UV Gullas College Of Medicine produces highly qualified citizens for the society.

Driven by its vision of producing a competent physician imbue with love, service, and leadership to the community and a mission to produce graduates who might one day serve the country towards health needs and problems, UV Gullas College of Medicine was officially started in 1977. It is located in Banilad, Mandaue City, Cebu in an atmosphere that is most conductive to learning –quiet, well outside city limits yet accessible by all means of land transportation, dormitories surround the school premises. It houses the Vicente Gullas Memorial Hospital, the UV Gullas College of Medicine, the UV College of Nursing, the Gullas College of Dentistry, VIP Gullas College of Music, the Tan Kim Ching Cancer Center and the up-coming Cosmetic Surgery Center including other health-related courses.

UV Gullas take the pride in offering various training at International standard in order to develop brilliant minds that can face challenges of people lives. UV Gullas expose to the cutting edge technology that exceeds the knowledge boundaries to impact the life of the society. UV Gullas develop new opportunities to explore the education that can withstand the global competition. The academic and moral training acquired by the students enable the better accessibility to the high standard education.

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Our services depend on the philosophy of Amor, Servitium, Humanitas; meaning, we put Love, Leadership and Service to Humanity first. We believe in shaping a student’s career that broadens his perspective and prepares him for a career of his choice.

Through our academic training, we try instilling culture of excellence in students that will help in a life-long process of learning for the development of his leadership potentials.

Imbue the Christian ideals of love and service to humanity through a tradition of religious and community oriented education focusing on community welfare activities and socio-economic development programs.


The Gullas College of medicine offers a distinctive excellence to unlock the potential of the students with the highest quality of education. We strongly believe in the faith of love and service to humanity.


UV Gullas College of Medicine is committed to endow classified students with the spiritually inspired education programs that are accepted nationally as well as democratically with high standards. We nurture the students with an enhanced level of professionalism that put efforts in the community development and satisfy the socio-economic demands of the nation.


Famous Quotation of Don Vicente Gullas from his book The Art of living well

“With God’s inspiration as my guiding light, someday among thousands of VI and UV Gullas students and alumni, I hope to produce Kings and Queens who will never wear crowns but shall be royal just the same; And when I shall be dead, I wish that my life will not be a tale that is told – a dream empty and forgotten, I wish it to be a prayer, or a song of love and usefulness, even if only to kindle the heart of fire in the soul of some weakling or some unfortunate being who have still the spark and image of God in them.”

The cliché that behind every man’s accomplishment, is a woman was very apt in the case of Don Vicente. Don Vicente’s better half, Mrs. Josefina Rivera Gullas or Inday Pining was an inspiration and also a reason for the success of Don Vicente and the UV Gullas. She has been there from conception to realization and in its growth from a wood-and-zinc institute to a major Gullas College of Medicine.

But it is in her role as wife and mother that Mrs. Gullas had her shining moments. Despite her work in the University and her continuing involvement in church activities, she still found time to run the Gullas household like a well-oiled machine caring for and mentoring her three children – Inday Sering, Eddie and Dodong – on the Christian values of love and service.

Such values inspired her to look beyond domestic concerns towards the needs of less fortunate people, especially the children of poor families and handicapped individuals. To these people she gave much, not just material help but also sympathy and understanding.

Board of Trustees



Dr. JOSE "Dodong" R. GULLAS

Executive VP and VP Finance


Comptroller & Senior Vice-President


Gerard Anthony S. Gullas

Jacqueline Gullas-Weckman

Joselito F. Gullas

Laurence Gullas-Lucero

Ex-Officio Member

Norma Selma-Gullas

John Vicente F. Gullas

Joie Mari Gullas-Yu

Leonard Gullas-Lucero

Leopold Gullas-Lucero

Lilian Lucero-Librodo


The University aims to,

UV Gullas College of Medicine belongs to the Royal Family and hence excels in offering academic by broadening the student view by preparing them to face the career challenges. The students are made to be outstanding personalities through the continuous learning process along with the leadership skill development. UV Gullas holds the principles of love and humanity service based on the education concerning the community development along with the socio-economic development programs.


UV Gullas was founded by the late Don Vicente Gullas in 1919 as the Visayan Institute (V.I.) in Cebu City.

The Second World War, however, razed to the ground the physical facilities of the VI but undaunted by adversities, Don Vicente Gullas reopened classes in Argao, Cebu in 1946.

In 1948, the Visayan Institute was conferred a University status by the then Bureau of Private Schools, and it first became a University in Cebu.

From an initial enrollment of 37 students and only a high school department the VI evolved into a University with an enrollment which at one time in the 1980’s peaked at 29, 000 distributed throughout its various campuses.


In 1935 Visayan Institute moved to its present site in Colon St.

In 1947, the VI moved back to its present site in Colon Street where the buildings of its main campus now stand as a historical landmark in the City of Cebu.

The VI was renamed as the Gullas College of Medicine. From that time on, the expansion in its baccalaureate and post graduate course offerings and its physical facilities has been phenomenal.


We take pride in proclaiming that UV Gullas has grown into an eight-campus that provides wide system of higher education and lower level laboratory schools.

There are two campuses in Cebu City,

  • The main University campus in the downtown Cebu City area and a laboratory high school in Pardo. The main campus in Cebu City, with a six multi-story building includes a gymnasium and occupies almost one city block in Colon, D. Jakosalem and Sanciangko Streets.
  • The College of Dentistry and Nursing are located in a separate campus in Banilad, Mandaue City at the site of Vicente Gullas Memorial Hospital and the Gullas College of Medicine.
  • The Gullas College of Medicine Mandaue Campus (formerly Mandaue Academy) is located in downtown Cambaro, Mandaue City.


The medicine degree of UV Gullas college of medicine are fully recognized by:

  • World Health Organization (WHO).
  • International Medical Education Directory (IMED).
  • US Education Department.
  • General Council Of Medicine of Great Britain.
  • Medical Council Of India (MCI).

Benefits of Choosing UV Gullas College of Medicine

  • American Standard is achievable but affordable at UV Gullas.
  • Management belongs to the Royal Family and hence specially cares & boosts each and every student to have their PG/ Career @ USA.
  • Well-established platform for USMLE.
  • One to one care for all international students.
  • International Students Office is available for special assistance & dedicated service.
  • Affordable Tuition Fee & Installment mode is available.
  • No Language Barrier, since English is the medium of instruction & 99% of people in Cebu speaks English.
  • Healthy & Friendly Environment.
  • Exclusive batch for International Students.
  • 1400+ Indian students, already in the Campus.
  • Regular interaction between Students & Parents on daily basis.


UV Gullas College of Medicine is a center of excellence that inspires faith in the Almighty, Leadership and Service to Humanity.

  • No common entrance test and affordable fees.
  • Cebu City bears a resemblance to Chennai City of India.
  • Similar tropical climate as India.
  • More than 90% success rate in MCI screening test.
  • American education system with hands-on clinical practice.
  • 1 among 10 Doctors in US from Philippines ,graduated from UV Gullas.
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