Central Philippine University College of Medicine

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Central Philippine University College of Medicine (CPU College of Medicine) is a medical school located in Iloilo City, Philippines. It is part of Central Philippine University (CPU), a private research university in the Philippines. The college was established to provide quality medical education and to address the need for healthcare professionals in the region and beyond. It is known for its comprehensive curriculum, state-of-the-art facilities, and commitment to community service.

History[edit | edit source]

The CPU College of Medicine was founded in response to the growing demand for medical professionals in the Philippines, particularly in the Western Visayas region. Its establishment was part of the university's expansion of its academic programs to include health sciences, aiming to produce competent, ethical, and compassionate physicians who can serve the healthcare needs of the community, the nation, and the world.

Programs[edit | edit source]

The college offers a Doctor of Medicine (MD) program, which is designed to prepare students for a career in medicine with a strong foundation in medical science and clinical skills. The curriculum integrates basic sciences with clinical practice, emphasizing hands-on experience in patient care from the early years of the program.

Doctor of Medicine[edit | edit source]

The MD program is a four-year course that follows a trimester system. The first two years focus on the foundational medical sciences, while the last two years are dedicated to clinical rotations in various specialties. Students are exposed to a wide range of medical fields, including internal medicine, surgery, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, and community medicine, among others.

Facilities[edit | edit source]

The CPU College of Medicine boasts modern facilities that support its educational programs. These include lecture halls, laboratories, a medical library, and simulation centers equipped with the latest medical technologies. The college also has access to several affiliated hospitals where students can undergo clinical training and gain practical experience under the supervision of experienced medical professionals.

Community Engagement[edit | edit source]

A significant aspect of the college's mission is its commitment to community service. Students and faculty are involved in various outreach programs and health missions, providing free medical services to underserved communities. These activities not only help address the healthcare needs of the community but also instill in students the values of service and compassion.

Affiliations[edit | edit source]

The college maintains affiliations with several hospitals and healthcare institutions, both locally and internationally. These partnerships enhance the clinical training of its students and provide opportunities for research and professional development.

Admissions[edit | edit source]

Admission to the CPU College of Medicine is competitive, with applicants required to have a bachelor's degree in a relevant field and to pass the National Medical Admission Test (NMAT). The selection process also considers the applicant's academic performance, personal statement, and interviews.

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