General practice of Medicine
No person shall engage in the practice of medicine in the Philippines unless he is at least twenty-one years of age, has satisfactorily passed the corresponding Board of Examination and is a holder of a valid Certificate of Registration duly issued to him by the Board of Medical Examiners.
Republic Act No. 2382
The Medical Act of 1959
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled:
The Board of Medical Examiners was created on December 4, 1901 by virtue of Public Act No. 310. The Board regulated not only the medical profession but also the practice of midwifery. Although the Board was under the Department of Interior, its members were appointed by the Commissioner of Public Health upon the advice and consent of the Board of Health.
When the government underwent reorganization in 1932 with the enactment of Public Act No. 4007, the Board of Medical Examiners was placed under the Department of Public Instruction.
On June 29, 1959, Republic Act No. 2382 or the “Medical Act of 1959” was enacted, leading to the creation of a separate board for midwives on June 18, 1960. The Medical Act was amended by Republic Act No. 4224 on June 29, 1965 and by Republic Act No. 5946 on June 21, 1969.
In 1990, the Board conducted its first fully-computerized licensure examinations.
- Board Resolution No. 06 s. 2021 Designation of Board Focal Persons for the Evaluation and Approval of Applications to the Licensure Examination, Amending for the Purpose Board Resolution No. 31 (A), Series of 2017
- Board Resolution No. 16 s. 2021 Allowing The Concerned Examinees Of The September 2021 Physicians Licensure Examination (PLE) To Take The Immediately Succeeding PLE And Temporarily Withholding The Release Of Their September 2021 Examination Results Pending The Completion Thereof
- Board Resolution No. 21 (s. 2020) -- Adopting The Recommendations Of The Department Of Health On The Strict Health Protocols To Be Observed In The Continuation Of The March 2020 Physician Licensure Examination And Qualifying Assessment For Foreign Medical Professionals On September 2020
- Board Resolution No. 17 (s. 2020) - Recommending Strict Health Protocols in the Continuation of the March 2020 Physician Licensure Examination and Qualifying Assessment for Foreign Medical Professionals on September 2020 and Reinforcing the Established Safety Measures to be Observed Therein
- Medicine Board Resolution No. 13 (s. 2020) - Designating the Chairperson of the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Council for Physicians
- Board Resolution 11 (s. 2020) - Resolution Rescheduling the Qualifying Assessment for Foreign Medical Professionals
- Board Resolution 10 (s. 2020) - Release of the September 2019 Examination Results of Ms. Edlin Mae B. Cellona
- Board Composition
- Board Law
- Accredited Professional Organization
- Republic Act No. 4224 Amendment to Medical Act
- Recognition of Specialty Societies and Specialty Boards and Certification of Specialists
- Policies and Guidelines on the Conduct of Medical Residency and Fellowship Training Program for Foreign Medical Professionals in the Philippines
- Inclusion of the Qualifying Assessment for Foreign Medical Professionals in the 2019 Master Schedule of Licensure Examinations
- Direct Links to the Agreed Nine Elements on National Website
- Promulgation of the Table of Specifications for the Subjects in the Qualifying Assessment of Foreign Medical Professionals (FMPs)
- The Code of Ethics of the Medical Profession
- Resolutions / Issuances