West Avenue, Molo, Iloilo City(5000), Philippines
The ILOILO DOCTORS’ COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, INC. is a special academic department of the Iloilo Doctors’ College. It was opened in July 1981 in consortium with the West Visayas State College, Iloilo City. The Iloilo Doctors’ College itself was established in June 1972 and is owned and operated by the Integrated Educational Corporation (Iloilo) or IECI. Two years after, the consortium was discontinued so that starting with the School Year 1983-84 the College of Medicine became separate from and independent of the West Visayas State College. In July 1, 1987, the college became a Foundation and in June 13, 1988 it was granted recognition by the government for its Four Year Medical Course leading to the Degree of Doctor of Medicine (M.D.). The school is now officially known as the ILOILO DOCTORS’ COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, INC.
PHILISOPHY AND OBJECTIVES
In addition to the philosophy and objectives of the Iloilo Doctors’ College itself the ILOILO DOCTORS’ COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, INC. specifically offers medical education and training to qualified and deserving students in answer to the need for more physicians to take care of the health needs of the small urban and rural population of our country. It basically aims to provide medical students with a well-rounded preparation in knowledge skills and attitudes to enable them to deliver or provide primary health care, as well as the necessary background to undergo postgraduate training and practice in any of the specialties in medicine and surgery or to engage in medical research.
The cornerstone philosophy of the College of Medicine is service with human touch to the sick and the infirm and to the community in general along the ideals of the great humanitarians of the past and the present, as vividly expressed in an exhortion attributed to one of them, Dr. Albert Schweitzer, who once wrote:
“The scholar must not live for science alone, nor the businessman for his business, nor the artist for his art. If affirmation for life is genuine, it will
demand from all that they should sacrifice a portion of their own lives for others.”
The Outcome Based Education (OBE) Medical Curriculum is designed to produce Doctors with attributes of a Five-Star Physician as described by the WHO in a circular dated 1995 and endorsed by a CHED Memorandum Order No. 10 series of 2006.
The Educational Approach to the Program retains the traditional teaching methodology with Problem Based Learning thru Integrated Case Discussion from the first to the third year of Medical Education.