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hi.. does anyone have any useful info about
DLSU college of medicine? (De La Salle)
 

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how does the quality of medication education compare to the manila schools?
does anyone know any info about dlsu alumni taking the usmle?
 
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lab_rat said:
how does the quality of medication education compare to the manila schools?
does anyone know any info about dlsu alumni taking the usmle?


I don't know if you're interested, but Cebu Doctor's University is one of the best Medical School in Philippines...especially for Fil-Ams. A/C classrooms and they allow US citizen students to do their 4th year clerkship in US...so...do think about it..
 

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I don't know if you're interested, but Cebu Doctor's University is one of the best Medical School in Philippines...especially for Fil-Ams. A/C classrooms and they allow US citizen students to do their 4th year clerkship in US...so...do think about it..
is this CIM?
which hospitals in the us are affiliated with cebu doctors?
 

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lab_rat said:
is this CIM?
which hospitals in the us are affiliated with cebu doctors?


Actually, CIM is another school...it's one of the top schools in Cebu and even ranked 2nd in last board exam. But Cebu Doctor's University is a different school that competes with CIM. It's more updated in terms of hospital facilities and equipment. Their affiliation with US hospitals is not clear to me yet...I think either the US citizen student can apply himself/herself to one of US hospitals or there's an agency that Cebu Doc is trying to do an affiliation with, which is based in Atlanta, GA and they work with IMGs to get rotation in US hospitals and IMG students trying to get a clerkship rotation in US that is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) . Also, I know that there were Cebu Doctor's graduate or students that have been doing US clerkship rotation in the past years and do their residency here in US!! just like some CIM graduates, but the only difference is that Cebu Doc lets the US citizen students do part of or their entire 4th year rotation in US hospitals whereas CIM only allow 3 months. Besides, I think Cebu is a safe place and easy to get around too!...
 

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Are there any DLSU students who go over these threads? Could I get some 1st hand info pls..
 

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Hi! I'm new to all this and I would really like to know some more information regarding the differences between CIM and Cebu Doctors University. Throughout all of the forums I haven't come across very much information regarding these schools. If there's anybody out there that has some feedback I would really appreciate it! Does anybody know of any recent graduates from these schools practicing in the states? (Especially Cebu Doctors Univ.)
 

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Can anybody share anymore info regarding CIM vs. Cebu Doctors univ? Any students or grads that can share experiences?

please respond!
 

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lab_rat said:
Are there any DLSU students who go over these threads? Could I get some 1st hand info pls..
well, i'm an alumna of DLSU (in cavite) coz i took my pre-medicine course there. specifically, physical therapy which is in the same location with medicine. i have pt batchmates who studied (medicine) there.

unfortunately, i can NOT compare the quality of medical education between DLSU & any of the medical schools here in manila (ie. UST which i am currently enrolled to) coz i have basically NO idea about their medical education. also, i'll be biased.
 

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serenity08 said:
I don't know if you're interested, but Cebu Doctor's University is one of the best Medical School in Philippines...especially for Fil-Ams. A/C classrooms and they allow US citizen students to do their 4th year clerkship in US...so...do think about it..
UERM has the A/C classrooms and they allow US citizen students to do their 4th year clerkship in US also....
 

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Hi everyone! is lasalle hard on admissions? coz i kinda messed up my college grades.. im planning on taking the NMAT exams this april though.. lasalle is my first and only choice but im a bit worried bout my grades.. any info would be very helpful! thanks
 

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Hi everyone! is lasalle hard on admissions? coz i kinda messed up my college grades.. im planning on taking the NMAT exams this april though.. lasalle is my first and only choice but im a bit worried bout my grades.. any info would be very helpful! thanks

I'm currently finishing up my undergrad degree but I visited DLSU in Cavite last fall and at the same day applied and was interviewed...they ask is a minimum of a C+ GPA and making the cut-off score for the NMAT...good luck on the NMATs and watch out for time in part I.
 
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asdf1 said:
I'm currently finishing up my undergrad degree but I visited DLSU in Cavite last fall and at the same day applied and was interviewed...they ask is a minimum of a C+ GPA and making the cut-off score for the NMAT...good luck on the NMATs and watch out for time in part I.

