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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 of heroes, martyrs, saints and men and women of science.

It is the home of the biggest medical studentry with more than 500 medical learners per year graduated and home of the brightest medical practitioners in the country and worldwide.

It is an undisputed Center of Excellence in the field of medical education and has been recognized as a regional hub of international medical training and conferences.

It is locally regionally and globally recognized and accredited for its high standards of curriculum implementation, instructional strategies and certification performance.

It is anchored on outcomes-based medical education principles intended to produce competent, committed and compassionate Thomasian medical graduates ready to face the local and global challenges of the time.

It is ranked as one of the top 5 performing medical schools in the Philippines contributing more than 400 new physicians yearly and topping the medical boards consistently.

It is fueled by a faculty roster of well-respected educators, mentors and trainers regarded here and abroad as exemplary academicians, researchers and medical practitioners.

It is a learner-centered medical school, allowing the growth of holistic and well-rounded medical learners through responsible student-driven organizations and socially responsive organizational activities through its multi-faceted medical student organizations.

These are only some of the reasons why the UST Faculty of Medicine and Surgery is the top of mind choice for the best quality medical education in the Philippines and in the Asia-Pacific region.

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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. An offer from grateful alumni came to extend financial assistance by the establishment of an independent foundation.

A tall order to reconcile the suggestion of our benefactors with the expectations of the University. Finally, the Father Rector acceded to the creation of an independent foundation and an equally independent office that would identify needs, and set strategies.

In the meantime, and in view of the lack of interest in the community for the celebration of the Medicine Week, it dawned on us to coincide, the establishment of the foundation and the creation of the DO with the festivity of the Patron Saints of the FMS, Saints Cosmas and Damian. If the quadricentennial of the University had aroused quite an expectation and helped to stir Thomasian spirit, could not a sesquicentennial (150th anniversary) do something similar to the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery? Nothing wrong in trying. The spark ignited a little fire and the idea seemed not too farfetched. This is all it needed, a few souls to harbor a dream. The ball started rolling.

We thank all those who in one way or another are making this project viable. We pray and hope that all FMS stakeholders will engage in this activity of our community so that by 2021 the FMS Sesquicentennial will constitute another milestone in the history of Medicine in the Philippines.