Medical Schools in Cebu Worth Checking Out
Jan 23, 2019
By : Karl Nicole Nucum
If you’re planning to be a doctor, perhaps you’ve already considered pursuing a medical degree. However, the road to becoming a doctor is definitely a long one. It also entails quite a large amount of expenses from tuition and other fees. In addition to that, you need to have a strong foundation of knowledge and skills in your dreamed profession to pass the Physician Licensure Examination. Thus, enrolling in a high-quality institution could give you the edge. Luckily, if you’re from Visayas, you don’t need to go far to find one. Here are some medical schools in Cebu you might want to consider:
Cebu Institute of Medicine (CIM) is the medical arm of Velez College with Cebu Velez General Hospital as its primary base hospital. Since its establishment in 1957, CIM has received a number of awards brought by its excellence in delivering quality programs to students. CIM was awarded with Level IV classification by the Board on Medical Education, the highest category for medical institution. It also received its Center of Excellence for Medicine recognition from the Commission on Higher Education in 1996. Last 2018, Cebu Institute of Medicine attained a 99.33% passing rate in the September Physician Licensure Examination in the Philippines.
Cebu Doctor’s University is a private medical institution located in Mandaue City, Cebu founded in 1975. It is one of the leading universities in Cebu producing a number of registered professionals every year. In the 2018 Physician Licensure Examination, it garnered a passing rate of 96.43% (March) and 90.38% (September). Aside from its Doctor of Medicine degree, the school also offers undergraduate programs in Biology, Computer Science, Nutrition and Dietetics, Food Technology, Psychology, Nursing and many more.
The Southwestern University School of Medicine is one of the many graduate school departments of the institution. It is one of the oldest medical schools outside Manila. As the school’s flagship program, the School of Medicine is located in a 7-storey building complete with advanced educational facilities integrated with SWU Medical Center, the university’s training hospital. Aside from the School of Medicine, SWU also caters other related programs like Health and Allied Science, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine.
University of Cebu School of Medicine is dedicated to becoming one of the top medical education providers in the country. The school is affiliated with the University of Cebu Medical Center, that serves as a high-quality training ground for UC medicine students.
University of Visayas – Gullas College of Medicine is committed to provide excellent medical education and produce highly competent healthcare professionals in the country. It is currently located in Banilad, Mandaue City, Cebu. The institution is recognized by various organizations including the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PAASCU).
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