At DMSF we leave no stone unturned when it comes developing conceptual based knowledge and showcasing the application of it simultaneously. To achieve this, we have divided the four years of MBBS (MD Program) into Four Academic Years with Two Semester each which adds up to a total of at least 18 weeks per semester, excluding the registration and comprehensive examinations. This has enabled us to maintain a high passing percentage and in positioning us both as the best medical college for MBBS in Philippines and the best college to study MBBS in abroad in general.
It is very important that we establish our grassroot level understanding before we climb up the tree of knowledge. The deeper the roots. Taller the Tree. The first year curriculum involves facilitating the students with enhanced understanding of Medicine, introducing to the study of normal structure and function of different organ systems of the human body- from molecular mechanisms to cellular processes vital for sustaining homeostasis.
During this year, we train students to be keen observers and critical thinkers. We open up their spectrum of learning to go beyond the standard requirements. Hence, we also emphasize on upskilling students in understanding the importance of non-biological determinants of poor health. Also, developing a comprehensive knowledge about the economic, psychological, social and cultural factors that may contribute to the development or continuation of the illness. We also make sure every student is equipped with proper communication skills to interact with their patients better and use refined clinical reasoning skills for better diagnosis. The students are also taught ethical approach to patient care as well as evidence based medicine in their first years.
Using interactive media, cadavers, dissection tables and group discussions, Gross Anatomy deals with moral structures of the human body and its organs, including the concept and the process of embryology. Each organ system is studied in detail primarily at megascopic level.
Histology imparts the microscopic anatomy of various organ systems through laboratory microscopy and interactive sessions and modules.
This course is intended to give sufficient information about the ordinary elements of the diverse organ frameworks of the human body and how these organ frameworks collaborate with each other to look after homeostasis.
This course is intended to give satisfactory information on the ordinary bio-chemical cycles that happen at the atomic degree of the diverse organ frameworks of the human body, with an accentuation on starch, protein and fat digestion and the part of nutrients and minerals during those cycles. In accordance with the advancement in the clinical field, the field of Genetics is given unique thought.
This course is designed to prepare medical students basic concepts in neuro-anatomy as they relate to normal functions of the human body.
This course provides the necessary knowledge, attitudes and skills in primary health care – its principles and application, as an approach to family and community health development, including basic socio-cultural and economic determinants affecting health.
This course provides basic understanding of doing research as part of the physician’s role in providing new knowledge in medicine. Ethics in research is also emphasized.
This course is intended to build up understudy’s abilities in correspondence and polished skill, and help comprehend the healer’s part to both individual patients and society, including moral conduct.
The course substance are intended to furnish understudies with the comprehension of the typical and changed structure and capacity of the human body, including the function of genetic, developmental, metabolic, toxic, infectious, immunologic, neoplastic, degenerative, and horrible components that may add to the body’s problem/ailment (pathogenesis). The standards and ideas of therapeutics are additionally instructed. The capacity to get an exact clinical history, play out a total actual assessment and create rational and relational abilities are likewise educated with persistent introductions is developed in the subsequent semester.
This course is intended to instruct medical students gross and microscopic changes in the structure of the diverse cell as well as organ frameworks of the human body.
This course is intended to show medical students how to assess different research lab tests of various tissue liquids and discharges of the human body and how to associate the outcomes with the clinical signs in patients.
This course is intended to show clinical understudies the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of different medications and substances on the distinctive organ frameworks of the human body through enormous and little gatherings & conversations, lab exercises and exploration contemplates. The understudy is likewise shown drug planning, measurements and remedy composing among others.
This course manages nervous system science in the main semester and prologue to psychiatry in the subsequent semester. The emphasis will be on information, perspectives and abilities in the appraisal, finding and the board plan of the clinical problems regularly seen in the Philippines setting utilizing the biopsychosocial model of wellbeing and ailment.
This course manages the science and art of history taking and physical examination with emphasis on the correct identification of normal and abnormal signs and symptoms as a consequence of their understanding of basic concepts and principles learned previously in the basic sciences. Expertise among the students are also developed in terms of presenting indicative and helpful moves, relational connections and moral comprehension with patients and other wellbeing experts during this course.
Microbiology in the first semester is intended to show medical students essential ideas, standards and finding of bacterial, viral, and contagious diseases and the function of invulnerable reactions against such contaminations. Research facility exercises are given to familiarize understudies on the indicative systems in recognizing different microorganisms.
Parasitology will be offered in the subsequent semester. This course manages the investigation of normal parasites of the human body just as of organisms that are of clinical significance to man. Focusing on morphogenesis, the study of disease transmission, pathogenesis, clinical indications, determination and plan of the executives. Abilities in the identification of parasites are procured through gross and minute examinations.
This course deals with principles of research, including epidemiology, and their applications in the surveillance, diagnosis, management / prevention of diseases and the promotion of health. It empowers the student to come up with evidence-based decisions both in health programs and clinical practice.
