DLSMHSI enrollment climbs to 6,471; up to 11.17% from last year’s 5,748 total number of students

September 30, 2021 | 3:34 pm

DLSMHSI posted a new enrollment record as it welcomed 6,471 students in SY2021-2022. This is an 11.17% increase from the enrollment last school year of 5,748 students. Circumstances remain challenging due to the COVID-19 pandemic but these did not impede DLSMHSI from not only hitting the enrolment targets but surpassing the quota, with a surplus of 292 students this school year.

Among the factors which contributed to the success in hitting the targets in SY 2021-2022 are as follows:
1. Projected very conservative but extended up to optimal capacity. Frontloading was exercised.
2. Applied the formula as regards conversion of 1:3 where 1 medical student unrealized is equal to 3 undergraduate students.
3. Applied stringent monitoring of the upperclassmen. Measures were taken to ensure that they stay despite the challenges such as mentoring programs, consultations, remediation programs, etc.
4. Conducted more aggressive marketing programs. Virtual marketing is now the trend.
5. Observed market segmentation. This allowed DLSMHSI to identify where it is welcomed.
6. Ensured constant meeting with the marketing team of the School and the admission committee members.
7. Highlighted the scholarship program opportunities to attract better students.
8. Strengthened the use of Learning Management Systems.
9. Strengthened the virtual consultation program between the advisers, guidance counselors, parents, and students.
10. Ensured strong social media presence.

DLSMHSI undergoes AUN-QA Assessment

The ASEAN University Network (AUN) duly recognizes the importance of quality in higher education and the need to develop a holistic quality assurance system to raise academic standards and enhance education, research and service among its member universities. The AUN-QA network has been promoting, developing, and implementing quality assurance practices based on an empirical approach where quality assurance practices are tested, evaluated, improved and shared (AUN-QA A Touch of Quality, 2016).

In response to this, DLSMHSI underwent the AUN-QA Assessment for the following programs: Nursing, Pharmacy and Radiologic Technology. DLSMHSI is the first medical and health sciences institution in the region which underwent the said assessment. The video of the facilities of Dr. Mariano Que College of Pharmacy was chosen by the AUN-QA as the model video which shall be shared with all Pharmacy schools in South East Asia.

CMLS wins PAMET-PASMETH Inter-School Med Tech Quiz Show

The College of Medical Laboratory Science students Athene Guevarra, Maria Veronica Cabubas, Patricia Nicole Magsino, and Beatriz Maranan won in the 40th PAMET-PASMETH Inter-School Med Tech Quiz Show held online on September 17, 2021, garnering 82 out of 90 points. Ms. Guevarra was also named Most Valuable Player, having scored 28 out of 30 points.

The coaches were CMLS ATF Jenny S. Gayondato, RMT, MSMT, Danna Merliza Joy Franada, RMT and Amapola DG. Puaso, RMT, MSMT.

Congratulations to the student winners, coaches and CMLS!

College of Pharmacy now Dr. Mariano Que College of Pharmacy

Dr. Mariano Que was named as the Father of Philippine Health and Wellness Retailing by the Philippine Retailers Association and known as the pioneer in the health and wellness industry who utilized technology and expanded services to make high quality medicines accessible for all. He was committed to corporate social responsibility and established the Mercury Drug Foundation to carry out programs for the benefit of the community. A man who valued the health and education of the people, he is a fitting inspiration for future Lasallian Pharmacists. In recognition for his contributions and service, the College of Pharmacy was named Dr. Mariano Que College of Pharmacy.

The unveiling of the marker was held on August 15, 2021. Br. Gus Boquer FSC, Dr. Juanito O. Cabanias, Dr. Alicia P. Catabay and Mr. Richard L. Pineda were present during the milestone with health and safety protocols observed.

Academic Teaching Faculty attend international IPE training course

The following Academic Teaching Faculty successfully finished the Inter-Professional Education Training Course 2021 offered by the Centre for Research and Training on Interprofessional Education at Gunma University, Japan on Aug 23-27, 2021:

1. Ma. Elizabeth V. Rey-Matias, MD, PTRP, MPHEd, PhD
College of Rehabilitation Sciences

2. Charmaine Kristabel M. de Vera, MSOT, OTRP
College of Rehabilitation Sciences

3. Amapola DG. Puaso, RMT, MSMT
College of Medical Laboratory Science

This training program aims to provide practical information and a model for developing an Inter-Professional Education programme. By the end of the course, participants would be able to (1) capture the current state and the future issues of IPE, (2) learn the basic principles of the development of IPE programmes, (3), discuss a model of IPE curricula at a university, and (4)explore the possibilities of research collaboration. It was held online via Zoom due to health and safety reasons and travel restrictions. (https://whocc.health.gunma-u.ac.jp/training_01)