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GA I Proves No Zombie in the House

The freshmen, even as first-time attendees, did not play the silent game nor became zombie-like as they came to the St. Luke's College of Medicine-William H. Quasha Memorial's first Faculty and Students General Assembly for SY 2013-2014 held at the Angelo King Auditorium last June 26, 2013. The event featured the presentations of the research proposals and summer elective modules of second and third year medical students.


                The program, hosted by Dr. Marissa Roxas, showcased four proposals: (1) Factors that Influence Preventive Practices for Leptospirosis among 15-64 y/o in Calvary Hill, Barangay Damayang Lagi, Quezon City; (2) Polymorphisms of T-786C in the Endothelial Nitric Oxide Synthase Gene Associated with Primary Hypertension in a Filipino Population; (3) Computer Assisted Learning: Neuroexpress, and; (4) Effective Communication in the Medical Setting: Developing and Improving the Way Doctors Communicate with their Patients. These were presented previously to the President and Dean of SLCM-WHQM, Dr. Brigido Carandang, Jr., who was not able to grace the event due to another prior commitment.


                The research and summer elective proposals were presented by Steffanie Charlyne Tamayo, Leland Ustare, Patricia Pintac, and Cecile Tria, each taking the podium for their presentation, and answering questions from the audience together with their groupmates.


                The proposal aroused interest from the students, from freshmen to interns, and professors alike. For instance, Dr. Geraldine Mariano, faculty member of the Department of Neurosciences of SLCM and consultant at SLMC, praised the Neuroexpress proposal and expressed her support regarding it. The last two presentations broke the silence of the first years as they sent out several representatives to make clarifications and suggestions.


                Finally, Dr. Maria Isabel Atienza, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, closed the program by commending all the research groups for their presentations, and emphasized that these are indeed aligned to the research-based curriculum of SLCM and to the aim of making learning relevant and easier for the medical students whom she said will be "doctors whom the faculty will be referring their patients to someday."