University of Perpetual Help System (UOPH), is co-education institution of higher learning located in Las Pinas city; Metro Manila, Philippines. Founded in 1975 by Dr. (brigadier) Antonio Tamayo, Dr. Daisy Tamayo, and Ernesto Crisotomo as Perpetual Help College of Rizal (PHCR). Las Pinas near Metro Manila is the main campus. It has nine campuses offering over 70 courses in 20 colleges the university inculcates the perpetuate values teachings and principles. Graduate of UOPH call themselves Perpetualites with alumni chapters in Philippines and USA. The institute was given university status in 1997 by CHED. Chairman of the board is Dr. Antonio L. Tamayo he earned his post graduate courses in Hospital Administration at George Washington University in Washington DC, USA. Vice Chairman is Dr. Daisy Moran Tamayo, who completed her masters in nursing from New York University, USA & PhD in organization development the university of Perpetual help has 3 campuses in Las Pinas, Molino and Over 20,000 students study in these campuses with over 1000 faculty and support staff.


The Las Pinas Campus has over 12,000 students and houses the Jonelta Foundation School of Medicine. Las Pinas Campus is 13 KMS from Manila International Airport, 16.9 KMS from the Embassy of India in Manila and 18 KMS from Makati-the Business district of Metro Manila.

The Jonelta Foundation School of Medicine

The Jonelta Foundation School of Medicine Began in 1996. It offers the Doctors of Medicine or MD Degree which is equivalent to MBBS in India and is recognized by the MCI as such. The degree entails full time education in the Philippines. The degree and the institute is recognized/listed in the following institutions in the world.


Dean of the School of Medicine……

Dr. Haruvelle T. Hernando is Dean of the school of medicine in UOPH; a Position she serves with distinction and zeal. Dr. Hernando holds a PhD from the University of the Philippines and is a double Masters from university of the Philippines, Manila and one from Harvard, USA. She has served as visiting faculty to Harvard University, and University of California – Davis, USA and is an author of several papers. She is an Educator, Doctor, Author, and Medical Educator with distinction.

Excellence in Education

UOPH has made rapid progress in quality medical education and holds a stellar academic record. Its students pass licensing board examinations with a very high success rate in the last 5 year from January 2008 to December 2012 graduate of UOPH has had a 100% pass rate in the USMLE.

The University of Perpetual Help posted a 100% institutional passing rate from January

1, 2008 to December 31, 2012 in the aggregate performance of examines taking the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) as announced by the educational commission for foreign medical graduates (ECFMG) based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Perpetualite medicine graduates who took the USMLE passed Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) stage of the test. In order to pass step 2 CS, the test takers should have passed all three sub- components which are integrated clinical encounter, communication and skills, and spoken English proficiency. The USMLE is a three step examination for medical licensor in the United State and is sponsored by the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) and the National Board of Medical Examiner (NBME).

STEP 1 of the USMLE assesses whether the examinees understands and can apply important concepts of the sciences basic to the practice of medicine. 

STEP 2 assesses the ability of examiners to apply medical knowledge, skills, and understanding clinical science essential for the provision of patient care under supervision, and include emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention.

STEP 3 is the final examination in the USMLE sequence leading to a license to practice medicine without supervision. The USMLE assesses a Physician’s ability to apply knowledge, concepts, and principle and to demonstrate fundamental patient- centered skills, that are important in health and disease and that constitute the basis of safe and effective patient care. Each of the three steps of the USMLE complements the others; no step can stand alone in the assessment of readiness for medical licensor. 



Las Pinas campus is on four hectares with office, lecture halls, anatomy dissection laboratory, animal research laboratory, library, hostel, canteens, play grounds and hospital located in campus, lecture halls are equipped with the state of the art facilities and are air-conditioned.


University has a hospital University of Perpetual Help DALTA medical centre with over 500 beds. Super specialization in specialties as Nephrology (Kidney transplant) located on the Las Pinas campus. There is large volume of patients.



