The 2015 Physician Licensure Examination result is out, so you’re probably wondering which school is the best fit for you (if you’re contemplating about going to med school) or simply curious which medical schools are the best in the country.
So are you looking for the medical school of your life? Here are best medical schools in the Philippines based on their aggregated passing rates in the Physician Licensure Examination in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.
UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES (99.83)
Established in 1905, the UP College of Medicine (UPCM) has been hailed as the best medical school in the Philippines. For over a hundred years it continuously delivers high quality, but inexpensive, medical services to Filipinos through the Philippine General Hospital (PGH), its training hospital and the national referral hospital of the Philippines.
As part of the nation’s premier university that maintains “honor and excellence,” UPCM admits deserving students with NMAT score of 90 and above. UPCM also offers the Integrated Liberal Arts and Medicine (INTARMED) program to the Top 40 UPCAT qualifiers who chose the Intarmed Program in their UPCAT Application. These INTARMED students take premedical course for 2 years, and medical course and internship for the next five years. Yes, they can finish medicine after 7 years of studies without getting a 4-year baccalaureate degree.
In addition, UP offers the most affordable medical education in the country, with 20,000-30,000 per semester depending on the student’s annual family income. In return, the UP medical students have been required to sign a return service agreement starting 2009.
Be part of the long tradition of honor and excellence of the UP College of Medicine, download their admission brochure here.