Applying for UP College of Medicine

Assalamu Alaykum! (Peace be upon you all!)

UP College of Medicine Applications PGH UPWe are already half-way through the school year and as expected, the new sets of applications for the next batch of martyr amazing medical students who will sacrifice their social lives really enjoy learning the wonderful world of medicine is here! Actually I am already way too late for this, but nah, what’s new? So to help those who are planning to apply in the most prestigious college of medicine in the country (UPCM of course!) here is a complete list of what you need to accomplish before the deadline!

For those applying for academic year 2015-2016, COMPLETE YOUR APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS ALREADY! The deadline is already on FEBRUARY 4, 2015!

Here are the requirements:

For Lateral entrants/Regular applicants for LU3 (Medicine Proper), i.e. those who finished their Baccalaureate Degree or about to graduate this school year (2014-2015):

SUBMIT AL THESE DOCUMENTS IN A LONG BROWN ENVELOPE with your PRINTED NAME WRITTEN IN PENCIL ONLY!

1.       Fully accomplished UPCM Application Form
a.       Available at the Admissions Office (Calderon Hall)
b.      You have to pay a fee of P1,500 before getting the application form. The fee is NON-REFUNDABLE :(
c.       For those coming from Zamboanga, Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi, you can PM in my FB page for some assistance, if needed.
UP College of Medicine Application Form
A sample of the UPCM Application form
2.       A certified true copy of NSO Birth Certificate (Original and photocopy)
3.       True Copy of Income Tax returns (ITR) of both parents if available
4.       Original plus a photocopy of your NMAT result taken in last 2 years (April 2013-December 2014).
a.       If you don’t have a copy of your results yet, request a copy from CEM, Inc and just inform the secretary in the admissions office that you will submit it later on (“to follow”).
b.      An NMAT Score of not lower than 90 percentile is required to be eligible for application.
5.       True copy of Transcript of Records (TOR) or Certified True copy of Grades for at least the 3 and a half years of your BS/AB program.
6.       Four copies of 2x2 pictures. Formal, white background and signed by the applicant (on the front), do not staple/glue them in your application forms.
7.       An updated certificate of Immunization (especially Hepa B) is also required. Having the first dose of HepB Vaccine is allowed provided that the student will ensure that he/she will complete the immunization later on.
8.       A signed copy of the Return Service Agreement (RSA) for all regular applicants. This must be signed by both parents, with witnesses and also notarized, so I advise that you finish this first as soon as possible especially if your parents are in the provinces.
9.       For Regionalization Program (RP) Applicants:
a.       A photocopy of all the requirements submitted to the Community Liaison Officer (CLO) of their respective Region (you will be informed to whom you will send the additional documents)
b.      A signed Acceptance to Serve and Assumption of Liability (ASAL) Agreement instead of the RSA. More on this later.
c.       A fully accomplished Reply Slip (included in the RP Primer, downloadable copy provided below)


For those applying in the REGIONALIZATION PROGRAM (RP), there will be a slight difference in the application process. Aside from all those mentioned above that you have to submit to the admissions office, you also have to submit these documents to your respective CLO:

1.        A fully completed Regionalization Program (RP) Application form. It is basically the same and provided together with the regular application form; no additional fees to pay.
2.       A certified Photocopy of NSO Birth Certificate
3.       A proof of Residency in the community by submitting the following:
a.       Barangay Certification
b.      ITR of Parents
c.       Certificate of Membership of Indigenous People
4.       RP Form # 3 (to be provided by the Admissions Office)
5.       True copies of ITR of both parents for the LAST THREE (3) YEARS.
6.       Voter’s/Comelec ID of parent(s) and Applicants (Clear photocopy)
7.       A Letter of Intention addressed to the RPC Chair (Dr. Abdel Jeffri Abdulla) to be considered under the RP. (download the pdf copy of the RP Primer for more info about this).

ALL THESE DOCUMENTS MUST BE SUBMITTED IN A LONG BROWN ENVELOPE WITH YOUR NAME PRINTED AT THE BACK.

