Best Features



  1. The cadre of highly qualified and competent faculty both in the basic and clinical sciences.
  2. The existing definite policies and cooperative, deliberative process of selection of the faculty.
  3. The competitive compensation package and fringe benefits for tenured faculty including provisions for recognition of meritorious services that attract the faculty to join the DLSMHSI community.
  4. The yearly promotion of deserving faculty members.
  5. The strong harmonious relationships and camaraderie among the faculty members.
  6. The significant number of faculty with an Education degree.



  1. The implementation of the mentoring and faculty advisorship program.
  2. The formation of the medical graduates of DLSMHSI College of Medicine to assume any or all of the professional roles of the five-star physician, exemplifying the Expected Lasallian Graduate Attributes (ELGA)
  3. The development of a subject-based curriculum utilizing innovative learning methods and characterized by being competency-based, community-oriented, and problem-based



  1. The impressive 3 building complex of the University Medical Center with Service Wards for the 4 major areas (Medicine, Pediatrics, OB-Gyne and Surgery).
  2. The use of OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Evaluation) in evaluating fourth year medical students in all the major departments.
  3. In almost all clinical departments, the fourth year students are directly being taught and handled by consultants.
  4. The close monitoring of students’ clinical training by the highly-qualified consultant staff.
  5. The modern tertiary care hospital with diagnostic and therapeutic modalities at par with those in medical centers in the city.
  6. The base hospital’s increasing patient load that serve as a valuable learning resource for students in experiencing in-patient care in a tertiary medical center.



  1. The well qualified and trained research and development human resources available in providing research skills training and technical assistance to the DLSMHSI community.
  2. The overall cohesive research infrastructure that includes modern research facilities and services and the dynamic administration that support the goals and implementation of the institution’s research mission.
  3. The functional and competent Review Boards (IEC, TRO, IACUC) which assure the institution of quality and ethically sound research outputs.
  4. The institutional support for research with a 4-storey building dedicated to research.
  5. The DLSMHSI’s recognition as a lead institution in Region IV-A’s Health and Research Development Consortium.



  1. Nurturing environment for learning is well provided: advising, counseling, mentoring (of pediatrics 1:1 faculty/students ratio), resident buddy, Dr. Romeo P. Ariniego Medical Library, simulation laboratory.
  2. Scholarships are offered to deserving students, including those with artistic talents and sports.
  3. The mentoring and faculty advisorship program for students.
  4. The nurturing environment which is well-felt by the students.
  5. The scholarships granted to financially-challenged but deserving students.



  1. A new Library building that is Wifi-capable which houses all the library resources of the Institute.
  2. The availability of a number of electronic and online databases accessible to faculty and students.
  3. The aggressive role of the library in providing access to online databases.
  4. The extended library hours provided beyond regular service hours.
  5. The library environment that stimulates and supports productive and focused learning.



  1. The administration’s determined pursuit of the Lasallian mission, particularly in sourcing funds to support scholarships, campus improvement, and faculty formation, is commendable.
  2. The regular participation of DLSMHSI in the programs of the International Lasallian Association of Universities, particularly the two-week training for promising administrators.



  1. The newly-constructed state-of-the-art building of the College of Medicine which houses three large auditorium-type classrooms (for 300 students each), the Health Informatics Laboratory, Clinical Skills Simulation Laboratory, and the Wet and Dry Laboratories.
  2. The hospital complex consisting of three buildings, new library building, and campus improvement.