Inspired by the address of their now co-alumnus Dr. Gerardo S. Manzo, two-hundred eight (208) new doctors were conferred the Doctor of Medicine degree by DLSHSI President Br. Gus Boquer FSC during the Commencement Exercises held at the Animo Center on April 25.

 

A member of Medicine Class ‘84, Dr. Manzo is the Chief Medical Officer of the Philippine Heart Center and Assistant Professor of Surgery at DLSHSI’s College of Medicine.

 

In his speech, he emphasized the sacrifices that the new graduates will need to do after graduation. “You were chosen to be a doctor, to be able to serve other people. Do you know what comes after graduation? We become a Senior Intern or an M.D., and after that Physician Licensure Examination. You also need to invest more time to study. Some of you will dedicate their life to basic sciences, teaching, working and living a decent life but what is important is that your goal should be to heal.”

 

The following awards were also given during the ceremonies.

Academic Honors

 

Doctor of Medicine

Cum Laude: Mary Angeli Maganto Aguinaldo

Cum Laude: Jobell Dela Reyna Matias

 

Special Awards

Loyalty Awardees

Mary Angeli Maganto Aguinaldo

Paola Ysabel De Mesa Cotas

Kyle Thomas Picardal Fresnido

Maria Darlene Lea De Leon Gnilo

Daniel Abraham Gumboc Gonzales

Katrina Cyril Magaling Macalintal

Rigel Faye Ramos Mendoza

Eunice Fajardo Mercado

Christine Anne Nazareno Nazareno

Kathleen Joyce Reyes Ozaeta

Ma. Priscilla Elena Buenavista Pacifico

Roy Albert Almando Resurreccion

James Maximillian Villanueva Roy