St. Luke’s College of Medicine

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Molecular Medicine stems from knowledge gained from basic science and applied biomedical research. This new medicine has produced the latest biotechnologies, such as, cell-based therapies, gene therapy, targeted therapies, biomarker technology, molecular diagnostics, pharmacogenomics and personalized medicine. The curriculum of this M. S. Molecular Medicine course includes this new knowledge supplemented by background courses on the fundamental science behind it.

Through this program, the St. Luke's College of Medicine will upgrade skills for the application of molecular medicine in the clinical setting, through a unique opportunity for training in the fully-equipped research laboratories of the St. Luke's Research and Biotechnology Division. It will also strengthen the capabilities of the current crop of medical practitioners and allied health professionals towards a new way of doing medicine Moreover, it will provide an opportunity for medical educators to obtain a post-graduate degree, thus improving the academic profile of our medical schools.

The objectives of the program are:

  • To give students a firm foundation in the biomedical sciences and relevant emerging technologies
  • To provide rigorous training in a broad spectrum of applications in molecular medicine such as stem cell technology, point of care diagnostics, ?pharmacogenomics, medical biotechnology, targeted therapy, molecular diagnostics and genomic medicine
  • To develop a highly trained manpower base for Molecular Medicine in the Philippines including clinicians, med techs, scientists, medical faculty, and other healthcare professionals
  • To produce graduates of the course who will
    • form a critical mass of local manpower capable of translating molecular medicine into the advancement of medical practice in the Philippines
    • catalyze high level research in the field of molecular medicine in the local setting
    • transform higher medical education in the Philippines to global standards of excellence


Students who wish to join the Master of Science in Molecular Medicine program of St. Luke's College of Medicine must have:

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Science and have taken the following in pursuing their degree or as additional units:
    • 25 units of Life Sciences
    • 8 units of Mathematics
    • 5 units of Physics
  • OR
  • A degree in Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine or Doctor of Dentistry


Application Forms are available at the Registrar's Office or may be downloaded from the Downloads section of this website.

The following application requirements must be submitted to the Registrar's Office personally or by courier:

1. Application Form (fully accomplished)
2. Official Transcript of Records (certified true copy)
3. Diploma(s) (certified true copy)
4. Two (2) Letter of Recommendation

  • The Recommendation Forms may be downloaded from the website.

  • The recommendation should come from two (2) former professors or if employed, one (1) from an immediate supervisor and one (1) from a former professor

5. Certificate of Good Moral Character or Good Standing from the former college or training institution.
6. Two (2) copies of 2x2 recent colored photograph with white background
7. Birth Certificate
8. Marriage Certificate (for married female applicants using a name other than that indicated in the Birth Certificate)


1. All requirements mentioned above should be submitted. The Transcript of Records, Certificate of Graduation and Birth Certificate must be duly authenticated (not just seen) by the Philippine Foreign Service Post (PFSP) located in the applicant's country of legal residence or origin.
2. Photocopies of Passport pages where name, photo, birth date and birthplace appear.
3. Police Clearance Certificate issued by the National Police authorities and duly authenticated by the PFSP in the students' country of origin. Those who have stayed in the Philippines for more than six months must submit a National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Clearance.
4. Notarized affidavit of support and proof of adequate financial support to cover expenses for student's accommodation and subsistence, as well as school dues and other incidental expenses. Ex. Bank statement
5. Six copies of original Personal History Statement (PHS) duly accomplished and signed by the applicant in English, indicating also any personal skill/s, ie: hobbies and sport, and the original recent 2x2 signed photo with white background.
6. Non-resident aliens must submit a student visa (9f) issued by the Philippine Embassy/Consulate in their country of origin.
7. Resident aliens must submit the Alien Certificate of Registration (ACR) and Immigrant Certificate of Residence.
Those holding an SSRV visa or an SRRIV visa must secure a certificate from the Philippine Retirement Authority (PRA) that he/she is a holder of the said visa.


The following are the processing fees:

  • Local Applicants PhP 3,000
  • Foreign Applicants USD 350

Payments are accepted in cash or cheque (made payable to St. Luke's College of Medicine) or via bank transfers. For bank transfers, please contace the Finance Office at the Finance and Accounting Office at (+632) 7230301, local 3801 or e-mail inquiries to:?

Application Forms and Recommendation Forms may be downloaded here.


MM 230 Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology
MM290 Ethics in Molecular Medicine
MM 201 Introduction to Molecular Medicine
MM 280 Molecular Immunology
MM 210 Molecular Epidemiology and Biostatistics
MM 240 Molecular Genetics of Diseases
MM 232 Molecular Diagnostics and Technology
MM 300 Masters Thesis


Early Application is until 31 March 2015
Applications submitted after 31 March 2015 will have an additional fee of PhP500



1.SCHOLARSHIP GRANTS for honor graduates, inclusive of tuition, laboratory and miscellaneous fees may be granted upon evaluation of the applicant.

2. THESIS GRANTS from P200,000.00 to P500,000.00 will be given to students whose theses will be done as part of ongoing research programs of St. Luke's Medical Center, upon the recommendation of the Institutional Scientific Review Board and subject to the approval of the President and CEO.

3. DOST SCHOLARSHIPS (full or partial) under the Accelerated Science and Technology Human Resource Development Program Graduate Science and Technology Scholarships are available to qualified students who opt to take the Thesis option of the Program.? Application should be submitted to the Director of the M.S. Molecular Medicine Program. Forms may be downloaded at

For correspondence and information, please contact:

The Registrar
St. Luke's College of Medicine - William H.Quasha Memorial

Sta. Ignaciana Street, Cathedral Heights, Quezon City 1102? Metro Manila, Philippines

Telephone: +632 7230101 local 3808
Telefax: +632 7277610