- The cadre of highly qualified and competent faculty both in the basic and clinical sciences.
- The existing definite policies and cooperative, deliberative process of selection of the faculty.
- 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.
- The yearly promotion of deserving faculty members.
- The strong harmonious relationships and camaraderie among the faculty members.
- The significant number of faculty with an Education degree.
CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION
- The implementation of the mentoring and faculty advisorship program.
- 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)
- The development of a subject-based curriculum utilizing innovative learning methods and characterized by being competency-based, community-oriented, and problem-based
CLINICAL TRAINING/SERVICE FACILITIES
- The impressive 3 building complex of the University Medical Center with Service Wards for the 4 major areas (Medicine, Pediatrics, OB-Gyne and Surgery).
- The use of OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Evaluation) in evaluating fourth year medical students in all the major departments.
- In almost all clinical departments, the fourth year students are directly being taught and handled by consultants.
- The close monitoring of students’ clinical training by the highly-qualified consultant staff.
- The modern tertiary care hospital with diagnostic and therapeutic modalities at par with those in medical centers in the city.
- 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.
- The well qualified and trained research and development human resources available in providing research skills training and technical assistance to the DLSMHSI community.
- 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.
- The functional and competent Review Boards (IEC, TRO, IACUC) which assure the institution of quality and ethically sound research outputs.
- The institutional support for research with a 4-storey building dedicated to research.
- The DLSMHSI’s recognition as a lead institution in Region IV-A’s Health and Research Development Consortium.
- 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.
- Scholarships are offered to deserving students, including those with artistic talents and sports.
- The mentoring and faculty advisorship program for students.
- The nurturing environment which is well-felt by the students.
- The scholarships granted to financially-challenged but deserving students.
- A new Library building that is Wifi-capable which houses all the library resources of the Institute.
- The availability of a number of electronic and online databases accessible to faculty and students.
- The aggressive role of the library in providing access to online databases.
- The extended library hours provided beyond regular service hours.
- The library environment that stimulates and supports productive and focused learning.
- The administration’s determined pursuit of the Lasallian mission, particularly in sourcing funds to support scholarships, campus improvement, and faculty formation, is commendable.
- The regular participation of DLSMHSI in the programs of the International Lasallian Association of Universities, particularly the two-week training for promising administrators.
PHYSICAL PLANT & OTHER RESOURCES
- 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.
- The hospital complex consisting of three buildings, new library building, and campus improvement.