of the
BCCM Medical Curriculum


Background Information

Reynaldo O. Joson, M,D.


The Bicol Christian College of Medicine was established in 1980 in Legaspi City, Albay Province, Philippines by Dr. Damaceno J. Ago. It is a privately owned medical school. It is the only College of Medicine in the entire Bicol Region (Region V) which consists of 6 provinces and 3 cities.

Training Hospitals

Its main training hospitals are the Ago General Hospital in Legaspi City and the Ago Foundation Hospital in Naga City.


The Bicol Christian College of Medicine (BCCM) reflects the wholistic view of medicine which defines health as the harmonious functioning of man's physical, mental, social, and spiritual dimensions.

True to its name and its aspiration, the motto of the school is: GOD HEALS, WE SERVE.

The founder, Dr. Damaceno J. Ago, said the following which expresses his vision for BCCM and from which the motto of ''GOD HEALS, WE SERVE'' was derived:

We are physicians. It is a proud title. It carries prerogatives. It carries privileges. Most of all, it carries accountability, not only for the future of a great profession but for the very lives of our fellow sufferers from the human condition. We would not fail these responsibilities for any personal advantage. If we do fail, we fail the sick. It we fail, we fail the well. If we fail, we fail ourselves. If we fail, we fail mankind. But if we succeed, we shall illumine the brightest page in medical history. The brightest for such must be our faith, until the next is turned.


Among the general objectives of BCCM are:

1. Formation of a basic health physician educated in the methodology and principles of medicine and who has the necessary training to undertake general practice of medicine or pursue postgraduate specialization.

2. Formation of a basic health physician who is conscious of and responsive to the health needs of the Philippines in general and the Bicolanos in particular.

Vision and Mission

Ultimately, the aim of BCCM education is to bring about an environment, attitude, and behavior which will preserve health and prevent disease. The medical practitioner that BCCM envisions to develop has to have PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE, INTEGRATED PERSONALITY, CHARISMATIC LEADERSHIP, and CHRISTIAN CHARACTER.


The main goal of the BCCM curricuculum is to provide the student of medicine with a sound foundation in the rudiments and methodologies of medicine on which he can, in the future, build himself in general or specialty practice, in scientific investigation, or in teaching. The BCCM graduates must have acquired attitudes and habits which shall enable him to educate himself throughout his career.


Since its foundation day up to 1995 (15 years), the curriculum of BCCM has been the traditional or conventional one being utilized by majority of the medical schools in the Philippines. The conventional curriculum is divided into basic and clinical parts. It has discipline offerings, such as anatomy, biochemistry, physiology, pathology, pediatrics, internal medicine, surgery, obstetrics ad gynecology, etc. Lecture is the main teaching-learning activity.

The 21st Century BCCM
Reformation of BCCM Curriculum