Physician Lincensure Exam sa 10 repeaters 1 passed 9 failed this shows your medical school is not good, what 90% passing rate? Kalukuhan

Southwestern University, Cebu City

The first medical school in visayas and mindanao... the best international nursing school... The 3rd best Optometry School in the Philippines? Southwestern university was so great, so clean and good environment.. THe tuition fee is an affordable..

Southwestern University is truly a home of medical topnotchers. Through the years, they are consistent in producing world class physicians. This school is able to keep up 100% passing rate in the physician licensure exam.

They have rotations with SDA medical hospitals in the USA. Admission is primarily based on your English and Biology NMAT scores. I considered Santo Tomas but the air in Manila is so bad, Cebu won out.

If you are to name some of the best schools for Optometry in the Philippines, SOUTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY will always be included in the list.

Cebu Doctors' University

Good facilities, good ambiance, good faculties make good conditions for students to become good doctors. It has many hospital branches in Central Visayas which allow Interns & post graduates sharpen their skills to become good doctors. It has a good record in passing percentage in board examinations.

It also has good products! In our part of the Philippines, the heads of the hospital all come from Cebu Doctors'! They also have very good facilities and good hospital support!

Vry good university in cebu obviously it is developed in all courses. It have american md programme with collabration of xavier university. Over all it delivers good medical students

By far the most competent medical school in Cebu and probably one of the most in the entire Philippines.

Mahatma Gandhi University
Mindanao State University College of Medicine

I'm OFW working eight years abroad who supported my younger brother's studies in BS Biology (Cebu Doctors University) and MS Biology (San Carlos University). I'm hoping wishing that I could still support his studies in Medicine but currently, I got married and have baby already. Looking forward and hoping to support him in different way. I've searching different Med school that offer scholarship. I found your prestigious Gov't Med school. I'm happy to get more information about the said scholarship.

Mabuhay and Mindanao State University College of Medicine!
Mabuhay and Pilipinas!

Yours truly,

Marlon Hongayo
Proud OFW working Abroad "for better family back home in Philippines"
Hongayomarlon@gmail.com

In MSU, you will find some of the brilliant minds of Filipinos yet this school offers the cheapest tuition fee I n the entire country with Quality assurance of Education.

The best medicine in the field of medicine even it so cheaply for tuition the research for medicinal information enough as a good physician...

Top 5 Medicine school in Physician Licensure Examination from 2007-2012. Not to mention, being the cheapest medicine school throughout the country. Quality education it is! Proud MSUan! :D

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