The Internal Medicine Residency Training of the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital is a 3-year program of the Department of Health (DOH) and the Philippine College of Physicians (PCP). The department began its evolution as the primary medical department in the province’s only regional hospital in 1985, in which Dr. Andres Gumban was made the first department chairman. This paved its way in 1987 as the residency training program was initiated with Dr. Benjamin Encarnacion as training officer. In 1992, the first Philippine College of Physician (PCP) accreditation was granted to the department. Currently the Department of Internal Medicine encompasses ten subspecialties, ie: Cardiology, Pulmonology, Gastroenterology, Infectious Disease, Neurology, Nephrology, Endocrinology, Oncology and Hematology, Rheumatology and Allergology, and Psychiatry to serve the people of Bacolod, as well as of Negros island.


A major training department of the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital composed of competent, committed and socially responsible consultants, residents and staff who are responsive to the needs of their patients and strives for excellence in training and research.


To be able to achieve its vision, it is the thrust of the Department of Internal Medicine to:

1. Provide quality health care to the people of Western Visayas most especially to those patients who are financially challenged.

2. Create an environment that will promote the professional growth and development of its residents.

3. Aid in the prevention of sickness and its complications through its Wellness and Sub-Specialty Clinic.

4. Facilitate learning and hospital training of future physicians. 5. Nurture physicians to become research-oriented clinicians.