Manila Central University, located at the heart of Metro Manila, is a pillar in health science and professional programs in the Philippines. MCU began as a private review class for pharmacy board examination aspirants in 1904 and has since contributed to the overall development of individuals. MCU is committed to do its share in improving the lives of people. It constantly raises its standards and improves its facilities to enable its graduates to meet the challenges and opportunities in the Philippines and around the world.
For over a hundred years, MCU developed into one of the leading health science education and health service institutions in the country. The MCU College of Medicine, established in 1947, then as now is dedicated to create competent and morally upright physicians who are equipped with proper understanding of essential habits, attitude and professional ethics. It is committed to prepare future physicians who have vital knowledge and skills in medical practice, research and postgraduate studies. Today, the MCU College of Medicine has thousands of graduates in the medical profession, academe and community service in the Philippines and around the world. Among the country’s top medical practitioners and educators with complete clinical training facilities provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills.
As the highlight of the MCU 106th founding anniversary, the Filemon D. Tanchoco – Learning Resource Center (LRC) was inaugurated on December 2, 2010. The LRC is the center of information, communication, research and student services in the university. It houses the Main, Graduate School, Medicine and Basic Education libraries. The facility also has the Accreditation Room, Internet Laboratory, wi-fi lounge, student services offices, an auditorium and several function rooms.
In 2012, the university’s Internet Laboratory was centralized at the LRC. Over 60 computer units serve the students, faculty and employees’ requirements. Near the laboratory, a wi-fi lounge can serve over 30 online users. On the same year, the Basic Education Department computer and internet facilities were improved and the campus wi-fi capability was strengthened in key areas.
Medicine is a program where there is an integration of basic sciences and clinical subjects across all four years. Basic sciences are emphasized earlier while clinical medicine is given focus thereafter. In the first three years, the students have interactive lectures, small group discussions, laboratory exercises and patient exposure during clinics. The 4th year is a twelve-month rotating clinical clerkship where the students have hands on exposure with patients.
We are a community of men and women dedicated to work together and support one another in wisdom and knowledge with the mission to graduate competent and morally upright physicians equipped with proper understanding of essential habits, attitudes and professional ethics with requisite basic knowledge and skills in medical practice, research and postgraduate studies and who are committed to improve the community health care system.