Top Ten medical colleges Of the Philippines



The Angeles University Foundation (Abbreviated as AUF), is a private Roman Catholic university in Angeles City, Philippines and it is considered as the premiere university of Philippines. It is a non-stock, non-profit educational institution established on May 25, 1962

It is one of few Philippine Medical universities granted autonomous status, with its degree programs having been duly recognized as Centers of Excellence and Centers of Development by the Commission on Higher Education.

Today, AUF has the highest percentage of faculty with graduate degrees. These qualifications are the foundation for its vaunted quality instruction and research, as evidenced by: Institutional Quality Assurance Monitoring and Evaluation (IQUAME) certification from the Commission on Higher Education (CHED); Accreditation by the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU); ISO 9001-2000 Certification by TUV-SUD; Center of Excellence in Information Technology and Teacher Education as accredited by the Commission on Higher Education; and Center of Development for Computer Engineering and Nursing from the same government arm. Now on its 50th year of operation, AUF has a total of 63 academic programs scattered across 8 colleges and a Medical and Law college.



The Cebu Institute of Medicine is a non-stock, non-profit institution established in June 1957, then known as Cebu Institute of Technology, College of Medicine (CIT – College of Medicine). Its pioneering class of 33 students graduated in 1962 from the then five-year curriculum.

In 1966, CIT – College of Medicine became an affiliate of Velez College under a new name – Cebu Institute of Medicine (CIM).

In February 1987, CIM was classified by the Board on Medical Education as Level IV, the highest category for medical institutions.

In April 1996, the Commission on Higher Education has identified CIM as one of the three Center of Excellence for Medicine. The Commission on Higher Education has granted CIM an autonomous status in September 2001. Early this year, they were accredited by PAASCU.



The Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas, The Catholic University of the Philippines is a private, Roman Catholic, teaching and Research University run by the Order of Preachers in Manila.

UST is the only university to have been visited by three popes four times: once by Pope Paul VI on Nov. 28, 1970, twice by Pope John Paul II on Feb. 18, 1981 and Jan. 13, 1995, and once by Pope Francis on Jan. 18, 2015.

The University is composed of several autonomous faculties, colleges, schools and institutes, each conferring undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate degrees, and the basic education units. Several degrees have been accredited by the Commission on Higher Education as Centers of Excellence and Centers of Development. In August 2012, it was awarded Institutional Accreditation by the Federation of Accrediting Agencies of the Philippines.



The University of the Philippines Manila (usually referred to as U.P. Manila), founded in 1908, is a coeducational and public research university in the Philippines. It is located in the city of Manila, the country’s capital. It is the oldest of the seven constituent universities of the University of the Philippines System.

It is the center of health sciences education in the country, with the establishment of the National Health Sciences Center. It is also a reputable research center in the health sciences in the Asia-Pacific rim. It exercises administrative supervision over the Philippine General Hospital.

As of 2001, the Commission on Higher Education of the Philippines has identified two centers of excellence (COE) in U.P. Manila. The CEOs in the University are Medicine and Nursing, with the U.P. College of Medicine as the very first Center of Excellence in Medical Education in the Philippines.



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.

The program is designed to be integrated with a pre-professional phase through the Health Sciences program of the School of Science and Engineering at the Loyola Schools. It is likewise compatible with other degree programs such as majors in Biology, Psychology, Chemistry, Physics, Medical Technology, Zoology, Economics, Interdisciplinary Studies, among others, from all other schools and universities.



The University of the East – Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center (UERMMMC 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. UERMMMC is a non-stock, non-profit foundation and a memorial to President Ramon Magsaysay since 1957. UERMMMC has several degrees that are accredited by the Commission on Higher Education as Centers of Excellence and also has level III accreditation by the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU).

At present, the Medical Center is composed of seven units: University Hospital (which has both pay and teaching/clinical divisions and the University Health Service), the five academic units, the Graduate School, and the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Allied Rehabilitation Sciences (formerly Physical Therapy) and Medical Technology. The seventh unit is the Research Institute.



Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM), or the University of the City of Manila, is a municipal government university within the district of Intramuros in Manila, the Philippines. It was established on June 19, 1965 and opened on July 17, 1967.

PLM holds the distinction of being: the first university funded solely by a city government; and the first institution of higher learning in the country to have its official name in Filipino.

From its first enrollment record of 556 freshman scholars coming from the top ten percent of the graduating classes of Manila’s twenty-nine public high schools, total semestral enrollment has grown to an average of 10,000. The lone college in its earliest beginning has sprung to 12 colleges, seven graduate, two professional schools, and a score of research and specialized centers, including a teaching hospital, an entrepreneurial center, and an integrated learning center for toddlers. In addition, it maintains a comprehensive distance education and open university program for thousands of community health workers and public administrators in different regions nationwide, with affiliations and recognition from various national and international organizations and institutions.



West Visayas State University (also referred to as West or WVSU) is a Research University and Normal State University in the Western Visayas region of the Philippines with its main campus in La Paz, Iloilo City. It is one of the twenty accredited Philippine Universities of the University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific. Originally founded by the Thomasites who came to the Philippines in the early 1900s, it was a part of Philippine normal school system under the American occupation until it became separate and formally established in 1924. The University is the most prominent institution in Western Visayas in the field of Teacher Education, Nursing and Medicine.

The Philippine Commission on Higher Education named the University one of the Centers of Excellence in Teacher Education in the Philippines.



Cebu Doctor’s University (commonly abbreviated as CDU) is a private university located in Mandaue City, Cebu, Philippines. It was founded in 1975 at Cebu City, as Cebu Doctors’ College, with the opening of its College of Nursing, one of the first nursing colleges in Cebu. CDU was granted university status by 2005 and moved to its present campus in Mandaue City by 2007. It presently has 8 colleges and a graduate school. It is the only school in the Philippines declared as a university without having basic education (pre-school – high school) curriculum and catering mainly to courses related to the health services field.



Mindanao State University (commonly referred to as MSU Main) is a public coeducational institution of higher education and research located in the Islamic City of Marawi, Philippines. Founded in 1961 it is the flagship and the largest campus of the Mindanao State University System

The Mindanao State University is founded on September 1, 1961 through Republic Act 1387 and Republic Act 1893, has evolved over the years in keeping with national and local developments. The brain-child of late Senator, Domocao Alonto, it grows from its main campus Marawi City to a University System that now comprises several campuses located in major centers in Mindanao and Sulu. Its first president was Dr. Antonio Isidro who came in from his position as the Vice President for Academic Affairs in the University of the Philippines.

MSU Marawi Campus has distinctions as the Regional Science Training Center, the Regional Carabao Center and one of the country’s Center of Excellence in Teacher Education and one of the country’s COE in Teacher Education and Chemistry and COE for Information Technology.