Wednesday, 13 March 2024 08:22

Empowering future Dominican doctors — A Partnership Promoting Quality Medical Education

The formal signing of the Memorandum of Agreement between the St. Dominic College of Asia School of Medicine and its base training hospital, the San Juan de Dios Educational Foundation, Inc., officially transpired last August 25, 2023. A formal permit was granted last November 15, 2023, in time for the 20 th Foundation Week celebration of our institution. A celebratory signing ceremony followed last January 31, 2024, at the China Blue of the Conrad Hotel, Pasay City, to seal this valuable partnership aimed at strengthening medical education and training opportunities for our future medical doctors.

The clinical rotation at San Juan de Dios Hospital will provide clinically relevant experiences for the medical students to be able to apply concepts learned in the first three years of medical training related to the evaluation of patients with presenting clinical symptomatology to determine appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic management. With its wealth of patients, competent clinical faculty, cutting-edge facilities, and supportive management, SDCA medical students would progress in their journey toward the fulfillment of their dreams. The shared commitment of both institutions to progressive medical education, delivery of quality health care, and social accountability will transform our medical students into future compassionate, competent healers.