Thanks! will it help if you get an impressive NMAT score?
 

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roxynkelly said:
Thanks! will it help if you get an impressive NMAT score?
well getting a good score helps no matter what...that's just a given right there but if you get a chance visit the school and see how you like it...the people there are helpful and you should contact dr. angelica francisco who is the dir. of admissions...also, i don't know where in the US you are from but if you are from a big city as i am dasmarinas, cavite is definitely a far cry from a big US city but who knows you might like it there...at least there's a nice cool breeze lol
 

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roxynkelly said:
Hi everyone! is lasalle hard on admissions? coz i kinda messed up my college grades.. im planning on taking the NMAT exams this april though.. lasalle is my first and only choice but im a bit worried bout my grades.. any info would be very helpful! thanks
I'm planning to take up the NMAT this April. But I want to get this school year. Am I still late for that? I plan to go to UST. Do they have A/C classroom too?
 

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asdf1 said:
well getting a good score helps no matter what...that's just a given right there but if you get a chance visit the school and see how you like it...the people there are helpful and you should contact dr. angelica francisco who is the dir. of admissions...also, i don't know where in the US you are from but if you are from a big city as i am dasmarinas, cavite is definitely a far cry from a big US city but who knows you might like it there...at least there's a nice cool breeze lol
well im nt from the states.. im a local, cebu to be exact.. by the way where do i register for the nmat exams? do i have to go to manila or can i do that in cebu? im still out of the country so i dont really know where to ask.. the location of the school is the least of my priority. i just wanna get in.. and where can i possibly contact dr. francisco? thanks for all the help!
 

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roxynkelly said:
well im nt from the states.. im a local, cebu to be exact.. by the way where do i register for the nmat exams? do i have to go to manila or can i do that in cebu? im still out of the country so i dont really know where to ask.. the location of the school is the least of my priority. i just wanna get in.. and where can i possibly contact dr. francisco? thanks for all the help!
go to www.hsc.dlsu.edu.ph there should be more information there to contact her and if you go to www.cem-inc.org they have all the testing sites and the contacts for the philippines...if i'm not mistaken i think there is a cebu site for the exam...good luck!
 

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roxynkelly said:
well im nt from the states.. im a local, cebu to be exact.. by the way where do i register for the nmat exams? do i have to go to manila or can i do that in cebu? im still out of the country so i dont really know where to ask.. the location of the school is the least of my priority. i just wanna get in.. and where can i possibly contact dr. francisco? thanks for all the help!
go to www.hsc.dlsu.edu.ph there should be more information there to contact her and if you go to www.cem-inc.org they have all the testing sites and the contacts for the philippines...if i'm not mistaken i think there is a cebu site for the exam...good luck!
 

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La Salle Medicine is not that selective for admission. None of the private schools (except for UST) can fill their quota.
 

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I'm planning to take up the NMAT this April. But I want to get this school year. Am I still late for that? I plan to go to UST. Do they have A/C classroom too?
Most Philippine schools have A/C rooms. Shools start in June. Ask their administration for the deadline they might give you a break if you are from overseas.
 

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roxynkelly said:
well im nt from the states.. im a local, cebu to be exact.. by the way where do i register for the nmat exams? do i have to go to manila or can i do that in cebu? im still out of the country so i dont really know where to ask.. the location of the school is the least of my priority. i just wanna get in.. and where can i possibly contact dr. francisco? thanks for all the help!

NMAT this April has only one test center and that's in Manila. If you take it on December, there are 7 test centers. Go to:

Center for Educational Measurement, Inc.
24th Floor Cityland Pasong Tamo Tower
2210 Chino Roces Avenue, Makati City
http://www.cem-inc.org.ph/
 

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lab_rat said:
hi.. does anyone have any useful info about
DLSU college of medicine? (De La Salle)
I'm not sure if it's still this way now, but just to give you a view:

First year is basically just lectures in class. Preclinical subjects are taught.
Second year will include basic wardwork. Paraclinical subjects plus some clinical subjects are taught.
Third year, more on the clinical subjects.
Fourth year is clerkship. You go on duty every 3 days around the hospital.
I think there are now 3 hospitals where one will be rotating excluding the NCMH for psychiatry of course.

