The Committee on Admissions has the authority to determine the criteria
of selection and to recommend who from among the applicants are qualified
Selection is based on intellectual and personal preparedness of the applicant
irrespective of sex, religious belief and political affiliation.
GENERAL ADMISSION POLICIES
1. Only applicants of good moral character shall be admitted.
2. Only applicants who have never been convicted of a crime shall be admitted.
3. Only applicants with good academic records shall be considered for
4. Only applicants with the personality and attitudes considered suitable
for a career in medicine shall be accepted.
5. The maximum number of students that can be accommodated without negating
teaching-learning effectiveness shall be admitted.
6. Filipino citizens shall be given priority on admission.
7. An admitted student who fails to enroll may be admitted in any succeeding
year only after he/she re-applies and is selected on a competitive basis
with the rest of the applicants for that year.
8. Qualified applicants who are not admitted may re-apply in any succeeding
9. Other relevant University rules on admission which are not contradictory
to the preceding rules shall apply.
THE ADMISSION PROCESS
There are 2 entry points to the College of Medicine: Year Level I and
Year Level III (First Year Proper).
ADMISSION TO YEAR LEVEL I (INTARMED)
High school graduates who have met the requirements for admission to
the University of the Philippines System are eligible for admission to
Year Level I. Applications are coursed through the University of the Philippines
System General Admission Process. The Year Level INTARMED students are
selected from the top 50 male and top 50 female college freshmen qualifiers
(ranked according to UPG) who indicated in the U.P. College Admission
Test (UPCAT) application form their interest in INTARMED.
Only 40 applicants (20 males and 20 females) will be finally admitted
into the program following selection process which include interview.
ADMISSION TO YEAR LEVEL III (MEDICINE PROPER)
The Medicine Proper is a 5-year study of basic and clinical sciences,
humanities and internship.
1. Only applicants who will have obtained their Baccalaureate degree
(Bachelor in Science or Arts) by the end of school year 2002-2003 or earlier
are eligible. Applicants who will obtain their Baccalaureate degree in
the summer of 2003 are NOT eligible for admission.
2. The applicant must have a valid National Medical Admission Test (NMAT)
score not lower than 90 percentile taken on April 2001 to December 2002.
The NMAT is administered by the Center for Educational Measurement which
can be contacted at the address below:
6th Floor, Concorde Condominium
cor. Salcedo/Benavidez St., Legaspi Village, Makati City
Tel. No. 818-6129
3. The applicant who has fulfilled the above requirements will be further
evaluated in an interview by a faculty panel.
4. Students who have been dropped from the rolls of the U.P. College of
Medicine or other medical schools shall be denied admission or readmission.
5. Medical students from other medical schools are NOT eligible for admission
to Year Level III.
6. A complete application includes:
6.1. A properly accomplished application form of the U.P. College of Medicine.
Application forms will be made available upon payment of an application
fee which is NON-REFUNDABLE. Checks payments/Postal Money Order should
be addressed to UP College of Medicine.
6.1.1. P500.00 for Filipino applicants
6.1.2. $100.00 for foreign applicants
Note: The Application Form is valid only for the Academic Year applied
6.2. Original/Official Transcript of Records for at least the first
three and one-half (3-1/2) years of Baccalaureate Program.
6.3. Four copies of 2x2 pictures signed by the applicant on the front
of the picture.
6.4. Certified true copy of Birth Certificate. (A photocopy is acceptable
provided the original is shown for verification).
6.5. Original certificate of naturalization for naturalized Filipino citizens.
ONLY original certificates of naturalization and other documents issued
by the Commission on Immigration and Deportation shall be acceptable.
Applicants with PENDING naturalization papers and documents are NOT eligible
6.6. Latest Income Tax Return (ITR) of parent(s). (A photocopy is acceptable
provided the original is shown for verification)
6.7. Original plus a photocopy of the NMAT result.
6.8. DOST Clearance for students who have availed of DOST scholarship
7. The Admissions Committee and the College of Medicine reserve the right
to refuse admission to any applicant based on the standards and criteria
set forth by the Committee pursuant to its mandate that has been approved
by the proper University officials.
- Start of issuance of application forms for Academic Year 2003—2004:
July 15, 2002
- Absolute deadline for filing of all required documentation for a complete
December 13, 2002
8. Applicants who have obtained their BS/BA degree during the first semester
2002-2003 or earlier are encouraged to submit their complete application
before the deadline to facilitate the processing of their application.
ADMISSION TO GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAM
Application form to the graduate programs are available from the National
Graduate Office for Health Profession of the University. Filipinos and
foreigners can apply for admission to any of the graduate programs of
the College. Official Transcript of records, letters of reference, and
college diploma should be submitted with the application form. Local applicants
should submit birth and marriage certificates while foreign participants
should submit TOEFL score and photo copy of passport. In addition, documents
should be authenticated by the Philippine Embassy of the home country
for foreigners. Work experience related to the field of study may be required.
Each program may have additional requirements which should be compiled
with. Interview, written and oral examinations or endorsement from Chair
of sending institutions maybe required. A Committee on Graduate Program
from each department shall screen applicants and make the recommendations