DLSMHSI is now Autonomous; named Associate Member of AUN-QA

October 29, 2019 | 8:56 am

The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has awarded De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute the AUTONOMOUS STATUS through CHED Memorandum Order No. 12, series of 2019. DLSMHSI is now entitled to the following benefits:

  • Exemption from issuance of Special Order (S.O.);
  • Exemption from regular monitoring and evaluation of CHED;
  • Authority to grant an honorary degree to individuals following the policies, standards and guidelines of CHED;
  • Privilege to determine and prescribe curricular programs to achieve global competence;
  • Priority in the grant of subsidies and other financial incentives/assistance from CHED whenever funds are available;
  • Privilege to offer extension classes to expand access to higher education;
  • Privilege to establish linkages with recognized foreign higher education institutions;
  • Privilege to offer new courses/programs in the undergraduate and/or graduate levels, in their areas of expertise, without securing permit/authority from CHED except disciplines/degree programs that are under moratorium;
  • At the instance of CHED, the institution may be authorized to offer programs via the alternative mode such as distance education, or transnational education; and
  • Privilege to increase tuition fees without securing a permit from CHED

Likewise, the Institute is now an Associate Member of ASEAN University Network-Quality Assurance. AUN-QA is established as the ASEAN quality assurance network in higher education with the responsibility to promote quality assurance in higher quality education institutions, raise the quality of higher education and collaborate with both the regional and international bodies for the benefit of the ASEAN community.

As an Associate Member, DLSMHSI could now apply for AUN-QA Assessment at Programme Level. The AUN-QA Assessment shall enable DLSMHSI to attain quality assurance in different areas of higher education and position itself as a prime medicine and allied health learning institution within the region. This membership shall initiate the preparation of the DLSMHSI Five-Year Development Plan based on the 11 assessment criteria of AUN-QA, to be spearheaded by the Academic Quality Management. By the end of the five (5) years or earlier, DLSMHSI shall apply for AUN-QA Assessment at Programme Level.

Groundbreaking held for the new Grandstand 

The DLSMHSI community can now look forward to the new Grandstand, which shall be built in the Annexed property. The Groundbreaking was held on October 21, 2019, 4:00pm.

DLSMHSI posts commendable performance in the recent licensure examinations 
The College of Medicine Batch 2018 is lauded for the commendable performance in the September 2018 Physician Licensure Examination. DLSMSHI ranked number 7 Top Performing School with 94.44% passing rate for the first takers and 89.92% over-all passing rate (national passing rate of 84%). Special recognition goes to the following DLSMHSI topnotchers:

  • Febby T. Diabordo, MD-Top 6 (89.42%)
  • Carlo Jay R. Dejelo, MD-Top 10 (89%)

DLSMHSI also performed well in the September 2019 Medical Technologist Licensure Examination with a passing rate of 96.47% for the first takers and 90.22% over-all passing rate. This is exceptionally higher than the national passing rate of 73.50%.

Finally, the Institute recorded a passing percentage of 45.00% in the October 2019 Chemist Licensure Examination (10 passers out of 22 examinees) higher than the national passing rate of 42.11% (457 passers out of 1,085 examinees) and 100% passing percentage in the October 2019 Chemical Technician Licensure Examination (12 passers out of 12 examinees) higher than the national passing rate of 81.08% (2,298 passers out of 2,834 examinees).

Kudos to the Deans and other administrators, Academic Teaching Faculty, Academic Service Faculty, Non-Teaching Personnel and graduates of the Colleges of Medicine, Medical Laboratory Science and Humanities and Sciences for the job well done!

Student accomplishments and activities 

College of Medicine

The College of Medicine bagged 3rd place out of 45 medical schools (Tropical and Infectious Diseases) during the Indonesian International Medical Olympiad 2019 held on October 16-20, 2019 in Bali, Indonesia. Congratulations to Ricardo Ampil II and Vanessa Leslie Rivera and to their coach, Dr. Alex P. Bello.

College of Humanities and Sciences

The College of Humanities and Sciences celebrated Henosis: Elemental to Reality on October 23-25, 2019. Day 1 kicked off with a mass, parade, torch lighting and flag raising. A number of activities were held in the days that followed, such as Sports Fest, Quiz Bee, Amazing Race, Dance Battle and Pool Party. The pageant proper and coronation of Mr. and Ms. CHS rounded the festivity on October 25, 2019.

College of Medical Laboratory Science

The Dean, Academic Teaching Faculty, Non-Teaching Personnel, and students of the College of Medical Laboratory Science celebrated the CMLS Days with the theme Scintillate on October 10-12, 2019. Activities included mass, opening of the Sports Fest, games, exhibitions, film viewing, boodle fight and Battle of the Brains. Highlight of the celebration was the pageant and coronation of Mr. and Ms. CMLS 2019 on the third day.