The Department of Pediatrics was established in 1964. It has a 3-year residency program in the field of General Pediatrics which was first accredited in 1988.


The Southern Philippines Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics aims to be the center of excellence in patient service and pediatric training in Mindanao.


As a leading Pediatric Training Center in the region, it seeks to develop and produce competent and compassionate medical specialists and child advocates, realized through intensive training and progressive clinical research, and through the state-of-the-art facilities and resources.