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UST Med holds disaster preparedness workshop

“BEING situated in an area with so many disasters, the way that which we minimize its effects and maximize the safety of our fellow Filipinos is the basic understanding about what we should think in times of disaster.” – Dr. Patrick Gerald Moral

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     “BEING situated in an area with so many disasters, the way that which we minimize its effects and maximize the safety of our fellow Filipinos is the basic understanding about what we should think in times of disaster.” – Dr. Patrick Gerald Moral, Asian Medical Students Association of the University of Santo Tomas (UST-AMSA) Adviser

     The Faculty of Medicine and Surgery held “ABC’s of Disaster Medicine: A Seminar Workshop on Disaster Preparedness and Response” last September 13 at the Histology Laboratory of the St. Martin De Porres Building.

     The seminar was based on the International Federation of Medical Students Associations’ (IMFSA) annual international conference titled “Asian Collaborative Training on Infectious Disease, Outbreak, Natural Disaster and Refugee Management” (ACTION) which aims to provide healthcare students from Asia-Pacific the essential knowledge and skills required to prevent, cure or relieve, and rehabilitate victims of infectious diseases and natural disasters.

     Speakers present were Dr. Hermogenes Regal Jr., Joanna Marie D. Choa, RMT, M.D., and Bernabe S. Bacani Jr., RN EMT.

     Dr. Hermogenes Regal Jr., professor, pediatric surgeon, and director of clinical programs of the University of Santo Tomas, discussed about basic life support in his lecture titled “Initial Assessment and Management in Trauma.” Meanwhile, Dr. Joanna Marie D. Choa, Philippines’ Vice Chair of International Organization Committee for ACTION 2012 held in Taiwan, discussed how patients should be prioritized based on the severity of their condition. Lastly, representative for Safety Services from the Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) Bernabe S. Bacani Jr. gave a discourse on how victims should be handled in times of calamities.

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     “This seminar is useful because we don’t know when accidents will happen. In my course, which is not medicine related, when accidents occur, at least we know what we will do,” said Madeleine Mascarenas, a participating student from Information Systems.

     Khia Devoma, a nursing student commented, “Although I am a nursing student and emergency nursing is part of our course, I find the seminar very helpful for my growth as a healthcare provider.”

     The seminar proceeded with a workshop facilitated by PNRC which allowed the attendees to apply what they have learned from the speakers.

     Project heads of the event were Marco Perikar Dimaano, AMSA-UST’s local officer for human rights and peace, and Christopher Bryan Reyes, Medicine Student Council secretary.

By Reicelene Joy N. Ignacio
Photo taken by Joshua P. Lugti

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UST caps performance in Oct 2016 chemist licensure exams

The University of Santo Tomas (UST) improved its standing in the October 2016 chemist licensure examinations with two Thomasians making it in top ten highest scorers, Professional Regulation Commission results showed.

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The University of Santo Tomas (UST) improved its standing in the October 2016 chemist licensure examinations with two Thomasians making it in top ten highest scorers, Professional Regulation Commission results showed.

 

Kent Gervacio shared the sixth spot with Lizette Mella of University of the Philippines-Diliman (UPD) with a score of 88.25 percent and Jinniel Cruz of Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila.

 

Robert Yee, who scored 87.75 percent,  shared the eighth place with Jerwin Taping of University of the Philippines-Manila.

 

UST garnered a 73.17 percent passing rate wherein 30 out of 41 Thomasians made the cut. This is higher than last year’s 66.67 percent  wherein only 16 passed the examination out of 48 examinees.

 

UPD was hailed as the top performing school with a passing rate of 95 percent while Mikel Allas of De La Salle University topped the board examinations with a score of 93.50 percent.

 

According to PRC, 559 passed the board examination out of 1,019 examinees nationwide.- VA Ferreras

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UST ranks 3rd in Sept 2016 mech eng’g boards

The University of Santo Tomas (UST) was ranked as the third best performing school in the September 2016 mechanical engineering licensure examinations, Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) results showed.

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The University of Santo Tomas (UST) was ranked as the third best performing school in the September 2016 mechanical engineering licensure examinations, Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) results showed.

 

UST garnered a 92 percent passing rate wherein 115 out 125 Thomasians passed the examination. This is higher than last year’s 63.21 percent, wherein only 67 out of 106 made the cut. No Thomasian made it in the top ten highest scorers.

 

University of the Philippines-Diliman topped the exam with a perfect passing rate. Meanwhile, Elso Elumbaring Jr. of Notre Dame University led the new batch of mechanical engineers with a score of 90.15 percent.

 

According to PRC, 3,110 passed the licensure examination out of 4,470 examinees nationwide.

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UST nursing program gains Pacucoa Level IV accreditation

The Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (Pacucoa) granted the highest accreditation status to the nursing program of the University of Santo Tomas.

The accreditation is effective until June 2020 and gives the University full autonomy in offering new graduate programs, open learning education programs and extension classes without the Commission on Higher Education’s (CHED) approval.

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In reference to the Harry Potter series, College of Nursing freshmen enter through a “wall” made of cloth during the Freshmen Welcome Walk last August 2015.

The Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (Pacucoa) granted the highest accreditation status to the nursing program of the University of Santo Tomas.

The accreditation is effective until June 2020 and gives the University full autonomy in offering new graduate programs, open learning education programs and extension classes without the Commission on Higher Education’s (CHED) approval.

Aside from Pacucoa Level IV status, the program is also a CHED Center of Excellence in Nursing Education.

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