Clinical Departments

Family Community Medicine

Family and Community Medicine

The Family and Community Medicine Residency Training Program of the De La Salle University is a three (3) year program which cover different rotations.  Methods of instruction include supervised patient care, conferences, group discussions, research and family visits.  Mentoring is also utilized as one of the teaching methods that will promote self-directed learning with the guidance being provided by their respective mentors.   The Family Medicine Resident is expected to perform with the highest level of competence the different skills centered in the Lasallian core values: at the institutional level; spirit of faith, zeal for services, communion in mission and reverence for life and at the individual level; innovative and efficient manager, effective communicator, reflective lifelong learner and ethically and socially responsive physician.

A basic approach that a Family Resident Physician must learn and apply is the bio-psychosocial paradigm.  The biomedical concerns should be addressed as well as the psychosocial factors which also influence the wellness/illness of an individual and family.

The Residency Training Program of the De La Salle is governed by the Philippine Academy of Family Physicians (PAFP) and follows its mission and vision and as such, the training program sees to it that it observes the current goals of the Academy.  With this in mind, the training program ensures that such challenge be observed in the program designed for the Residents.