UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS, MANILA

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APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION INTO THE MEDICAL SCHOOL FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-2018 IS ALREADY CLOSED.

 

Welcome! The Admissions Committee of the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery thanks you for your interest in our medical school.

 

Our values focus on academic excellence, integrity, and compassionate care. Inasmuch as we put a premium on honesty, please be advised that any falsification of data entered in your application form will result in disqualification from the admission process.

 

In order to avoid mistakes, please take time to enter all your data as accurately as possible. You may modify and save your work at any time; however, once you click on the “Submit” button, your application form will be considered final and modifications will not be allowed.

 

Thank you.

 

 

 

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Fill out the application form in the Office for Admissions' website. Remember that you may save and modify your form as often as you wish; however, once you click on the “Submit” button at the end of the application form, you will not be allowed to alter your entries anymore. Please make sure that your email address is current and working.
  2. Schedule a date when you will submit the required documents. A calendar of available slots will appear after you click the "Submit" button. Please note that the earlier you complete and "submit" your online application, the more choices you will have. Documents submitted later than your chosen date will not be accepted.
  3. Submit the required documents on your scheduled appointment. For those who plan to mail their documents, please make certain that these arrive at our office no later than the date you chose. Due to the large number of applicants, we will not be able to process your application if your documents do not arrive on time.
  4. Pay the application fee. This is non-refundable.
  5. In the event that work is cancelled (e.g., due to inclement weather) on your scheduled appointment, a new date will be posted on the "Announcement" portion of this page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT DETAILS

 

Mailing Address:

Office for Admissions (OFAD)

Room 104, Ground Floor, UST Tan Yan Kee Student Center

University of Santo Tomas, Sampaloc, Manila 1008

Philippines

 

Telephone:

(632) 406-1611 local 8276; (632) 310-7211  (UST Office for Admissions)

(632) 406-1611 local 8381 (Medical School Admissions Office)

 

Fax:

(632) 310-7214 (UST Office for Admissions)

(632) 731-3126 (Medical School Admissions Office)

Click here for FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Click here for ADMISSION POLICIES for Academic Year 2016-2017

Click here for APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Click here for INSTRUCTIONS TO ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What are the requirements for admission to the medical school?

Click here to view the requirements

 

What if I do not have the necessary documents?

If the required documents cannot be submitted, your application cannot be processed. For example, for Filipinos (other than naturalized Filipinos), a certified true copy of the birth certificate from the National Statistics Office (or a photocopy, provided that the true copy can be shown for verification) is the only acceptable document to prove nationality. Therefore, in this case, we will not honor a passport to establish an applicant’s nationality.

 

How may I submit my documents?

The required documents may be sent to the UST Office for Admissions (OFAD) through:

 

  • Personal delivery
  • Courier
  • Regular mail

 

How can I apply if I do not have an email account?

If you do not have an email account, you may check the links below. These would lead you to websites where you may open a free email account. An email account is important since we will inform you of the status of your application through your email.

 

  • Google Mail
  • Yahoo Mail

 

If there is really no way for you to get an email account, or if you do not have access to the Internet, please get in touch with us. Our contact information is listed on our home page.

 

How will I be notified if I get accepted into the medical school?

You will be notified through email.

 

When is the entrance examination given?

There will be no entrance examination given to applicants for Academic Year 2016-2017.

 

I am studying abroad. Is there any examination that can take the place of the entrance examination?

For students who have taken the MCAT, the results of this test may be considered in lieu of the entrance examination score, if an entrance examination is given.

 

Are there any fees that have to be paid?

Yes. The application fee is three thousand pesos (PhP 3,000) for Filipino graduates from local schools or three hundred twenty US dollars (USD320) for other applicants.

 

In addition, the following applicants will have to pay an Out-of-State fee of US $10,000, but only if accepted into the medical school:

 

  • Filipino graduates of foreign schools
  • Resident aliens
  • Non-resident aliens

 

How do I pay for my application?

Obtain a payment slip from the UST Office for Admissions located at Room 104 of the Tan Yan Kee Building. The payment slip will be given to you upon submission of your application documents.

