In 1958, the FAR EASTERN UNIVERSITY – DR. NICANOR REYES MEDICAL FOUNDATION established the Domiciliary Service Department. This provided out-patient consultations and treatment; home care management of chronically ill patients and domiciliary obstetrical services including antepartum and postpartum care using a teamwork approach.

In 1974, the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine of the Institute of Medicine received a grant from the APMC Josiah Macy Foundation to establish and maintain a Social and Preventive Pediatric Program at Barrio Magsaysay, Tondo, Manila. This department eventually merged with Domiciliary Service Department and gave birth to the Department of Community and Family Medicine. Programs in both departments served as the basis for a comprehensive health care program directed towards family and community work, with active participation of fourth year medical students, interns, residents, and paramedics.

In October 1981, the Community-based rotation for Family Medicine Residency Training Program was transferred to Dagat-Dagatan, an urban resettlement site, located in Malabon. After serving the area for 16 years, Barangay San Bartolome, located in Quezon City was adopted. Two years later, the community-based rotation was transferred to Sitio Republic, Barangay Holy Spirit, Quezon City. From 2003 to 2008, the department, in cooperation with Gawad Kalinga, also served an adopted community in Payatas 13, Quezon City. Here, the residents are assigned for a period of 14 months where they are expected to acquire sufficient knowledge and apply skills on the principles and concepts of Family Medicine. Aside from this rotation, the FEU Hospital and other affiliate hospitals [QMMC, QCGH, and VMMC] serve as other training institutions.

In 1977, the FEU Hospital Family Medicine Residency Training Program was first accredited by the Philippine Academy of Family Physicians. The second, third and fourth accreditations were given in 1988, 1992, and 1995, respectively, under full accreditation. The accreditation was lowered down to level II in January 1999 due to lack of residents. The program has undergone several revisions as to make it more relevant to the health needs of the nation and practice of the discipline. Since its establishment, the program had produced 42 graduates, 5 of them are in the academe, while the rest are in private practice or taking up subspecialty training.

Full accreditation has been established from 2001 up to the present. The department is an academic member of the World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA) up to December 31, 2011. At present, the department has adopted an additional community in Brgy Narra and Brgy Holy Spirit.

Previous Chairmen
Polly T. Chua-Chan, M.D. 2004 - 2011
Policarpio B. Joves, JR., M.D. 1997 - 2004
Reynaldo A. Olazo, M.D. 1989 - 1997
Teodoro F. Pidlaoan, M.D. 1983 - 1989
Lourdes M. Leuterio, M.D. 1978 - 1983
Tomas M. Gan M.D. 1985 - 1986


Policarpio B. Joves, Jr., MD, MPH, MOH, FPAFP
Polly T. Chua-Chan, MD, MPH, MHA,FPAFP
Agnes Bausa-Claudio, MD, MPH,DipPAIIMed
Arlette S. Samaniego, MD, FPAFP
Barbara Amity N. Flores, MD,FPSHPM
Jenell Y. Oczon-Naldo, MD, MPH, FPAFP
Louricha Opina-Tan, MD, FPAFP
Ma. Fidelis C. Manalo, MD, MS (Epi), FPAFP
Macario F. Reandelar Jr., MD, MS (Biostat),FPAFP
Marthony P. Basco, MD, MPH,DPPS
Mylene L. Escritor, MD,DFM
Redentor O. Mendoza, MD, MPH,FPAFP


The program will provide learning experience, opportunities and resources by which the trainees:

  1. Learn the principles of and obtain clinical experience essential for family practice as well as the delivery of a high quality comprehensive care to ambulatory and hospitalized patients.
  2. Identify the family structure and psychodynamics; the effect of illness in the family and the socio-cultural and economic aspect of the patient’s illness.
  3. Develop awareness on the appropriate use of resources available within the family and community in health management.
  4. Develop positive attitudes and values to research and continuing studies as tools in improving health care delivery.
  5. Learn to prepare for certification by the Specialty Board of the Philippine Academy of Family Physicians


Achievements / Awards of the Department

    Research: “A Brief Psychosocial Screening Tool in the ACC Dagat-Dagatan
    Health Center, October – November 1990”
    Fourth Prize, 1991 PAFP Annual Research Contest

    Research: “Expenditure and Financial Source for Curative Care, Barangays
    391-395, Sampaloc, Manila, October 1991”
    3rd Place, FEU-NRMF Residents’ Annual Research Paper Contest, December 1991

    Research: “Assessment of Patient Satisfaction with Health Care Providers at the OPD of FEU-NRMF Hospital, October – November 1993”
    First Prize, PAFP Annual Research Contest, February 1994

    Case Report: “Pott’s Disease: Helping the Patient and the Family”
    Case Report: “Danuga Family”
    First Place, PMA-Glaxo Case Presentation Contest

    Case Report: “First Immediate Release Myofascial Therapy: An Emerging Approach to Myofascial Pain Syndrome”
    First Prize, FEU-NRMF Annual Residents’ Case Presentation Contest, July 25,2003

    Case Report: “Health Profile of a Street Child”
    3rd Prize, FEU-NRMF Case Presentation Content, July 29, 2005

    Case Report: “Catharsis Education Action (CEA): A Model in Improving Patient Compliance”3rd Prize, FEU-NRMF Case Presentation Content, July 30, 2004
    Research: “Administrative Style of Resident Physicians, FEU-NRMF Medical Center, 2006” 2nd Prize, FEU-NRMF Annual Residents Research Paper Contest, Dec. 20, 2006

Application Requirements


There are eleven residency positions available in the Department.

  1. Who may apply?

    ∗ Filipino physician, licensed to practice in the Philippines, preferably a graduate of the FEU-NRMF Institute of Medicine.

  2. Process of Application and Admission
    1. 2.1. Submission of:
      • Application letter
      • Authenticated copy of Medical diploma
      • Authenticated copy of transcript of records from medical school
      • Class ranking from Registrar’s office
      • Authenticated copy of Medical Board Rating
      • NBI clearance
      • 2 black and white copies of 2x2 ID pictures
      • Two letters of certification of good moral character from previous professors.
    2. 2.2. Interview by the Committee utilizing prepared Interview organizer.
    3. 2.3. Written examination to be conducted by the Committee.
    4. 2.4. One-month apprenticeship, without pay, to observe clinical acumen of applicant.
    5. 2.5. Collation of evaluation of credentials of applicant.
    6. 2.6. Applicants will be ranked according to the total grade they get. Applicants with the highest score will be considered and recommended to the Head.
    7. 2.7. Recommendation to the Director and Foundation



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