The Angeles University Foundation (Abbreviated as AUF), is a private Roman Catholic university in Angeles City, Philippines. It is a non-stock, non-profit educational institution established on May 25, 1962 by Mr. Agustin P. Angeles, Dr. Barbara Y. Angeles and family. After only less than nine years of operation, the Institution was granted University status on April 16, 1971 by the Department of Education, Culture and Sports.
It is one of few Philippine universities granted autonomous status, with a number of its degree programs having been duly recognized as Centers of Excellence and Centers of Development by the Commission on Higher Education.
Today, AUF has the highest percentage of faculty with graduate degrees in the Central Luzon region, and among the highest in the Philippines. These qualifications are the foundation for its vaunted quality instruction and research, as evidenced by: Autonomous Status since 2003; Institutional Quality Assurance Monitoring and Evaluation (IQUAME)
certification from the Commission on Higher Education (CHED); Accreditation by the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU); ISO 9001-2000 Certification by TUV-SUD; Center of Excellence in Information Technology and Teacher Education as accredited by the Commission on Higher Education; and Center of Development for Computer Engineering and Nursing from the same government arm. Now on its 50th year of operation, AUF has a total of 63 academic programs scattered across 8 collegesexcluding a Medical and LaMBBS fee russia, ukrain & chinaw school
About the School of Medicine
The Angeles University Foundation School of Medicine, which was established by the authority of the Board of Medical Education and the Department of Education, Culture, and Sports, started its operations in June 1983, with an authorized quota of 150 students. Dr. Rodolfo C. Dimayuga was appointed as the first Dean, Dr. Presentacion C. Peralta as Assistant Dean, concurrently College Secretary, and a faculty of 18, 8 of whom have had an average of 20 years teaching experience.
In its first year of operation, the College was given the entire fourth floor of Building B, called the San Lorenzo Ruiz Hall, to house a big air-conditioned lecture room with a seating capacity of 160, the laboratories and stock rooms of Anatomy, Biochemistry, Physiology, and Preventive Medicine, all equipped with facilities adequate to pursue the laboratory requirements, and the offices of the Dean and the faculty.
The following year, half of the third floor of the same building was also given to the College to accommodate another big air-conditioned lecture room, the laboratories and stock rooms of Pathology, Microbiology and Parasitology, and faculty offices. In its third year of operation, half of the remaining area of the third floor was further acquired by the College for another big air-conditioned lecture room, which can be converted into 6 small rooms for group discussions and a bigger office for the Dean.
Before the College had its own teaching hospital, the Central Luzon Regional Hospital, now known as the Jose B. Lingad Memorial Regional Hospital, a 250-bed service and training hospital for Region III had been and still is utilized for clinical teaching. The affiliation of the College with this government hospital was approved by the Department of Health for which a contract of agreement between the 2 institutions is executed every 2 years. In addition, a departmentalized Out-Patient Department was established within the University Campus in March 1985.
On February 23, 1990, the St. Martin de Porres Hall, a 125-bed teaching hospital owned by the University was inaugurated with former President Corazon C. Aquino as principal sponsor. It was only on May 25, 1990 that the hospital, now known as the AUF Medical Center, opened its doors to serve the community. Dr. Rodolfo C. Dimayuga, who resigned as Dean of the College in October 1989, was appointed the first Director of the hospital. Dr. Presentacion C. Peralta succeeded as the second Dean of the College with Dr. Angelica D. Francisco as College Secretary, effective November 1, 1989. In April 1991, Dr. Linda Luz G. Amante replaced Dr. Francisco as College Secretary while Dr. Reynaldo Lopez was appointed Assistant Dean. Effective June 15, 1992, the new officials of the College are as follows: Dr. Reynaldo V. Lopez, Dean, Dr. Edwin F. Vivares, Assistant Dean, and Dr. Armando A. Rosales, College Secretary. In April 1994, Dr. Marivic C. Amigable-Villamor was appointed as Assistant Dean and concurrently College Secretary.
As of May 1, 1996, Dr. Anita S. Sanchez was appointed as College Secretary. On June 1, 1996, Dr. Reynaldo E. Espiritu was appointed as Assistant Dean for the Basic Sciences while Dr. Romeo Y. Enriquez was assistant Dean for the Clinical Sciences.
Effective May 1, 1998, the following are the new officials of the College: Dr. Romeo Y. Enriquez, Dean and Dr. Kathryna Lesley Tamayo-Ayro, College Secretary. Dr. Anita S. Sanchez was re-appointed as College Secretary from May 1, 2002 to April 30,2004, then as Assistant Dean starting May 1,2004.
