Emilio Aguinaldo College (EAC) was founded in 1951 under the name of Marian School of Midwifery. The Emilio Aguinaldo College of Medicine was established on July 23, 2001 and it has two campuses in Manila city and greater Manila. It is approved by Commission of Higher Education (CHED) Philippines.
EAC’s mission is to develop responsible people through relevant and quality education. State-of-the-art facilities help students develop & acquire knowledge. EAC continuously improves its academic offerings, designed on global standards to equip students in their chosen endeavors.
EAC’s vision is to be as an institution for outstanding medical education and health research. It provides an educational and scientific environment that prepares students to be professionally competent, socially relevant and compassionate physicians.
EAC is committed to: Reforms on medical education, social accountability of medical schools, educating and training relevant, competent and compassionate physicians who will be effective health care providers, researchers and teachers imbued with a strong desire to continue the pursuit of knowledge and a deep sense of service to the local society and the community of nations.
EAC is located in Manila, the capital of the Philippines. The population of Manila is over 20 million (2crores). This is the heart of the administrative and commercial center of the Philippines. The best medical hospitals are located in Manila.
EAC is located 500 meters from the Indian Temple in UN Avenue, 9 kilometers from The Indian Embassy and 13 kilometers from the International Airport. The location – advantage is great for international students who get exposed to the best education, culture and hospitals in the Philippines.
Affiliations / Listings / Recognitions
World Health Organization (WHO):
The Emilio Aguinaldo College of Medicine is listed in the World Health Directory (WHO) of Medical Universities
California Board of Medicine
The Emilio Aguinaldo College of Medicine is listed in The California Board of Medicine. Students of EAC are eligible for licensing in California – USA after complying with the relevant rules and licensing process
Commission For Higher Education – Philippines (CHED):
Body which authorizes and regulates all Universities and Colleges of higher education in the Philippines.
All Universities need to be recognized by CHED, under the Govt. of The Philippines.
EAC is recognised by CHED.
Medical Council of India (MCI) Recognition:
All Philippine Medical Colleges are recognized by the MCI. Under Section 4 of MCI Screening Test Regulations 2002, dated 13 February 2002; applicants are eligible to give the Screening Test and practice in India after being educated in WHO Listed Medical Colleges. i.e. The MCI recognizes all medical colleges listed in the WHO Directory.
Effectively: The MCI directory of Medical Colleges is the WHO Directory. There is no separate MCI list after 2002.
The MCI registration process for students going overseas for Medical education is:
a. File for Certificate of Eligibility in India. This can be filed anytime before graduation.
b. On return clear a competency examination named FMGE or Foreign Medical Graduate Examination conducted by the National Board of Examination – New Delhi (known as the MCI screening test) – conducted twice a year.
c. There is NO Limit on number test attempts.
d. If a student is well prepared they pass the FMGE in the 1 attempt. All students who go overseas for MBBS or equivalent degree are to clear this test – no exceptions.
Screening Test in for MBBS India Proposed:
The MCI has recommended to the Govt. of India to hold a Competency Test for all students who do MBBS in India as well. If approved then ALL students will have to give a licensing / registration Exam – irrespective of whether they were educated in India or overseas. This is expected to be implemented between 2013 to 2017.
Jobs in India:
After students are Registered with the Medical Council of India, they are eligible for jobs in India in the private and Government sectors. They are eligible for independent or private practice. They are also eligible for admission to Post Graduate courses in India in Government and private medical Colleges.
Students of University of Emilio Aguinaldo College of Medicine are eligible to apply for certification and licensure in over 110 countries in the world including: US, UK, Canada, Australia, India, Singapore, New Zealand, Germany, France, Italy, Russia, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Poland, UAE, Saudi Arabia and etc.
Students from India after class 12 first have to enroll in a class pre-medical course for 8 months before they will get admitted to the 4 year medical course. If the student has done B.Sc course they can be admitted directly to MD course.
The four-year medical course progresses from the study of the normal to the abnormal human being. Most subjects are yearly courses taken up for two semesters.
The first year covers the normal Human Anatomy, Biochemistry, Physiology, Preventive Medicine & Community health, Psychiatry and Medical Practice I. Class lectures are delivered mostly through computers using LCD projectors complemented by slide/ film showing, laboratory work and group discussions. Pedagogy and Bioethics are incorporated in Principles of Medical Practice I. An introduction to Medical Informatics is incorporated in Preventive Medicine and Community Health before the biostatistics session. Problem-based learning is gradually introduces in certain topics in Biochemistry and Physiology.
The second year deals with Pathology, Microbiology, Parasitology, Pharmacology, Preventive Medicine and Community Health, Psychiatry II and Medical Economics plus introductory courses in clinical subjects. In small groups, students begin to meet patients in actual hospital setting where they are introduced to history taking and physical examination.
The third year involves didactic lectures on common diseases encountered in clinical practice as well as interesting or rare conditions. Pathophysiology is reviewed while clinical features, diagnostic approaches and principles of management are emphasized.
The fourth year or clinical clerkship is mainly spent in actual patient care with the Hospital in Las Pinas serving as the clinical laboratory. Hospital rounds and group discussions give the student a good perspective on bedside manners, diagnosis and management. The clerks rotate through the different clinical departments for 48 weeks with periodic evaluation. The University has arrangement with Govt. Hospitals and the Philippine General Hospital for clerkship.