The Department of Health (DOH) is one of the more notable government departments here in the country. They are also the branch of the government who ensures the public’s safety in terms of health and wellness. Apparently, they offer scholarships to people who are eligible and to people who can pass the assessment.
In this article, we will give you a guide on how people can apply for the DOH medical scholarship. We will be giving you the documentary requirements you need to submit in order for you to be able to take the assessment.
What does the DOH medical scholarship cover?
The Department of Health will grant scholars who will be able to pass a package that will include the following:
- Uniform allowance – P3, 025.00 per semester
- Books allowance – P12, 100.00 per semester
- Living subsidy – P4, 500.00 per month
- Miscellaneous allowance – P5, 500.00 per semester
- Lodging – P3, 000.00 per month
- Transportation allowance – P880.00 per month
- These will automatically be paid to the scholars together with the subsidy; and
- Tuition fees, miscellaneous, laboratory, and other school fees applicable.
What are the schools where the DOH medical scholarship is applicable to?
If you think that you can study in any school you like, think again. The Department of Health have different partner schools in different regions for their medical scholarship. Refer to the table below for the schools in each region.
|Region 1||University of Northern Philippines|
|Region 2||Cagayan State University|
|Region 3||Angeles University Foundation|
|Region 5||Bicol Christian College of Medicine|
|Region 6||West Visayas State University|
|Region 7||Southwestern University Phinma;
University of Cebu College of Medicine Foundation Inc.,
|Region 8||University of the Philippines – School of Health Sciences|
|Region 10||Mindanao State University|
|Region 11||Davao Medical School Foundation;
DOH medical scholarsihp qualifications or eligibility requirements
There actually are minimum eligibility requirements for applicants who are interested in the scholarship program. They are as follows:
- The applicant must be a natural born Filipino citizen or naturalized;
- Must have passed all the admission requirements, policies and standards of the chosen school and other DOH requirements;
- Must be of good moral character; and
- The applicant must have not gotten any other scholarship grants or with an obligation of return service at the time of their application or at the same exact period.
Meanwhile, the priority of the registration and application shall be given to the following people:
- Applicants who belong in the minority sector;
- Those who reside in indigenous communities and in GIDA which are certified and validated by government agencies; and
- Children and/or dependents of soldiers and police who passed while on duty or fatally wounded who have been victims of calamities.
- Applicants who are government employee dependents , traditional birth attendants (TBAs), and Barangay Health Workers.
What is the process of applying for the DOH medical scholarship?
- Applicants can apply directly to the school of choice (needs to be a DOH partner school). The partner school must be within the region or close to the province or region of residence.
- The applicants must undergo the selection and screening process. This would depend on the admission process of the partner school’s program.
- After the screening, the partner school will then endorse the scholarship applicants to the Department of Health Regional Office (DOH RO) in the region where the school is. They will evaluate and validate the application;
- The RO will then endorse the results of the validation, together with the recommendation, to the Health Human Resources Development Bureau (HHRDB) for the recommendation and approval to the pre-service scholarship committee.
- Once the HHRDB approves it, they will endorse it to the accepted and approved list of scholars to their ROs for them to be able to coordinate to the schools to allow and facilitate the enrolment.
- The partner school will now settle the scholarship and will notify the applicants on the status of their enrollment and application.
- Accepted scholars shall be enrolled accordingly and properly and the partner school must submit the list of scholars that are enrolled to both the scholarship coordinator and their respective DOH ROs.
- Lastly, the RO must then endorse this list of scholars to the HHRDB for the Department Personnel Order (DPO) issuance.
Are you interested in grabbing the opportunity to go to school? Do you think that you fit the requirements of the DOH medical scholarship? Do you know someone who wants to have a chance for scholarships?
If you have concerns or inquiries, you can reach out to their Career and Development Management Division (CDMD) at (02) 651 7800 local 4227 or at (02) 743-1776. Alternatively, you can shoot them an email at [email protected]