The Center for Research and Development is located in the 1st floor of the Administration Building, beside the Student Affairs and Services Office or DSA. It was formally established on May 8, 2008 with Dr. Helen S. Tejero as its first Director, who also initiated the founding of the Save Iligan Rivers Movement, Inc. on August 8, 2009 as one of its community extension programs. The Save Iligan Rivers Movement,Inc. is a non-stock, non-profit, non-partisan service-oriented organization dedicated to restore, protect, conserve and develop Iligan Rivers. Brgy. Puga-an, where Puga-an River was situated, is the adopted barangay of Iligan Medical Center College.



A leading Research, Development and Extension Center attracting the brightest minds to generate cutting edge research, development and community extension projects in socio-environmental health.


To provide experiential learning opportunities that enhances student’s work and life skills towards socio-environmental health and economic growth by mobilizing the academic community and its physical resources.

Goals and Objectives

  1. Conduct researches and development projects aligned to the National Higher Education Research Agenda (NHERA), the National Unified Health Research Agenda (NUHRA), and the Regional Unified Health Research Agenda (RHURA)
  2. Enrich student learning and preparedness for the workplace through instruction, research and community extension programs and projects towards quality of life; develop student preparedness for the workplace
  3. Develop/enhance faculty and staff capability and capacity to undergo research and community extension projects through workshops, symposia and other related activities.


National Service Training Program (NSTP)

It is a program aimed at enhancing civic consciousness and defense preparedness in the youth by developing the ethics of service and patriotism.

Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC)

This is designed to provide military training to tertiary level students in order to motivate, train, organize, and mobilize them for national defense preparedness. Graduates of ROTC will serve as commissioned officers in the active or reserve force of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.

Civic Welfare Training Service (CWTS)

This refers to activities contributory to the general welfare and the betterment of life for the members of the community or the enhancement of its facilities, especially those developed to improving health, education, environment, entrepreneurship, safety, recreation and morale of the citizenry and other social welfare services.

Literacy Training Service (LTS)

This is designed to train the students to teach literacy and numeracy skills to school children, out-of-school youth and other segments of society in need of their services.