Institutional Philosophy, Vision, Mission and Institutional Values


Institutional Philosophy

As an institution of higher learning dedicated to academic excellence, MCU believes that men and women:

  • value what is good,
  • search truth and knowledge, and
  • strive to acquire a scientific mind and faculty of wise judgment.

Aligned to these convictions, MCU is committed to pursue relevant programs of studies to develop men and women:

  • to attain maturity in the ability to use scientific problem solving methods of inquiry;
  • to deepen their aesthetic sensitivity;
  • to be committed and responsible participants in productive activities of society;
  • to select and live by noble standards of value governing the choices of conduct;
  • to have personal considerateness and attitude towards their dealings in life; and
  • to value encounters beyond their material experiences and existence.


Sustain the leadership of MCU in health science professional programs through holistic education, technology-based instruction and research responsive to the needs of the country, region and growing global village.


Develop students to be well-rounded individuals who are more human, more humane, equipped with adequate knowledge and skills, and imbued with desirable personal traits, love of country and sense of public service and enable them to participate intelligently and actively in community and national development efforts through competent instruction, immersion, research and quality assurance initiatives.

Institutional Core Values

  • Prudence
    Critical mental discernment and a keen practical sense of judgment when gathering, integrating and evaluating pertinent information before executing a decision as well as managing one’s activities.
    Thinking judiciously about possible risks before doing or saying something.
  • Perseverance
    Unwavering pursuit of excellence in people, processes and programs for the advancement and progress of the Institution.
  • Resiliency
    Ability to recognize, understand, and appropriately respond to challenges posed by constant and disruptive changes in the institutional environment and develop appropriate and calibrated responses consistent with the University’s Vision, Mission, Institutional Philosophy and Values.
  • Integrity
    Adherence to moral and ethical principles and soundness of moral character. Trustworthy and honest.
    Lives with honor at all times and demonstrates grit amidst deceit and dishonesty.
  • Nurturing
    Foster an environment of care and attention that will enable people to grow, develop and acquire desirable human traits.
  • Teamwork
    Cooperative or coordinated effort to work efficiently and to be mutually responsible in producing an output in response to a common goal or shared priority. The output of which is greater than the sum of the individual inputs.