At present, the College is located at the third and fourth floors of the San Lorenzo Ruiz and San Agustin twin buildings which were inaugurated on December 1994 to replace the old San Lorenzo Ruiz Hall which was gutted down by fire on March 17, 1993.
The College, the eleventh academic unit organized by the University, started with 150 students in school year 1983-1984. In line with its commitment of providing quality education, a policy of selective retention was implemented. Only 48 of the original 150 remained as the first graduates of the college. To date, the College has produced 910 doctors, four of whom have placed in the top 20 of the Physicians’ Licensure Examinations. MBBS fee russia, ukrain & china
Upon approval of the Board of Trustees, an innovative curriculum utilizing problem-based learning as a teaching-learning approach was implemented in June 2000.
The School of Medicine is committed to promote quality and relevant medical education, thereby producing quality and compassionate medicalpractitioners with a social conscience, dedicated to the service of God and humanity.
Philosophy and goals
Medical education in the Philippines continues to be charged with being so hospital-oriented that it has failed to produce physicians who are responsive to the needs of the country. Instead, its products, being tailor-made for practice in the developed countries, easily leave the country. Moreover, the cost of medical education has become so prohibitive that admission to medical school is almost limited to the elite.
The Angeles University Foundation established the medical school, which is university-based, community-oriented, and committed to develop broadly educated physicians.
The School of Medicine has the following objectives:
1. To prepare the students to practice medicine in the service of God and humanity;
2. To instill within the students the human qualities of dedication to duty, kindness, patience, tolerance, and compassion;
3. To encourage and maintain awareness of the social and economic conditions of the country and of the world at large;
4. To equip the students with adequate knowledge of and skills in the basic medical sciences, the clinical disciplines, and preventive medicine;
5. To inspire the students to keep abreast with new developments, innovations and researches in the field of medicine; and
6. To motivate the students to pursue expanded expertise in their field of specialization.
With the School of Medicine, the College of Nursing, the College of Allied Medical Professions and the Medical Library as the constituent units, the AUF Medical Center, which is education, service, and research-oriented, aims to:
1. provide undergraduate and postgraduate medical education to qualified students, especially in Region III, who will form a pool that will provide the medical manpower needs of the region;
continuing medical education to update medical practitioners in the region on advances in medical science and practice;
2. provide not only secondary and tertiary medical care services to the region but also, through its community extensions, primary medical care;
3. Contribute to the advancement of medical knowledge and its effective delivery through research.
Campuses & Facilities
AUF today operates in four (4) strategically located campuses. It has a total of 87 classrooms, 46 different laboratories, 74 dormitory rooms, 26 discussion rooms, 6 internet rooms and 3 audio-visual rooms. Fully air-conditioned, these facilities provide a learning environment conducive to teaching, learning and research activities.
The College Campus is located along McArthur Highway, Angeles City, Philippines, about 80MBBS fee russia, ukrain & china kilometers north of Metro Manila. It sits on a two- hectare lot and is home to administration offices, School of Medicine and the Colleges of Nursing, Allied Medical Professions, Education, Engineering, Criminal Justice Education, Arts & Sciences, Computer Studies. It also houses the following facilities: Our Lady of Grace Chapel, St. Cecilia’s Auditorium, AUF Covered Court, Information Technology Training Center and the Our Lady of Lourdes Library Building.
AUF Medical Center
The AUFMC is the first and only private tertiary teaching, training and research hospital in Central Luzon established on February 23, 1990. It serves as the base hospital of AUF students in the medicine, nursing and allied medical professions. Located adjacent to the College Campus, it is licensed for 125-beds and equipped with state-of-the-art medical facilities. The newly opened AUFMC Medical Tower, meanwhile houses additional 50 private rooms, 27 doctors’ clinics, modernized neo-natal intensive care units (NICU) and operating/delivery room complex, three conference rooms, and a spacious Wellness Center, among many other facilities.
AUF Professional Schools
The AUF Professional Schools (AUFPS) is located opposite the AUF Medical Center. Inaugurated by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on December 16, 2004, it is home to the Confucius Institute School of Law, Graduate School and the College of Business Administration. Composed of the north and south wings, the AUFPS houses internet rooms, libraries, lecture rooms and offices.
AUF Integrated School
The AUF Integrated School is located 5-minutes away from the College Campus and iMBBS fee russia, ukrain & chinas home to the Grade School and High School Departments. Its complete facilities, spacious grounds and quiet surroundings provide for an environment conducive to learning.
The chain of University Hostels provide comfortable, safe and complete living accommodations to students, faculty and guests. The newly completed AUF Residences is equipped with a laboratory kitchen and simulated hotel rooms for the exclusive use of students pursuing Hotel and Restaurant Management.