The Ateneo Center for Testing and Measurement (ACTM) will administer the National Medical Admission Test (NMAT) on December 13, 2009. For this year, CEM is implementing manual and online registration procedures for the NMAT. Manual registration will be from September 1 to November 13, 2009. Applicants may also register online starting September 14, 2009 by visiting the website, www.cem-inc.org.ph. Application forms are available at the ACTM Office, Room 104, LRC building, Ateneo de Zamboanga University, La Purisima Street, Zamboanga City.
Medical school hopefuls all over the country will take exam in Manila, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Cagayan de Oro, Zamboanga and Baguio all on December 13. The NMAT is an instrument designed by the Center for Educational Measurement, Inc. (CEM) to upgrade the selection of applicants seeking admission to Philippine medical schools.
Pursuant to the Medical Act of 1959, the Board of Medical Education (BME), under DECS Order No. 52 series 1985 and in consultation with the Association of Philippine Medical Colleges (APMC), required the NMAT as a prerequisite for admission in all medical schools nationwide beginning school year 1986-87.
The Center for Educational Measurement, Inc. (CEM) has been authorized to manage the affairs and activities related to the operation of the NMAT since the first administration of the test in December 1985. With the CEM’s experience as an educational testing agency, it was commissioned to develop the NMAT, ensure the reliability and validity of the test and uphold the confidentiality and integrity of its administration.
For inquiries, please contact Norma A. Baluca at 991-0871, local 4401.