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The Xavier University – Dr Jose P Rizal School of Medicine hopes that, like the national hero after whom it was named, the graduates of the medical school will embody in their profession, a great love for and commitment to life, to the country and especially to the poor.


The Dr Jose P Rizal School of Medicine is housed in a 5-storey building located at the east side of Xavier University campus.

The first two floors house the Community Health Care Center, a secondary health care facility with a 35 bed capacity. It also has an out-patient department which sees about 450 patients per day.

The third floor houses the administrative offices, Faculty Room, Medical Education and Research Units, Laboratories of Pathology, Pharmacology, Microbiology and Parasitology, the Accreditation room, and classroom/discussion rooms.

The fourth floor houses the Medical Library, Skills Laboratories, Laboratories of Histology, Neuro-Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry, the Office of the Medical Student Council, and discussion rooms.

The fifth floor houses the Gross Anatomy laboratory, Student Lounge and classroom/discussion rooms.

The Medical Library has a book collection containing over 4,500 titles and more than 5,000 volumes; serial holdings of 256 journals; and many CD-ROMS on particular topics in medicine.  It also boasts of being the repository (the only one in Mindanao) of World Health Organization (WHO) publications. It operates a computerized library system. It also houses the E-library for use by medical students. The e-library also has Wi-Fi access.

Medical Education Unit

The Medical Education Unit is directly under the Dean of the School of Medicine and is responsible for faculty development through in-service training programs and workshops. It also evaluates curricular programs of the School of Medicine and makes recommendations as regards innovations in the medical curriculum. It is directly involved in the screening of problem-based learning modules for faculty and students. The unit is equipped with prescribed and reference medical textbooks for use of faculty as well as textbooks on education.

Research Unit

The Research Unit of the School of Medicine was established as a result of the commitment of the School to local, regional and national development through research. Its main function is to provide guidance in researches of faculty and students, and edit research papers for publication in the Research Journal of the School of Medicine. Its Ethics Review Committee is also consulted as regards ethical issues in the conduct of research by other private institutions in Northern Mindanao.