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I had a few friends from DLSU.. sadly their performace in the board exam wasn't too good. Most had to take it twice.
One thing for sure though, i like the way they work. Very relaxed and helpful must be the environment around the campus...:) At any rate its a good school, great campus, and location. Lots of exposure in handling charity, private patients and in governement hospitals.
 

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My name is redMD123, 3rd year fp resident here in the US. I'm a graduate of DLSU 1996. Their criteria for qualification is not so strict. The NMAT requirement is not so high. In fact, the interview process is so relaxed, they will just ask you to stay away from the casinos in Tagaytay. But, all in all, the facilities are complete and excellent. It's a decent school. It's not the best medical school, I agree, but you will do okay in the USMLE and US training with their quality of education. Hope this helps.

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Hello,

I'm new to this network and I am interested in applying for La Salle. I just took my NMAT in Chicago and have gotten an interview scheduled in the beginning of 2008. I like to know those who recently goes to La Salle or graduated from the school what your interview experience was like and what questions did they ask and what are your tips in excelling in the interview. Thanks!
 

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^Hello I just had my interview 2 weeks ago and now I'm waiting for the results. Anyway, they asked me about the usual stuffs like why do you want to be a doctor, why La Salle, who influenced you to be decide to be a doctor, how are your study habits and others. It's manageable so don't worry. O well the only thing I'm worried about now is if they'll accept me, well I hope so. :)
 

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Thank you for your response. I have another question however. How much weight will they put on the NMAT. I have not gotten my NMAT results yet and it's already after Thanksgiving. Thanks:confused:
 

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Are there any DLSU students who go over these threads? Could I get some 1st hand info pls..
I'm currently a first year at DLS-HSC (or actually DLS-HSI now, I for Institute) and I think its a decent school. The school utilizes an organ systems integrated style of teaching and basically your first year is all about normal medicine. Second year is abnormal, and these first 2 years are pretty much classroom lectures, laboratories, and plenary cases. The third year is diagnosis which will be learned through ward-work and fourth year clinical clerkship is all about management. And of particular interest for any prospective Fil-Ams, DLS-HSI does offer the opportunity for clinical rotations to be done in the states, however you have to do all the leg-work of finding them yourself.

I like La Salle because it lies just outside the city so, for me, there aren't as many distractions and I can focus more on studying. At the same time, when it comes time for stress relief, Alabang is a mere 20 minutes away and Makati is about an hour drive. So I think it all actually depends on what kind of environment works best for you, if you like the hustles and bustles of the city then maybe the Manila schools might be more up your alley...I was never a big city person =) And from what I've been told, La Salle has one of the nicer campuses /facilities.

Let me tell you though, med school in general is no joke. Even coming from the states, particularly the University of California system, the academic load was a bit overwhelming for me and just getting used to the way some things are done here in the Philippines was in itself an experience. Overall, I think La Salle offers a solid medical education as well as a quieter environment conducive to learning.
 

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Actually, CIM is another school...it's one of the top schools in Cebu and even ranked 2nd in last board exam. But Cebu Doctor's University is a different school that competes with CIM. It's more updated in terms of hospital facilities and equipment. Their affiliation with US hospitals is not clear to me yet...I think either the US citizen student can apply himself/herself to one of US hospitals or there's an agency that Cebu Doc is trying to do an affiliation with, which is based in Atlanta, GA and they work with IMGs to get rotation in US hospitals and IMG students trying to get a clerkship rotation in US that is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) . Also, I know that there were Cebu Doctor's graduate or students that have been doing US clerkship rotation in the past years and do their residency here in US!! just like some CIM graduates, but the only difference is that Cebu Doc lets the US citizen students do part of or their entire 4th year rotation in US hospitals whereas CIM only allow 3 months. Besides, I think Cebu is a safe place and easy to get around too!...
hi! just wondering if you know how much is the tuition fee in CDU pre dentistry program?!!:confused:
 

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Hi. Anyone familiar with University of Perpetual help System Dalta? Which school do you think is better in terms of passing rate and quality of education, is it LaSalle HSC or Perpetual Schoolf of Medicine? Please give me your insights. Thanks. :)
 
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