Academics posts record-high enrollment statistics in SY 2022-2023

September 30, 2022 | 2:25 pm

Academics has surpassed its own record of enrollment in SY 2022-2023 with a total of 6,528 students enrolled as of September 23, 2022. This is the highest statistics since SY 2015-2016.

Based on the rationalization, one (1) medical student is equivalent to four (4) undergraduate students in terms of fees and vice versa. The original target number of Medicine students across all levels is 1,101. The number of actual Medicine students enrolled is 1,150, which has an excess of 50 students from the target. This is equivalent to 200 undergraduate students.

The target number of students enrolled in SY 2022-2023 is 6,570. The actual number of students enrolled is 6,528, or 6,678 including the excess medicine students. This is 108 students more than the target, making Academics not only hit the target but posted a record-high enrollment in 8 school years.

Program Grand Total Enrollment in SY 2022-2023 SY 2021-2022
Projection Actual
Doctor of Philosophy

in Health Sciences by Research

10 6 Not yet offered
Doctor of Medicine 1,101 1,151 (excess of 50 students-50×4=200)= 1,301 1,135
Master in Public Health 40 32 32
Master of Arts in Nursing 30 25 30
Doctor of Dental Medicine 120 25 Not yet offered
BS Physical Therapy 613 698 665
BS Occupational Therapy 352 329 334
BS Speech and Language Pathology 228 199 209
BS Nursing 1,101 1,200 1,095
BS Molecular Diagnostics 45 7 Not yet offered
BS Radiologic Technology 417 415 455
BS Nuclear Medicine Technology 156 121 107
BS Medical Laboratory Science 835 854 833
BS Pharmacy 482 470 463
BS Biochemistry 180 132 167
BS Biotechnology 30 30 33
BS in Life and Health Sciences 40 43 Not yet offered
Senior High 790 791 919
Total 6,570
6,528 (headcount)
6,678 inclusive of excess in Medicine

DLSMHSI regains its spot as the top 2 performing medical technology school

The alumni of the College of Medical Laboratory Science displayed a commendable performance during the August 2022 Medical Technologist Licensure Examination, naming DLSMHSI as the Top 2 Performing Medical Technology School in the
country. The alumni also posted an over-all passing rate of 83.53%, higher than the national passing rate of 50.14%.

Congratulations to the administrators, academic teaching faculty and non-teaching personnel of the College of Medical Laboratory Science and to the new Lasallian medical technologists!

Two undergraduate programs receive PAASCU re-accreditation
The Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU) has granted Level III re-accreditation to the BS Nursing program of the College of Nursing and Level II re-accreditation to the BS Physical Therapy program of the College of Rehabilitation Sciences, both for five years. The PAASCU Virtual Program Assessment of the two (2) programs was conducted on May 5-6, 2022.

Congratulations to the administrators, academic teaching and service faculty, non-teaching personnel, students, alumni and other stakeholders of the College of Nursing and the College of Rehabilitation Sciences.

OVCA holds 2nd AUN-QA Self-Assessment Report training

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academics (OVCA) in partnership with the Academic Quality Management (AQM) held the ASEAN University Network-Quality Assurance Self-Assessment Report (AUN-QA SAR) Version 4.0 Training on September 19-22, 2022 at Acacia Hotel, Alabang, Muntinlupa. A total of 37 participants attended the training, which discussed the criteria and provisions of AUN-QA Programme Assessment Version 4.0 which shall be used in accomplishing the self-assessment report for the AUN-QA programme assessment. Activities were also prepared for the application/hands-on component of the training using the participants’ own programs, with the presentation of the gap analysis of a chosen program as the final output.Academics intends to submit the application for the AUN-QA Programme Assessment of four (4) programs in 2023.

DLSMHSI academic teaching faculty complete GUNMA University interprofessional education program

Professor Dr. Margel C. Bonifacio and Instructor Romeo-Luis F. Ramirez, RPh have successfully completed the 9th Gunma University IPE Training Course held on August 22-26, 2022 online via Zoom. The course aimed to provide practical information for developing/improving interprofessional education programs through a series of lectures and workshops. Dr. Bonifacio and Instructor Ramirez were among the six (6) Philippine participants (56 total participants) of the course. They were invited as resource speakers during IPE Connect 2022 held on September 23, 2022 organized by the Center for Interprofessional Education and Practice.

Dr. Mariano Que College of Pharmacy academic teaching faculty present breakthrough results of narra extract research

The Dr. Mariano Que College of Pharmacy had their media presentation of their narra extract research report on September 3, 2022 at the Rembrandt Hotel in Diliman, Quezon City. It was attended by various print, radio, and tv news outfits including Manila Bulletin, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Philippine News Agency, DZBB, Radyo Pilipinas, PTV, Net 25 and GMA News among others.

Mr. Timothy Jay L. Bengala, faculty and principal investigator of the narra research presented the findings to the local press. The research aimed to determine whether different production processing methods for Narra extracts affected the quantity of polyphenolic compounds and their antioxidant property. Antioxidants are widely explored for their use in many diseases resulting from oxidative cellular damage by free radicals. The antioxidant property of dried Narra samples was evaluated using Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC). The ORAC score is a measure of the antioxidant capacity of different foods and supplements. Narra extract’s ORAC scores displayed high levels of antioxidant property placing it among the top 10% of USDA List of Food Items with antioxidant activity.

An open forum followed after the presentation. Mr. Bengala was accompanied by research contributors: Instructor. Sigfredo B. Mata, Chair for Research and Development, Prof. Dr. Alicia P. Catabay, Founding Dean of the College, and Associate Professor Louie Fernand D. Legaspi, current Dean of the College. The group highlighted the importance of safety in using dietary supplements, ethical considerations in the conservation of resources for research, and the potential of various ornamental plants for research.

DLSMSHI academic teaching faculty shine in different conferences

Associate Prof. Louie Fernand D. Legaspi, RPh, MHSS was invited as resource speaker for the topic “Safety in the Transition of Care” in celebration of the World Patient Safety Day, a webinar organized by DLSUMC Patient Safety Office on September 15, 2022 via Zoom.

Assistant Prof. Diana Dalisay A. Orolfo, RPh, MPH was also invited as a resource speaker for the topic “Pharmacy United in Action for a Healthier World” in celebration of the World Pharmacists Day organized by CEU Makati on September 24, 2022 via Zoom.

Associate Prof. Iluminada A. Ronio, LPT, MSc was invited as speaker in a webinar on “The Philippines Success Story, Best Practices for Virtual Labs to Improve Students Learning Outcomes and Grades” on September 21, 2022. The webinar was organized by Praxilabs.

SHSSHS faculty performs in Miss Saigon

Teacher Don Anthony Tayco, SHSSHS faculty, performed in the recently concluded run of Miss Saigon Guam produced by World Theater Productions with Guam Philharmonic Foundation. The shows were held in the University of Guam Calvo Fieldhouse on September 2-4, 2022 with a special closing performance on September 5. Local and off-island talents were showcased in the production prepared in a span of six (6) weeks. The show was directed by Jojo Urquico assisted by Miren Sofia Jordana, produced by Margarita Dancel, with music direction by Maximo Ronquillo and choreography by Cyril Fallar.

Mr. Tayco was featured as an ensemble member playing as the Assistant Commissar, a ranking member of the Viet Cong and served as a sidekick to one (1) of the two (2) main antagonists of the show, Thuy. He also played parts in some of the big ensemble numbers such as The Heat Is On (In Saigon), The Morning of the Dragon, Bangkok/What A Waste, Kim’s Nightmare, and American Dream in various roles.