One of the best decisions that I made in my life was to pursue my postgraduate study in Nursing in my beloved alma mater, UERMMMCI. My undergraduate years under this highly-esteemed institution honed my foundational knowledge and skills as a nurse. On the other hand, my postgraduate years prepared me towards being an efficient educator and leader in my field. Those lessons I learned from my professors prepared me to face the challenges brought about by my current professional endeavors.

During my graduate school years at the UERM, I met many individuals and professors who are leaders in their field of expertise. I subscribe to their belief that a leader must be a catalyst for positive change. They inspired me to be a leader amongst my fellow nurses, especially in the arena of public service.

I became a better and efficient teacher because of my postgraduate studies. My understanding regarding pathophysiology and nursing management became advanced, thanks to our adult health in nursing subjects. Moreover, the results of my research study gave me an understanding of the relationship between nurses' critical thinking skills and clinical judgment. These results serve as the foundation of my teaching strategies that I am currently applying to my students in the R. Altar Nursing Review center here in Montreal, Canada, to which I am the founder and lecturer. I am also analyzing my students' performance through various statistics, which I learned during our advanced statistics subject, enabling me to monitor their progress and increase their probability of passing their nursing licensure examinations.

Having higher knowledge in the field of nursing helped me land a nurse clinician job in one of the largest medical institution here in Canada, the McGill University Health Centre. It also helped me to be qualified as a member of certain professional organizations such as the Sigma Theta Tau, the honor society of nursing.

Being a Master of Science in Nursing graduate of the UERM graduate school, led me towards the path of success. Having a postgraduate degree gave me tremendous opportunities that enable me to grow both personally and professionally.

Thank you to my beloved alma mater, UERMMMCI!

Reman I. Altar, MSN, RN
Nurse Clinician, McGill University Health Centre
Founder, R Altar Nursing Review Center
Montreal, Canada

My graduate degree from UERM gave me the credentials that helped my professional growth. I am where I am now because of what I learned from the UERM grad school. I graduated in 2014 with solid understanding of research and critical thinking processes. Beyond the academic experience, I also gained friends from my classmates, lecturers and staff.

PhD Candidate, Centre for Alcohol Policy Research (CAPR)
La Trobe University, Australia

I can't imagine this was already a year ago and can't believe in less than a year, I have been applying all my learnings (Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases, Statistics, Public Health Programs, Environmental Health and Sanitation, Research and Organizational Management and Leadership) from my Public Health degree in the context of COVID19 Pandemic.

I would like to thank the entire UERMMMC Graduate School Faculty and Staff for preparing health professionals in global health crisis like this. I strongly recommend my colleagues in the field of healthcare to undergo this course.

Infection Control Officer
Infection Control Service
St. Luke's Medical Center - Quezon City

News Bits

  • The Consultant for Special Concerns, Dr. Cristina F. Mencias in collaboration with the Graduate School, conducted Teacher Training Workshop last Nov. 12-13, 2015. This is to orient faculty members with Outcome Based Education and enhance their competence in teaching and assessment of students.

  • MHSE students, namely: Gerald Lester A. Caoili, PTRP, MSPT, Czarina Kay C. Beltran, MD, Ma. Bridget D. Fernandez, MD, Edward M. Santos, MD had presented their paper in the 2015 National Convention of the Philippine Physical Therapy Association, Inc. Dated Dec. 5, 2015. Research Title: “The Grieving Health Care Provider: A Qualitative Research Study”

  • UERMMMC Graduate School and Weifang Medical University partnership commenced with an MOU for Faculty and Student Exchange Program and Research Fellowships. This partnership was forged during the recent international school benchmarking by the Dean and College Secretary in Beijing, China during Summer of 2009.

  • Three (3) new programs approved and recognized by CHED in 2009

    • Master of Science in Asian Health Practice,

    • Master of Science in Tropical Medicine and

    • Master of Health Science Education

  • Graduate School goes TRIMESTRAL starting SY: 2009-2010

  • DOST-PCHRD approves scholarships for qualified students accepted to the MSPH (Epidemiology), MSTM, MSAHP and MHSE programs.


The Graduate School is now admitting students in Traditional Chinese Medicine 1(Basic Course) and Traditional Chinese Medicine 2 (Advanced Course).

For more information, please call the Graduate School Office at (632) 716-92-08 and (632) 715-08-61 local 350 or you may refer to the Graduate School section of the website for more information about the other courses offered.

Applicants may also visit us and apply personally at the Graduate School, 3rd floor, Admin. Building, UERMMMCI, 64 Aurora Boulevard, Barangay Doña Imelda, Quezon City.