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Armed Forces of the Philippines Medical Center

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AFP Medical Center

Unit Seal of the AFP Medical Center
Active 1937 - 3 September 1946 (1st
Army General Hospital)
3 September 1946 - Present (AFP
Medical Center)
Country Philippines
Allegiance Republic of the Philippines
Branch Armed Forces of the Philippines
Type Combat Support Hospital
Role Military Health and Well-being
Size 1000+ Military and Civilian
Part of Under the Armed Forces of the
Garrison/HQ V. Luna General Hospital, Quezon
Nickname V-Luna,AFP Hospital
Anniversaries 3 September

Philippine Republic Presidential
Unit Citation Badge

AFP Medical
Corps Branch

The Armed Forces of the Philippines Medical Center,
also known as the V. Luna
General Hospital or the AFP General Hospital, is one the Armed Forces of the
Philippines' Wide Support Units tasked to provide state of the art medical care to Military
and Civilian Personnel of the AFP, which includes their immediate dependents.
1 Mission
2 History
3 Units
4 See also
5 References
The mission of the AFPMC is to:

Provide Health Service Support to the AFP and its National Mandate.
Provide tertiary health care to its patients.

Facade of the AFP Medical Center Main Building.
The V. Luna General Hospital was named after COL VICTORIANO LUNA
who was
then Chief of the Medical Service and Adviser to the Chief of Staff. He came up with the
idea in 1935 of putting up an Army Station Hospital to address the health service needs
of a growing army.

By 1937, Army Engineers started the design conceptualization and construction of Dr
Luna's dream. On 3 September 1946, pursuant to Headquarters Philippine Army (HPA)
GO Nr 512, the 1st Philippine Army General Hospital was named Colonel Victoriano
Luna General Hospital in honor of the very man who dreamed of nothing but giving the
best medical care to the Filipino soldier.

Until now, the AFP Medical center continuous to provide the best medical care to
Military and Civilian Personnel of the AFP as well as their immediate dependents. Latest
advancements in medical technologies are being acquired to suit the ever growing
needs of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.

Front gate of the AFP Medical Center along V. Luna Road.
The units under the AFPMC control are as follows:

Headquarters & Headquarters Service Group
V. Luna General Hospital
AFP Medical Service School
1st Forward Medics
See also[edit]
1st (UPHD) AFP Affiliated Reserve Medical Center

Armed Forces of the Philippines Medical Center former V Luna General Hospital
is located at V Luna Road Quezon City.
Heres what you need to know when applying for RN Residency Training.
1. Exam
Exams are usually done every Mondays and Wednesdays during 8 to 11 am and 1
to 3 pm. You can try going there to get a schedule for your exam.
Usually, RN Residency Training comes in two batchesone for August and another
for Feb. I am just not sure if there had already been changes for the past years. The
exam mentioned can be described as part of the screening process compromising 2
stages Qualifying exam.
2. Interview
The results of exams can already be released in 2 weeks time and then interviews
are done afterwards. If the results are positive with both the exam and interview,
thats the time, youll be asked to pass the requirements.
Take not, the interview is done in panel consisting the different head nurses from
special areas to really hand pick the ones to be assigned in their respective areas.
3. Requirements and Didactic Training
Once all the needed requirements are okay, you are to undergo first in didactic
training for the period of 3 weeks before heading to hospital proper.
To give you a head start for the following requirements theyll ask, below are the
A. Application Letter addressed to
Chief Nurse, VLGH attn: ACN, Educ & Training Br
B. Resume attached with 2pcs 22 ID pictures
C. Photocopies of below:
PRC card
Clearance: NBI, Police, Barangay
Chest X-ray Result
Hepa B immunity
At the end of the didactic training, you are asked to perform return demonstrations of
the different procedures specialized within the area you are assigned. This can
serve as a ticket in moving on to the next. Included as well is a case presentation
per group.
4. OJT
The hospital proper is termed as OJT for the period of 6 months. That is without pay
and allowance. Afterwards, you can proceed to contractual depending on your
performance during the whole period.
5. Regular
Then, you are set to be a regular nurse.