Mindanao Sanitarium Hospital College of Medical Arts Foundation


Mindanao Sanitarium Hospital College of Medical Arts Foundation is an institution accredited by TESDA that offers Technical and Vocational Education and Training Programs (TVET) under the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

Mindanao Sanitarium Hospital College of Medical Arts Foundation

Address: Tibanga, Iligan City, Philippines
Telephone Number: (063) 221-9219; 223-2114

The idea of establishing a college of Medical Arts was conceived when the Administrators of Mindanao Sanitarium and Hospital felt the need for paramedical workers in the hospital. With the shortage of Adventist paramedical workers, particularly in the area of physical therapy, radiology, midwifery and other related fields; and with the present trends in the tertiary level of education, the MSH Board dreamed to establish a paramedical school in Iligan City. This school would offer courses and training programs in paramedical lines to talented young people of different religious affiliations and regional groups, especially the Seventh-day Adventist youth in Southern Philippines.

Under the Leadership of Mr. Joel Y. Dalaguan, Dr. Lorenzo S. Lacson, Jr., and Miss Cholita Suasi, the necessary requirements set by the then Department of Education, Culture and Sports for a college status were accomplished. On February 8, 1994, a temporary permit was granted for the School of Midwifery. A year later, March 10, 1995, the School of Midwifery was granted recognition.

On the other hand, on June 6, 1994, the DECS also issued a permit to open first year level of the School of Physical Therapy. Thus, the institution gained the distinction of being the first Seventh-day Adventist College of Medical Arts in the Philippines to offer a course leading to a recognized degree in BS Physical Therapy.

The new College opened on June 13, 1994 in the campus of Mindanao Sanitarium and Hospital with the first batch of 19 midwifery and 88 physical therapy students. The working force was composed of 5 full-time and 6 part-time faculty members. The Administrators then were: Mr. Joel Y. Dalaguan as President, Dr. Gladden O. Flores as Academic Dean, Miss Merlyn A. Maquilan as Registrar, Mrs. Dinah W. Almocera and Ms. Roselyn A Senas as Deans of Physical Therapy and Midwifery, respectively.
The facilities like classrooms, library, laboratories, and offices were located in the old elementary school building inside the MSH campus, while a new big building was going to be constructed. The ground breaking ceremony that was well-attended by the members of the College Board, administrators, faculty, and students was conducted in the old tennis court on October 20, 1994. Thus began a new stage in the series of developments of MSH College of Medical Arts Foundation, Inc

TESDA Approved Programs

Here is the list of available TESDA registered programs and short courses offered in “Mindanao Sanitarium Hospital College of Medical Arts Foundation” in the province of Lanao Del Norte.

List of Tesda Courses Offered / Registered Programs

Course Authorized Duration
Consumer Electronics Servicing NC II 438 hours
Driving NC II 118 hours
Health Care Services NC II 960 hours
Pharmacy Services NC II 271 hours
Programming NC IV 1,494 hours

Basic Requirements for TESDA Courses:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • At least High School Graduate
  • Copy of NSO Birth Certificate
  • With good moral character
  • Undergone a pre-training assessment
  • Can communicate both orally and in written form

Training Fees and Schedule

The cost of training and tuition fees may vary depending upon the specific course of interest and the school offering the training. Training centers also may have slightly different syllabus to teach to students in a class.

For inquiries, tuition fees, enrollment procedures, class schedule and other concern, it would be better that you visit their school/training center and inquire for other documents they may need.

Location and Contact Information

For further information, please contact the school directly at telephone number (063) 221-9219; 223-2114. You can also visit Mindanao Sanitarium Hospital College of Medical Arts Foundation. The assessment center is located at Tibanga, Iligan City, Philippines.

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