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Palace bares SUCs with tuition-


free med schools in 2017-2018
Published June 15, 2017 4:57pm
Updated June 15, 2017 5:12pm
By ROSE-AN JESSICA DIOQUINO, GMA News

Medical schools in eight state universities and colleges in the country will offer
tuition-free education in the academic year 2017 to 2018, Malacanang
announced on Thursday.

In a press briefing, Presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella identified the


following SUCs that will offer the said cash grants to students under the
Doctor of Medicine program:

University of Northern Philippines


Mariano State University
Cagayan State University
Bicol University
Western Visayas State University
University of the Philippines-Leyte
Mindanao State University
University of the Philippines-Manila.

The said financial assistance is intended for new and continuing medical
students who will be enrolling for academic year 2017 to 2018, Abella said.

The cash grants program will be funded through P317.1 million built-in
appropriations for the selected SUCs, with each getting P39 million for the
cash grants.

A joint memorandum circular, signed between the Commission on Higher


Education and the Department of Budget and Management, said the
assistance program will give a student-grantee one hundred percent tuition
fee subsidy.

To qualify for the program, a student must:

pass the admission requirements of the SUC,


be enrolled in the authorized Doctor of Medicine program of the select
SUCs,
maintain a general weighted average of at least a passing grade, and
carry a regular academic load and complete a degree within the period
allowed by the university.

Applicants must submit an accomplished form directly to the SUC concerned,


together with required documents, including a duly-certified copy of grades for
the latest semester or term attended.

While the implementing guidelines do not mention an applicants' capacity to


pay, applicants must also submit the latest Income Tax Return (ITR) of their
parents or guardians.

According to CHED Commissioner Prospero Popoy de Vera III, student-


grantees will have to render a one-year return service to the Philippines for
every year of cash grant he or she receives.

The said commitmentalready carried out for all medical and other health-
related courses in UPmay be carried out by serving as doctors in
government or private hospitals, local government health facilities, or as
doctors to the barrios. NB, GMA News

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CHED: Medical Students in SUCs also get
FREE Tuition
By
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June 13, 2017

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Ever wanted to become a doctor but financial constraints hold you to fulfill your
dreams? Well, heres good news for all medical student aspirants.

Aside from the scholarships given by the Department of Health (DOH) to deserving
medical students, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has also recently said
that medical students can also get FREE tuition when enrolled in state universities and
colleges.

READ: CHED FREE Tuition Program 2017: Qualifications, Application Process,


Requirements, Benefits and Coverage

Doctors of Medicine students in the State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) can now
avail and enjoy full tuition subsidy through the Cash Grants to Medical Students
enrolled in State Universities and Colleges (CGMS-SUCs) program of the Duterte
administration, the joint memorandum circular of CHED and Department of Budget and
Management (DBM) stated.

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The joint memorandum circular said that the qualified student-grantees shall be entitled
to receive one hundred percent (100%) tuition subsidy on the actual tuition of their
respective SUCs. The said program will be implemented this year, according to CHED
Commissioner Spokesperson Prospero de Vera.

The program will cover both new and continuing Filipino medical students who will
enroll for the Academic Year 2017-2018 in the following eight (8) identified SUCs:

1. University of Northern Philippines


2. Mariano Marcos State University
3. Cagayan State University
4. Bicol University
5. West Visayas State University
6. University of the Philippines Leyte
7. Mindanao State University
8. University of the Philippines Manila
De Vera said that this initiative of the government is in response to the continuing lack
of the country caused by the high cost of medical education, overseas migration and
brain drain.

To qualify for the CGMS-SUCs, a student must satisfy the following requirements:

1. Pass the admission requirements of the SUCs;


2. Enroll in authorized Doctor of Medicine programs of SUCs;
3. Maintain a General Weighted Average (GWA) of at least a passing grade; and,
4. Carry a regular academic load and complete the degree within the period allowed in the university.
As a payback and part of their public service responsibility, grantees shall render a one-
year return service in the Philippines for every year of cash grant received. They can
serve as doctors in the government or private hospitals, local government health
facilities, or become doctors-to-the-barrios (DTTB).
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DOH to provide medical scholarships for
aspiring doctors for SY 2017-2018
By

JBM

March 8, 2017

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The Department of Health (DOH) will be providing medical scholarships to aspiring


doctors for school year 2017-2018, Dr. Elvira Dayrit, Director of the Health Human
Resource Development Bureau (HHRDB), said in a letter.

