De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute

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De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute
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Former names
De La Salle University-Health Sciences Campus (1995-2007)
De La Salle Health Sciences Institute (2007-2017)
MottoNurturing Lives
TypePrivate Research
Medical school
Teaching hospital
Religious affiliation
Christian Brothers
Academic affiliations
PresidentBr. Augustine Boquer FSC, EdD
Location, ,
Campus15 ha (37.07 acres)
HymnHail to De La Salle
St. Jean-Baptiste de La Salle
Colors         Green and White
AthleticsVarsity team name:
Sporting affiliations
PRISAA, SLCUAA, Palarong Medisina
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Football
  • Swimming
  • Badminton
  • Table Tennis
  • Chess
  • Taekwondo
  • Karate
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The De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute (DLSMHSI) is the member school of De La Salle Philippines that focuses on medical and allied health education, health care provision, and research. The institution consists of three distinct divisions: the university, its teaching hospital, and a research center.


The De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute was started by a group of doctors from the College of Medicine of the University of the Philippines and the Philippine General Hospital who, in 1976, decided to establish a medical school to support the need for a well-trained staff for the newly inaugurated Medical Center Manila. Following the national government's policy of dispersing educational facilities outside the capital city and encouraging the establishment of medical schools in various regions of the country, they decided to establish a medical school in Dasmariñas City, Cavite. Originally named Emilio Aguinaldo College of Medicine, the school opened in 1979 under the management of the University Physician’s Foundation, Inc. with the Jose P. Rizal National Medical Research Center as its initial teaching hospital. Then on July 31, 1982, the Foundation inaugurated a 4-storey 180-bed teaching hospital, the University Medical Center.

In June 1987, ownership and management were acquired by the De La Salle University Inc. In 1992, the college was renamed the De La Salle University College of Medicine and the hospital the De La Salle University Medical Center. In June 1994, the management of the College of Physical Therapy which was then part of DLSU-Aguinaldo (now DLSU-Dasmariñas) was turned over to the De La Salle University College of Medicine. By June 1995, the complex consisting of the College of Medicine, University Medical Center, College of Physical Therapy and Research Services was named De La Salle University – Health Sciences Campus or DLSU-HSC under the ownership and administration of the St. Bro. Miguel Febres Cordero Medical Education Foundation.

In May 2000, the colleges under the administration of the DLSU-Health Sciences Campus increased with the transfer of the Colleges of Medical Radiation Technology and Nursing and Midwifery (formerly under DLSU-Dasmariñas). Eventually, the institution’s name became De La Salle Health Sciences Institute upon approval of the Board of Trustees in September 2007.

In January 2018, the term “Medical” was included in the institution's name as granted by the Securities and Exchange Commission.[1]


Programs and Accreditations[edit]

DLSMHSI offers academic programs through its seven colleges and a special health sciences senior high school. Currently, four of its programs are accredited by PAASCU, a service organization that accredits academic programs which meet commonly accepted standards of quality education.[2][3][4][5]

Special Health Sciences Senior High School

  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

College of Medicine

College of Nursing and School of Midwifery

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing - PAASCU Accredited Level III
  • Graduate in Midwifery
  • Master of Arts in Nursing
    • Major in Medical-Surgical Nursing
    • Major in Maternal and Child Health Nursing

College of Rehabilitation Sciences

College of Medical Imaging & Therapy

  • Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology - PAASCU Accredited Level I (first Radiologic Technology school in the Philippines to have earned a PAASCU accreditation)[6]
  • Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Medicine Technology - first in the Philippines and in Asia to offer this program

College of Medical Laboratory Sciences

College of Pharmacy

College of Humanities and Sciences

  • Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry (2-Year Pre-Med Program; Trimester)

The Medical Technology, Pharmacy, and Biochemistry courses were first offered in academic year (A.Y.) 2014-2015. The Special Health Sciences Senior High School, on the other hand, was offered in A.Y. 2016-2017 in which the curriculum focuses on academic STEM Track blended with health-related courses. It is designed to prepare students in the field of health sciences leading to Doctor of Medicine. The Nuclear Medicine Technology program opened in A.Y. 2019-2020 joining it to the former College of Medical Radiation Technology which was renamed thereafter.


