The Adventist University of the Philippines is planning to open a medical school, accepting its first class of 20 students in June 2014. AUP’s medical school will be the sixth accredited medical school operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Loma Linda University, the Adventist church’s first medical school, will work closely with AUP in developing its medical school, Loma Linda announced in a press release yesterday.
The team from LLU will be working with the inaugural dean of the new medical school, Doris A. Mendoza, MD, who has garnered the experience necessary to take on her new position while serving as a faculty member of West Visayas State University College of Medicine, which is also in the Philippines. She has outlined a very modern medical education curriculum that will meet more stringent Filipino accreditation criteria.
AUP’s new Doctor of Medicine program was approved by The Philippines’ Commision on Higher Education in March.
Loma Linda’s press release went on to say:
Loma Linda University has a strong, ongoing history with Adventist University of the Philippines. LLU School of Public Health assisted the Filipino university in developing its own College of Health approximately 30 years ago; and LLU School of Dentistry also collaborated with AUP to develop its College of Dentistry in 2005.
AUP is currently a highly regarded institution, which successfully operates schools of education, nursing, business, theology and health sciences.