  1. University Perpetual Help Dalta Medical Centre in Las Pinas.
  2. Bacoor Health Centers in coordination with the Municipality of Beachwear, Cavite
  3. Philippine General Hospital Psychiatry Department
  4. Affiliated AIME hospitals in Chicago, Illinois for clinical clerkship rotation
  5. Accredited by medical board of California St. Bernard hospital Loretta hospital
  6. Holy Cross Hospital
  7. Chicago Specially Hospital
  8. Norwwgian American Hospital



There are modern laboratories with state of the art Equipment, which assist Students in clinical and practical Orientation.


There is a Large Modern Auditorium for Professional and entertainment Activities for use of students. Wi-Fi and Internet available on campus. Students can Purchase their own Personal Internet connection, if needed.


There is a large well stocked library with medical books & Journals.


Students with 10+2 years of education with science background to first enroll in bachelor’s course for 18 months for equivalency in Philippines. Then they are admitted to the 4 year medical course in compliance with the rules in Philippines. Students with a bachelor’s degree are enrolled directly into the 4 year medical program. The four- year medical course generally progresses from the study of the normal to the abnormal human being. Most of the subjects are yearly course which are taken up for two semesters. The first year covers subjects on Human Anatomy, Biochemistry, Physiology, Preventive Medicine & Community Health, Psychiatry and Medical Practice

  1. Class lectures are delivered mostly through computers using LCD projector complemented by slide film showing, laboratory work and group discussion. Pedagogy and biometric are incorporated in principal of medical practice.
  2. An introduction to medical informatics is incorporated in preventive medicine and community health before the biostatistics session, problem based learning is gradually introduced in certain topics in biochemistry and physiology

The SECOND YEAR deals with Pathology, Microbiology Parasitology, Phannacology, Preventive Medicine and Community Health, Psychiatry II and Medical Economics plus introductory course in clinical subjects, in small groups, students begin to meet patients in actual hospital setting where they are introduced to history taking and physical examination.

The THIRD YEAR involves didactic lectures and presentations on common diseases encounters in clinical practice as well as interesting or rare conditions pathophysiology is reviewed while clinical feature, diagnostic approaches and principles of management are emphasized.   

The FOURTH YEAR or clinical clerkship is mainly spent in actual patient care with the JONELTA section of the University of Perpetual DALTA medical center serving as the clinical laboratory. Hospital rounds and group discussions give the students a good perspective on beside manners, diagnosis and management. The clerks rotate through the different clinical departments for 48 weeks with periodic evaluations. The university has arraignment with Govt. hospitals and the Philippine general hospital for clerkship.



(Traditional – Competency Based)

First year

  • Gross Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Neuroanatomy
  • Histology
  • Preventive Medicine &
  • Community Health I
  • Psychiatry I
  • Principals of Medical Practice


Second Year

  • General Pathology
  • Medicine I
  • Microbiology
  • Pharmacology I
  • Clinical Pathology
  • Parasitology
  • Preventive Medicine and
  • Community Health II
  • Surgery I
  • Principal of Medical
  • Practice II
  • Obstetric I
  • Pediatrics I
  • psychiatry II


Third Year

  • Medicine II
  • Surgery II
  • Pediatrics II
  • Obstetrics II
  • Pharmacology II
  • Preventive Medicine and
  • Community Health III
  • Clinics- Pathologic
  • Conference/ Pathology
  • Gynecology
  • Radiology
  • Psychiatry III
  • Ophthalmology
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Legal Medicine/ Medical Jurisprudence


Fourth Year

  • Medicine 10 weeks
  • Pediatrics 8 weeks
  • Surgery 8 weeks
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology 8 weeks
  • Preventive Medicine and
  • Community Health IV 4Weeks
  • Psychiatry 2 weeks
  • Ophthalmology 2 weeks
  • Radiology 2 weeks
  • Anesthesiology 2 weeks
  • seminar II