DLSMHSI accepts walk-in, online, and foreign applicants for the senior high school, undergraduate, and medicine program. Medicine program applicants, however, should have taken the National Medical Admission Test (NMAT) and have a ranking score of 80th percentile or higher. An acceptance letter or acknowledgment letter from the Lasallian Admission & Scholarship Opportunities (LASO) office will be received should the applicant pass all the criteria for screening and evaluation.

The institution also offers scholarship opportunities to 20% of its student population. Currently, DLSMHSI has 10 institutional scholarship programs while also accepting externally funded scholarships.


DLSMHSI’s academic division has the largest portion in the institution’s 15 hectares of acquired land. It has 6 academic buildings to date.

DLSMHSI welcome arch
  • College of Medicine Building - It houses the facilities of the College of Medicine. The building includes airconditioned classrooms, auditorium, chapel, gross anatomy laboratory, dry laboratory, biochemistry laboratory, clinical skills simulation laboratory, and health informatics laboratory.
DLSMHSI College of Medicine building
  • Lourdes E. Campos, M.D. Building - The facilities of the College of Medical Laboratory Science and the College of Humanities and Sciences are in this building. The building includes airconditioned classrooms, the Physics laboratory, the Chemistry laboratory, and the Biology laboratory. This is also where the admissions office and guidance counselor’s office can be found.
  • Academic Center for Health Sciences (Wang Building) - It houses the facilities of the College of Medical Imaging and Therapy, the College of Nursing, and the College of Rehabilitation Sciences. Most administrative offices of DLSMHSI are here.
DLSMHSI Wang Building
  • College of Pharmacy Building - It is the newest building in the institution that houses the facilities of the College of Pharmacy. It was inaugurated on September 20, 2016 together with its industry partner, Mercury Drug Corporation.
  • Romeo P. Ariniego, M.D. Library - It is a modern airconditioned six-storey building that houses the extensive print and online book collections and resources of the library as well as the art collections of Dr. Ariniego, a former dean and faculty member of the College of Medicine. The library also features medicine and allied health sections, discussion rooms, lockers, and a learning commons.
  • De La Salle Animo Center - It serves as the venue for sports, culture, and other social, civic, and cultural endeavors of the DLSMHSI community. Physical Education classes are also held here. It is an enclosed and airconditioned gymnasium that features a basketball court, volleyball court, badminton court, fitness center, stage, bleachers, and shower rooms.
De La Salle Animo Center

Other Structures and Facilities

  • Dormbuilt - In-campus dormitory
    DLSMHSI Dormbuilt
  • Swimming Pool
  • Track and Field Oval
  • Soccer Field
  • Beach Volleyball Court
  • Café Verde - Two-storey cafeteria
  • Residencia De La Salle
  • Guest Houses

International Partners[edit]

DLSMHSI currently has 17 international linkages (13 countries across 6 continents) for student exchange, research, and other activities. They are as follows: IIRMA Education Consultancy Pvt. Ltd. (India), JUNSEI Education Institution (Japan), Seton Hall University (USA), Universidad La Salle Victoria (Mexico), Widya Mandala Catholic University (Indonesia), Universitas Kristen Krida Wacana (Indonesia), Tzu Chi University (Taiwan), Saint Mary's University of Minnesota (USA), ANHUI YIBU Education and Technology Co., Ltd (China), Ratchasuda College Mahidol University (Thailand), Ecole Supérieur Panafricain De Management Applique - ESPAM Formation University (Benin), Dongseo University (South Korea), Australian Catholic University (Australia), Saint Mary’s College of California (USA), Oceania University of Medicine (Samoa), La Salle Campus Madrid (Spain), Safety Trust Administration Academy (South Korea).

De La Salle University Medical Center[edit]

Philippine Health Insurance’s Center for Excellence
Manuel L. Quezon’s Service Excellence Awardee
First ISO-certified hospital in the Philippines
De La Salle University Medical Center's new facade
DLSUMC Building 3

The De La Salle University Medical Center (DLSUMC; also known as UMC) acts as the teaching hospital of DLSMHSI. Owned and operated by the Hermano San Miguel Febres Cordero Medical Educational Foundation, Inc., it offers a tertiary level of medical care. The offices of the clinical departments and the full-time clinical faculty members are in this hospital. Since 1995, the expansion program has increased the hospital's bed capacity to a total of 300 beds. The De La Salle University Medical Center includes many state-of-the-art medical equipment. The hospital also leads other private hospitals in Cavite in setting up medical wards intended for the poor enrolled in the Cavite Governor's health reform program, Dignidad at Kalidad (DK). [7][8][9]


The De La Salle University Medical Center was initially inaugurated as a 180-bed teaching and training hospital of the then Emilio Aguinaldo College of Medicine in 1982. In 1987, the De La Salle University system run by the Brothers of the Christian Schools acquired ownership of both the college and hospital. The hospital is administered by the Sisters of St. Paul of Chartres, a Catholic religious congregation providing health services throughout the country.

