UC School of Medicine

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University of Cebu School of Medicine aims to become a leading medical academic institution that transforms lives and provides society with medical professionals who are driven to excel and serve.


UCSM is committed to develop exemplary physicians with a medical education of exceptional quality who practice patient centered healthcare; responsive to the needs of the community through compassionate service; engaged in discovering new information through research; adheres to professional and ethical practice with social accountability; attain the habits of lifelong learning and be leaders in advancing medicine, health and well-being.

  1. Provide students with the medical knowledge, clinical skills and professional attitude to make them clinically competent as health care provider.
  2. Inculcate in the students the communication skill for a dynamic exchange between a doctor and a patient.
  3. Provide the students with knowledge of scientific research and the analytic skills to elucidate and relate research findings to patient care.
  4. Provide the students with the skills to work with individuals of other professions to maintain a climate of mutual respect, shared values and utilize systems based approach to health care.
  5. Develop in the students’ capability to be an integral participation in decision-making in the operation of health care system.
  6. Develop in the students’ habits and attributes that will enable them to engage in lifelong pursuit of mastering their domain of expertise and practice social accountability.
  7. Develop in the students a commitment to carry out professional responsibilities, adherence to ethical principles and sensitivity to a diverse patient population and love one’s national heritage.


Driven to Excel. Driven to serve.

Core Values

“To adhere to ethical and moral principles.”

“To serve human beings with empathy.”

“To be honest, trustworthy and reliable medical professionals.”

Responsible Leadership
“To be leaders in chosen field of expertise in the service of the community.”

“To be outstanding and exemplary at whatever we choose to do.”