In 1975, Dr. Antonio Laperal Tamayo, his wife Dr. Daisy Moran Tamayo and their friend Ernesto Palanca Crisostomo started the Perpetual Help College of Rizal at the Las Pinas City. This is now known as the University of Perpetual Help System DALTA, Las Pinas. The first building of the university was meant to only house the College of Nursing. The institute received a ‘University’ status in the year 1997 from the Commission on Higher Education. The university is based on the belief that national development is directly linked with the kind of education that the citizens receive and hence imparts knowledge with the motto ‘Character Building is Nation Building’.
The university runs the following colleges with regards to the medical field, under its administration:
- College of Dentistry
- Jonelta Foundation School of Medicine
- College of Medical Technology
- College of Nursing and Midwifery
- College of Pharmacy
- College of Physical Occupational Therapy
- College of Radiologic Technology
- College of Respiratory Therapy
The School of Medicine offers a four year long course on medicine which confers the degree of Doctor of Medicine. During the first year of their study, students learn about Human Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Preventive Medicine & Community health, Medical Practice I and Psychiatry. The second year deals with Microbiology, Pathology, Pharmacology, Parasitology, Community Health, Preventive Medicine, Psychiatry II and Medical Economics. Introductory classes on clinical subjects are also offered in this year. During the third year of their studies, students get to learn about didactic lectures on common diseases which they witness in clinical practice along with other interesting or rare conditions. In their fourth year students mainly spend time for actual patient care with the JONELTA section of the University of Perpetual DALTA Medical Center working at the clinical laboratory. These sessions give students a good idea about bedside manners, management, diagnosis and this is complimented by group discussions too.
International students applying to this course have to submit the following documents by mail:
- Philippine Embassy authenticated Transcript of Records
- Philippine Embassy authenticated police clearance
- Philippine Embassy authenticated affidavit of support (notarized)
- Medical/ Quarantine Clearance
Once these are accepted, the students will be sent a note of acceptance through mail and this is when they need to apply for a student visa at the Philippines embassy closest to their residence.
The College of Dentistry offers a six year long program which confers the title of Doctor of Dental Medicine. Students go through two years of Pre-Dentistry which consists of general education and other subjects related to health. The next four years consist of proper Dentistry related syllabus.
The university takes great care to ensure overall development of its students and thus, maintain student organisations, a performing arts group, sports and athletics facilities where faculty and staff members take part as well. There is also a University Guidance Centre for students to consult for any issues with self-direction.
Location: Las Pinas campus is 13 kilometers from Manila Airport, 16.9 kms from Embassy of India in Manila and 18 kms from Makati – Business District.
Area: The University has 9 campuses. Las Pinas campus is on four hectares with offices, lecture halls, anatomy dissection laboratory, animal research laboratory, library, hostel, canteens, play grounds and hospital located in campus. Lecture halls are equipped with the state-of-the-art facilities and are air-conditioned.
- Bacoor Health Centers in coordination with the Municipality of Bacoor, Cavite
- Philippine General Hospital Psychiatry Department
Laboratories: There are modern laboratories with state of the art equipment, which assist students in clinical and practical orientation.
Auditorium: There is a large modern auditorium for professional and entertainment activities for use of students.
Wi-fi and Internet: Available on campus. Students can purchase their own personal internet connection if needed
Library: There is a large well stocked library with medical books and journals.
Canteen: Several Canteens & eateries are on campus and around campus. Indian food is available in some of the canteens.
Hostel: On campus hostels – separate for boys & girls. 2-3 share a room. Air-condition & non air condition rooms are available. Attached bathroom in each room
Sports and Athletics: The University is a member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (Philippines) since 1984. There is an athletics track, an indoor basketball court, lawn tennis, table tennis. Several games are played on campus. The University team participates in inter-University competitions.
Students from India after class 12 first have to enroll in a class pre-medical course for 8 months before they will get admitted to the 4 year medical course. If the student has done B.Sc course they can be admitted directly to MD course.
The four-year medical course progresses from the study of the normal to the abnormal human being. Most subjects are yearly courses taken up for two semesters.
The first year covers the normal Human Anatomy, Biochemistry, Physiology, Preventive Medicine & Community health, Psychiatry and Medical Practice I. Class lectures are delivered mostly through computers using LCD projectors complemented by slide/ film showing, laboratory work and group discussions. Pedagogy and Bioethics are incorporated in Principles of Medical Practice I. An introduction to Medical Informatics is incorporated in Preventive Medicine and Community Health before the biostatistics session. Problem-based learning is gradually introduces in certain topics in Biochemistry and Physiology.
The second year deals with Pathology, Microbiology, Parasitology, Pharmacology, Preventive Medicine and Community Health, Psychiatry II and Medical Economics plus introductory courses in clinical subjects. In small groups, students begin to meet patients in actual hospital setting where they are introduced to history taking and physical examination.
The third year involves didactic lectures on common diseases encountered in clinical practice as well as interesting or rare conditions. Pathophysiology is reviewed while clinical features, diagnostic approaches and principles of management are emphasized.
The fourth year or clinical clerkship is mainly spent in actual patient care with the Hospital in Las Pinas serving as the clinical laboratory. Hospital rounds and group discussions give the student a good perspective on bedside manners, diagnosis and management. The clerks rotate through the different clinical departments for 48 weeks with periodic evaluation. The University has arrangement with Govt. Hospitals and the Philippine General Hospital for clerkship.
Step 1: Download & complete your Offline Application form and Courier it to: Authorized Representative with a copy of class 12 mark sheet and demand draft of fees or Apply Online Now.
Step 2: University will issue you Admission Letter, once we receive your application.
Step 3: Scan and send copy of your Passport along with other mentioned document if you have it. Or APPLY for your passport if you do not have a passport – click here to apply for passport in India: http://www.passportindia.gov.in
Step 4: We will file for your visa and get it issued once we receive all your required documents.