With the aim of training nurses for serving the residents of Philippines and the surrounding, University of Perpetual Help came into being in the year 1968. Drs. Jose and Josefina Tamayo were the founders of University of Perpetual Help. Dr. Antonio L. Tamayo guided the college to develop into a university system rendering knowledge through a host of programs, including allied health programs and nursing. Currently, the university has 9 campuses throughout Philippines which includes the University of Perpetual Help System Laguna (JONELTA System), the University of Perpetual Help System DALTA (DALTA System) as well as the Perpetual Lipa Campus.
Colleges under the University and the degrees offered through them:
The total number of teaching staff at the University of Perpetual Help is over 4000 while that of the enrolled students is over 40,000
The education system in Philippines has been developed following the pattern followed in the U.S.A. Students can apply for a Bachelor’s degree after completing their Senior Secondary school. Those applying for a course in medicine need to complete the Pre-Medicine course or Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Biology,Pharmacy, Medical Technology, or Physiotherapy. They have to then appear for the NMAT or the National Medical Admission Test on the successful completion of which they can enrol for the 4 years medical course titled Doctor of Medicine’ (MD). The MD degree awarded in the Philippines is equivalent to the MBBS degree awarded in India or other Commonwealth countries.