43 Top-Notch Medical Schools: Visayas, Ph & UK

Some parents and or guardians want their children to study abroad, particularly UK and or the Philippines. Henceforth, the author would like to help you in that regard. Here is the list of top medical schools in the Philippines and in the UK.


Your graduation day is fast approaching in a few months’ time—wow, you did well! You did a great job after or being on the grind every day for studying diligently. You truly deserve a pat on the back, visiting grannies and a relaxing beach or nature vacation with the family afterwards. Cheers to your entire family- parents, siblings, grandparents, relatives, close friends and teachers who inspired you to study harder!

Momentarily by and by, what a more commendable time of the month to preoccupy oneself in exploring a multifold possibility of seeking what definite course of college to take up and what school or university to enroll oneself. Thereafter deliberately discovering and painstaking inspecting or examining profound possibilities, after a prolonged time—you have ultimately decided to take up medicine or medical course. You’re suitably in the right tract in instigating to help the people in medicine, as there are 43 Best Top-Notch Medical Schools in the Visayas, Ph & UK.

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University of Cebu (06-06-2021)” by PaulGorduiz106 is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0. University of Cebu- Medical School, PH

What’s gonna be the succeeding next step? Forthwith you have to explore among the Medical Schools. There are indeed a 13 Best Top-Notch Medical Schools in the Visayas, Philippines to choose from where you want to go to for college and pursue your dreams.

Relatively there are a handful of the school documents that medical schools will require from you upon going thereon and or on enrolment, which you have to photocopy beforehand as this will go in their school files. The original copies will be given back to you straight away. School Admission Requirements vary per university.

People will become affected by a bodily condition from perpetually living an unhealthy lifestyle and from consuming instant unhealthy foods. A multitude of habitually ailing people destitutely need your future advancement for professional clinical medical services. Medical courses and medical services come conveniently handy-dandy all year long.

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Cebu Normal University. Offers the best Nursing Course, PH

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The list below discusses only 10 requirements from medical schools for Filipinos, but a few more for internationals. Philippines particularly Cebu is home to a lot of International students in medicine and to a lot of tourists too for decades as there are a lot of 13 Best Top-Notch Medical Schools in Visayas, Philippines—particularly Cebu and 25 Best Medical Schools in UK, 2023.

10 Requirements of Medical Schools

The following are the requirements of medical schools (original and photocopy with long brown envelope and plastic cover):

  1. Accomplished College Applicant Profile Form with 2 pcs. 2×2 (& 1 x 1) colored pictures with a white background 
  2. Phil Statistics Authority (PSA) or National Statistics Authority (NSO) Issued Birth Certificate
  3. Two Letters of Recommendation from school and professional family friends
  4. Certificate of Good Moral Character from your school
  5. Transcript of Records or SR High Report Card
  6. School Diploma or Certificate of Graduation
  7. At least two (2) Valid IDs
  8. Awards certificates, if any
  9. Admission Test
  10. Admission Basic Interview
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Matias H Aznar Memorial School of Medicine

