College of Medicine Dean receives Epic Awards

February 1, 2019 | 2:06 pm

Lasallian trailblazer. Dr. Sosa is the recipient of EPIC Awards conferred by the Philippine Academy of Medical Specialists, Inc. Photo by CM.

Congratulations to Dr. Madeleine Grace M. Sosa for being one of the recipients of 13th EPIC Awards. The EPIC Award was conceptualized and started in 2006 to immortalize the pioneering contribution of the eight founders of  Philippine Academy of Medical Specialists, Inc. (PAMS). EPIC stands for: E for Eight; P for Pioneering/Progressive/Productive; I for Individual and ; C for Chapter/Community/Corporation/ Cooperative. The EPIC Award recognizes and acclaims those who uphold the goals and advocacies of PAMS by choosing and presenting the award to fellow doctors as well as non-medical personalities. Awardees are nominated by PAMS members, screened by the Awards Committee and finally approved by the Executive Committee.

The awarding was held on December 7, 2018 at Novotel Manila Araneta Center during PAMS 24th Annual Convention.

Two new Policies and Guidelines released  

The Academics has released two (2) new policies and guidelines on the conferment of Honorary Doctorate Degree and the conduct of Student Internship Abroad Program.

The Policies and Guidelines on the Granting of Honorary Doctorate Degree (Honoris Causa) map the criteria and eligibility in granting the extraordinary degree to an eminent individual who may be an alumnus or one who has never been connected with De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute (DLSMSHI). He/she has shown meritorious contribution/s to the advancement of a field in particular discipline, through exemplary accomplishment/s in instruction, research and practice and the individual’s personal humanitarian accomplishment/s and contribution to the institution and society rather than as a result of academic matriculation and study.

The Policies and Guidelines in Student Internship Abroad Program (SIAP) aim to enhance the learning experience of DLSMHSI students through international internship programs, foster student exchange and strong academic linkage with health care facility and industry in other countries for cross-cultural training and skills enhancement and ensure the safety and well-being of the students throughout the program.

New Center to promote Internationalization created 

The Center for Internationalization and Academic Affiliations and Engagements is a newly created office, which focuses on internationalization initiatives of the Academics, particularly on curricular and co-curricular international education programs. It shall be headed by a Director who reports to the Vice Chancellor for Academics and shall work closely with other Colleges and Departments to develop and enhance campus-based internationalization initiatives.

Suspension of classes and work

Effective immediately, the Vice Chancellor for Academics shall now declare suspension of classes. On the other hand, the President/Chancellor shall declare suspension of work. Everyone is encouraged to be mindful of this new communication set-up to ensure that the relevant information is received and disseminated.

Name recall of the Institute

Members of the DLSMHSI community are enjoined to use the acronym DLSMHSI or MHSI instead of DLSHSI or HSI to refer to the Institute. While many are used to the previous name, using the new name or the acronym DLSMHSI or MHSI is a simple but meaningful way to let other people know of the Institute’s thrust in medical and health sciences and to help spread the appropriate name and branding.

Updates on the construction in RPAMD Library

The Romeo P. Ariniego, MD Library is undergoing several construction projects to provide suitable and conducive learning spaces. The 5th floor has been constructed to serve as classrooms of undergraduate students. Classes shall be held in these rooms beginning 2nd term. On the other hand, the 6th floor shall soon be completed where one can find the Romeo P. Ariniego, MD, AFSC Gallery, the permanent home of Dr. Ariniego’s collection of art works. Regular exhibitions shall be held in this venue to showcase Filipino passion and creativity for the arts.

The first floor is also renovated to house the Learning Commons, a space, which encourages learning though studying, collaborating, brainstorming, and using technology among others. Administrative offices of the Vice Chancellor for Academics and the Library shall also be found here. Turn-over is scheduled before January 2019 ends.

Spaces become more exciting and interesting in the Library as part of the strategy of the Academics to upgrade facilities to optimize learning.