Qualification Requirements


    1. Male or female, physically fit, natural born Filipino citizen;
    2. Single and never been married and has no children out of wedlock;
    3. Free from being accused or convicted of any crime against the law and the state;
    4. At least 17 years old and not more than 23 years old upon enrollment on August 01;
    5. Grade 12 student; College Level
    6. At least 160 centimeters (5 ft. & 3 in.) for males and 155 centimeters (5 ft. & 1 in.) for females;
    7. BMI of less than 25;
    8. At least of good academic performance;
    9. Has not been enrolled in PMMA.

Disqualification Criteria for Incoming Probationary Midshipmen/women



    1. Undescended testicles
    2. Absence of one or both testicles
    3. Suspicious enlargement of testis or epididymis
    4. Varicocele
    5. Redundant prepuce
    6. Height less than 5ft & 3 inches


    1. History of childbirth/lactation
    2. Pregnancy
    3. Irregular menstrual cycle including menorrhagia.
    4. Dysmenorrhea incapacitating to a degree which necessitates recurrent absences.
    5. Ovarian cyst, persistent and considered clinically significant
    6. New growth of the external and internal genitalia, e.g. myoma of the uterus
    7. Breast mass
    8. Endometrioses unless surgically eradicated or controlled
    9. Cervicitis, acute or chronic
    10. Generalized enlargement of the uterus due to any cause
    11. Cervical polyps
    12. Height: less than 5 ft & 1 inch


    1. Lordosis, kyphosis, scoliosis (thoracic & lumbar) regardless of angle
    2. Bowlegged/knocked knee (Severe)
    3. Pes Planus (flat footed) – Severe
    4. Arthritis, acute or subacute
    5. Underweight or overweight. Applicants must attain a computed body mass index of less than 25 upon physical examination for both male and female applicants.
    6. Severe skin diseases: bacterial, fungal or viral in nature. Excessive acne. Warts and all skin diseases must be cured prior to medical exam.
    7. Leprosy in any form
    8. Tattoo/hypertrophic tattoo scars causing disfigurement, extensive keloid scars specially in the facial area.
    9. Gross physical deformity asymmetry whether congenital due to trauma or disease including extra or missing appendages (i.e. fingers)
    10. Errors of refraction of eyes (near-sighted, far-sighted, astigmatism), cross-eyed and other ocular disorders.
    11. Visual Acuity of less than 20/30 OU
    12. Wearing contact lenses and eyeglasses
    13. Color blindness/defective color perception (Ishihara – perfect for BSMT and 2 mistakes for BSMarE)
    14. Deafness/perforated eardrum
    15. Severe or chronic otitis media
    16. Impacted cerumen (must be removed prior to medical exam)
    17. Chronic sinusitis, nasal polyps
    18. Hypertension, abnormal ECG tracings (e.g. AV blocks, bundle branch blocks, ischemia, infarctions, arrhythmia tachycardia, bradycardia, etc.), heart abnormalities and diseases.
    19. Active PTB, massive pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary infarctions, pneumonitis, bronchopneumonia, atelectasis and other lung diseases.
    20. History of Asthma
    21. Lymphadenopathy
    22. Epilepsy, seizures, syncope and vertigo
    23. Anemia and blood dyscrasia
    24. Hyperthyroidism (goiter) Hypothyroidism
    25. Diabetes Mellitus
    26. Hepatitis B whether active or inactive
    27. Gallstones
    28. Chronic gastritis, peptic ulcer disease, duodenal ulcers and other GIT problems
    29. History of major operations within the preceeding 6 months
    30. External/internal hemorrhoids and fissures, fistula-in-ano
    31. Old or recent fractures wherein internal fixation plates, screws are left in place which may be easily subjected to trauma
    32. Sexually transmitted diseases i.e. HIV, gonorrhea & non-gonoccocal urethritis & syphilis
    33. Hernia
    34. Renal diseases and stones
    35. No current or Maintenance Medication (such as for hypertension, asthma, epilepsy, seizures, syncope, vertigo etc.)


  1. Cleft palate and Cleft lip
  2. Malocclusion
    • Class II
    • Class III
    • Lateral crossbite
  3. Open bite
  4. Tongue tied which may interfere with speech, breathing, swallowing and eating
  5. Missing of four anterior/posterior (front teeth/molar teeth)
  6. Complete upper or lower denture
  7. Impacted tooth/teeth
  8. Facial asymmetry
  9. Wearing of orthodontic brackets or any orthodontic appliances
  10. Oral tumors or cyst