About Us

Marvin P. Plata

Mr. Marvin P. Plata

Dean


MSC’s School of Allied Medicine evolved from Marinduque Community College in Pag-asa, Sta. Cruz, Marinduque was initiated by then Mayor Percival Morales to provide educational opportunities for the youth on a higher level. After former Director of the then Bureau of Higher Education, Dr. Nilo Rosas suggested the offering of vocational courses, the Diploma in Midwifery at MSC was born in AY 1989-1990 and was known as the School of Midwifery, headed by its first principal, Mrs. Lorna B. Cordero under the supervision of the MCC Administrator, Mr. Saturnino B. Rogelio. In 1992, MCC eventually became a branch of Marinduque State College by virtue of RA 7319 authored by then Congresswoman Carmencita O. Reyes and signed by Pres. Corazon C. Aquino.

During the incumbency of MSC President Dr. Rodrigo M. Monterey, the MSC School of Midwifery was transferred from Pag-asa to Matalaba and was renamed School of Allied Medicine. It was in the same year (1995) when MSC’s Board of Trustees thru BOT Res. No. 8 s. 1995 approved the opening of a one-year health aide program as an initial offering under the ladderized Progressive Health Curriculum.

MSC’s Board of Trustees authorized the gradual phasing out of the Midwifery program at MSC Matalaba in 2000 following an Academic Council recommendation, but in March of 2002, the program was revived under the leadership of Dr. Isidro M. Sotto. MSC BOT Resolution No. 16 series of 2002 approved the offering of the first two levels of Associate Health Science Education effective AY 2002-2003 and a ladderized progressive Health Curriculum Program of CHED was also adopted that included the Midwifery course. One of the requirements set by the MSC BOT was to subject the College to an evaluation to determine its capability to continue the offering of the 3rd & 4th level BS Nursing Program. The program won the support of the Provincial Government, the Provincial Health Office, and the Liga ng mga Barangay. In support of the offering of BS Nursing, the MSC Board of Trustees approved the transfer of the School of Allied Medicine (SAM) to MSC Boac campus on April 2004.

In April 2005, the CHED Technical Committee conducted an evaluation and listed the deficiencies that need to be addressed before the 3rd level of the Nursing program can be offered. Thus, under the leadership of then College President Dr. Romulo H. Malvar, officials of the college and faculty and staff of SAM worked together on faculty upgrading, curriculum planning and facilities preparation in compliance with CHED requirements.

In 2006, the late Congresswoman Carmencita O. Reyes, donated a building which is now the home of the School of Allied Medicine since it transferred there in 2008. In the same year the BOT approved the offering of the 3rd level BS Nursing program and the School of Allied Medicine was granted CHED Certificate of Authority to operate the ladderized BS Nursing program. A year later, after CHED’s evaluation of the program in 2007, a Government Authority to Operate was granted by CHED in April 3, 2008.

The SAM has since undergone a series of accreditations, particularly for its Nursing program, which demonstrates its continuous quest for quality and excellence.

In 2016, during the term of the first-ever woman president of the College, Dr, Merian P. Catajay-Mani, SAM was renamed the School of Community and Health Care as part of the institutional reorganization. SCHC took under its wing the Bachelor of Science in Social Work Program.

The SCHC continues to grow from strength to strength as its enrollments increase particularly to the BS Nursing and Midwifery programs. In 2018, the Social Work program was reverted to the School of Arts and Sciences, and SCHC was renamed SAM once more.

SAM stands proud of its contributions to the College and to the wider community as well with the increasing number of its licensed graduates most of whom are now gainfully employed professionals. Most remarkable of all is SAM’s impact on the community as it continues to touch the lives of many. After over three decades, SAM continues its journey to become the best School of Allied Medicine, offering the best and quality allied medical programs for Marinduque and nearby provinces.


Program Achievements

The Diploma in Midwifery

  • The Commission on Higher Education issued the Certificate of Program Compliance (COPC) to the Diploma in Midwifery Program per CHED MIMAROPA Order No. 007 series of 2020

Board Examinations

Philippine Nurse Licensure Examination
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (November 2023): 96.97%
National Passing Rate: 67.98%

The Diploma in Midwifery (November 2023): 96.97%
National Passing Rate: 67.98%

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