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    • The University of the Philippines Manila (also referred to as UPM or UP Manila) is a coeducational and public research university in the Philippines. Located in Manila, the country's capital city, it is the oldest of the seven constituent universities of the University of the Philippines system. Its oldest degree-granting unit is the College of Medicine, which was founded in 1905 as the Philippine Medical School, predating the founding of UP by three years.

      It is the center of health sciences education in the country, with the establishment of the National Health Sciences Center. It is also a reputable research center in the health sciences in the Asia-Pacific region. It exercises administrative supervision over the Philippine General Hospital (the largest medical center and the national referral center for health in the Philippines). UP Manila is a reputable school of tertiary learning in the health sciences, and more high school students interested in this field apply to it than to any other college or university in the country.

      As of 2001, the Commission on Higher Education of the Philippines has identified two Centers of Excellence (COE) in UP Manila. The COEs in the university are medicine and nursing, with the UP College of Medicine as the very first Center of Excellence in Medical Education in the country. It is currently among only five medical institutions to be recognized as Centers of Excellence in Medical Education.