• The Philippines, is a sovereign state in Southeast Asia in the western Pacific Ocean.
• To its north across the Luzon Strait lies Taiwan. West across the South China Sea sits Vietnam.
• The Sulu Sea to the southwest lies between the country and the island of Borneo, and to the south the Celebes Sea separates it from other islands of Indonesia.
• It is bounded on the east by the Philippine Sea. Its capital city is Manila.
• Multiple ethnicities and cultures are found throughout the islands.
• Philippines have a democratic government.
• It is a constitutional republic with a presidential system.
• China has been characterized as a potential superpower by a number of academics, military analysts, and public policy and economics analysts.
• The Philippines is an archipelago of 7,107 islands with a total land area, including inland bodies of water, of approximately 300,000 square kilometers (120,000 sq mi). Its 36,289 kilometers (22,549 mi) of coastline makes it the country with the 5th longest coastline in the world.
• It is located between 116° 40', and 126° 34' E. longitude and 4° 40' and 21° 10' N. latitude and is bordered by the Philippine Sea to the east, the South China Sea to the west, and the Celebes Sea to the south.
• The Philippines has a tropical maritime climate and is usually hot and humid.
• Buses, taxis, and motorized tricycles are commonly available in major cities and towns. In 2007, there were about 5.53 million registered motor vehicles with registration increasing at an average annual rate of 4.55%.
• There are 85 public airports in the country, and around 111 more than are private.
• The year 1967, marked the auspicious beginnings of what is to become a premier educational institution in the country particularly in the field of medicine, nursing, and paramedical courses.
• It all started when Jose C. Olivares, a chemistry professor by vocation but with strong entrepreneurial spirit, and his son-in-law, Dr. Vicente M. Santos, an obstetrician, founded the Our Lady of Fatima Hospital in 1967.
• It soon became the primary provider of medical services to the residents of Valenzuela and its neighboring towns.
• With a vision of creating medical complex that will be a training center for competent health care providers, Mr. Olivares created the Fatima Medical Science Foundation Inc., and initially established the Our Lady of Fatima College of Nursing in 1973.
College of Medicine
• The OLFU College of Medicine is one of the Philippine’s most distinguished centers for medical education. Constantly responding to the rapid changes in science, technology and the social environment, OLFU fulfills its commitment to produce competence, 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.
• It’s the first and only Philippine medical school to have an institutional clerkship program with a foreign hospital. In fact, the University has 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. Thus, creating career opportunities abroad for young men and women.
• In its almost more than 40 years of existence, OLFU has graduated more than 70,000 medical and allied medical health practitioners from all disciplines. Proof that makes OLFU a valuable contributor in the development of the medical and paramedical professions in the Philippines and abroad.
• The OLFU College of Medicine is housed in five buildings where you’ll find the school’s lecture halls, seminar and conference rooms, research and teaching laboratories, classrooms, amphitheater, library facilities with audio-visual monitors, and administrative offices of the departments.
• OLFU has a dedicated 200 bed tertiary care hospital apart from 1000+ beds in secondary and primary care facility. The amount of patient exposure the students can get is comparable to any of our Government medical colleges back home and superior to any of the private colleges.
• Our Lady Fatima Hospital Valenzuela city 200 beds tertiary care (Surgery, Paediatrics, Ophthalmology, Emergency Medicine, ENT, Cardiovascular Diseases, Endocrinology).
• Quezon City General Hospital 500 bed Hospital (Family Medicine, Gynaecology, Surgery, Radiology, Oncology).
• Fabella Hospitals 500 Beds (OB and GY, Paediatrics, Surgery)
• Children's General Hospital Manila 600 beds (Neonatal, Paediatrics, Children diseases)
• Its the first and only Philippines medical school to have an institutional clerkship program with a foreign hospital. In fact, the University has sent over 100 medical students for clerkship training at the Brooklyn Medical centre and Peninsula Hospital in New York and Jackson Park Hospital in Chicago. Thus, creating career opportunities abroad for young men and women.
• In its almost more than 40 years of existence, Fatima (Our Lady of Fatima University) has graduated more than 30,000 medical and allied medical health practitioners from all disciplines.
• Our Lady of Fatima University is housed in five buildings where you’ll find the school’s lecture halls, seminar and conference rooms, research and teaching laboratories, classrooms, amphitheatre, library facilities with audio visual monitors, administrative offices of the departments and parking space.
• One of the best universities for MBBS admission in Philippines is Our Lady Fatima University which is listed in WHO, ECFSMG and MCI. You can also practice in India after registration.”
• Our Lady of Fatima University creates a “hands on classroom” providing students with extensive patient care experience. An edge that could reap benefits for aspiring medical practitioners. Equipped with cutting-edge training manikins and simulators, Our Lady of Fatima University provides students excellent exposure to medical procedures giving them a competitive advantage.
• The total duration of this MBBS course is 5 years to 5 ½ year for students who have cleared Class XII with physics, chemistry, biology. The first 12 to 16 months is called the Bachelor of Science programme and focuses on building foundation for a strong medical education.
• This course mainly covers biology, medicinal technology, nursing, pharmacy, physiotherapy, and psychology. After the completion of this course, students can enroll in University in the Philippines.
• The next 4 years is the core medicine and clinical rotation. There are no entrance exams to join medical universities in the Philippines. But a few universities require students to pass National Medical Admission Test (NMAT), which consists of two parts. Part -I covers Verbal, Reasoning, Quantitative and Part-II covers Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.