National Orthopaedic Residency  Assistance Program

It has been a common observation after an accreditation visit and program evaluation of an orthopaedic residency program by The Philippine Board of Orthopaedics that one of the causes of downgrading or non-accreditation of the program is the performance of residents during the In-service Training, Qualifying and Diplomate written examinations which is one of the must-pass criteria for the training program to be qualified for accreditation.
A frequent reason given by the consultants of the department for the poor performance during examinations is that Training programs have no control over the quality of applicants accepted to their residency training program. Whoever applies to the department and the number is just enough to fill up their vacancies, they then have no other choice but to accept these resident applicants no matter what they perceive of them as being qualified or not to undergo the rigors of their training program.
To help the departments in getting the best applicants to undergo their training programs, it was deemed essential by the Board to establish the National Orthopaedic  Residency Assistance Program (NORAP) to provide a pool of resident applicants best suited to the strengths and capabilities of the department to undergo the training program and for the resident applicant himself
This regionalization is for the purpose of helping the resident applicant decide where to apply depending on his/her area of residence and giving him/her a bird’s eye view of the available training programs with no prejudice to applying to a training program outside of the region of his/her residence.


Group I – North Luzon

Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center

Cagayan Valley Medical Center

Ilocos Training and Regional Medical Center

Jose B. Lingad Memorial Regional Hospital


Group II – Diliman Linkage

East Avenue Medical Center

Veterans Memorial Medical Center

V. Luna General Hospital – AFP Health Service Command

Quirino Memorial Medical Center


Group III: North Manila

Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center

Philippine Orthopedic Center

St. Luke’s Medical Center

University of Santo Tomas Hospital


Group IV: South Manila

De La Salle University Medical Center

Makati Medical Center

The Medical City – Ortigas

UP-Philippine General Hospital


Group V: Central Visayas

Chong Hua Hospital

Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center


Group VI: West Visayas

Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital

Western Visayas Medical Center

West Visayas State University Medical Center


Group VII: Mindanao

Northern Mindanao Medical Center

Southern Philippines Medical Center

The information published on this website will serve as a marketing strategy for each training program so that their strengths as a training program will be known by a greater number of applicants and encourage the best among them to apply to their program.