Silliman University Medical School, Philippines

Silliman University was founded on August 28, 1901 as Silliman Institute by Protestant missionaries under the Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church in the United States.

The Silliman University Medical School (SUMS) is an academic unit of Silliman University (SU), a private university, in Dumaguete City, Philippines. Established on March 20, 2004, the school used to hold classes at a two-storey annex beside the Angelo King Allied Medical Sciences Center inside the SU Campus. In 2013, the school transferred to its new building. As one of the newest medical schools in the Philippines, its pioneering batch graduated in 2009. The first batch of graduates who took the physician board exams in 2010 all passed giving the school its first 100% passing rate. The second graduating class that took the said exams in 2011 also passed giving the school another 100% passing rate. On its third batch of graduates who took the Physician Licensure Examinations in the year 2012, the medical school yet again attained a 100% passing rate, making it the third time in three consecutive years for the school to attain a perfect passing percentage.Its partner institution is the Silliman Medical Center.

The university campus has a total land area of 62 hectares composed of the main campus along Hibbard Avenue, and the campus for the College of Agriculture and the Institute of Environmental and Marine Sciences to the north.

The medical school confers a degree in Doctor of Medicine, with a curriculum that is based upon a combination of both the traditional and innovative strategies.The school is divided into six specialized departments: the Departments of Basic Sciences, Medicine, Pediatrics, Surgery, Obstetrics-Gynecology and the Department of Community and Family Medicine.

The Silliman Library remains as one of the biggest libraries in the Philippines.In 2008, the Silliman University Library System was given the “Outstanding Library Award” by the Philippine Association of Academic and Research Librarians (PAARL) for its growing collection and ongoing computerization program.

Address : 1 Hibbard Ave, Dumaguete, 6200 Negros Oriental, Philippines.

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