Cebu Doctors' University

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Cebu Doctors' University, abbreviated as CDU, is a private university located in Mandaue, Philippines.

Cebu Doctors' University
CDU Logo.png
Former names
Cebu Doctors' College (1973–2005)
MottoPrimum Homo Esto (Latin)
Motto in English
Let Him First Be a Man
TypePrivate; Medical University
Religious affiliation
PresidentPhilip Anthony SD Larrazabal, MD
Vice-presidentEnrico B. Gruet, MD (Academic Affairs)
Engr. Oscar A. Tuason (Administration)
Bettina Anne Larrazabal-Veloso (Finance)
Students≤ 10,000
1 Dr.P.V.Larrazabal Jr. Ave., North Reclamation Area, Mandaue
10°19′12″N 123°55′59″E / 10.31989°N 123.93307°E / 10.31989; 123.93307Coordinates: 10°19′12″N 123°55′59″E / 10.31989°N 123.93307°E / 10.31989; 123.93307
University HymnCDU Our Alma Mater
Colors Blue  and  White 
NicknameWhite Stallions
Sporting affiliations
Cebu Doctors' University is located in Visayas
Cebu Doctors' University
Location in Visayas
Cebu Doctors' University is located in Philippines
Cebu Doctors' University
Cebu Doctors' University (Philippines)

Founded in 1973 at Cebu City as Cebu Doctors' College (CDC), the school was formally renamed in 2005 as Cebu Doctors' University (CDU). It is organized into eight colleges, a Graduate school, and as of 2016, a Senior High school (Grades 11 and 12).

Cebu Doctors' University consistently ranks among the top and prestigious medical universities in the Philippines based on the National Licensure Examinations.[1]

It is the only private institution in the Philippines granted a University Status without having basic education curriculum and catering mainly to courses related to the health services field. It is the first non-sectarian university in the Visayas to be granted the Autonomous Status, the highest status a university can get from the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

Brief historyEdit

Cebu Doctors' University in Mandaue

Cebu Doctors' University was organized in 1973 as Cebu Doctors' College and was registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission in 1976.

Its first campus was located adjacent to the present Cebu Doctors' University Hospital.

Cebu Doctors' College of Nursing (now CDU-CN), one of the first nursing colleges in Cebu, was the first College to open in 1973. Subsequently, the following colleges opened: in 1975, the Cebu Doctors' College of Arts and Sciences (now CDU-CAS); in 1977, the Cebu Doctors' College of Medicine (now CDU-CM), a non-stock, non-profit medical foundation; in 1980, the Cebu Doctors' College of Dentistry (now CDU-CD), the Cebu Doctors' College of Optometry (now CDU-CO), and the Graduate School; and in 1982, the Cebu Doctors' Institute of Allied Medical Sciences (CDIAMS) which was later renamed Cebu Doctors' College of Allied Medical Sciences (now CDU-CAMS). In 1992, it was reconstructed creating therefrom a separate college, the Cebu Doctors' College of Rehabilitative Sciences (now CDU-CRS). In 2004, the Cebu Doctors' University College of Pharmacy (CDU-CP) was established. And in 2016, the Cebu Doctors' University Senior High School (CDU-SHS) was set up under the CDU-CAS.


College of NursingEdit

Degree ProgramsEdit


  • Level III status granted by PAASCU
  • One of the top performing nursing schools in the Philippines based on Licensure Exam results.[2]

College of Arts and SciencesEdit

Degree ProgramsEdit


  • Its Biology program is granted Level II status by PAASCU

College of MedicineEdit

Degree ProgramsEdit


  • PBL system; associated with Cebu Doctors' University Hospital
  • Ranked number 8 during the September 2016 PRC Results[3]
  • The CDU-CM developed the teaching modules to be used in medical schools throughout the country for the integration of domestic and family violence issues into the medical curriculum.
  • Its Kauswagan Community Outreach Program has won one silver and two gold HAMIS awards for excellence in health services delivery awarded by the Department of Health.

