Our Lady of Fatima University (OLFU)
The year 1967, marked the auspicious beginnings of what is to become a premier educational institution in the country particularly in the field of medicine, nursing, and paramedical courses. It all started when Jose C. Olivares, a chemistry professor by vocation but with strong entrepreneurial spirit, and his son-in-law, Dr. Vicente M. Santos, an obstetrician, founded the Our Lady of Fatima Hospital in 1967. It soon became the primary provider of medical services to the residents of Valenzuela and its neighboring towns. With a vision of creating medical complex that will be a training center for competent health care providers, Mr. Olivares created the Fatima Medical Science Foundation Inc., and initially established the Our Lady of Fatima College of Nursing in 1973.
Fatima Medical Centre and Virtual Laboratories (University of Perpetual Help)
At the heart of the College of Medicine lies the Fatima Medical Center which is a 200-bed hospital within the university campus. The Center is an institutional partner that serves as a teaching tertiary hospital fully equipped to give students hands on experience and exposure. It is furnished with sophisticated and cutting-edge medical, diagnostic and surgical equipment. It also houses a first class emergency room, intensive care unit, with centralized monitors, physical rehabilitation clinic, pulmonary laboratory, ophthalmology clinic and ENT clinic.
Our Lady of Fatima University creates a “hands on classroom” providing students with extensive patient care experience. An edge that could reap benefits for aspiring medical practitioners. Equipped with cutting-edge training manikins and simulators, Our Lady of Fatima University provides students excellent exposure to medical procedures giving them a competitive advantage.
Here is what a famous publications said about Fatima College of Medicine.
“For Indian students, completing their senior secondary examination with 50 per cent marks is the only eligibility criteria. In Philippines, MBBS is called the MD Programme (Doctor of medicine). Indian students who want to pursue MBBS course have to get admission for a pre-medical course first (duration of this course is 14 months), and on completion of the same, they can enroll in the medical degree. The total duration of this MBBS course is 5 years to 5 ½ year for students who have cleared Class XII with physics, chemistry, biology. The first 12 to 16 months is called the Bachelor of Science programme and focuses on building foundation for a strong medical education. This course mainly covers biology, medicinal technology, nursing, pharmacy, physiotherapy, and psychology. After the completion of this course, students can enroll in University in the Philippines.The next 4 years is the core medicine and clinical rotation. There are no entrance exams to join medical universities in the Philippines. But a few universities require students to pass National Medical Admission Test (NMAT), which consists of two parts. Part -I covers Verbal, Reasoning, Quantitative and Part-II covers Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. One of the best universities for MBBS admission in Philippines is Our Lady Fatima University which is listed in WHO, ECFSMG and MCI. You can also practice in India after registration.”