The ASMPH Program of Learning
The Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health (ASMPH) opened its 5-year professional phase in the third quarter of 2007 beside the Medical City in Ortigas Avenue, Pasig City (Metro Manila, Philippines).
Thus, the ASMPH is committed to molding outstanding clinicians, who will also be dynamic managers and social catalysts. This is done through three important teaching and learning strategies – interactive classroom learning, practical application and leadership formation. First, students will be trained in the best possible way as clinicians, in the basics of medicine and curative care. Second, they will also be taught how to understand health and health systems from the wider vantage point of organizations, populations and society. In the third and fourth years, students’ application of clinical knowledge in the hospitals, clinics, communities and other health facilities is complemented by courses in management and in the understanding of social determinants that affect the public’s health. At the end of the five year Professional Phase, the graduate is awarded a degree of Doctor of Medicine and Master in Business Administration.
The ASMPH seeks to attract the best students. They may come from a number of undergraduate programs. One is the BS Health Sciences Program under the School of Science and Engineering in the Loyola Schools of the Ateneo de Manila University. The Health Sciences Program is an integrated curriculum, particularly designed for the ASMPH program, so the undergraduate and professional years are integrated into a 9-year period to prepare the future physician-leader.
All applicants will be assessed based on requirements such as NMAT scores and compliance with the different natural science and health cognate pre-requisites. In order that applicants from the various disciplines are able to seamlessly integrate into the professional phase of ASMPH, they will be provided with various preparatory workshops and sessions that will be conducted during the summer months prior to the opening of the first professional year in June. These summer sessions will familiarize the students with the various areas that ASMPH seeks to highlight, as well as introduce them to the values, culture and foundational principles that animate the school.
The School will provide a dual degree of Doctor of Medicine and/Master in Business Administration.