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Curriculum

THE MEDICAL PROGRAM

 

The five (5) year curriculum of the St. Luke’s Medical Center College of Medicine – William H. Quasha Memorial (SLMCCM-WHQM) Doctor of Medicine program encompasses three years of integrated academic and clinical study, one year of Junior Internship (Clinical Clerkship) and one year of Senior Internship.  Both the Junior and Senior Internship programs have the St. Luke’s Medical Center – Quezon City as its Base Hospital. 

The curricular learning outcomes of the College reflect its mission, vision and goals,  summarized under four institutional outcomes that embody the St. Luke’s Medical Center College of Medicine Graduate.These outcomes are aligned with the Commission of Higher Education (CHED) learning outcomes for the Doctor of Medicine program as seen in Figure 1.

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Figure 1.  In compliance with the CHED Memorandum Order No 18 Series of 2016, the College has its curricular outcomes summarized under four institutional outcomes.

The institutional program outcomes in line with the institution’s mission are as follows:

The SLMCCM-WHQM is committed to the formation of health care professionals who are:

Clinically competent and Ethical:  Competently assess and diagnose a given clinical condition based on rational scientific and clinical principles, formulate, communicate, justify and apply a rational, systematic and patient-centered solution that adheres to professional, ethical, and legal standards, across different settings.

Academic and Research Oriented:  Critically appraise and aptly utilize existing scientific and clinical evidence in all aspects of practice, and contribute to the development, application, translation and transfer of new medical knowledge and innovations through self-directed academic inquiry, lifelong learning.

Collaborative and Patient-centered: Constructively collaborate with patients, peers, partners and other agencies of healthcare networks, to provide, manage, maintain and improve quality healthcare using a systems-based approach.

Socially-engaged and Compassionate: Carefully initiate, plan, organize, implement and evaluate health programs that clearly motivate the healthcare team/community towards relevant, equitable, high-quality and cost-effective healthcare, while respecting the bounds and diversity of personal beliefs, social means and cultural heritage.

In the pre-clinical years (1st to 3rd year), the discipline-based subjects are augmented by the integrative subjects.  The research curriculum is a stronghold as seen in the continuum of courses from the 1st to 5th year.  With the medical humanities as growing need to develop a Medical Professional, aside from Medical Ethics, Legal Medicine and Jurisprudence, a course on Introduction to the Medical Profession is included in the pre-clinical years.  This is to emphasize that future medical practitioners will imbibe an attitude of professionalism.  The pre-clinical years curriculum is illustrated as follows:

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The Fourth Year or Junior Internship gives the students the opportunity to begin his role as part of the medical team in patient care.  Junior Internship integrates the learnings in the first three years of medical school with clinical skills training during the eleven (11) months of required clinical rotations and one (1) month of elective courses. 

JUNIOR INTERNSHIP

 

Medicine

1 ¾ months

Neuroscience

2 weeks

Medicine (San Lazaro)

1 week

Psychiatry

2 weeks

Pediatrics

2 months

Otorhinolaryngology

2 weeks

Surgery

1 ½ months

Ophthalmology

2 weeks

Orthopaedics

2 weeks

ELECTIVES

Any two of the following:

Radiology, Rehabilitation Medicine, Pathology, Dermatology, Urology, Anesthesiology

Taguig-Pateros District Hospital (Medicine, Pediatrics, Surgery, Obstetrics-Gynecology)

Outside elective rotations

1 month

Obstetrics and Gynecology (St. Luke’s Medical Center-Quezon City)

1 month

Obstetrics and Gynecology (East Avenue Medical Center)

1 month

Preventive and Community Medicine

1 month

The Fifth Year or Senior Internship consists of a 12-month program which dedicates ten (10) months to required rotations and two (2) months tomore electives which encourage the interns to be exposed and gain perspective in personal areas of interest for future planning with respect to professional development.

SENIOR INTERNSHIP

Medicine

2 months

ELECTIVES

Any four 2-week electives or two 2-week electives plus one 4-week elective from among the following:

Anesthesiology, Dermatology, Neurology, Pathology, Psychiatry, Rehabilitation Medicine, Radiology, Neuro-Radiology, Pedia-Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, Orthopedics, Cardiology (BGC), Minimally Invasive Surgery (BGC), Pain Medicine (BGC), Taguig-Pateros District Hospital (Medicine, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Surgery)

Outside elective rotations

2 months

Pediatrics (St. Luke’s Medical Center – Quezon City

1 ¾ months

Pediatrics (National Children’s Hospital)

1 week

Surgery

1 ½ months

Urology

2 weeks

Obstetrics and Gynecology

2 months

Preventive and Community Medicine

2 months