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Commission on Higher Education

http://www.ched.gov.ph

Duration and levels of accreditation

Accreditation standards

http://www.ched.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/CMO-No.-18-Series-of-2016-Policies-Standards-and-Guidelines-for-Doctor-of-Medicine-M.D.-Program.pdf
  1. Authorization
  2. Mission Statement
  3. Organization/Administration
  4. Faculty
  5. Curriculum
  6. Instructional Standards
  7. Library Resources
  8. Research
  9. Admission Requirements
  10. Residence and Unit Requirements
  11. Miscellaneous Provisions

Evaluation process

Outcome/consequences of accreditation

Mandatory

Description of accreditation organization

Government Authority

The Commission on Higher Education is the governing body covering both public and private higher education institutions as well as degree-granting programs in all tertiary educational institutions in the Philippines.

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Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU)

http://www.paascu.org.ph/

Duration and levels of accreditation

Applicant status, candidate status, member status (only member status indicates accreditation) (3 years followed by 5 years)

Accreditation standards

Evaluation process

Self-evaluation, site visits. Team submits the report to PAASCU Commission for Medical Education. Report is then transmitted to the PAASCU Board, which makes the final decision.

Outcome/consequences of accreditation

Voluntary

Description of accreditation organization

Independent Entity

The Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU) is a private, voluntary, non-profit and non-stock corporation which accredits academic programs that meet commonly accepted standards of quality education.

In November 1967, the Bureau of Education (now the Department of Education) officially recognized PAASCU and endorsed its work as an accrediting agency.

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[Last update: May 17, 2016]