UP Manila

UP Manila (UPM) is located in Ermita, Manila where the University was born. It is the country’s Center of Excellence in the Health Sciences, including health education, training and research. It is home to a National Center of Excellence—the National Institutes of Health (NIH)—and to the Philippine General Hospital (PGH), the largest government tertiary hospital in the country.

PGH provides direct health care to almost half a million patients from all over the country each year. It also trains hundreds of medical interns, residents and fellows, as well as students of allied medical professions. Meanwhile, the NIH serves as the coordinating unit for health research programs and projects.

The College of Nursing is the World Health Organization’s Regional Collaborating Center in Nursing Development while the College of Public Health is the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Regional Network in Tropical Medicine and Public Health Regional Center for Public Health. In addition, the School of Health Sciences offers a step-ladder curriculum which consists of integrated courses on barangay health work, community health work, midwifery, nursing and community medicine. It has extension campuses in Baler, Aurora (Luzon); Palo, Leyte (Visayas); and Koronadal, South Cotabato (Mindanao).

Although it is known for its outstanding health sciences programs, UPM also has a College of Arts and Sciences that provides the liberal arts and basic sciences foundation for all its students. It offers various degree courses, as well as service courses for the health sciences curricula of other colleges. As a venue for multidisciplinary studies, its diverse programs promote critical thinking and a well-rounded education.

Director for Alumni and Placement
Dr. Arlene A. Samaniego