Friday, June 17, 2011

Searching For Meaning In Our Chosen Profession THE UERMMMCI 50TH COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES

More than 2,000 participants filled the Plenary Hall of the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) last April 17, 2011 as graduates, parents, guests, faculty, administrative and academic officials from the Colleges of Graduate School, Medicine, Nursing and Physical Therapy of the University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center, Inc. celebrated the 50th Commencement Exercises. This special event was spearheaded by the College of Physical Therapy, led by its Dean, Dr. Raquel S. Cabazor.

This year’s Commencement Speaker, Dr. Enrique A. Tayag, graced the occasion with his inspiring speech about searching for meaning in our chosen profession. The young and energetic Director of the National Epidemiology Center of the Department of Health shared his experience from medical school, his struggles and achievements and his immeasurable efforts of helping the country to improve general knowledge and measures regarding disease control and prevention.

The event also highlighted the awarding of honor graduates from the four colleges. This year’s Cum Lau de were Ms. Rose Melyn Hilario, Ms. Marites Sunga, Ms. Geelin Chua, Ms. Jennilyn de Jesus and Ms. Dominique Perez, all from the College of Nursing. The awardees from the College of Medicine were Ms. Francia Victoria delos Reyes, class Valedictorian and Ms. Flordeliza Ramirez, class Salutatorian while the awardees from the College of Physical Therapy were Ms. Karen Zena Pereira, class Valedictorian and Mr. Symon Chan, class Salutatorian. Ms. Rose Melyn Hilario, the highest ranked Cum Laude from the College of Nursing, gave the response from the graduates in behalf of the Graduating Class of 2011.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Christopher M. Guerrero, M.D., 2011 American Academy of Family Physicians Humanitarian Award Recipient

Dr. Christopher M. Guerrero was selected as the recipient of the 2011 American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Humanitarian Award. The award was developed to honor extraordinary and enduring humanitarian efforts both within and beyond the borders of the United States.

Dr. Guerrero’s work through local, state, national and international communities demonstrates his sincere concern and dedication to serving others. He was also recognized by his many years of work with medical, surgical and dental missions in Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines. This is exemplifying how the physicians can use their skills to benefit others.

Dr. Guerrero was invited to accept his award on September 14, 2011 during the Congress of Delegates in Orlando, Florida, USA and to give brief remarks onstage in front of about 1,000 people. The Academy has offered Dr. Guerrero reimbursement of his travel expense and free two night’s hotel accommodations in Orlando.

The UERM Medical Center community, especially the College of Medicine, congratulates Dr. Guevarra on this great honor bestowed upon him.