National Medical Admision Test

The National Medical Admission Test (NMAT) is an instrument designed to upgrade the selection of applicants seeking admission to Philippine medical schools. It evolved from a widespread concern to screen qualified candidates aspiring for medical degree. It intends to improve the quality of medical education in the country and envisions to elevate the medical profession to a level of competence through a careful evaluation of student potentials for future medical studies.

Pursuant to the Medical Act of 1959, the Board of Medical Education (BME), under DECS Order No. 52 series 1985 and in consultation with the Association of Philippine Medical Colleges (APMC), required the NMAT as a prerequisite for admission in all medical schools nationwide beginning school year 1986-87.

Center for Educational Measurement, Inc. (CEM) has been authorized to manage the affairs and activities related to the operation of the NMAT since the first administration of the test in December 1985. With the CEM’s experience as an educational testing agency, it was commissioned to develop the NMAT, ensure the reliability and validity of the test and uphold the confidentiality and integrity of its administration.

Here are the necessary and needed information for those National Medical Admission Test (NMAT) applicants.

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TEST SITES: Manila – De La Salle University, Taft Avenue, Manila
Cebu – St. Theresa’s College, Cebu City
Davao – Davao Doctor’s College, Davao City
Iloilo- Ateneo de Iloilo, Iloilo City
Cagayan de Oro – Xavier University, Cagayan de Oro City
Zamboanga – Ateneo de Zamboanga University, Zamboanga City
Dagupan – Lyceum Northwestern University, Dagupan City
REGISTRATION DATES: September 15 to November 14, 2008
REGISTRATION FEE : Php 500.00 – Bulletin of Information (BOI)
– Practice Sets Part I and II
TESTING FEE: Php 1,400.00

Application forms will also be available at our Cebu and Davao branches and CEM’s service centers in Cagayan de Oro (Xavier University), Bacolod (University of St. La Salle) and Iloilo (Ateneo de Iloilo).



TEST SITE: Los Angeles*

525 North Sepulveda Blvd., El Segundo, California 90245
Telephone (310) 615-0015

Applicants may call the hotel for a free shuttle pick up from the airport.
Or wait at the purple lane for the shuttle stop.

REGISTRATION DATES: January 8 to September 8, 2008
REGISTRATION FORM : $30.00 (Bulletin of Information and Practice Sets Part I and II)
TESTING FEE: $350.00
P.O. Box 3553
Granada Hills, CA 91394-0553
U. S. A.
TELEPHONE NOS.: (818) 612-4490 / 997-7117
FAX (818) 997-0117
 nmatexam@gmail.comThis e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  

*US NMAT for 2008 will only be administered in Los Angeles, California.

Warning to the Public

The Center for Educational Measurement, Inc. (CEM), the testing and research institution in charge, since 1986, of developing, maintaining, and administering the National Medical Admission Test or NMAT, to both local and foreign applicants to medical schools in the Philippines, is not affiliated with, and does not endorse enrollment to, any professional review school or any medical school in the Philippines.

Please immediately inform the CEM management of incidents involving any institution and/or person(s), particularly those previously or currently connected with CEM as officers and employees, as local or foreign field representatives and coordinators for the NMAT and other CEM tests, making pronouncements or claims contrary to the above.

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2 Responses to National Medical Admision Test

  1. David Funk says:

    Hi SDWHH! I know this dates back a little while, but this is a ton of info!:)

  2. How do I get a practice set for NMAT?

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