As mandated by the Department of Health order Number 2013: 4453 that states “Strategies on human resources for health include availability of adequate competent health care providers at all levels of care. Having trained family physicians to address the common health problems of families and communities by providing the whole spectrum of prevention would result in better quality care for Filipino families. The World Health Assembly in its resolution on Primary Health Care identified family physician as the doctor member of the primary health care team. (WHA Resolution 62 on Primary Heath Care, 2009). This underscores the need for implementing a program to train more family physicians for primary care.”

The Department of Family and Community Medicine in Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital started last October 2014. It will serve as the pioneering Family Medicine residency training program in the whole province of Negros Occidental. It will take the responsibility and looks forward to training and producing quality 5-star primary care physician much needed by our country today.


To be the premier training and educational center in Family and Community Medicine committed to enhance the implementation of Universal Health Care through capacity building of God-centered, competent and compassionate front-line physician who can provide quality and excellent health service to all.


To provide relevant training experiences that is anchored to the core values of family and community medicine.

To implement training program that is responsive to the health needs of Filipino patients, families and communities.

To expand training experience that will promote continuous professional development to ensure quality health care and patient safety.

To enable development of skills in implementing relevant research aligned with National Unified Research Agenda (NURA).

To increase competencies to be role model, leaders and advocates of family medicine discipline and practice.

To implement training strategies for inter-professional education and collaboration.

To produce family physicians who can adopt to any economic, social, cultural resources to any community they will stay.