What is Medicine?

What is a course in medicine? This is a program of study that is appropriate for students seeking a medical or medical research degree. It covers various subjects in depth, including anatomy and physiology, medicinal drugs and interactions, and chemistry. Many times, medicine programs require courses in psychology and statistics as well. Courses may include scientific writing and research as well as practicums, internships, or even a thesis. The inclusion of these items depends on various factors, such as the level of the program.

A course in medicine will give a student the knowledge he or she needs to pursue higher degrees in many medical fields, such as anesthesiology, pharmacology, and general medicine or research. This opens the doors to many employment opportunities and locally and internationally.

Philosophy of the University of Perpetual Help - Medicine and Health Sciences

  The aim of the University is to engage in the delivery of the total spectrum of health care and the production of providers of health care, the contribution to national health planning and program implementation, thereby, helping promote development by improving national health to ultimately attain the best quality of life form every Filipino. The guiding philosophy of these institutions shall be embodied in the following statements:

  • The integration of health education facilities and health care. The educational program is more effective and efficient to accomplish the above objective.

  • The development of the student's total human personality as well as faculties in addition to the development of their clinical skills.

  • The subscription to the leader type of education with the idea that each level completed will have a specific function to perform in the total spectrum of health care delivery.

  • The encouragement and the provision of training opportunities for the progressive development of the skill and knowledge of the health and non-health workers as well as the academic academic and non-academic staff from the lowest to the highest rank.

  • The "satellite" concept of extending health care and health education to cover a wider area of the country will be followed as far as the capabilities of this institution can allow in order helping solve the problem of lack of health care facilities and manpower in remote of this institution.

Embark on a transformative journey towards a rewarding medical career at the University of Perpetual Help - Dr. Jose G. Tamayo Medical University!

UPH-DJGTMU stands out by offering a curriculum designed to shape compassionate and competent physicians. With access to our very own Perpetual Help Medical Center - Biñan, our students benefit from a perfect training ground where they can apply their knowledge in a supportive and dynamic environment.

Experience hands-on clinical rotations, mentorship from esteemed medical professionals, and state-of-the-art facilities and equipment. Join us as we equip you with the skills, knowledge, and empathy to make a lasting impact in the field of medicine.

Mission and Vision

  The overall mission of the College is to develop physicians who are experts in human biology, properly endowed with values oriented to the optimum care of the patient.

  The Perpetualite Physician is well trained to assume the role of a primary care physician but with facility for undergoing post - graduate training in special disciplines including Public Health, Laboratory Sciences and Research.

  The Graduate of the College of Medicine, above all, equips her/himself with proper tenets of medical ethical practice. She/he does not discriminate his/her patients for reasons of social status, creed of religion and race ethnicity.


  The aim of the University of Perpetual Help - Dr. Jose G. Tamayo Medical University College of Medicine is to engage in the delivery of the total spectrum of health care and the production of health providers as a contribution to the national development. This will ultimately help attain the best quality of life for every Filipino.

General Objectives of the College of Medicine 

  1. Formation of an adequately trained physician with a value system oriented to the care of the patient.

  2. Formation of a complete physician, expert in human biology and a scholar endowed with facility for undergoing post-graduate training and research, possessing appropriate and adequate skills, knowledge and attitude in administration and teaching.

  3. Formation of a physician who is properly oriented with the problems of the community characteristic of the Filipino society.

  4. Formation of a physician endowed with the proper tenets of medical ethical practices (relationship with Christian values and principles).


Program Outcomes


Operational Definition of Program Outcomes

Demonstrate Clinical Competence


Competently manage clinical conditions of all patients in various settings

Communicate effectively


Convey information, in written and oral formats, across all types of audiences, venues and media in a manner that can be easily understood

Lead and manage health care teams


Initiate planning, organizing, implementation and evaluation of programs and health facilities. Provide clear direction. Inspiration and motivation to the healthcare team/community

Engage in research activities


Utilize current research evidence in decision making as practitioner, educator or researcher. Participate in research activities.

Collaborate with Inter professional teams


Effectively work in teams in managing patients, institutions, projects and similar situations

Utilize system based approach to health care


Utilize systems-based approach in actual delivery of care Network with relevant partners in solving general health problems

Engage in continuing personal and professional development

Update oneself through a variety of avenues for personal and professional growth to ensure quality healthcare and patient safety

Adherence to ethical, professional and legal standards


Adhere to national and international codes of conduct and legal standards that govern the profession

Demonstrate nationalism, internationalism and dedication to service


Demonstrate love for one’s national heritage, respect for other cultures and commitment to service

Practice the principles of social accountability


Adhere to the principles of relevance, equity, quality and cost effectiveness in the delivery of healthcare to patients, families and communities