The Department of Pathology has an alternately scheduled 4-year residency program in the field of Anatomic Pathology (24-month rotation) and Clinical Pathology (24-month rotation), with responsibilities classified into 4 broad categories: medical practitioner, researcher, teacher and administrator.

The SPMC Mycobacteriology Laboratory, an important section of the Department of Pathology, has been operating since July 18, 2014. Its services are coursed through the Health Services and Specialty Clinic (also known as SPMC Industrial Clinic), as with other laboratory services.


We envision a laboratory that is committed to serve the Southern Philippines Medical Center and the community with the best health care service as partners in the service, training and research.


To provide and deliver quality and affordable services together with timely and accurate results using state-of-the-art technology in promoting health as a basic human right.