Davao Medical School Foundation, also known as Davao Medical University (DMU), is a medical school located in Davao City, Philippines. It was established in 1976 and is one of the oldest medical schools in Mindanao.
DMU offers a 6-year medical program leading to the Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree. The program is divided into two parts: the first 16 months cover basic sciences, while the remaining 4 and a half years cover clinical sciences. The curriculum is designed to provide students with a strong foundation in basic and clinical sciences, as well as practical training through clinical rotations in affiliated hospitals.
DMU is recognized by the Philippine government's Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and is accredited by the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges, and Universities (PAASCU). It is also listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools and recognized by the Medical Council of India.
The faculty at DMU comprises experienced and highly qualified professors, many of whom hold advanced degrees in their respective fields. The university has modern facilities, including fully-equipped classrooms, laboratories, and a library with access to online databases.
In addition to its academic programs, DMU is also involved in various research activities and community outreach programs. The university is committed to producing competent and compassionate medical professionals who can contribute to the healthcare needs of the Philippines and beyond.