 

Pay the required amount at the Cashier’s office located on the 2nd floor of the Main Building of the University of Santo Tomas campus.

 

When do I pay for my application?

Application fees should be paid on the day that you submit the required documents for your application.

 

Out-of-state fees are paid upon enrollment.

 

Are there other fees to be paid?

Aside from the application fee, there are no other fees related to the application process that have to be paid.

 

However, once accepted to the medical school, a reservation fee of PhP 30,000 will have to be paid within one week of the release of the list of successful applicants. Please note that the reservation fee, which is  non-refundable, will be deducted from the matriculation fee for the first semester of the first year.

 

Are the fees refundable?

Application fees are non-refundable.

 

Out-of-State fees, paid on enrollment, are likewise non-refundable.

 

How are applicants chosen for admission?

Applicants are chosen based on the following criteria:

 

  • General weighted average in college
  • NMAT scores
  • Entrance examination (or MCAT) scores, if administered
  • Extracurricular activities (religious, leadership, civic, volunteer work)
  • Professio nal licensure certificates; other graduate/post-graduate diplomas
  • The order in which these criteria are listed reflects the relative weight assigned to each. Graduates of UST will be awarded loyalty points; however, these points are not sufficient to outweigh poor scholastic performance in college, a low NMAT score, or a low rating in the entrance examination.

 

I am presently enrolled and will be finishing in July. May I still apply?

Since the academic year now begins in August, an applicant graduating in July may enrol. However, if an official transcript of records cannot be released by the school in time for enrollment, the applicant must secure a letter from his/her dean stating that he/she is expected to graduate by July. This letter should be submitted together with the other documents required from the applicant. If the student is not able to graduate by July (e.g., due to failures), his/her slot and other non-refundable fees that have been paid will be forfeited.

 

For those graduating in August (or beyond), please apply for the next school year.

 

Are there applications that will not be processed?

Yes, applications from the following will automatically not be processed:

 

  • Those who will not be holders of a bachelor's degree in science or arts (AB or BS) conferred upon them by a duly recognized institution at the time of enrollment. The exception are those students who will be graduating after the enrollment date (but not later than the end of July of the year that they are applying for), provided that they secure a letter from their dean stating that they will be graduating by that time.
  • Those who have incurred more than eight units of failures.
  • Those who have advanced credits in medicine.
  • Those who have been convicted of any crime.
  • Those who cannot submit their application form or the required documents on or before their scheduled appointment.

 

What happens if I cannot graduate on time due to failures during my final year in college?

Applicants who cannot graduate on time due to failures during their final year in college will forfeit their slots.

 

I made a mistake while entering data. What should I do?

Mistakes may be corrected as long as you have not clicked on the “Submit” button.

 

Once you have clicked on the “Submit” button, you will not be able to correct any errors that you have made. In the unfortunate event that this happens, please contact the UST Office for Admissions.

 

When will the results be released?

A list of successful applicants will be released by the second week of February. Applicants will be emailed on the status of their application, regardless of whether they have been accepted or not.

 

What if there will be an unexpected cancellation of office (e.g. due to flood) on the scheduled date of appointment?

Please visit the admissions website: http://medadmission.ust.edu.ph for the advisory of your next schedule.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Category 1:

FILIPINO UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS FROM LOCAL SCHOOL

 

  1. National Statistics Office (NSO) certified true copy of birth certificate. Photocopy is acceptable provided true copy is  shown for verification.
  2. Certificate of naturalization for naturalized Filipinos.
  3. Two (2) signed most recent 2 x 2 colored photographs.
  4. Certified true copy of transcript of records (NOTE: For graduating students, grades for your final year may not have been encoded yet at the time of application. This is acceptable. However, please note that if you should get a failing grade on your last year, you may forfeit your slot.)  (NOTE: Applicants from UST who have not taken any subject/s outside UST need NOT submit a copy of their transcripts of records.)
  5. Photocopy of parent’s/parents’ and/or sibling’s/siblings’ diploma/s if UST graduate/s.
  6. Photocopy of NMAT scores. Please check the list of NMAT dates that we will consider for the present application process.
  7. Two certificates of good moral character (cf. Admission Policies #6)
  8. Accomplished printed copy of the Online Application Form
  9. Baptismal certificate
  10. Certifications of extracurricular activities (leadership/civic/volunteer work)
  11. Processing fee of three thousand pesos (PhP3,000)

