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The MSU College of Medicine was first conceptualized during the administration of the late MSU President Mohammad Ali Dimaporo.

The objective was to establish a medical school that would provide opportunities for the Muslim students and the poor but deserving students of the cultural minorities to become competent physicians with a heart to serve the medically depressed areas of Mindanao, Sulu and Palawan Dr. Ombra A. Tamano was tasked to set up the College and became the first dean of the College.

In June 1984, the College opened its doors to first batch of 25 students and Dr.Tamano , together with some medical practitioners from Mindanao and even the Visayas, enthusiastically responded to the call of teaching the students the different disciplines in both basic and clinical sciences. They started holding classes at Omairah Hospital in Marawi City.

In June 1986, Dr. Angelo H. Manalo was commission to set up the clinical training program of the college in Iligan City. The Commission on Medical Education, as authorized by the Board of Medical Education, evaluated the college and reported that it had substandard curriculum and facilities, and lacked faculty members due to limited financial support from the government. It was then recommended that the college be phased out and that there would be no admission of first year applicants for the following academic year.

In the March 1988, MSU-COM graduated its first batch of 13(out of original 25) students. The college was also revisited and re-evaluated by an inspection team headed by the APMC Executive Director Dr. Elena Ines-Cuyegkeng. The team decided to give the college a second chance, with the following stipulation: (1) it must be
transferred from Marawi City to Iligan City, (2) it must be in academic institution like MSU-IIT, and (3) its curriculum must make the shift from traditional to innovative, specifically community based.

In August 1989, the 1st batch of MSU-COM medical graduates earned an 80% passing rate in the Physician’s Licensure Examination (PLE), a rating that was far above the national passing average. The 2nd batch of MSU-COM graduates made a 100% passing rate in the August 1990 PLE.

In 1991, Dr. Angelo H. Manalo, who was mainly responsible for the development of the community-based curriculum, was installed as the 2nd dean of the college. Through an ECFMG scholarship grant, he spent 3 months at the Bowman Gray School of Medicine of the Wake Forest University at Winston-Salem, North Carolina where he was exposed to the Problem-Based Learning (PBL) methodology. Upon his augment the community-based curriculum of the college with the PBL method, thus making the shift from the more traditional approach of teacher-centered lectures to the student-centered, small group PBL sessions.

In June 1994, PBL was integrated to the 1st year class and by the country to have a fully implemented PBL methodology.

A robust curriculum covering foundational sciences, clinical skills, and professional development is a hallmark of esteemed medical education institutions. This includes classroom learning, hands-on training, and clinical rotations.

Well-equipped laboratories, simulation centers like mannequin, and teaching hospitals are essential components of a modern medical school, providing students with access to the latest technologies and clinical environments.




The Mindanao State University College of Medicine , as the premier government institution for medical education in Mindanao , is committed to produce competent and compassionate physicians to serve the people of the Mindanao – Sulu – Palawan (MINSUPALA).  



A.To provide competent and compassionate medical practitioners for the underserved areas of the MINSUPALA region through community-based medical education.

B. To build a center of excellence for medical education and research whose output will be primarily geared towards the development and improvement of the standards of medical care in the  MINSUPALA region.

C. To develop a network of medical and healthcare delivery system in the MINSUPALA region in   cooperation with the Department of Health and other agencies.

D. To provide opportunities for Muslims, indigenous people , and other members of the MINSUPALA communities to become physicians and serve the areas from which they come.





ILIGAN SITE:  1st Street,

Doña Juana Subd, Pala-o,

Iligan City, Philippines

(063) 223-9776


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One MSU greets all women in the world a Happy Women’s Month! Celebrating this through the leadership concepts of the MSU-Marawi Women Leaders. Today, we are featuring 𝐃𝐫. 𝐇𝐚𝐲𝐝𝐞𝐞 𝐆. 𝐂𝐚𝐛𝐢𝐥𝐝𝐨, the Dean, College of Medicine, MSU-Marawi.
𝘓𝘢𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘣𝘺: 𝘔𝘚𝘜-𝘚𝘏𝘚 𝘖𝘑𝘛 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘖𝘐𝘗𝘗 & 𝘔𝘊𝘏𝘊

𝘋𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘧 𝘢 𝘤𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘦𝘳 𝘪𝘯 𝘮𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘤𝘪𝘯𝘦?

