Mariano Marcos State University College of Medicine, Philippines

The Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU) is a comprehensive institution of higher learning in the Ilocos region, which was establish in 06 January 1978 by Presidential Decree (PD) 1279 and named after the father of former President Ferdinand E. Marcos. The decree merge two state colleges in the province of Ilocos Norte, the then Mariano Marcos Memorial College of Science and Technology (MMMCST) with campuses in Batac, Currimao, Paoay and Dingras, and the Northern Luzon State College (NLSC) in Laoag City. It also transferred the college departments of the Ilocos Norte College of Arts and Trades (INCAT) in Loag City and Ilocos Norte Agricultural College (INAC) in Pasuquin.

The university is relatively young compared to other state universities in the Philippines. However, MMSU’s root anchored deep, its foundation is strong, and its beginnings all proven historical turning points as far back as the early 1900’s.

MMSU is in Ilocos Norte, a province in the northwestern part of Luzon Island, Philippines. Its main campus of about 300 hectares is in Batac City, 472 km from Manila.

MMSU maintains five other campuses. These are in Batac City (main campus), Laoag City (two campuses), Currimao, Dingras, and Paoay. In Laoag is the College of Education or the College of Teacher Education and the College of Industrial Technology.

To date, the university has ten academic units: Graduate School, College of Agriculture, Food and Sustainable Development, College of Aquatic Science and Applied Technology, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, Economics and Accountancy, College of Engineering, College of Health Sciences, College of Industrial Technology, College of Teacher Education and College of Law.

Across the University is the Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital & Medical Center. It is the only Medical Center in the northernmost part of the Ilocos Region which caters to the health needs of the provinces of Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, Northern Cagayan, Abra and Apayao. It is a tertiary level 3 teaching and training hospital with accredited residency programs in Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Pathology, ENT, Internal Medicine and Anesthesia. It is also where the schools within Ilocos Norte and nearby provinces for Nursing, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy and Medical Technology are affiliated for rotations and postgraduate trainings.

Address : Roosevelt Avenue, Brgy. 12 San Blas, Paoay, 2902 Ilocos Norte, Philippines.

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