About Davao Medical School Foundation


The Davao Medical School Foundation, Inc. (DMSFI) was established in July 1976 in response to the recognition of the lack of doctors serving rural communities and lack of specialist in urban centers of Mindanao. Its College of Medicine was thus the first such college to be set up in Mindanao and is dedicated to providing medical education and training of the highest order, leading to the provision of effective medical care in both rural and urban communities.

In addition to the college of medicine, College of Dentistry, an Institute of Primary Health Care (IPHC) and a Center for Education, Research and Development in Health (CERDH) is also available at DMSF. Furthermore, the students of DMSF are affiliated to most of the top universities in the Philippines. The college is operated by a group of members called consortium which also maintains other colleges in Philippines.

The school is located on a 2.5 hectare site close to the center of Davao City, which boasts of a stable climate, both in terms of its weather and its politics. There are five universities within the boundaries of the City as well as several schools and colleges. Students are affiliated to the Davao Medical Center, the Davao Doctors Hospitals , San Pedro Hospital and Brokenshire Memorial Hospital for their clinical rotations in the third and fourth years of their courses.

There are some 125 Faculty members drawn from a wide range of medical specialties and the total student population of all four years of students is usually around 10,058


  • Provide humane and integral health sciences education and services with emphasis on primary health care in the complementation of instruction, research, patient, community health care and community engagement.
  • Keep at pace with global developments in health sciences education and health care services.
  • Forge strong partnership and networks with consortium members and other stakeholders in the areas of health and community development.
  • Develop and nurture God-centered, competent, compassionate, ethical and socially responsive graduates, faculty, staff and health care providers.

DMSF President's Message

It brings great pleasure to invite everyone to visit our DMSFI website. The information you may get or pick from here comes with an opportunity that will somehow be useful as you get on with life, an individual – globally prepared and competitive.

The Davao Medical School Foundation, Inc. website offers information on various kinds of services that include excellent education for the following health professions: medicine, dentistry and nursing. The other related services are into: research, community development training center and extension works, general hospital services, training center, networking and foreign exchange programs

Your visit to our website means a lot to us and as you surf your way, may you find it interesting and informative, one that can inspire you to invite more of your friends to see our website.

We encourage you also to share your views, opinions and comments if you have, but in a way that is just, bear truth, and with great respect to human dignity.



Accreditation of Davao Medical School Foundation

ECFMG (Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates)

Medical graduates who are interested in practicing in the United States should have to take the USMLE test conducted by the ECFMG. Such reputed organization like ECFMG has approved DMSF as the best colleges for medical education.

Commission on Higher Education (CHED)

Commission on Higher Education is the governmental organization for educational purposes in the Philippines. It covers both public and private higher education institutions as well as degree-granting programs.

WHO (World Health Organization)

The World Health Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations that is concerned with international public health. A global organization like WHO has also listed DMSF for providing better healthcare and management.

Medical Council of India (MCI)

The Medical Council (MCI) grants accreditation to medical schools, grants registration to medical practitioners, and monitors medical practice in India. All certified doctors can practice medicine in India only after the approval of MIC through a screening test.