  • College of arts and Sciences
  • School of Aviation
  • School of Aviation Maintenance Technician
  • College of Business Administration and Accountancy
  • College of computer studies
  • College of criminology
  • College of Dentistry
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor Of Science in Computer Engineering
  • Bachelor of science in Electronic and Communications Engineering
  • Bachelor of science in Industrial Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor of science in Electrical Engineering
  • Flight cabin Crew
  • College of International Hospitality Management
  • Bachelor of Science in hotel and Restaurant Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Tourism
  • Jonelta Foundation School of Medicine
  • College of Law college of Maritime
  • BS in Marina Transportation
  • BS in Marine Engineering
  • BS in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
  • Bridging Program: BS in Mechanical Engineering/ BS in Electrical Engineering
  • Marine Engineering
  • College of Medical Technology
  • College of Nursing and Midwifery
  • College of Pharmacy
  • College of Physical & Occupational Therapy
  • College of Radiologic Technology
  • College of respiratory Therapy
  • Robotics
  • College of Tourism




Sports and Athletics

The University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (Philippines) since 1984.  There is an athletics track, an Indoor basketball court, lawn tennis, table tennis. Several Games are played on campus. The University team Participates in inter-University Competitions.


There are three hostels on campus with a fourth Hostel under construction, rooms are air conditioned. Off campus Housing There are plenty of off campus housing options available within 2 kms of the University, Students can also get low cost flats where the rentals are as low as $50 a month on sharing basis.


There are many canteens and eateries in and around the las Pinas campus. This includes three canteens offering Indian food both north Indian and South Indian food, Visit of the Ambassador of India to uoph Manila campus. The Ambassador of India to the Philippines, His Excellency Amit Dasguspta, Visited the University of Perpetual Help System DALTA Las Pinas Campus on May 7, 2013. He was given a tour of the Campus, Facilities and met Students from India enrolled in various Courses of uoPH.

Why University of Perpetual Help?

University of perpetual Help System Dalata (UPHSD) has been Providing Quality Education for more than 40 years. We Nurture students to become accomplished Professionals who get employed not only in the Philippines but also abroad. We focus on the Total Development of Our Students, Beginning with Character Building to Mastery of Skills, thus enable our Graduates to get Ahead in their Careers. Quality Education Program We Ensure High Quality Education to make Students more Competent. Our Experience in the past forty Years have allowed us to develop a comprehensive curriculum that allows students to understand and Master the subject matter fully, enriching their learning Experience. We Own and Maintain a tertiary teaching and training Hospital where students learn and acquire skills required by their Healthcare Professions. Our Students are surrounded in an environment that encourages Proficiency in their chosen filed. This Immersion in a Workplace Environment creates Graduated that are mentally and emotionally ready to face the challenging Demand of the real world. UoPH graduate emerges at the top ten of certified Board Exams. We work hand in hand with our Students to ensure that they learn for Understanding, from the Classroom to the Review Session, and this is clearly Reflected after they Graduate.

Competent & Caring Faculty and Administrators

From Justices to Former Coast Guard Commandant Our Faculty is a diverse group of Educators, Professors, Industry Professionals, and prominent Personalities in the Country. They are not just teachers but they are also friends, consultants, advisors, and mentors who nurture Students to develop their full Potential. Theoretical Knowledge and Applied training are Delicately Balanced thus providing a Holistic Approach to Learning.  

Modern Equipment & Facilities

The University continually updates its Modern Facilities and equipment to prepare students with the required skills for evolving industry needs. Maritime students train using a full-mission bridge simulator. The Impressive CIM building and its Facilities are designed specifically to simulate realistic HRM and Tourism settings. 

Local and International Affiliations

The University has established Local and International Linkages with prestigious institutions to further enhance the skills, competencies, and Professional Network of our Globally Competitive students to help them jumpstart their Careers here and abroad. 

Vibrant Social Community

The campus allows for an individual to fully develop his potential. There are several school Organizations created that address a varied range of interests. This provides balance in a Students life that makes their Campus life more interesting our involvement in sports such as the NCAA Provides the Student a Sense of Pride and Identity in the athletic community.