 

Category 2:

FILIPINO GRADUATE STUDENTS FROM LOCAL SCHOOLS

 

Same as for Category 1 except for item 4

Transcript of records of a completed four-year BA or BS course

In addition, the following is required:

  1. Professional Licensure certificate or post-graduate (masters/doctorate) diploma.
  2. Photocopy is acceptable provided true copy is shown for verification.

 

Category 3: FILIPINO UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS FROM FOREIGN SCHOOLS

 

Same as for Category 1 except for item 11

Processing fee of three hundred twenty U.S. dollars (US$320)

 

In addition, the following is required:

TOEFL/ESL results for Non-English speaking international students

 

Note: Admission Policies #5 regarding the language requirement for English and Filipino (Tagalog)

 

Category 4: FILIPINO GRADUATE STUDENTS FROM FOREIGN SCHOOLS

 

Same as for Category 1 except for item 4 and 11

Transcript of records of a completed four-year BA or BS course*

Processing fee of three hundred twenty U.S. dollars (US$320)

 

In addition, the following is required:

  • Professional Licensure certificate or post-graduate (masters/doctorate) diploma.
  • Photocopy is acceptable provided true copy is shown for verification.
  • TOEFL/ESL results for Non-English speaking international students

 

Note: Admission Policies #5 regarding the language requirement for English and Filipino (Tagalog)

 

Category 5: RESIDENT ALIENS

 

Same as for Category 1 except for items 1, 2, and 11

If the applicant is a graduate (as opposed to an undergraduate), then item 4 will have to be modified such that the transcript of records should be of a completed four-year BA or BS course.

 

In addition, Licensure certificates and/or post-graduate (masters/doctorate) diplomas will have to be submitted. Photocopies are acceptable provided that the original documents are shown for verification

 

  • Certified true copy of birth certificate (notarized copy is acceptable)
  • Certificate of citizenship
  • Processing fee of three hundred twenty U.S. dollars (US$320)
  • In addition, the following are required:
  • Photocopy of ICR (Immigrant Certificate of Registration)
  • Notarized affidavit of support
  • TOEFL/ESL results for Non-English speaking international students

 

Note: Admission Policies #5 regarding the language requirement for English and Filipino (Tagalog)

 

Category 6: NON-RESIDENT ALIENS

 

  1. Certified true copy of birth certificate (notarized copy is acceptable)
  2. Certificate of citizenship
  3. Two (2) signed most recent 2 x 2 colored photographs
  4. Transcript of records* of a completed four-year BA or BS course.
  5. Photocopy of parent’s/parents’ diploma/s if UST graduate/s
  6. Photocopy of NMAT scores. Please check the list of NMAT dates that we will consider for the present application process.
  7. Two certificates of good moral character (cf. Admission Policies #6)
  8. Notarized affidavit of support* with bank statement
  9. Two (2) original copies of Personal History Forms
  10. Police clearance* from place of residence
  11. Accomplished print-out Online Application Form
  12. Processing fee of three hundred twenty U.S. dollars (US$320)
  13. Certifications of extracurricular activities (leadership/civic/volunteer work);
  14. licensure certificates; post-graduate (masters/doctorate) diplomas
  15. TOEFL/ESL results for Non-English speaking international students

Note: Admission Policies #5 regarding the language requirement for English and Filipino (Tagalog)

 

Transcript of records, notarized affidavit of support, and police clearance must be authenticated by the Philippine Consulate Office or Embassy - they must bear the red ribbon of the Consulate.

 

Accepted applicants belonging to Categories 3, 4, 5 and 6 are required to pay an out-of-state fee of US$10,000.00 upon enrolment. The out-of-state fee is a one-time payment on enrolment and is not refundable.

