The university of perpetual Help Rizal , Jonelta Foundation School of Medicine (JFSM) discovered how to develop professionally Competent & Compassionate healers for the 21st Century . The Jonelta Foundation School of Medicine was born out of the need for a medical school to service the studentry of southern Metro Manila thru the efforts of Dr/BGen Antonio L. Tamayo and wife Dr. Daisy Moran Tamayo with the assistance of Dr.Eugenio De Leon and its founding dean Dr.Aretas Singson –Alday the perpetual Help School of Medicine Rizal was founded in june 1996. On November 7 1997 , the medical institution was granted an Autonomous status by the commission on higher Education and became the University of perpetual help Rizal JONELTA Foundation School of Medicine a tribute to the patriot when Dr Jose G. Tamayo and his wife, Dr Josefina Laperal Tamayo, parents of Dr/General Antonio L Tamayo whose vision for education became a legacy of University of Perpetual Help System a living testimony to its Ideals.

In January 2010 the JONELTA FOUNDATION School of medicine is abely led by new president Anthony Jose M. Tamayo eldest son of Dr/BGen Antonio L. Tamayo and wife Dr. Daisy Moran Tamayo.


Vision & Mission

Jonelta Foundation School of medicine instils in the minds of students and faculty instil the philosophy” Quality Education is Nation Building

The Jonelta Foundation School of medicine aspires to be an outstanding centre of excellence in Medical Education, Training, Research and Community Service committed to the achievement of the Highest Quality of Life.

Jonelta Foundation school of Medicine is dedicated to developing a professionally competent and holistic healer, socially responsive to the needs of humanity and imbued with moral, ethical and spiritual Values.

It Aims to Develop the complete physician instilled with values geared towards health promotion, to enhance faculty development through sustained and relevant learning programs, cascaded to the studentry, to contribute to the upliftment of the community through relevant and viable health services and to promote research in the appropriate medical services, with significant impact to the society.



Dr.Hariville Charmaine T. Hernando

M.D, Phd

University of Philippines & Harvard Graduate School


Last July 2013, Dr.Hariville Charmaine T. Hernando succeeded founding dean Dr.Aretas Singson –Alday. Dr.Hernando earned her bachelor’s degree, Medical Degree & Masteral Degree in health profession & her doctoral of Philosophy in Educational Administration from the premier institution, The University of the Philippines with Academic Excellence awards. Her Post Masteral Course in medical education was acquired from HARWARD Medical School & HARVARD Graduate School of Education. Dr.Hernando Also trained Anaesthesiology at the UP-Philippine General Hospital , University of California Medical Centre , California & Harvard Affiliated Hospitals . Professor of Anatomy & Anaesthesiology at UP-Collage of Medicine & UPHR – Jonelta Foundation School of Medicine before she Assumed Deanship.



Jonelta Foundation School of medicine has top calibre faculty members to give full benefit and excellent guidance to the students. Currently the Jonelta Foundation School of Medicine is comprised of 92 Faculty Members, 35 from the basic sciences & 57 from the clinical sciences. 80 to 90% of them holding UP-Medicine Diploma with several faculty holding MA and PhD. 4 of them are Board first Placers & 2 are Top-notchers.



Jonelta Foundation School of medicine has a comprehensive curriculum which focuses more than ever on New Mandates for Medical Education which focuses on the patient and Quality service. New teaching modalities were introduced such as case-based discussions, Modules and Small Group Learnings, broadened methods of student assessment to include evaluation of clinical competency via OSCE.



Located in the fifth floor of Heath Tower Building of UPHSD along Alabang-Zapote Road in Laspinas City which is 20 km away from Metropolis.

The school of the medicine has the complete and modern facilities , the administrative office , lecture halls , Anatomy dissection Laboratory, Integrated Biochemistry , physiology , pathology ,  microbiology & parasitology laboratories , Animal research laboratory and the medical library fully equipped with thousands of reference books , journals and access to online journals.



WHO, IMED Directory, CHED, Medical Board of California, MCI, USMLE , FMGE,FAIMER, General Medical Council.


Affiliated hospitals for clinical rotations

Main Base Hospital

  1. University of Perpetual Help DALTA Medical Centre

Starting with just 50 beds, UPHDMC stands now as a 4th-level teaching hospital and medical institution. UPHDMC is dedicated to the constant upgrading and education of not only its medical teams and staff, but of the community as well. Its present range of clinical specialties continues to grow and be even more comprehensive as the medical centre itself pursues further development and advancement.

Emergency Medicine
Family Medicine
Internal Medicine
Obstetrics and Gynaecology


Other Affiliated Hospitals

  1. Bacoor Health Centres in coordination with the Municipality of Bacoor, Cavite
  2. Philippine General Hospital Psychiatry Department
  3. Bernard Hospital (Chicago, Illinois)
  4. Loretto Hospital (Chicago, Illinois)
  5. Holly Cross Hospital (Chicago, Illinois)
  6. M.L. Chicago Specialty Hospital (Chicago, Illinois)
  7. Norwegian American Hospital (Chicago, Illinois)