13 Best Top Notch Medical Schools in the Visayas, Philippines

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Cebu Doctors’ University- College of Medicine, PH
  1. Cebu Doctor’s UniversityCollege of Medicine (CDU). Located in Larrazabal Jr. Avenue, NRA, Mandaue City, Cebu with the main campus at Jones Avenue, Cebu City. Central Visayas, Cebu, was established 50 years ago in 1973 by Dr. Philip Larrazabal, its President. It ranked #8 during the September 2016 PRC Results, won 2 gold Hamis awards for excellence in health services by DOH, ranks 1st among dental schools in Visayas and Mindanao, consistently tops National Optometrist Licensure exam, One of the 5 schools in the Philippines accredited by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists. [country code: +63, Cebu area code: 32, tel. no. 238-8833/420-1000. College Of Medicine (local 8517), cdu-cm@cebudoctorsuniversity.edu or medrecords@cebudoctorsuniversity.edu or Dormitory (local 8610) cdu-dorm@cebudoctorsuniversity.edu]
  2. Cebu Institute of Medicine- Velez College (CIM). Located in Ranudo, F. Ramos St., Cebu City (and another entrance to the Raintree Mall parking area). Central Visayas, Cebu was established 65 years ago in 1957 by Dr. Jacinto M. Velez, Sr. and Epifania M. Velez. In 1987 it was awarded by the Board of Medical education as Level IV—the highest category for medical institution, as one of the three Center of Excellence for Medicine by CHED, and granted an Autonomous Status by CHED in 2001. [Tel. No. (032) 253-3124 or 253-7412. Fax # (032) 255-5456 or 253-9157. admissions@cim.edu.ph]
  3. Cebu Normal UniversityCollege of Medicine (CNU). Jones Avenue/ Osmena Boulevard, Cebu City. Central Visayas, Cebu, a prestigious state university, was established 121 years ago in 1902. CNU, a state university, is designated by the CHED as Center of Excellence in both Nursing and Teacher education. The CNU is certified with International Standards Organization (ISO) 9001: 2015 Quality Management System for Administration. In March 2023, the university was declared a Three (3) Stars Institution by the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Stars Rating System—it implies that CNU is a well-recognized university at the national level and has also attracted international recognition. Marcelo Fernan, former Senate President and Supreme Court Chief Justice, was one of the CNU’s notable alumni. [Email: info@cnu.edu.ph | Telephone Trunk Line: (032) 254-1452 or (032) 254 6814] [cnu.edu.ph/college-of-medicine/ cnuvsmmccm@cnu.edu.ph, +63 998-5893-472]
  4. Matias H. Aznar Memorial or Southwestern UniversityCollege of Medicine (MHAM CM, INC.). Located in R. Duterte Street, Banawa, Cebu City. Central Visayas, Cebu was established in 1947 by Don Matias Hipolito Aznar II and his wife, Anunciacion Barcenilla Aznar. [ADMIN OFC vpadmin@mham.edu.ph +63 (032) 260 1504 loc 204, HRD hr@mham.edu.ph +63 (032) 260 1504 loc 215, VP for Academics vpacadmedicine@mham.edu.ph, Dean’s Ofc. deanmedicine@mham.edu.ph +63 (032) 260 1504 loc 105]
  5. Southwestern UniversitySchool of Medicine (SWU). Urgello Street, Cebu City. Central Visayas Cebu was established in 1946 with founder Don Matias Hipolito C. Aznar II and Anunciacion Barcenilla Aznar. It has many International Students from different countries for many years. And was recognized as the Most Diverse University due to its various nationalities from 34 different countries. [0917-835-2881 or 0942-082-0539, info.swu@phinmaed.com]
  6. University of Cebu- School of Medicine (UC). Quano Ave., Subangdaku, Mandaue Campus, Cebu Central Visayas, with main university at Sanciangko Campus Cebu City, UC Mambaling Campus Cebu, and another at Banilad Campus, Cebu City near the Cebu Country Mall. Attorney Augusto W. Go established the main campus in 1964 as the President. The university offers an immensely cut-rate inexpensive el cheapo tuition fee for all its learners, thanks to the goodwill, benevolent hearts of the owners Attorney Augusto Go and his kindhearted daughter the school Chancellor Candice Go Gotianuy—paving the way for all learners to make their dreams come true in pursuing a college degree. [uccollegeofmed@gmail.com, adminassist.som@uc.edu.ph (032) 232- 1525]
  7. Gullas College of Medicine (GCM). Located along the Gov. Cuenco Avenue, Banilad, Mandaue City, Cebu. Central Visayas, was The Gullas College of Medicine (GCM) opened its doors in 1977, in Banilad, Mandaue City. It was established by the family of Don Vicente Gullas and Lady Josefina R. Gullas  [+63 919-069-4299. info@gcm.edu.ph]. The Gullas College of Medicine houses a multifold of international students as well.
  8. Central Philippine UniversityCollege of Medicine (CPU). Jaro, Iloilo City. The Rockefeller University of Asia, CPU, was established in 1905 thru the benevolent grant of American famous philanthropist John D. Rockefeller. It is the 1st Baptist founded and the 2nd American Protestant University in the Philippines and in Asia (after its sister university the Silliman University) 1901 in Dumaguete. It has been certified as one of the few ISO certified educational institutions in the Philippines by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Has been ranked by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) as one of the Best and Top Asian Global Universities since 2021, 2022 and 2023. Such rankings for the three (3) consecutive years put the university in the 8th place among Philippine Universities included in the said agency’s ranking for 2023. [Medicine Dean’s Office/ Sec. (033) 330-7285 or 0922-691-0246 medicine@cpu.edu.ph. Tel: (033) 3291971 to 72]
  9. Iloilo Doctors’ CollegeCollege of Medicine. Molo, Iloilo City was established in 1972. Its affiliate is the Iloilo Doctors’ College of Medicine. Its President is Dr. Rolando R. Padilla. [bed@idc.edu.ph (033) 336- 9550]
  10. Visayas State University (VSU)-Pangasugan, Baybay City, Leyte was established on June 2, 1924 as the Baybay Agricultural School (BAS). #GoingGlobal: VSU gets “Four (4) stars” in the Regional Ratings for ASEAN universities under the research-oriented university category. Was also awarded the Top 1 Performing State University in the country by AACCUP. Offers Nursing, Doctor of Vet Medicine etc. Leyte 5th District Representative Carl Nicolas C. Cari happily announced last February 8, 2023 the approval at the House Committee level of his proposed legislation that will soonest pave way for the offering of a Doctor of Medicine (MD) program in Visayas State University (VSU) Leyte hopefully this year 2023. [Trunkline: +63 (53) 565-0600 Fax#: +63 (53) 563-7067 information@vsu.edu.ph]
  11. [Silliman University Medical School (SUMS)- Aldecoa Road, Daro, Dumaguete, Philippines was established in 2004. The 1st batch of graduates who took the physician board exams in 2010 all passed, giving the school its 1st 100% Passing Rate. The 2nd graduating class that took the said board exams in 2011 also passed, giving the school another 100% passing rate for its medical students. On the 3rd batch of graduates who took the Physician Licensure Exams in 2012 again it attained a whacking 100% passing rate. Garnering a 3x in three consecutive years a Perfect Passing Percentage—that’s remarkable indeed. Truly notable to be the Best Topnotch Medical School in the Visayas. [Dean Ursus +035 420-1901 loc 599 sums@su.edu.ph]
  12. University of Saint La Salle College of Medicine. Located on La Salle Avenue, Bacolod is a Catholic private university run by the De La Salle brothers was established in 1952, making it the oldest campus outside Manila. The founders were Brother Dennis Ruhland, Brother Hugh Wester and Brother Felix Masson. Its notable alumni are Rafael Alunan III, the former Secretary of the Interior and Local Government, Monsour del Rosario Taekwondo Champion and Makati congressman. [mainline +63 34 434 6100, Chancellor 435-2582, College of Medicine 433-3151, College of Nursing 434-4010]
  13. West Visayas State UniversityCollege of Medicine (WVSU). Luna, La Paz, Iloilo City Western Visayas. It was established in 1975. [(063) (033) 320-0870 to 77, president@wvsu.edu.ph] [College of Medicine Tel. #033 320-0881 / 033 320-0870 loc. 1503
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West Visayas State University- College of Medicine

