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Friday, October 31, 2014

UPDATED POST! PLM College of Medicine: Application for A.Y. 2015-2016

The application period for the coming academic year 2015-2016 would begin officially on November 3, 2014. Medical Student hopefuls are once again encouraged to come and apply!

You may refer to the official website here or you may choose to read my friend's blog on his experience, where he will give you readers some tips and interesting things to take note of. 

Please do take note that some requirements MAY HAVE BEEN CHANGED or UPDATED; It is advisable to call the College of Medicine Office at (02) 527-9067.

I will give you a glimpse of what you will all go through; it all boils down to three processes (and a bonus fourth one):


  1. NMAT (NMAT is good for 2 years, as far as I know; so those who took the April 2013 NMAT may still be eligible for application. Once again, please do confirm this with the Office.
  2. MCAT, the official entrance examination of the PLM College of Medicine. During my time it was somewhat like a harder, time-pressured version of the NMAT; recently though there had been changes to the exam format. Just prepare yourselves, in every way possible.
  3. INTERVIEW; you are going to be interviewed by our doctor-professors. Please do follow the proper interview etiquette and of course, dress smartly. The interview is a one-on-one, usually. The questions they ask, up to you to find out, they're basically situational.
  4. BONUS: THE BIG WAITFORIT; possibly the most agonizing wait in your life. PLM-CM takes its time in releasing the results and is usually the last Medical School to announce. It is worth the wait, though.

If you really, really want to get in to PLM-CM, start preparing early (requirements, for NMAT if you have not taken it yet, for the MCAT, for the interview) and be patient with the results. Or you may text me or any Medical Alliance members; how's that for you? You'll have upper batch med students to rant to or voice out your concerns!

With that, you may also contact me through my number: +639151913719 or +639323445539. I will try to answer your queries from the point of view of a PLM-CM Med Student (and of course someone who once underwent that application process)!

Good luck and God bless, AY 2015-2016 Applicant Hopefuls! See you all around soon ;)

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UPDATE, November 13, 2014:

Here's a bonus infographic from us, the MEDICAL ALLIANCE RENDERING SERVICE TO FELLOWMEN (MARSF) & the MEDICAL UNION FOR SERVICE (MUS) on the steps. Remember that this is an unofficial guide, since the official one comes from the office itself.

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UPDATE, FEBRUARY 8, 2015

1. Those with failures during their undergrad MAY APPLY again. Seems that PLM CM has lifted this restriction recently.

2. Extended up to FEBRUARY 13, 2015 ang DEADLINE for application.


(c) John Albert Dy

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46 comments:

  1. do they accept students from UP Manila? due to calendar shift, the scheduled graduation is after the start of classes :/

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    1. We have no idea yet, as of today. It's best to ask this sa office directly po: (02) 572-9067

      There are "rumors" of a calendar shift for PLM but that we cannot verify to be true :)

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  2. Hello po! Ask ko lang po yung abt sa requirements sa PLM. Need po ba na orig copy lahat? Like birth cert etc? Or basta may maipakita lang po na may orig then give a duplicate copy na lang. Balak ko na po kasi magpass kaso po di ko alam if kukuha pa po ako ng another nso copy ng birth cert. Thanks po. :) im hoping for your reply. God bless!

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    1. Hi,

      Just bring your original copies along with duplicates. As far as I know they just want to see the original copy for verification purposes.

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  3. Good day. Absolute requirement ba yung no failure in any undergrad subject? Is there any way around that? Isang singko lang naman, ang hirap kasi ng Math 17 sa amin. Pero pasok na pasok naman GWA requirement ko and 99+ ang NMAT. :(

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  4. Good day. Absolute requirement ba yung no failure from any undergrad subject? May isang singko kasi ako. Ang hirap kasi ng Math 17 sa amin :( Pero pasok na pasok naman GWA and 99+ NMAT :( Is there hope?? Thank you.

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    1. Hi!

      According sa CM, yes it is an absolute requirement daw. However, just to be sure, please do call the office or visit them for consultation.

      Thanks!

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  5. Are there updates regarding the calendar shift? Thank you!

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  6. Hi! Kailan po ang deadline ng application? Thanks :)

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  7. Kailangan po official TOR? or pwedeng true copy of grades, scholastic records, etc.?

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    1. pwede po sila IF di pa available ang TOR.. pero you have to return with the TOR with the remarks "Copy for Pamantsan ng Lungsod ng Maynila"

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  8. Yung you must have no records of having been denied in plm-cm.ano po ibig sabihin nun?pag kunware last year nagapply ka na and di ka nakapasok.di ka na pwede magtake uli?

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    1. Unfortunately yes po. If di ka nakapasok dati, di na pwede mag take uli.. But to be sure, please do call the office first, 527-9067 for official details on this one.

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  9. tanong ko lmng po kung ung exam po ba na mcat is kaparehas lng ng nmat ung mga tanong like biology, cemistry, physics, social science, math a english? thank you po

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    1. Good day!

      Yes po, pero depende sa makukuha na testers ng PLM CM. Minsan kasi mostly Gen Info/Quick Thinking type exam ginagawa nila, but basically NMAT style siya, parang nung time ko po :)

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  10. Sir good day. Inquire ko lang po sana kung ano po ang mairerekomenda ninyo na places to stay near PLM? Maraming salamat. God bless.