The DOH Medical Scholarship Program will be given to deserving medical students
who are willing to be deployed to far flung, disadvantaged and underserved areas after
passing the board examination. The integrated approach aims to address the
inequitable access to quality healthcare services prioritizing the depressed, hard to
reach communities, and marginalized and vulnerable population of the country.
According to Dr. Dayrit, the HHRDB is currently coordinating with the possible partner
state universities and colleges on the admission process of qualified scholars to the
DOH Medical Scholarship Program based on the established criteria of both the DOH
and the partner institution.

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Interested applicants may go to the DOH partner schools (listed below) to apply and
undergo the screening and selection process of the chosen school. Only those accepted
by the partner schools shall be considered for final screening and evaluation by the
DOH Scholarship Screening and Selective Committee based on the established criteria
and process.

The HHRDB said it is still finalizing the guidelines and mechanisms for the DOH Medical
Scholarsip Program.

LIST: Partner Schools for the DOH Medical Scholarship Program SY 2017-2018

As of posting, six state universities have been prospected to partner with the DOH
Medical Scholarship Program, the same schools which also participated in the Pinoy MD
scholarship program before. These are:

1. University of the Philippines Ermita, Manila


2. Pamantassan ng Lungsod ng Maynila Intramuros, Manila
3. Cagayan State University Carig Sur, Tuguegarao City
4. West Visayas State University Lapaz, Iloilo City
5. University of the Philippines, School of Health Sciences Palo, Leyte
6. Mindanao State University Pala-o, Iligan City
For concerns, interested applicants may call DOH hotlines (02) 651-7800 local 4227
and (02) 743-1776.

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updates on the DOH Medical Scholarship Program SY 2017-2018
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2017-2018/

good day po...there are requirements that need to be accomplished until Oct. 2017...could an
applicant still be accepted next school year?
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For concerns, interested applicants may call DOH hotlines (02) 651-7800 local 4227 and (02) 743-
1776.

LIST: Medical State Universities and


Colleges (SUCs) with FREE tuition for AY
2017-2018
By
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June 15, 2017

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Medical students will also enjoy the FREE tuition program of the government this
upcoming school year.
According to the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), all medical students, both
incoming freshmen and those who are already enrolled in the eight (8) state
universities colleges and universities, will enjoy free tuition fee for Academic Year (A.Y.)
2017-2018.

The full tuition subsidy will be under the governments program called Cash Grants to
Medical Students enrolled in State Universities and Colleges (CGMS-SUCs) which
entitles a student of a one hundred percent (100%) tuition subsidy on the actual tuition
of their respective SUCs.

The eight (8) identified SUCs with FREE tuition fee program for AY 2017-2018 will be
the following:

1. University of Northern Philippines


2. Mariano Marcos State University
3. Cagayan State University
4. Bicol University
5. West Visayas State University
6. University of the Philippines Leyte
7. Mindanao State University
8. University of the Philippines Manila
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Read CHED: Medical Students in SUCs also get FREE Tuition.

Other fees, such as miscellaneous fees, laboratory fees, etc., will be shouldered by the
student.

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Medical students to get free tuition
CHED
By Janvic Mateo (The Philippine Star) | Updated June 15, 2017 - 12:00am

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MANILA, Philippines - Medical students in eight state universities and colleges (SUCs) will receive a full tuition
subsidy this school year, an official of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) said yesterday.

CHED commissioner J. Prospero de Vera said eight SUCs offering Doctor of Medicine programs will receive a
total of P317.1 million to cover the tuition of its new and continuing students.

Covered by the program are medical students enrolled in University of Northern Philippines, Mariano Marcos
State University, Cagayan State University, Bicol University, West Visayas State University, Mindanao State
University, University of the Philippines (UP) in Manila, and the UP School of Health Sciences in Palo, Leyte.

The program is separate from the P8-billion free tuition program for undergraduate students in 114 SUCs
nationwide.

This initiative is a response to the continuing lack of doctors in the country caused by the high cost of medical
education, overseas migration, and brain drain, De Vera said.

The Duterte administration wants to solve this problem by subsidizing the tuition of medical students and
facilitating their residency and practice in the different parts of the country, he added.

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To qualify in the program, medical students must pass the admission requirements of the SUC, maintain a
general weighted grade of at least a passing grade determined by the university, carry a regular academic load
and complete the degree within the period allowed in the university.

Beneficiaries of the program will be required to render one year of return service in the Philippines for every
year of cash grant received.

They can serve as doctors in government or private hospitals, local government health facilities or become
doctors to the barrios.

De Vera said the return- service system is already in place for all medical and other health-related courses in
UP.

It is designed to ensure that students stay and serve in the country after graduation in exchange for the public
subsidy given for their education, he added.