The Visayas is situated in the central Philippines 71,503 km2 (27,607 sq mi) with Visayan language or Cebuano, and English as a 2nd language especially among the urbanized cities, so international students don’t have a hard time mingling or associating with their co medical students in Cebu City and Davao City as well.

Filipinos are generally kind, helpful, respectful and hardworking. In Luzon and Mindanao, people generally say “po and opo” addressing elder people as “ate or kuya“, or “tita or tito“, or “ma’am or sir” as a sign of respect. In the Visayan region, people respectfully address elders and say “manong or manang“, “ma’am and sir“, or “tiya or tiyo“. Always check the official university websites for the latest enrollment information.

Proverbs 9:10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. In this world, we need to educate ourselves not only to gain merit on worldly knowledge, but above all, we need to aspire to knowledge of our Lord Jesus, for he is coming hastily. Come humbly to our Lord and accept His gift of salvation.

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UV Gulllas College of Medicine, PH

The Visayas is Divided Into 3 Regions

These are the Western Visayas Region, Central Visayas Region, and the Eastern Visayas Region.

Western Visayas (Region VI)

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Southwestern University, PH

Western Visayas consists of the islands of Panay and Guimaras and the western half of Negros. The regional center is Iloilo City. Its provinces are:

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Silliman University Medical School, PH

Central Visayas (Region VII)

Central Visayas includes the islands of Cebu, Siquijor and Bohol and the eastern half of Negros. The regional center is Cebu City. Its provinces are:

Eastern Visayas (Region VIII)

Eastern Visayas comprises the islands of LeyteSamar and Biliran. The regional center is Tacloban City. Its provinces are:

Top 25 Best Medical Schools in UK 2023

For those parents who want to enroll their children abroad, medical schools in the United Kingdom are the best known universities worldwide. Here are 25 of the best medical schools in UK.

TOP # 1University of Cambridge100%
TOP #2University of Oxford100%
TOP #3University of Glasgow98%
TOP #4The University of Edinburg98%
TOP #5University of Bristol98%
TOP #6Imperial College London98%
TOP #7University of Leicester97%
TOP #8University of Dundee97%
TOP #9University of St. Andrews97%
TOP #10Queen’s University Belfast97%
TOP #11University of Exeter97%
TOP #12University of East Anglia UEA97%
TOP #13University College London (UCL)97%
TOP #14Swansea University 97%
TOP #15University of Manchester97%
TOP #16Queen Mary University of London97%
TOP #17Cardiff University 97%
TOP #18King’s College London, University of96%
TOP #19Newcastle University 96%
TOP #20University of Aberdeen96%
TOP #21Lancaster University96%
TOP #22Hull- York96%
TOP #23Keele University 96%
TOP #24University of Liverpool96%
TOP #25University of Sheffield96%
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