 

The following SCREENING CRITERIA are used in the overall evaluation and selection of applicants for admission into the Medical School:

 

  • Scholastic standing
  • NMAT (National Medical Admissions Test)
  • Entrance examination, if administered
  • Loyalty (e.g., if parents are alumni, if applicant is a UST graduate, etc.)
  • Extracurricular activities (religious, leadership, civic, volunteer work)
  • Professional licensure certificates and other graduate/post-graduate diplomas

The Faculty of Medicine and Surgery prides itself with more than one hundred and forty years of academic excellence. To date it has been named a Center of Excellence by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) of the Republic of the Philippines. Over the years, admission into the UST medical school has progressively become very competitive because of a consistently growing number of first year applicants, ranging from 1,700 to 1,900 aspirants annually. In its commitment to safeguard its mission and vision, the Faculty aligns itself intimately with the Catholic and Christian identity of the University Of Santo Tomas (UST) and the dedication to a holistic and outstanding standard of education. Therefore, the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery has set down the criteria and guidelines in the selection of its students.

 

1.     About four hundred and fifty (450) candidates are accepted into the First Year level of the program for Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) yearly.  Among this number, seventy to seventy-five percent (70%-75%), on the average,  of the available slots are reserved for the graduates of UST, while twenty five to thirty percent (25%-30%) for non-UST graduates. Foreign students comprise about 5%-7% of the total first year population.

 

2.     Anyone wishing to enter Medicine must have a strong foundation in the biological sciences during their undergraduate college years. Without such background, it would be difficult to catch up with the intense demands of studying Medicine. Hence, the preferred preparatory programs for entry into medical school are Biological Sciences programs that are primarily structured as pre-medicine courses such as B.S. Biology (and its equivalents in various University systems) and  Allied Sciences programs like B.S. Medical Technology, B.S. Pharmacy, B.S. Nursing, B.S. Public Health, and B.S. Physical Therapy. Other B.S. and B.A. degree holders may still apply but it is highly recommended that they take extra units in the Biological Sciences, Chemistry (including Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry) and Physics.

 

It is understood that successful applicants should have graduated with their respective AB/BS degree without issue prior to enrollment.

 

3.       Freshmen slots are limited and therefore highly competitive. As a rule, scholastic standing and NMAT performance are given the biggest weight when narrowing the probable candidates for admission. Hence, to have a good head start, the applicant must present a scholastic performance recorded average of at least 2.00/B+/86%, WITH NO FAILURES before the period of application; and a National Medical Admission Test (NMAT) score of at least eighty-fifth percentile (85%ile).

 

No appeal for reconsideration will be entertained for those who fail to submit the requisite application credentials once the results have been released.

 

4.     In addition to the NMAT, the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery reserves the right to require other forms of diagnostic examination/s as may be deemed necessary to further assess the intellectual, psychological, moral, and physical competencies of the applicants, as a supplementary screening procedure.

 

5.     English is the medium of instruction in the Faculty. Non-English speaking international applicants must present TOEFL/ESL results with a total TOEFL score of 93 (and its equivalent in ESL) with a minimum of 22 for Writing and Speaking in order to follow the program. In addition, international students and/or non-Filipino (non-Tagalog) speaking applicants must learn to speak Filipino as an eventual requirement for second-year to fourth-year levels as they undergo actual patient encounters in the hospital wards and in the ambulatory clinics.

 

6.      Certificates of good moral character  should come from the following: All required certificates of good moral character must be submitted on or before the end of the application period.  No other written/verbal endorsements from individuals other than the above listed will be counted in favor of the applicant.

  • School, and
  • Parish Priest / Pastor / Minister  or head of religious group  who can support the spiritual and moral standing of the applicant

 

7.     Professional License issued by the Government Licensure Agency (e.g. PRC) and Certifications of the applicant’s leadership credentials and involvement in socio-civic/religious missions or volunteer work as well as other graduate/post-graduate diplomas will be given appropriate credit during the admission screening process. Likewise, alumni, siblings or children of alumni and/or employees of UST are given appropriate point credits.

 

8.     As a rule, the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery does NOT accept transferees from any other medical school nor any applicant who has previously taken units in the Doctor of Medicine Program of another school.

