Medical education Constantly responding to the rapid changes in science, technology and the social environment, Fatima fulfills its commitment to produce competent, world class medical practitioners.
It strives to create the best environment for students to master the principles and theories of medicine and obtain sufficient knowledge and experience to launch into a successful practice.
Its the first and only Philippine medical school to have an institutional clerkship program with a foreign hospital. In fact, the University has sent over 100 medical students for clerkship training at the Brooklyn Medical Center and Peninsula Hospital in New York and Jackson Park Hospital in Chicago. Thus, creating career opportunities abroad for young men and women.
In its almost more than 40 years of existence, Fatima has graduated more than 30,000 medical and allied medical health practitioners from all disciplines. Proof that makes Fatima a valuable contributor in the development of the medical and paramedical professions in the Philippines and abroad.
The Fatima College of Medicine is housed in five buildings where you’ll find the school’s lecture halls, seminar and conference rooms, research and teaching laboratories, classrooms, amphitheater, library facilities with audio visual monitors, administrative offices of the departments and parking space.
The College has the latest sophisticated medical laboratory equipment that meet the standards of the Board of Medical Education. Also, it has a computer laboratory equipped with internet access to facilitate research work and networking of all medical students.
All these are put in place to ensure that students have all the necessary tools for learning within their reach. Facts & Figures

AUTONOMOUS STATUS
Our Lady of Fatima University was granted Autonomous Status last March 2009 by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) for its ‘accomplishments, adherence to quality assurance, and commitment to public responsibility and accountability as a higher education institution’.
All private higher education institutions (PHEI) strive for Autonomous Status but only very few attain such status and added to the roster.

INSTITUTIONAL QUALITY ASSURANCE THROUGH MONITORING AND EVALUATION (IQuAME)
Our Lady of Fatima University applied to Commission on Higher Education (CHED) for the commission’s national program called IQuAME (Institutional Quality Assurance through Monitoring and Evaluation) and was granted A(t) Status that states that OLFU is recognized as a ‘Mature Teaching Institution’.

CENTER OF DEVELOPMENT
Previous to IQuAME, the College of Nursing of the University was cited as a Center of Development (COD) by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).
A course granted Center of Development status is a unit within any higher education institution (HEI) with a strong undergraduate program and a strong potential to develop its faculty and its capability in research.


In 1979, Dr. Santos and his wife, Mrs. Juliet Olivares-Santos, a chemical engineer, pursued the vision of Mr. Olivares by constructing a modern school building and upgrading the Our Lady of Fatima Hospital to a five-storey and 150-bed tertiary hospital in preparation for the opening of the Fatima College of Medicine. In June 1979, the Fatima College of Medicine welcomed its pioneer batch of medical students with Dean Filemon T. Gozum, M.D. at the helm of the academic program. Underscoring its civic and humanitarian calling, the Fatima Medical Science Foundation Inc., established the Leonora Juzgaya Scholarship Grant, which bestows free tuition, board and lodging and textbooks to financially challenged but academically gifted medical students.

Through the years, the Our Lady of Fatima University has responded to the rapid changes in medical science and technology and the social milieu through constant modernization of its facilities and continuing development of its faculty. As a testimony to its outstanding academic program, the Fatima College of Medicine opened its doors and accommodated hundreds of foreign students across the globe. In response to the emerging need for globalization in medical education, affiliations, and clerkship trainings at the Brooklyn Hospital Center, Peninsula Hospital Center in New York, Jackson Park Hospital in Chicago, and Harbor Hospital in Baltimore, all in the United States of America; and SIN-LIU Christian Medical Center, Yuan’s General Hospital, Cathay General Hospital, Tuig’s Metro Hospital, Taichung Veteran’s Hospital, Taipei University Medical Center, and Yang Ming City Municipal Hospital in Taiwan were made.

Curriculum

New Innovation comes with new Outcome-Based programs and the horizontal-vertical integration of basic subjects with clinical co-relation.
- Balance of lecture hours and clinical hours where students are exposed to real cases
– Competency based with problem oriented approach
– Traditional didactic/ Laboratory sessions are retained
– Students are given time for each subject devoted to self-directed learning activities and discussions

Accreditations and Achievements

Fully accredited by the Association of the Philippine Medical Colleges
– Listed in the World Health Organization Geneva Recognized Medical Schools
– Fatima has an ongoing Clerkship Program with the Harbor Hospital in Baltimore and Jackson Park in Chicago, USA
– Accredited by the Illinois State Board of Education
– Accredited by the New York State Board of Education
– Recognized by the California Quality Health Assurance
– Competent Alumni placed in key hospitals in the Philippines and Abroad
– Garnering topnotchers in the Physician’s Licensure Examinations Philippines (Top 2,3,4,7,9 in February 2011 PLE)
In the same year, CHED granted the University “A (t) Status” after OLFU applied to the commission’s national program called IQUAME (Institution Quality Assurance through Monitoring and Evaluation) and was recognized as a “Mature Teaching Institution” and the College of Nursing was cited as a Center of Development by the Commission on Higher Education; and in 2010, the College of Nursing was awarded Level III by Philippine Association of Colleges, Universities Commission on Accreditation PACUCOA.

2012 The University expands to Pampanga as it acquired East Central Colleges (ECC) of San Fernando which was integrated into the OLFU System. The OLFU Pampanga Campus is will be opened this June 2013.

