The Davao Medical School Foundation, Inc. envisions healthy communities enjoying quality life.


Davao Medical School Foundation, Inc., inspired by the community orientation of the Founders, commits to:

  • Provide humane and integral health sciences education and services education and services with emphasis on primary health care in the complementation of instruction, research, patient, community health care and community engagement.
  • Develop and nurture God-centered, competent, compassionate, ethical and socially responsive graduates, faulty, staff and health care providers.
  • Forge strong partnership and networks with consortium members and other stakeholders in the areas of health and community development.
  • Keep at pace with global developments in health sciences education and health care services.

Core Values

  • Faith in God
  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Excellence

Historical Background

The college of Medicine of Davao Medical School Foundation, Inc. was established in July 1976 in response to the need for doctors in the rural as well as urban communities of Mindanao. Thus, the College of Medicine became the first school of medicine in Mindanao.

A consortium made up of Ateneo de Davao University, Brokenshire Memorial Hospital, Development of People’s Foundation, San Pedro College and the San Pedro Hospital, the school operates as a non-stock, non-profit organization duly registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission and approved by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED). In addition to the College of Medicine, the foundation operates the College of Dentistry, the College of Nursing, the Institute of Primary Health Care, the DMSF Hospital and the Institute of Primary Health Care, the DMSF Hospital and the Institute of Graduate Studies and Research.

The College of Medicine is located on a 6.18 acre (2.5 hectare) land near the commercial hub of Davao City. The Unique geographic location of the city within the Brunei Indonesia Malaysia Philippines – East Asia Growth Area (BIP – EAGA), enhanced by its modern infrastructure, stable peace and order and socio-economic prosperity has made DMSFI an attractive option for study by foreign students. Congruent to its stated vision and mission, the school has made contributions to the alleviation of the health problems of the people in Mindanao and produced numerous doctors who have made names for themselves in their chosen fields. Such achievements were made possible through the dedication of its more than two hundred competent faculty members and support staff, affiliated teaching hospitals, government health units and its modern infrastructure and facilities.