||The conversion to university
status in December 2002 of the Our Lady of Fatima University
(OLFU) is indeed a long awaited fulfillment of the pioneering
dream of its founders since they established the Our
Lady of Fatima Hospital in Valenzuela in 1967. From
its humble beginning, Fatima University transformed
and rose from a general hospital to a medical complex
that has become a training ground for health care providers.
It has elevated its stature as a school of serious academic
study and standing, proud and unceasing in its journey
towards academic excellence, its role distinctive while
it seeks to be a specialized university - a university
for the health sciences.
The Fatima University medical
students are all eyes and ears as their professor gives
lecture on human anatomy.
The Fatima College of Medicine offers scholastic excellence,
being one of the Philippines' most distinguished centers
for medical education. Constantly responding to the rapid
changes in science, technology and the social environment,
Fatima fulfills its commitment to produce competent, world-class
medical practitioners. It strives to create the best environment
for students to master the principles and theories of medicine
and obtain sufficient knowledge and experience to launch
into a successful practice.
The Fatima College of Medicine is the first
and only Philippine medical school to have an institutional
clerkship program with a foreign hospital, having sent over
100 medical students for clerkship training at the Brooklyn
Medical Center and Peninsula Hospital in New York and Jackson
Park Hospital in Chicago, consequently, creating career
opportunities abroad for young men and women.
In its more than 40 years of existence,
Fatima has graduated more than 30,000 medical and allied
medical health practitioners and has consistently excelled
in board examinations, proof that makes Fatima a valuable
contributor in the development of the medical and paramedical
professions in the Philippines and abroad.
The Fatima College of Medicine is housed in five buildings
where one will find the university's lecture halls, seminar
and conference rooms, research and teaching laboratories,
classrooms, amphitheater, library facilities with audio
visual monitors, administrative offices of the departments
and parking space.
The College facilities lend a cutting-edge
learning environment with its latest and sophisticated medical
laboratory that meets the standards of the Board of Medical
Education. Equipped with advanced training manikins and
simulators, Fatima provides students excellent exposure
to medical procedures giving them a competitive advantage.
It has a computer laboratory with an internet access to
facilitate research work and networking of all medical students.
At the heart of the College of Medicine lies the Fatima
Medical Center, a 200-bed hospital within the university
campus. The Center is an institutional partner that serves
as a teaching tertiary hospital fully equipped to give students
hands on experience and exposure.
It is furnished with highly developed medical,
diagnostic and surgical equipment, and houses a first class
emergency room, intensive care unit with centralized monitors,
physical rehabilitation clinic, pulmonary laboratory, ophthalmology
clinic and EENT clinic, creating a "hands on classroom"
that provides students with extensive patient care experience,
an edge that could reap benefits for aspiring medical practitioners.
- Fatima College of Medicine is fully
accredited by the Association of the Philippine Medical
- Listed in the World Health Organization
Geneva Recognized Medical Schools
- Accredited by the Illinois State Board
- Accredited by the New York State and
California State Medical Boards
- Fatima has an ongoing Clerkship Program
with the Peninsula Hospital Center in New York and Jackson
Park in Chicago
- Recognized by the U.S. Department of
Education to administer Title IV Program
- Ranked 2nd in the PRC Report (as per
1996 for 50 to 100 graduates)
The University provides medical and dental clinic for
all students, giving discount for students who require hospitalization
and laboratory work, charging no professional fees for medical
and dental services. Guidance and counseling is offered
through the College of Psychology while foreign students
are provided assistance by the Foreign Student Assistance
Office. Canteen services are available. Likewise, mail services
are provided through the school library.
Separate accommodations for male and female students
are available near the campus. Available air-conditioned
rooms and additional amenities may be provided depending
on the budget. Apartelle and hostel accommodations are also
available at affordable prices.
Fatima's learning environment is the university's pride.
Its faculty members represent some of the most brilliant
minds in the academe. Its teaching methods are innovative
and rival the best. Students are trained in hospitals that
provide a wealth of resources and opportunities. Having
been accredited and affiliated with several established
outstanding healthcare institutions in the country, students
experience a variety of health care settings, including
private and public hospitals. As a result, Fatima attracts
very bright students that bring with them a variety of educational
experiences and diverse perspectives. The students not only
serve to challenge each other intellectually, but also form
a vital support system that creates a family atmosphere.
At Fatima, the learning opportunities and
environments you are exposed to, the teachers who will train
you, and the students who will journey with you will definitely
not only prepare you to pass the USMLE but will provide
you the competence to undergo residency training and eventually
practice in the USA or any country. Needless to say, Fatima
has produced many graduates who are already in the mainstream
of medical practice in the USA.
Fatima University is located in the heart of Valenzuela
City, primarily an industrial and residential suburb of
Manila, accessible to all land transportation system. Valenzuela
city is famous for historical landmarks and tourist attractions.
The city takes pride of San Diego de Alcala, the oldest
church housing the oldest bell tower in the city. Equally
famous is the National Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima and
the Museo Valenzuela, repository of the city's rich heritage.
Valenzuela city is only a stone’s throw away from
the heart of Metro Manila where fine dining and nightlife
is an experience in itself.
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