Downloadable copies:

For any other concerns regarding the application form, kindly visit the UPCM website or contact the Admissions Office:
ADMISSIONS COMMITTEE
UP College of Medicine
547 Pedro Gil St., Ermita, Manila
Telefax: 536-1368 you may visit our website

GOOD LUCK TO ALL THE ASPIRING APPLICANTS OF UPCM! BE PART OF THE GROWING COMMUNITY OF PHYSICIANS DEDICATED TO LEADERSHIP AND EXCELLENCE IN PROVIDING HEALTH SERVICES DIRECTED TO THE UNDER-SERVED!

 See you in there! ^_^
Salam Kasilasa!



-Anakiluh

Comments

  1. Good evening po! Just wanna ask, is it a must that you have passed the UPCAT before you could enter the UP College of Medicine?

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    1. Good evening din!
      The answer is YES and NO. haha.

      YES if you are planning to enter UPCM as a DIRECT ENTRANT (or LU1 Intarmed, direct from high school). And NO if you are planning to apply as a LATERAL ENTRANT (after 4 or 5 yrs BS/AB course).

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    2. Thank you po! Do u think I have a chance to be accepted even though i'm a non-UP grad? huhu

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    3. Hey Michelle!
      I hope I am not that late yet in replying to your comment.

      OF COURSE YOU HAVE!!! Did I fail to mention that I was a NON-UP GRADUATE? I finished my undergrad (BS Zoology) in Mindanao State University-Main :) Contrary to what most think, being a nonUP-graduate does not mean you cannot enter UPCM. Just do your best and prove to them that you are worth the shot! :D

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  2. Hello! I hope you could help me. I'm a bit confused with the RSA. Where can I get a copy of the form or reply slip? Should it really be notarized because it is not mentioned in the application brochure?

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    1. Visit the Admissions office in Calderon Hall at UPCM. They have dozens of copies. Yes it should be notarized if you are already accepted.

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  3. Where can we contact the CLO? Thank you

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    1. You can visit the Admissions office at Calderon Hall in UPCM. Ask about the RP and the CLOs per region They usually provide the applicants with the contact number of the respective CLOs per region.

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  4. Hi! I would like to know the minimum GWA for acceptance. If there is, what is it? Thank you :)

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    1. I am actually not sure about this. The last I heard was 1.75 (at least cum laude). I will update this if I get the right info

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  5. Hello po:)
    I am currently a BSED fourth year student po. Gusto ko po sana mag enroll after my graduation. Can you recommend an undergrad course po for me prior a UPCM course? I mean, I think may nabasa po akong BS Basic Med.
    Sorry po sa abala. Wala pong mapagtanungan eh. Thank you po :)

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    1. Hello Rey! Sorry for the late reply :)
      May BS ka na and that is actually enough, iinquire mo nalang siguro ano mga kulang mong units. May mga kaklase ako na BS Management and they didn't have to enrol to another undergrad course. BS Basic Medicine is a technical term used for the INTARMED Direct Entrant students i.e. those who got the highest 100 score in UPCAT and the 40 highest students who were accepted and enrolled directly to medschool .

      NP. Feel free to email me at anakiluhmd@gmail.com anytime

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    2. Hello :) I just wanna ask kung anong ginawa nung classmate mo na yung major niya si BS Management to get in to a med school. I mean, did he/she take additional courses (such as nat sci and chemistry)? If so, how? I really need to know kasi i didn't take any medical-related subjects and now i don't know what should i do to earn credits. Thank you in advance! :)

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    3. Hello Audrey.
      I honestly don't remember what she did. The best you could is ask the admissions committee at UPCM :) they can answer your questions better than I can.

      Salam!

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  6. Hi! I'm just wondering if there are any required subjects to take to be accepted? If yes, what are those subjects and the minimum units? Thank you very much!

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    1. Salam! (Peace)
      Sorry for the late reply. I know there are a number of required units for basic sciences like Chemistry, Biology and Physics. You can inquire directly to the UPCM Admissions through their email:

      upm-cm-dean@up.edu.ph or through their faccebook: https://www.facebook.com/upmedicine/

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