Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health

The Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health or ASMPH is the medical school of Ateneo de Manila University, a private, Roman Catholic university of the Society of Jesus in the Philippines.

Ateneo de Manila University
School of Medicine and Public Health
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Medical school
DeanCenon R. Alfonso
Don Eugenio López, Sr. Medical Complex, Ortigas Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig, Philippines

The school is located in the Don Eugenio López, Sr. Medical Complex in Ortigas Center, Pasig, beside its partner hospital, The Medical City. Its current dean is former Health Secretary Manuel M. Dayrit, MD, MSc.[1]

As of August 2019, ASMPH ranks 1st, along with 3 others, among the top-performing medical schools in the country based on the Physician Licensure Examination(PLE) results.[2] With a 100% passing rate, 2 Ateneo physicians made it to the Top 10 PLE Passers. The first class (2012) it graduated had a passing rate of just under 100%, with all but one examinee passing.

Academic programEdit

The ASMPH draws from the collective strengths and expertise of the Loyola Schools, the Health Unit of the Ateneo Graduate School of Business, and its partner training hospital, The Medical City.[3]

Pre-Professional PhaseEdit

The program is designed to be integrated with a pre-professional phase through the Health Sciences program of the School of Science and Engineering at the Loyola Schools. It is likewise compatible with other degree programs such as majors in Biology, Psychology, Chemistry, Physics, Medical Technology, Zoology, Economics, Interdisciplinary Studies, among others, from all other schools and universities.[3][4]

Professional PhaseEdit

The Professional Phase of the program of learning offered at the ASMPH is a double degree program leading to the degrees of Doctor of Medicine and Master in Business Administration.[3][4]


Deans of the ASMPH
Dr. Alfredo R.A. Bengzon 2007 – 2013
Dr. Manuel M. Dayrit 2013 – 2019
Dr. Cenon R. Alfonso 2019 – present

The current Dean of the ASMPH is Cenon R. Alfonso, MD. He succeeds former Secretary of Health, Manuel M. Dayrit.

Serving as Associate Dean for Planning and Administration is Maloy Almeda-Benito.

Appointed Associate Dean for Academic Affairs is Ma. Luz S. Casimiro-Querubín, M.D., FPPA.[1]


  1. ^ a b Dean and Other Appointments in the Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health Archived 2007-09-30 at the Wayback Machine. 26 June 2007. Last accessed 27 June 2007.
  2. ^ "Physician Licensure Examination Results for August 2013".
  3. ^ a b c Beyond Borders: 2005 Ateneo de Manila University President's Report. Published 2006 by the Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights, Quezon City.>
  4. ^ a b ASMPH Program of Learning Archived 2007-09-30 at the Wayback Machine. Last accessed 15 November 2008.

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Coordinates: 14°35′26″N 121°04′13″E / 14.590539°N 121.070326°E / 14.590539; 121.070326