In 1990, a 4-storey annex, the Raul Wu Chiu Kuan Building was added, increasing bed capacity to 175. Modern equipment continued to be acquired to make DLSUMC comparable with any of the large hospitals in Metro Manila. A Pulmonary Unit, Hemodialysis Unit, 12-bed Intensive Care Unit, Cardiovascular Laboratory, CT Scan, Echo-Doppler, and Ultrasonography are just some of the services offered by the medical center.

August 28, 1997 marked the inauguration of the 10-storey hospital annex building, the De La Salle University-Doña Teodorica Favis Vda. De Rivera Hall.

In October 1999 the De La Salle University Medical Center became the first hospital in the Philippines to receive an ISO 9001 Certification and in July 2003 it received a Certification by the TUV–Rheinland and Berlin– Brandenburg Group of Companies.[10]

Departments and Services[edit]

Angelo King Medical Research Center[edit]

Hall of Fame, Manuel L. Quezon Awards,
Most Outstanding TB DOTS Center in the Philippines

The De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute-Angelo King Medical Research Center (DLSMHSI-AKMRC) was established on April 7, 1994 to house, in one facility, all research activities of DLSMHSI.

Angelo King Research Center facade

Researches within the institution have been further spurred on by membership in national and international networks such as the International Clinical Epidemiology Network (INCLEN) as well as its regional (Southeast Asian Clinical Epidemiology Network) and local affiliates (PHILCLEN). Other networks include the International Network for the Rational Use of Drugs (INRUD) and the Adverse Drug Reaction Network. The institution is also an active member of non-governmental organizations & academic groups such as the Philippine Coalition Against Tuberculosis (PHILCAT) and the National TB Study Group.

In terms of research education, the research center through the De La Salle Clinical Epidemiology Unit is the main training center for the Southern Luzon region hosting annual research workshops and seminars, and providing facilities for the promotion of research.

Annually, the research center is responsible for the production of over 100 researches from the faculty, consultants, medical residents and students of the institution.[11][12][13]

Cancer Center

Research Centers and Units[edit]

  • Center for Complementary and Integrative Medicine
    • Traditional Indigenous Medicine Unit
    • Mind/Body Intervention Unit
    • Alternative Nutrition Unit
  • Center for Tuberculosis Research
  • Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Center for Basic Biomedical Research
    • Interdisciplinary Science and Research Unit
    • Laboratory Testing and Services Unit
    • Animal Research Unit
  • Center for Biopharmaceutical Research
    • Drug Surveillance Unit
    • Toxicology Unit
    • Pharmacokinetics/Pharmacodynamics Unit
  • Center for Academic Health Sciences Research


  1. ^ "History". Retrieved 30 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Programs and Courses". Retrieved 30 March 2019.
  3. ^ "DLSHSI ready for senior high school". Retrieved 30 March 2019.
  4. ^ "CHED grants permit for BS in Nuclear Medicine Technology". Retrieved 30 March 2019.
  5. ^ "De La Salle". Retrieved 1 April 2019.
  6. ^ "DLSHSI's BSRT gets first-of-its-kind PAASCU accreditation". Retrieved 1 April 2019.
  7. ^ "De La Salle University Medical Center". Retrieved 30 March 2019.
  8. ^ "The DLSUMC Medical Arts Center". Retrieved 30 March 2019.
  9. ^ "DLSU Medical Center in Dasmariñas, Cavite upgrades facility". Retrieved 30 March 2019.
  10. ^ "De La Salle University Medical Center History". Retrieved 30 March 2019.
  11. ^ "PCHRD taps DLSHSI in multimillion TB study". Retrieved 30 March 2019.
  12. ^ "DLSHSI receives grant from DOST for anti-dengue project". Retrieved 30 March 2019.
  13. ^ "Drug from Philippine plants seen to cure dengue". Retrieved 9 April 2019.

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