By: Gregory Ian N. Opeña and Angela Maria B. Rempillo
“The millennial Doctor is not just a skilled clinician, not just a healthcare worker who diagnose, treat and prescribe medication, but a Doctor who is capable of being a clinician, a manager-leader, researcher and an educator all at the same time without sacrificing compassion and quality.” This is one of the several key points emphasized during the Philippine Conference on Community Health (PCCH) held last October 25-26, 2014 at the Philippine General Hospital Science Hall, UP Manila.
There were four medical students from Bicol University College of Medicine who took part in the event including Gregory Ian Opeña, Angela Maria Rempillo, Paul Andrew Abaño and Zarah Mae Madridano.
The two-day activity was organized by the Regionalization Students Organization which became a venue for students from different medical schools in the country to share their insights regarding the practice of community medicine and the actual implementation of a community-based curriculum. Read more…