College of DentistryEdit

Degree ProgramsEdit


  • Ranks first among all dental schools in the Visayas and Mindanao with consistent board topnotchers in the National Dentists Licensure Examination.[4]

College of OptometryEdit

Degree ProgramsEdit


  • The premier Optometry school in the Philippines
  • Consistently tops the National Optometrist Licensure Examination and consistently produces board topnotchers[5]
  • Level II status granted by PACUCOA

College of Allied Medical SciencesEdit

Degree ProgramsEdit


  • Level II status granted by PAASCU
  • Consistent 100 percent passing rate in the National Licensure Examination for its Medical Laboratory Science Program which also produces consistent board topnotchers[6]
  • The First of the two schools who offers Radiologic Technology program in the province of Cebu.

College of Rehabilitative SciencesEdit

Degree ProgramsEdit


  • The premier PT and OT school in the South, and the first institution to offer the PT and OT programs in the Visayas and Mindanao
  • First PT and OT school in the Visayas to establish International linkage in the U.S. and Hong Kong
  • One of the five schools in the Philippines accredited by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT), and the first in the Visayas and Mindanao to receive OT program accreditation by the Occupational Therapy Association of the Philippines (OTAP)
  • Consistent high ranking and Board topnotchers in the National Licensure Examinations for PT, OT, and RTp, with passing percentages above the national mark[7][8]

College of PharmacyEdit

Degree ProgramsEdit

Graduate SchoolEdit

Programs offeredEdit

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Science (PhDNS) Program A
    • Medical-Surgical Nursing (MSN)
    • Maternal-Child Nursing (MCN)
    • Psychiatric Nursing (PsychN)
    • Geriatric Nursing (GN)
    • Family Health Nursing
    • Nursing Administration Program B
    • Combined Program A in MSN, MCN, PsychN, GN, FHN
  • Master of Science in Dentistry (MSD) Major in:
    • Endodontics
    • Dental Surgery
    • Orthodontics
    • Periodontics with Implant Dentistry
  • Master of Science in Medical Technology (MSMT)
  • Master of Science in Pharmacy (MSPh)
  • Master of Science in Physical Therapy
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Organization Development (PHDOD)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Organization Development in School Administration (PHDODSA)
  • Master of Arts in Organization Development (MAOD)
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Major in:
    • Medical-Surgical Nursing (MSN)
    • Maternal-Child Nursing (MCN)
    • Psychiatric Nursing (PsychN)
    • Geriatric Nursing (GN)
    • Family Health Nursing
    • Nursing Administration
  • Master of Arts Major in:
    • Hospital Administration
    • Teaching Medical Related Subjects
    • Educational Management
  • Master of Arts in Occupational Therapy (MAOT)
  • Master of Arts in Psychology (MAPsyc) Major in:
    • Clinical Psychology
    • Industrial Psychology
    • Social Psychology

Senior High SchoolEdit

Tracks and Strands offeringsEdit

Academic Track

  • S T E M Science, Technology, Engineering, Math
  • HUMSS Humanities and Social Sciences


Students are admitted on the basis of their individual qualifications, regardless of sex, religion or race. CDU, especially the College offering a certain course offering, requires evidence of general competence, motivation, and capability. Aside from grades and test scores, preference shall be given to those who are properly motivated evincing an interest to learn, and have consistently demonstrated a genuine concern to follow CDU's standards.

Campus facilitiesEdit


The Cebu Doctors' University has two libraries, namely: the Main Library, which is located on the second floor and the University Medical Library, which is found on the fifth floor of Cebu Doctors' University. The University Library caters to the needs of all students of Cebu Doctors' University, except those of the College of Medicine, the latter having its own library.

CDU Swimming PoolEdit

CDU Swimming Pool

University Examination HallEdit

Old Gymnasium now being utilized as an Examination Hall

CDU Examination Hall


  1. ^ "Philippines Universities Ranking: Medical & Healthcare".
  2. ^ "June 2017 Nurse Licensure Examination Performance of Schools" (PDF). PRC.
  4. ^ "May 2017 Dentist Licensure Examination Performance of Schools" (PDF). PRC.
  5. ^ "July 2016 Optometrist Licensure Examination Performance of Schools" (PDF). PRC.

External linksEdit

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