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St. Luke's University School of Medicine

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St. Luke's College of Medicine - William H. Quasha Memorial (SLCM-WHQM) is one of the 34 medical schools in the Philippines. Established in 1994 as the medical school of the St. Luke's Medical Center (est. 1903), it offers a 5-year curriculum leading to the degree of Doctor of Medicine (MD), assuring a one-year internship program at the Medical Center. SLCM-WHQM is duly accredited by the Commission on Higher Education.

SLCM-WHQM consists of Basic and Clinical Departments with a full complement of faculty and staff. As of SY 2007-2008, there are 308 students enrolled from first to fifth year.

The 14-storey College of Medicine building, completed in June 1997, has air-conditioned classrooms and conference/lecture halls with audio-visual devices. The College has 5 basic science laboratories, a Skills-Training Laboratory, Behavioral Science Laboratory and a mock Operating Room. The Library has been designed to nurture a person's inclination to learn as comfortable as possible. It has a computer section complete with internet facilities aside from the WiFi access available in the Library. At the Penthouse is an Auditorium which serves as a venue for large student and faculty conferences and activities of the College as well as events of the Medical Center. Three elevators ease access to all floor levels.

SLCM follows the integrated basic and clinical sciences curriculum spread over a 5-year course. Medical Clerkship and Internship programs are provided at the St. Luke's Medical Center with affiliations in local specialty hospitals to expose students to a wide variety of patients, and clinical facilities. In the Community Medicine program, students have the opportunity to rotate in various identified Community Medicine centers in our vicinity.

St  Luke's Medical Center (SLMC) is the base hospital for the College. SLMC is the first hospital in the Philippines and second in Asia that is accredited by the Joint Commission for International Accreditation (JCIA), the foreign arm for the USA's Joint Commission for Accreditation of Hospital Organizations (JCAHO). The St. Luke's Medical Center is an international affiliate of the New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University and the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, all in the USA.

St. Luke's College of Medicine and the St. Luke's Medical Center have been host to several medical students from the University of Hawaii and the University of Alberta in Canada who opted to have their electives rotation with the College and the Medical Center.

SLCM has an active Faculty Development Program which includes sponsorship of faculty members to scholarships in relevant graduate studies of their choice. Student and faculty research, in close collaboration with the Research and Biotechnology Division of SLMC, is encouraged and fostered through generous funding assistance. Grants for Professorial Chairs are also available to the Faculty.

St. Luke's College of Medicine - WHQM is located at Cathedral Heights along Sta. Ignaciana St, which crosses E. Rodriquez Ave. in Quezon City just behind St. Luke's Medical Center. The College can be accessed through three main routes, namely, through St. Luke's Medical Center, through Trinity University, or by way of Sct. Reyes St. in the Roxas/Roces district coming from the Quezon Ave. area.

International Clinical Observership
Medical students from schools outside of the Philippines who are interested to do clinical observership may do so in St. Luke's College of Medicine- William H. Quasha Memorial (SLCM-WHQM).

MS Molecular Medicine Program
Together with the Research and Biotechnology Division of St. Luke's Medical Center, St. Luke's College of Medicine offers the MS in Molecular Medicine program.

Curriculum

The St. Luke's curriculum integrates the basic and the clinical sciences throughout the years of medical school. It's features include:

1. Streamlined content and optimized course sequence to address the vast amount of medical information currently available.
2. The alignment of course hours assigned to certain subjects so that common areas selected for integration were combined.
3. Delineation of terminal competencies for each year level.
4. A broad base of knowledge and skills requisite for the practice of medicine regardless of the graduate's plans for specialization.
5. Early exposure to clinical scenarios in the classroom and at St. Luke's Medical Center.
6. Strengthening of doctor-patient communication and clinical skills instruction.
7. Teaching-learning strategies and educational innovations to enhance the students' critical thinking and analysis of clinical cases.

 Information received by St. Lukes College of Medicine website.

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