College of Medicine
About AUP College of Medicine
The Adventist University of the Philippines College of Medicine (AUP COM) is one of the six medical schools run by the Seventh-day Adventists (SDA) worldwide and is the newest addition to this assembly. The other SDA medical schools are the Loma Linda University School of Medicine in Loma Linda, California, USA; the University of Montemorelos School of Medicine in Montemorelos, Nuevo Leon, Mexico; the River Plate Adventist University School of Medicine in Libertador San Martin, Entre Rios, Argentina; the Benjamin S. Carson School of Medicine of Babcock University in Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State, Nigeria; and the School of Human Medicine of the Peruvian Union University in Nana, Lima, Peru.
For clinical exposure and experience, AUP COM students will be rotating at the Batangas Medical Center in Batangas City, the Adventist Medical Center Manila in Pasay City, the Cavite Center for Mental Health in Trece Martires, Cavite and in selected communities of Pasay City, Cavite, and Batangas.
As a Seventh-day Adventist Health science institution the AUP COM adheres to the principles of integration of faith-and-learning that aims to “restore man into the image of his Maker”. It believes that, for one to be an exemplary physician, one must emulate the Master Physician, Jesus Christ and in the process advocating a transforming healing ministry of the whole person-body, mind and spirit.
“Through Christ, Healing and Wholeness”
The AUP College of Medicine exists to provide excellent Christian education and training through scholarly instruction, character building and spiritual formation. To produce Christian physicians who:
- Possess a medical missionary spirit, sensitive to the diverse health and social needs of the various communities (rural and urban) they serve, and who are capable and willing to help solve individual and community health problems through harmonious collaboration using scientific principles and seventh-day Adventist based principles of health promotion, disease prevention and treatment, thus contributing to the achievement of the millennium development goals of the Philippines;
- Possess all essential medical knowledge, skills, attitude, values and professionalism, in consonance with Adventist philosophy of whole person care.
- Possess the attitude of being a life-long learner having the ability to engage in and participate in medical research and continuing post graduate medical education, and imparts knowledge gained through teaching and training, responsive to changing needs and developments;
- Possess the ability to work in and be leaders in any health care system, in the present time and in the future.
The AUP College of Medicine aspires to achieve national recognition in medical education and social service ultimately becoming a training center for world class Christian medical professionals in the Afro-Asia-Pacific region.
PROGRAMME GOALS of the AUP COM COLLEGE of MEDICINE
Cognizant of the mandate of our country, embodied in the “Higher Education Act of 1994” (or Republic Act No. 7722), and for the purpose of rationalizing the Medical Education in the country with the end in view of keeping abreast with the demands of global competitiveness, the AUP COM has adopted the five-point thrust of basic medical education. These key points are:
- Provide medical students with knowledge, skills, and attitudes in consonance with the concept of a primary health physician;
- Prepare medical students for post-graduate study, research, teaching, and specialty training;
- Inculcate in the students an appreciation of the use of community and indigenous resources to promote health;
- Promote the integration of health services into the training of medical students; and
- Develop in the students such habits and attitudes that will enable them to engage in lifetime continuing medical education responsive to changing needs and developments.
DESCRIPTION OF THE DOCTOR OF MEDICINE (M.D.) PROGRAMME
The Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) programme of AUP is a 4-year programme with the following curricular strategies:
- OUTCOMES-BASED MEDICAL EDUCATION
- INTEGRATED ORGAN SYSTEMS
- TRADITIONAL WITH VARIOUS STUDENT-CENTERED TEACHING-LEARNING STRATEGIES
- PROBLEM BASED LEARNING
- LECTURES AND LECTURETTES
- SELF DIRECTED LEARNING
- INTEGRATION OF CORE VALUES
- INCLUSION OF PUBLIC HEALTH ELECTIVES AND RELIGION COURSES
- INCLUSION OF COURSES FOR PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
- COMMUNITY-BASED PROGRAMS
- FAITH AND LEARNING AND LIFESTYLE-ORIENTED