The Philippine General Hospital trains an average of 160 medical students from the UP College of Medicine annually. This same number will usually be accepted as medical interns in their last year at medical school. An additional 80-90 post graduate interns from other medical schools are also accepted from the most qualified of approximately a thousand applicants from all over the country. These medical interns undergo a rigorous course of clinical rotation in all departments and their respective sections for one year. Didactics, ward rounds and preceptorship, emergency room duties, out-patient clinics, operating theater rotations and departmental and interdepartmental conferences are included in the clinical rotation.
The University hospital graduates approximately 150 residents and 60 clinical fellows every year. Annually, about a thousand apply for the residency and fellowship programs of the different clinical departments. Residents' and fellows' training conform to the thrusts of the University hospital (service, training and research) deemed to be crucial armamentarium in training them to be the best in their chosen field, and to be future leaders in the delivery of health care.
The PGH training program is open to Filipino nationals who have passed the Philippine Medical Licensure Examination. Foreign medical graduates are accepted as observers. In the last few years, the University hospital has been the choice of medical students from European countries.