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Free tuition in state medical
schools
June 15, 2017

Written by EMontano

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MEDICAL schools in eight state universities and colleges in the country will offer tuition-free
education in the academic year 2017 to 2018

In his regular press briefing yesterday, Presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella said the SUCs will
offer the said cash grant to students under the Doctor of Medicine program:

These include the University of Northern Philippines, Mariano Marcos State University,Cagayan
State University,Bicol University,Western Visayas State University, University of the Philippines-
Leyte, Mindanao State University and University of the Philippines-Manila.

The financial assistance is intended for new and continuing medical students who will be enrolling
for academic year 2017 to 2018, Abella said.

The cash grants program will be funded through P317.1 million built-in appropriations for the
selected SUCs, with each getting P39 million for the cash grants.

A joint memorandum circular, signed between the Commission on Higher Education and the
Department of Budget and Management, said the assistance program will give a student-grantee
one hundred percent tuition fee subsidy.

To qualify for the program, a student must: pass the admission requirements of the SUC, be enrolled
in the authorized Doctor of Medicine program of the select SUCs, maintain a general weighted
average of at least a passing grade, and carry a regular academic load and complete a degree
within the period allowed by the university.

According to CHED Commissioner Prospero Popoy de Vera III, student-grantees will have to
render a one-year return service to the Philippines for every year of cash grant he or she receives.

The commitmentalready carried out for all medical and other health-related courses in UPmay
be carried out by serving as doctors in government or private hospitals, local government health
facilities, or as doctors to the barrios, he said.
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Who wants to be a Filipino Doctor? FAQs on Top 20 Philippine


Medical Schools Tuition Fees

Do you have what it takes?

Did you always have that dream of being in a white gown, with stethoscope draped on your neck while you attend to
some patient in your clinic?

Or have you tried imagining yourself in an emergency room in action, armed with your skills in surgery, and
knowledge in the human anatomy?
Or do you believe and insist that your calling is to save lives?

Well, whatever your reasons are, dont just draw images in your head, strive to make them real. All you need is a little
push on your academics, a financial strategy to survey through your expenses, a lot of patience in applying for
scholarships, a bucketful of faith, determination, passion and knowledge.

They often say that it doesnt matter on what University you go to, so as long as you study your way up. But, if you
would try to consider your chances, and the opportunity for a greater learning, then why not invest in one of the top
schools available for you, so as long as you think it fits your needs, and you could find ways to fit into the demands of
your chosen University, then why not grab the chance?
Listed below are the Top 20 Medical Schools, ranked using the performance score of each respected schools
during the August 2014, Physicians Licensure Examination of the Philippine Regulatory Commission.

Majority of the students who would want to take up medicine would immediately scroll down a FAQ page of a Medical
school to check the Tuition fee, so lets make your lives easier by showing you the approximate fees you have to pay
for these schools.
Disclaimer: The Top 20 Medical Schools in the Philippines based on the August 2014 Physicians Licensure
Examination of the Philippine Regulatory Commission (PRC) and their prevailing tuition fee. The sources of such
values are from the Universities respective websites, pinoymd forum and interviews from their students. Most of the
values are updated as of 2014, except for Davao Medical School foundation and Cebu Institute of Medicine which are
2012 data.
Tuition Fees Updates may vary with the present rate.
UPDATE:

This post became suddenly viral. And few of my readers/students in the Universities corrected some of the
information above. I apologize for some mistakes, but these are rough estimates and some medical school do not
really give information when ask by phone. I only do this because I want to help out those who wanted to be a
doctor.

From Kim (2nd Year Medical Student): University of East Ramon Magsaysay: Tuition fee is not 85K++ but Php
125,000-135,000.
From Thomas: University of Santo Thomas
UST Tuition
123k/semester for 1st year
121k/semester for 2nd year
120k/semester for 3rd year
200k/school year for 4th year
From Kathleen: Cebu Doctors University, its around 60,000-70,000.
From Noel: Angeles University MacArthur Highway, Angeles City, Tuition fee is around Php 90,000++
From Erick James: Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila
1st year 3rd year: 75,000++
4th year: 140,000++
From Miel: Ateneo School of Medicine: 127,000-132,000 ++
From Beth: Davao Medical School Foundation: 97,000++
From Jasmine: Cebu Institute of Medicine: 100,000++
If you have further updates, please be kind enough to email me at docpinky@myfinancemd.com
I am doing this to help others who dream to become one of us. Help me to help them. Thank you
colleagues!

Part 2 of this post will tell you the steps on how to apply and be accepted in a medical school. So watch out next
week.

Happy Thinking!
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save up to make your dream for your child a reality. Read on:

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Sources:

The sources of such values are from the Universities respective websites, pinoymd forum and interviews from their
students. Most of the values are updated as of 2014, except for Davao Medical School foundation and Cebu Institute
of Medicine which are 2012 data.
I do not claim all figures above at exactly accurate, but all are rough estimates.