𝘋𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘧 𝘢 𝘤𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘦𝘳 𝘪𝘯 𝘮𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘤𝘪𝘯𝘦? 𝗬𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗷𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗻𝗲𝘆 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘁𝘀 𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲.
𝐌𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐧𝐚𝐨 𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐔𝐧𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐲 – 𝐂𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐠𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐌𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐞 is now accepting applicants for A.Y. 2024-2025 starting March 1, 2024.
𝐀. 𝐀𝐩𝐩𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐑𝐞𝐪𝐮𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬
1. Must be a graduate or a candidate for graduation of a 4-year baccalaureate degree preferably:
a) B.S. Biology / Zoology / Psychology / Public Health
b) B.S. Medical Technology / Nursing / Pharmacy / Physical Therapy
2. Must have taken the National Medical Admission Test (NMAT)* not more than 2 years ago with a percentile score preferably above 60%.
3. Must be a natural-born Filipino citizen and a resident of Mindanao.
*Submit NMAT registration form for those who have yet to take the NMAT this May 2024.
𝐁. 𝐎𝐧𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐒𝐮𝐛𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐰𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐝𝐨𝐜𝐮𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬
thru E-mail msu_med@msumain.edu.ph 𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗿 𝗯𝗲𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗠𝗮𝘆 𝟯𝟭, 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟰.
1. Properly filled out Application form
with attached soft copy of passport size colored ID picture with white background taken within the last 6 months
2. Scanned copies of the following:
a) Transcript of Records for at least 3 ½ years of Baccalaureate program (duly authenticated by the university/college registrar)
b) Certification of GPA from College Registrar
c) NMAT result/s for the past 2 years (NMAT registration form if result not yet available)
d) PSA birth certificate
e) Valid ID stating permanent place of residence
f) Parents latest Annual Income Tax Return (2023) or Parents BIR Certificate of Tax Exemption
g) Certification as members of indigenous people or minority group /National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) certificate (if applicable)
h) DOST Clearance (for DOST Scholars)
i) Proof of payment of Application fee of ₱500.00 via G-CASH
MSU College of Medicine G-CASH 09771968509
𝐂. All applicants are required to 𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲/𝐩𝐬𝐲𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐥𝐨𝐠𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐞𝐱𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 on June 9, 2024. Details to be sent via email.
𝐃. 𝐒𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐏𝐫𝐞-𝐪𝐮𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐢𝐞𝐝 𝐀𝐩𝐩𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐬 will be notified thru E-mail of the schedule of their Interview on or before June 30, 2024.

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𝗠𝗶𝗻𝗱𝗮𝗻𝗮𝗼 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗨𝗻𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗶𝘁𝘆 - 𝗖𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗴𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗠𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗻𝗲 proudly presents its newest doctors in town!

𝘽𝙚𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙙𝙚𝙘𝙡𝙖𝙧𝙚𝙙 𝙖 𝙙𝙤𝙘𝙩𝙤𝙧 𝙞𝙨 𝙢𝙤𝙧𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙣 𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙣𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙖 𝙩𝙞𝙩𝙡𝙚; 𝘪𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘢 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘧𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘱𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘣𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘮𝘪𝘴𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘥𝘦𝘷𝘰𝘵𝘦 𝘰𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘧 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘩𝘶𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘺.✨
The 𝗣𝗵𝘆𝘀𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗻 𝗟𝗶𝗰𝗲𝗻𝘀𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝗘𝘅𝗮𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 was a challenge, a gatekeeper that tested not only one’s knowledge but also one’s perseverance and dedication.
Wearing the white coat now 𝘧𝘦𝘦𝘭𝘴 𝘥𝘪𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘵 — 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝘃𝗶𝗲𝗿 𝘆𝗲𝘁 𝘂𝗽𝗹𝗶𝗳𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗽𝘂𝗿𝗽𝗼𝘀𝗲. As you step forward, may you use your skills to heal, comfort, and improve the lives of those who come your way. Here’s to a lifelong learning and commitment to compassionate care. ⚕️
The 𝗠𝗶𝗻𝗱𝗮𝗻𝗮𝗼 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗨𝗻𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗶𝘁𝘆 – 𝗖𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗴𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗠𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗻𝗲 proudly presents its newest doctors in town! 𝙊𝙣𝙬𝙖𝙧𝙙𝙨 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙬𝙖𝙧𝙙, 𝙎𝙐𝙇𝙏𝘼𝙉𝙎! 🏥🥼🩺
Caption: H. Punguinagina, CIC Caption Editor
Layout: Lucien Guerra, CIC Layout Artist & E. Sabate, SC PIO

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