 

9.     Applicants with records of being convicted of any crime or felony are not eligible for admission.

 

10.    Upon enrollment, a waiver will be signed by the enrollee stating that if any inconsistency in the submitted application documents is noted, he/she could be expelled from the medical school at any time, regardless of the year level, once the inconsistency is established. Examples of such infractions include, but are not limited to:

  • Incorrect entry of grades or units
  • Inaccurate entry of personal data
  • Falsified letters of recommendation

ADMISSION POLICIES FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2016-2017

INSTRUCTIONS TO ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS

I.   PREPARE THE FOLLOWING:

  1. TWO (2) TRANSCRIPTS OF RECORDS (MUST BE COMPLETE - (1) ORIGINAL AND (1) CERTIFIED TRUE COPY)                                                                                               NOTE: Eligible applicants who have completed their ENTIRE collegiate course in UST need NOT submit two transcripts of records. Applicants who have taken part of their course outside UST will have to submit the necessary transcripts of records.
  2. ORIGINAL COPY OF BIRTH CERTIFICATE FROM THE NATIONAL STATISTICS OFFICE (NSO)
  3. ORIGINAL COPY OF NMAT SCORE
  4. HONORABLE DISMISSSAL (HD) OR TRANSFER CREDENTIALS FROM ALL SCHOOLS OTHER THAN UST

EX. IF GRADUATE FROM U.P., AdMU ,DLSU, ETC., then HD FROM UP, AdMU, DLSU, ETC.

 

IF GRADUATE FROM U.P. WITH SUPPLEMENTARY FROM JP SIOSON, then HD FROM UP AND JP SIOSON.

 

IF GRADUATE FROM UST AND WITH SUPPLEMENTARY FROM UE, PHC, ETC, then HD FROM UE, PHC, ETC.

 

Note: No proxy enrollment for all incoming first year medical students.

 

II.    PHYSICAL EXAMINATION

SCHEDULE: to be announced

PROCEDURE FOR PHYSICAL EXAMINATION

 

  1. Secure a request form for CBC, Urinalysis, Fecalysis, anti-Hbs and HbsAg at the Health Service at least five days prior to the scheduled date of your physical examination and proceed to the UST Pay Hospital Laboratory
  2. Secure a letter of recommendation for Physical Examination from THE MEDICINE ADMISSIONS OFFICE. (with accomplished laboratory results)
  3. Proceed to the Main Building- Accounting Division for the payment of your Physical Examination fee (P250.00).
  4. On the scheduled date of your physical examination, present the following LABORATORY RESULTS at the UST Health Service, Information Counter:
  • CBC
  • URINALYSIS
  • FECALYSIS
  • ANTI HBS
  • HBSAG

5.  Those without anti-Hepatitis A, Anti-Hepatitis B, and tetanus toxiod vaccinations are advised to have them administered at the UST Health Service. Chickenpox and MMR vaccinations are required for those who have not yet acquired these diseases.

 

III. REGISTRATION AND ENROLLMENT

  • BRING ALL THE DOCUMENTS (STEP I) TO THE ADMISSIONS OFFICE
  • PROCEED TO THE REGISTRAR’S OFFICE FOR CLEARANCE (MEDICINE WINDOW).
  • PROCEED TO THE ACCOUNTING DIVISION (2/F MAIN BUILDING, MEDICINE WINDOW) FOR ASSESSMENT. LOOK FOR MS. MARICEL.
  • PROCEED TO THE CASHIER’S OFFICE (2/F MAIN BUILDING) FOR PAYMENT.
  • ORIENTATION: TO BE ANNOUNCED
  • START OF CLASSES : TO BE ANNOUNCED

 

Note: NON-COMPLIANCE WOULD IMPLY LACK OF INTEREST AND COULD LEAD TO FORFEITURE OF YOUR 1ST YEAR SLOT.

UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS, MANILA

Faculty of Medicine and Surgery

 

2nd Floor St. Martin de Porres Building, UST España Boulevard, Sampaloc, Manila, Philippines, 1008

 

Phone: (63-2) 786-1611 / (63-2) 406-1611 local 8239 / 8671

Telefax: (63-2) 731-3126

fms@ust.edu.ph

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