Ago Medical and Educational Center, Bicol Christian College of Medicine was founded in 1975 by Dr. Damaceno J. Ago. He envisioned in his life that Bicol region of Philippines, can be great if the youth, men and women could be molded so that they will be morally upright, creative and productive of commodities and ideas.
To become the most preferred learning and training institution in the Bicol Region, committed to developing productive, globally competent health care advocates who shall promote and humanely protect the health and well-being of man across nations.
Its main training hospitals are the Ago General Hospital in Legazpi City and the Ago Foundation Hospital in Naga City
Location – Legazpi City
Bicol Christian College of Medicine campus is located at the Legazpi which is 500 kms southeast of Manila, the capital of Philippines. The Bicol Region is one of the 17 Regions of the Philippines and it comprises of four provinces in the Bicol Peninsula: the southeastern end of Luzon island, and two island-provinces adjacent to the peninsula. The regional capital, political/administrative center, and largest city is Legazpi.
Some of the objectives of the institutions are:
1. To develop health professionals
2. To train the nation’s manpower in the skills required for national development.
3. To undertake health research.
4. To provide an educational program that will promote national identity, cultural consciousness, moral integrity, and spiritual vigor.
The four year medical course at AGO Bicol Christian Medical College is called Doctor of Medicine(M.D) like other Philippines Medical Universities. Before doing the MD course, candidate must enroll into pre medicine course of 14 months duration. After completing BS premedical course students will move to MD course.
The course covers the normal Human Anatomy, Parasitological, Gynecology, Biochemistry, Physiology, Obstetrics, Pharmacology, Pediatrics, Community health, General Medicine, Communal Health Preventive Medicine, Medical Practice, Psychiatry, etc. Course includes Classroom lectures, laboratory preparations and group discussions. This is followed by clinical rotation in Ago Medical Center or other Medical hospitals during which students will get a chance to diagnose and treat inpatients under senior doctor guidance.
Admission Requirements For Foreign Students
*50% marks in science subjects. Physics, Chemistry, Biology (Botany & Zoology)
*Valid Student Visa from Philippines Embassy
*Birth Certificate – Copy
*Passport copy – Certified
*Financial support (Bank Statement) of Sponsor (Father or Guardian) – Proof
*Certificate of Good Character
Accreditation and achievements
Medical degree (MD / MBBS In Philippines) at Bicol Medical college is approved by CHED and it is recognized internationally by World Health Organization as well as Medical Council of India which enables students to start practice in India after clearing screening test.
Listed in WHO, ECFMG and IMED directories.