Brief Background to the DMSF

Davao Medical School Foundation (DMSF), working since 1976 in the Mindanao area of Philippines for providing better healthcare. DMSF is a non-profit organization and also approved by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) of the Philippines.

In addition to the DMSF medical college, College of Dentistry, an Institute of Primary Health Care (IPHC) and a Center for Education, Research and Development in Health (CERDH) is also available at DMSF. Furthermore, the students of DMSF are affiliated to most of the major universities in the Philippines.

The college is operated by a group of members called consortium which also maintains colleges namely

  1. Davao Medical Center.
  2. Southern Philippines Medical Centre.
  3. Davao Doctors Hospitals.
  4. San Pedro Hospital.
  5. Brokenshire Memorial Hospital.


  • To maintain a strong partnership for better health and community development.
  • Develop and cultivate skilled, moral and socially responsive graduates in the healthcare services.
  • To excel in global developments.
  • To be pioneer in health sciences education and health care services.

Accreditation of DMSF

Almost all the external organizations have approved DMSF medical college as the best medical colleges in the world.

ECFMG (Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates) have approved DMSF as one of the best colleges for the medical education.

WHO (World Health Organization), a global organization lists DMSF for providing better healthcare and management.

Finally, the Medical Council of India (MCI) also approves DMSF medical college. All certified doctors can practice medicine in India only after the approval of MIC through a screening test.

The DMSF medical college has more than 4000 clinical beds for practices and the Davao Medical School has the best features in the Philippines. The average pass percentage of DMSF is around 89% also, the college is among the top medical colleges in the Philippines.

Each year nearly 2000 Indian students are applying for studying MBBS in the Philippines at DMSF. It is one of the most preferred medical colleges in the Philippines.