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Established in 1951, Southwestern University prides itself as the first medical school outside Manila.

In its formative years, classroom instructions were conducted in the pre-World War II residence of the university’s founders with fourteen (14) pioneering students and six (6) members of the faculty. As the university’s flagship program, it is now housed in a 7-storey building complete with advanced educational facilities and seamlessly integrated with the university’s training hospital, the SWU Medical Center.


The School of Medicine has a longstanding reputation for educating and training physicians from different parts of the world, shaping them to become world-class practitioners who foster groundbreaking innovations through research to continuously improve healthcare delivery.


  • Doctor of Medicine (MD)




Timeline for Academic Year 2021-2022:

Incoming First Year Application Period - February 10 to June 30, 2021

Interview Schedule via Zoom - April 5,2021 to May 14, 2021

Release of Admission Results - June 1,2021

Start of Enrollment of Applicants - June 7 to July 20,2021

General Orientation - July 22, 2021

Start of class - August 2, 2021

We heard you!

SWU PHINMA has decided that the NMAT will not be part of the application and/or scholarship requirements for the School of Medicine this year. It is however a pre-requisite before you can proceed to second year (should you successfully pass the freshmen screening). This also means that you have several opportunities to take the NMAT and pass the 40% cut off before August 2022 (start of your sophomore year).

For scholarship application, you may visit www.swu.edu.ph/scholarships (only until March 31)

For freshmen application, www.swu.edu.ph/medicine


admissions packet

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​​College of PRE-MEDICINE

  • Bachelor of Science in Biology (BS Bio)

  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology (BS Psych)



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