To date, the Our Lady of Fatima University has 4 campuses: Valenzuela City (Main Campus), Quezon City (Hilltop Campus) Antipolo City and Pampanga

Valenzuela Campus

The main campus is located in Valenzuela City, on the outskirt of Metropolitan Manila. Highly charged and steaming with activity, the main campus in Valenzuela City houses the College of Medicine Building and the Allied Medicine Bld (AMS) where the College of Dentistry is situated. Common areas are Wi-Fi accessible. Also situated in Valenzuela is the Fatima University Medical Center that is a partner institution for the College of Medicine.

Another cluster of Valenzuela Campus buildings are in the vicinity of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima. This location houses the college of Hospitality and Institutional Management, College of Maritime and College of Business Administration among others.

The population of foreign students exposes one to diverse cultures and likewise gives the community an international touch.

The Valenzuela campus has easy access to downtown Manila and metro Quezon City. Bus and taxi commutes are easy and numerous. The metro train terminals (LRT: NW to SW and MRT: N to S) are only 15-25 minutes ride from campus.

*Valenzuela Campus exclusively houses the Doctor of Medicine Program, Doctor of Dental Medicine and College of Maritime Studies (as of SY2010-2011)

Quezon City Campus

Located on the outskirts of Quezon City, the Campus’s quiet atmosphere offers the same brand of topnotch education as in the Valenzuela Campus. Its suburban location provides a gentle, homely atmosphere while being minutes away from metro Quezon City.

Established for the greater Quezon City Area, easy transportation is accessed as the nearby community is bustling with activity. A sub-campus in the Regalado area is also in place, that gives students access to the Fatima Eye and Rehabilitation Center, a Fatima University Medical Center establishment.

*Quezon City Campus caters to the same programs as Valenzuela and Antipolo (except for Valenzuela exclusive programs)

Antipolo Campus

Situated in the mountains of Antipolo, the OLFU campus’ peaceful atmosphere (known for its scenic view) provides security and relaxation to students. It is a sprawling campus, having expanded to several buildings with state-of-the art facilities such as an indoor gym and regulation size basketball courts.

Transportation is readily available through access to the Sumulong and Marcos Highways. The campus is also located near several commercial establishments and in the Antipolo City and Masinag Areas.

It is also home to Fatima Phoenix Basketball Teams.

*Antipolo Campus caters to the same programs as Valenzuela and Quezon City (except for Valenzuela exclusive programs SY2010-2011)

Pampanga Campus

Newest addition to the campuses of Our Lady of Fatima University, i.e., Pampanga campus will be formally opening this coming June, 2013. The OLFU Pampanga campus will be initially offering five programs namely, Bachelor in Medical Laboratory Science (Med Tech), Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Bachelor of Science in Travel Management and Bachelor of Science in Criminology.

The Pampanga campus is located at Dela Paz, McArthur Highway in San Fernando City, Pampanga. The ground breaking ceremony of the new building was held last September 19, 2012. The same quality of education as other OLFU campuses will also be enjoyed by the students of Pampanga campus.

Aside from the above mentioned courses, the students can still enroll on other courses being offered by the East Central Colleges (ECC), which is now being managed and supervised by the Our Lady of Fatima University.

Cultural Diversity

The international student community in OLFU is a group that consists of many different nationals. This diversity along with the Philippines’ multi-cultural atmosphere allows for a unique learning experience that brings out the best in each and every student.

Library

The Library houses books, cd’s, journals, magazines, etc to aid students and professors
in their research.

Moreover, they conduct library orientation courses for freshmen, new faculty and staff, issues library cards and library clearance for faculty members and students and provide referral services for students and faculty who wish to go to other libraries for further research.

LIBRARY CONDUCT

All library users must adhere to the rules and regulations governing the conduct in the library. While in the library premises, all patrons shall conduct themselves properly so that their actions and speech will not interfere with the rights of other users.


Registrar’s Office: The Registrar’s Office renders gracious assistance to applicants from other institution and provides necessary information regarding registrations and payments of fees. Diligently keeps all pertinent records of all students and faculty.

Guidance Counselling Program: Caters to all levels attending to the individual needs and requirements of students. The guidance program is set to meet the needs of the growing child, so that at the end of his/her education with us, she has developed self-discipline, self-direction and confidence in his/her ability to meet the challenges of life.

Science Laboratory:
Our modern and well-equipped laboratories have been built in response to the ever-changing modern techniques in the field of science. This is matched with the expertise of our competent and qualified teachers who will guide students through their experimentations. Home Economic Classes: In recognition of the needs and trends of the current generation’s interest and lifestyles, these classes hone students’ skills for entrepreneurship and crafts.

Computer / E-Learning Laboratory: 
Designed to meet the students’ needs and the global communities demand for information technology. Our students are trained in the basics of graphic arts and commercial design.

Learning Resources Center: Fashioned to accommodate the avid readers and comply with new trends in learning and research.

Organizations
1. Art Club
2. Dance Group
3. Drum Lyre
4. Sports Club
5. Choir
6. Knights of the Altar

School Activities
1. English, Science, Math Quiz Bee competition
2. Nutrition Week Celebration
3. United Nations Week
4. Outbound Education Exposure
5. Outreach Program – Adopting a Community
6. Christmas Outreach to Indigents and the Home of the Aged
7. Teacher’s Day
8. Sports Fest
9. Foundation Day
10.J-S Prom
11. Graduation Bals