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.
Doctor of Medicine
Cum Laude: Mary Angeli Maganto Aguinaldo
Cum Laude: Jobell Dela Reyna Matias
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