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    1. Good day! There are condos near PLM like the Le Mirage located at Quirino Ave. or CityLand towers located at P Faura St. There are also dormitories within Intramuros.

      I prefer Le Mirage :)

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  11. Hi! I'm currently studying Physical Therapy in PLM, and I've heard that we lack units for medicine. I think it's Biochem and Microbiology. What do you think I should do? Cause I want to pursue med directly after graduation. Thank you! :)

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    1. Hi Fellow Isko/Iska,

      Well there is the PCHS where you can take your missing units during the Summer break. It's what everyone who lacks units does before entering PLM :)

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  12. Hi Good Day i would like to inquire if PLM is very strict with their no failing during undergrad rule?

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    1. Hi,

      Yes PLM is quite strict sir. But this year they supposedly lifted it. Not sure if it will be the same next year.

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  13. Hi i would like to aski if accepting pa plm ng applicants for this coming school year... Thanks

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    1. I'm sorry for replying very late.

      PLM starts its school year June. So if you want to apply, the application period starts October til Jan :)

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  14. hello po sir. I have question lang po sir. I am not a registered voter po but I'm a manila resident. and I was told that I should have a record or proof that I voted before. I am trying to aim po sana for category 2 kaya lang po I will be able to vote this may of 2016 pa.. would it be considered po kaya?

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  15. Gusto ko po sana mag-apply sa PLM. Cum Laude UP Manila, 1.72 GWA. Kailan po ba ang application? And nag-take po ako ng NMAT last April 2014, pwede pa po yun diba?

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  16. Hi Sir! I am not a science major and I want to apply. I only took a couple of chemistry units in college. Can you suggest schools where I can take the other science units required?

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  17. Hi. I am a graduate of BS Nutrition in UPLB just want to ask if kailangan ko pa ng extra units? para mameet yung required number of units? Thanks

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  18. Good morning Sir I heard PLM now accepting students na failed grade noon under grad, sa case ko po kasi kaya meron failed grade nag lapsed po kasi, financial problem po. I accept pa po kaya nila ako, kung mag try ako sa PLM? Thanks

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  19. hello po tanung lang if pwede po bang to follow are result ng NMAT. Sa april pa lang po kasi ako makakapagtake and application is jan-feb lang...thanks po

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  20. To everyone who commented:

    I'm very sorry for my late reply. Been very busy these past few months.

    To answer generally, as of Oct 2015, wala pang announcement kelan and paano yung enrollment process. I think there MAY BE updates since BAKA LANG daw mamove pasukan next year for incoming 1st-3rd years.

    Will update everyone na lang soon. Thanks!

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  21. Hi po! Tatanong ko lang po sana kung okay lang po na kulang pa ng 1 sem yung grades naka appear sa TOR ko. Graduating student palang po kasi ako. Thank you po.

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    1. Hello. Sorry late na po ito, pero for everyone, ok lang po yun na to follow yung TOR nung 1 sem na grades.. Hihingin po uli iyon ng PLM sa inyo after niyo makapasok.

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  22. Sir, please update us Kung meron ng linabas na bagong process ng pagenroll. I really wanted to study sa PLM Kasi. Thanks bro

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  23. Hi. Pano kung 43 % lang NMAT? Pero okay naman ang the rest na requirements? Pls reply

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    1. Hi po.

      One may opt to retake the NMAT kasi po 45 cut off ng PLM..

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  24. Hi, pano po ang Letter of Good Moral Character? Last time I inquire sa PLM office it sounds like a Letter of Recommendation for me. It must come from the Dean. Pano po ito?

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    1. Hi po. About po sa good moral character? dapat po ba galing sa dean? or pwede po galing sa former professor? Parang recommmendation po ba ito? Kanino po iaaddress?

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  25. Hi po. Ano pa pong pwedeng ipakitang documents na manila resident ka po?

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  26. Hi po. Ano pong mga documents ang pwedeng ipresent para po patunay na Manila Resident ka po?

    About po sa Good Moral Cert. Kailangan po ba galing sa dean or pwede po galing sa former professor po? Para po ba itong Recomm letter? At Kanino po iaaddress?

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  27. Hi!! Pwede po ba magpasa ng mga application forms ng Saturday? or kailangan po weekends?

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  28. Hello po. May update po ba now? What if may isang subject na nabagsak? Tsaka may bago po bang update about tuition fees? :) and if Bachelor of Secondary Education major in Biological Science ung course mo, pwede ba nun yon?

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  29. What if po may isang bagsak? Tsaka wala po ba update as of 2016? About requirements and tuition fees. And kung Bachelor of Secondary Education Major in Biological Science yung course na natapos mo, pwede po ba nun mag med?

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  30. TO EVERYONE WHO IS GOING TO COMMENT/COMMENTED:

    Hindi na po updated itong post na ito :) Will link you to a new one if I got time. Thanks!

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  31. Hello, pwede po pa ask ng requirements? And kailan po deadline ng application? thanks po taga mindanao pa po kasi, gusto ko sana malaman kung pwede pa ipa lbc or personal agad

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