ABOUT UST FACULTY OF MEDICINE AND SURGERY
The UST Faculty of Medicine and Surgery is the oldest medical school in the Philippines. The “Facultad de Medicina y Farmacia” – the beginnings of the UST Faculty of Medicine and Surgery – was formally opened on May 28, 1871 by decree of the “Superior Gobierno de Filipinas”.
At that time, there were only 12 practicing doctors in the Philippines, all trained in Europe. The first group of enrollees were 9 (3 Spaniards, 6 Filipinos) and all graduated on March 10, 1877 At that time, the medical curriculum was patterned after leading European medical school (6 years, 1 year preparatory instruction, 5 years proper), and the language of instruction was Spanish.
Message From The Dean
Welcome to the UST Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, the oldest existing Catholic medical school in the Philippines.
The UST Faculty of Medicine and Surgery has been in existence for almost 150 years serving as the birthplace…
Message From The Regent
The idea came as in a flash of lightning. For 18 months we had been exploring the possibility of establishing an Office of Development (DO) to consolidate the projects and plans needed for the Faculty of Medicine…
UST Faculty of Medicine and Surgery
UST FMS Prepares to Celebrate 150 Years
Established in 1871, the UST Faculty of Medicine and Surgery will become 150 years old in 2021. In preparation for this historic milestone, the Faculty has started to plan various activities and programs attuned to its role as the premier catholic school for medical education in the Philippines and Asia.
Anargyroi FMS Foundation, Inc.
UST FMS and the Anargyroi Foundation
University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery (UST FMS) together with Anargyroi FMS Foundation, Inc. (AFI) embarks on the Modernization of Facilities Program in sustaining the legacy of the “Cradle of Medical Education” through the Saints Cosmas and Damian Simulation and Research Building.