INTARMED (Integrated Liberal Arts and Medicine) is the seven-year program of the University of the Philippines College of Medicine that shortens the usual period of medical education by two years. It consists of two years of pre-medical courses (Learning Units I – II) and five years in Medicine Proper (Learning Units III-VII). Medicine Proper comprises four years of regular medical studies (Learning Units III - VI) and one year of clinical internship (Learning Unit VII).

Entry Into University of the Philippines College of Medicine

There are 2 entry points to the College of Medicine: Learning Unit I and Learning Unit III / First Year Medicine Proper.

Learning Unit I

High school graduates who have met the requirements for admission to the University of the Philippines System are eligible for admission to LU I. Applications are coursed through the University of the Philippines System General Admission Process. The Year Level I INTARMED students are selected from the top 50 male and top 50 female college freshmen qualifiers (ranked according to their University Predicted Grade or UPG) who indicated in the U.P. College Admission Test (UPCAT) application form their interest in INTARMED. Only 40 applicants (20 males and 20 females) will finally be admitted into the program as Direct Entrants, following a selection process which includes an interview.

Learning Unit III / First Year Medicine Proper

Applicants who have obtained their baccalaureate degree (Bachelor in Science or Arts) are eligible to enter the first year of Medicine Proper as Lateral Entrants. The applicant must have a valid National Medical Admission Test (NMAT) score not lower than 90 percentile. The applicants would then be trimmed down by a rigorous selection process to the final 120 Lateral Entrants for LU III.

As an effect of the two entry points, a mixing of students happens during Medicine Proper wherein the Direct Entrants are joined by the Lateral Entrants as both groups enter LU III. This mixing will result to the final 160 students that will comprise a complete batch in Medicine Proper.

B.S. Basic Medical Sciences

A baccalaureate degree in Basic Medicine is awarded to direct entrants who have satisfactorily completed Year Levels I to IV of the seven-year program.

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