Vision and Mission


The Association of Philippine Medical Colleges Foundation, Inc. (APMCFI) is the umbrella organization of all medical schools in the country. It is a non-stock, non-profit, voluntary organization incorporated under Philippine laws. It is affiliated with the Association of Medical Education in the Western Pacific Region (AMEWPR), a component of the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME).

The Vision/Mission Statement of APMCFI, as formulated on January 21, 2009 as follows,


A collegial alliance of medical schools committed as the major advocate of social responsiveness and global competitiveness in health development, collaborating with stakeholders



To define standards and guidelines to promote quality medical education in the Philippines and serve as the primary source of technical data and information

APMCFI recommends policies and standards for medical education and assists medical schools achieve their respective goals

APMCFI was founded in 1967 with the seven (7) existing medical schools and the UP Institute of Public Health as founding members. With the goal of ensuring quality medical education, its initial activities were voluntary accreditation of the schools and the formulation of core courses in the different disciplines. It formulated policies and standards for medical education which were adopted by the Board of Medical Education (BME).

At present, the Association is represented in the Technical Committee for Medical Education (TCME) of the Commission on Higher Education. It is a participant in the external accreditation of the MD Program of medical schools under the Philippine Accrediting Association for Schools, Colleges & Universities (PAASCU) as well as the Health Human Resource Network which was created by the Department of Health.

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