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
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.