The PCP is the umbrella organization of internists in the Philippines and was organized in 1953. The 3 main reasons for its existence are:
Dr. Gonzalo F. Austria is the Founding President of the PCP.
The PCP is an affiliate society of the Philippine Medical Association and a member-society of the International Society of Internal Medicine. The College has a total of 9,111 members composed of Fellows, Diplomates and Members. The title of Diplomate in Internal Medicine is awarded by the PCP to an internist who has fulfilled all the requirements set by the Philippine Specialty Board of Internal Medicine which administers the certifying examinations annually. The title of Fellow is awarded to a Diplomate in Internal Medicine who has fulfilled the requirements for membership as Fellow in the PCP. Thus, an internist who has satisfactorily passed and fulfilled the requirements of the PCP and having been certified as such, may carry the title Diplomate in Internal Medicine and Fellow of the PCP (FPCP).
The College has 16 component and affiliate societies under it. It also has 22 regional chapters nationwide and 8 chapters on NCR.
To lead in setting the highest standards in medical diagnosis, treatment, prevention and service in the Philippines by:
A world class organization of physicians that sets the highest standards and ethical ideals in the practice of Internal Medicine and provides dynamic leadership in the promotion of health and quality of life in the management of disease and in the formulation of relevant health policies.