This course is designed primarily to orient the students on the basic concepts and principles of Pediatrics, with emphasis on the process of normal growth and development and corresponding valid norms at different stages as well as nutrition, immunization and genetics.
This course introduces the student to the historical developments in surgery, basic concepts & principles in surgery with applied correlations of anatomy, physiology & biochemistry in surgical diseases, trauma, infections & neoplasms. The principles of radiologic imaging & other diagnostic modalities are also included and likewise are the concepts of patient monitoring & safety.
This course deals with the anatomic and functional concepts, principles and processes of the female reproductive system.
The course substance is intended to furnish students with the comprehension of the standards and ideas of illnesses of various clinical specialities, it’s epidemiology, pathogenesis, counteraction, therapeutic and diagnostic techniques, , differential diagnosis, the management and their continuing correlation with basic medical sciences. On a typical day, more than half of the time is spent in school providing large and small group discussions. The remaining time is spent in the clinics where students, under the supervision of clinical preceptors, are exposed to simulated and real patients through clinical simulations, bedside and desk-side teaching, grand rounds, mini-lectures and small group discussions. Principles & procedures of common diagnostic & therapeutic examinations of different age groups are taught as well as communication and interpersonal skills. Likewise, knowledge of the theories and principles that govern jurisprudence and ethical decision-making are given due emphasis.
Important concepts, principles, clinical manifestations, diagnosis and management of various diseases and disorders found in man are taught in this course. Student’s skills in history taking, physical examination and differential diagnosis are further strengthened through classroom discussions, case reports and bedside teaching. Student’s skills in interpersonal relationships with patients and other health professionals are likewise reinforced.
The first semester will deal with Neurology and Psychiatry in the second semester. This course is designed to prepare medical students the neuro- and psychopathology of behavioral problems with emphasis on principles and concepts, its epidemiology, pathogenesis, prevention, therapeutic and diagnostic maneuvers, differential diagnosis, management, and their continuing correlation with basic medical sciences.
Important concepts, principles and processes of the female reproductive system will be taught through classroom discussions and clinical encounters with simulated and real patients. Mastery in history taking, physical examination and interpersonal relationships with patients and other health professionals are also taught to the students. Different abnormalities of pregnancy and labor as well as disorders and diseases of the female reproductive system are also discussed.
The course continues to teach the student common pediatric problems and abnormalities at different stages of growth and development, including behavior, nutrition, fluids and electrolytes, diseases/disorders of different organ systems, and pediatric emergencies with their corresponding management plan. Mastery in pediatric history taking, physical examination and interpersonal skills are also taught.
This course is a continuation of Surgery 2 and deals with the different subdivisions of surgery (head and neck, thorax, abdomen, urology, cardiovascular, orthopedics, etc) including a review of anatomy and physiology, course of the disease, diagnosis and plan of management. In the clinics, the student is further trained on history taking, physical examination, interpersonal skills, as well as exposures to common surgical procedures in the emergency room, operating room and out-patient department.
This course teaches the student basic concepts and principles of Ophthalmology in the first semester including the skills in history taking, physical examination, diagnosis and plan of management through classroom discussions, case presentations and clinical exposures.
This course teaches the student basic concepts and principles of ENT in the second semester, including the skills in history taking, physical examination, diagnosis and plan of management through classroom discussions, case presentations and clinical exposures.
This course deals with medical law, the medico-legal aspects of negligence, malpractice, forensic pathology, crimes and court procedures as well as government policies in healthcare.
Concepts, principles, clinical manifestations, diagnosis and management of common skin disorders are taught in this subject. The student’s skill in diagnosis is mastered through organized history taking and physical examination, classroom discussions, case reports and bedside teaching.
This subject is designed to introduce students on the philosophy and principles of rehabilitation medicine as well as evaluation and management of common disabling conditions. Participatory patient care with supervision is included in the course.
Important concepts and principles of radiology as a diagnostic and therapeutic tool in medicine will be taught in this subject. In addition, student’s mastery in the evaluation of various radiological tests will be learned during classroom exercises.
This course intends to discuss the social and epidemiological basis of program interventions and apply the principles and methods in the prevention and control of communicable and non-communicable diseases. The students are assigned in different district health centers and in the social hygiene clinic to have a hands-on experience of the different public health programs. The students are expected to come up with a study on the different impact programs of the City Health Office.
This course deals with ethical principles in the practice of medicine, the morality of human acts, the personal rights and duties of physicians toward God, society and fellow physicians.
The clerkship program consists of fifty-two weeks of modular rotations in the Departments of Internal Medicine (eight weeks), Surgery (eight weeks), Pediatrics (eight weeks), Obstetrics & Gynecology (eight weeks) and Community Medicine (eight weeks), Psychiatry (four weeks), Ophthalmology and ENT (one week each), Dermatology (two weeks) and Clinical Skills Training (four weeks). Under the supervision of the clinical/field preceptor, the student is given the opportunity to demonstrate the twelve outcomes of the medical program.