Cebu Institute of Medicine

Cebu Institute of Medicine is affiliated with Velez College in Cebu City. It acts as its independently administered medical school. The institutions are located adjacent to each other. Cebu Velez General Hospital is the primary base hospital for the school. In 1957, Cebu Institute of Medicine was established, then known as Cebu Institute of Technology, College of Medicine. It offered a 5year curriculum at the time. Its pioneering class consisted of 33 students who graduated in 1962. 

In 1966 it became an affiliate of Velez College and changed its name to Cebu Institute of Medicine. The university had over 4000 graduates by 2008. It was classified as a Level IV medical institution in 1987 by the Board on Medical Education, the highest category for a medical institution. 

University at a Glance:

Established: Founded in 1957

University Type: University Hostel

Number of International Students: Less than 10,000

Hostel Type: University Hostel

Climate: High Temperature and abundant rainfall 

Yearly Tuition Fee: USD 10670 

Eligibility: NEET Exam + 70% in PCB

ECFMG Approval: Not Approved

Last Date to Apply: August 2020

University Introduction:

The university became one of the centers for excellence in medicine in 1966. Fundamentals of research was introduced to students in the 1970s. By coordinating with universities such as Cornell University, Pennsylvania State University, University of North Carolina and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, some of the best researches were conducted. As one of the Centers of Medical Excellence, the university was tasked with providing mentorship during a lecture workshop on Research Methodology to faculty members of West Visayas State University College of Medicine. In the 2001-2002 academic year, the school implemented the competency problem-based learning approach curriculum.


The various specialties include Anatomy, Biochemistry, Physiology, Histology, Medicine, Microbiology, Pathology, Pharmacology, Surgery and Internal medicine.

Campus Life:

The medium of education in the school is English. The university has classrooms that are fully ventilated. The laboratories are well furnished. It contains three amphitheaters with a capacity of 120. 


The university provides accommodation that is separate for male and female students. Facilities provided include WIFI and 24/7 security. The rooms are equipped basic furniture such as table, bed, chair and cupboard. 

Why Should I Study at Cebu institute of Medicine?

  • Students who have successfully completed their MBBS from this institute are leading medical practitioners in different parts of the world.
  • The institute provides first-class infrastructure with impressive academic facilities.
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