St. Luke's College of Medicine

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St. Luke's College of Medicine - William H. Quasha Memorial (SLCM-WHQM) is one of the 33 medical schools in the Philippines. It was established in 1994 as the medical school of the St. Luke's Medical Center. It currently 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 Department of Education's Commission on Higher Education.

SLCM-WHQM has 8 Basic and 12 Clinical Departments with a full complement of faculty and staff. As of SY 2006-2007, there are 432 students enrolled from first to fifth year.

The 14-storey College of Medicine building was completed in June 1997. The College has 4 basic science laboratories, a well-equipped library with computer and internet facilities.

The Dept of Anatomy and the Dept of Pathology (inclusive of Microbiology, Parasitology and Clinical Pathology) laboratories have TV monitors hooked to the Professor's binocular microscope for real time viewing of what the Professor is referring to on the slide. The different departments and units are cable-ready for the SLCM website and the webmail. Other facilities are a Prayer Room, College Clinic, Food Court, aero-workout gym with trainers, dormitories for clerks, interns and residents, the Atty William H. Quasha Memorial Museum, and a carpark for about 220 vehicles with a valet driver who may be allowed to park cars with valid SLCM stickers. Three elevators ease access to all floor levels.

SLCM has a curriculum spread over a 5 years. 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. The Community Medicine program includes Preventive Medicine, Obstetrics, Pediatrics, Surgery, Ophthalmology, and Internal Medicine. The students have the opportunity to rotate to various identified Community Medicine centers in our vicinity.There are institutions that are jointly supervised by the College and the Medical Center in Sto. Tomas, Batangas; and Cabiao, Nueva Ecija; in coordination with their respective local Municipal Health Officer and the local government unit.