Undergraduate Medical Students
Faculty members are given academic loads teaching medical students of the UP College of Medicine. Other clinical departments also breeze their students to the area.
Emergency Medicine Residency Program
DEM Residency Training Program has been implemented. It is being reviewed and revision is contemplated to address the demands of present technology and medical trends.
The expansion of the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) in infrastructure, personnel, and services has led to a substantial improvement in the delivery of health care in Trauma, Oncology, Infectious Diseases and Rehabilitation. Operative as well as intensive care, acknowledged as providing some of the more demanding aspects of hospital services, had been geared to optimum requirements in spite of the inherent limitations in these fields.
The offshoot of modernization is the increased number of patients consulting in the emergency department. The consequence is a compromised emergency health care delivery due to the inevitable congestion.
In this light, it is envisioned that the creation of a Residency Training Program in Emergency Medicine will help in the improvement of quality emergency care for PGH patients. Emergency health is better delivered with frontline physicians trained in this specialty and are capable of dealing with emergent problems confined within their own field. Moreover, the mere improvement of the physical facilities of the emergency room would not be sufficient as a solution to delivering better emergency health care without the concurrent development of its health care personnel.
In the international scene, the field of Clinical and Academic Emergency Medicine has been an established specialty and has already been proven as an efficient means in improving emergency care.
At present Emergency Medicine is at its infancy in the Philippines. There are few programs in private hospitals and one municipal hospital but none in any university hospital. This program is the first in a university-based hospital.
The EM Residency Training program aims to train physicians with wide range of interest and professional goals. The residents are expected to gain expertise in the recognition, stabilization, and management of critically-ill patients. They are also expected to possess knowledge in the differentiation, appropriate intervention and referral of the less severely ill. The program exposes residents to teaching formats and techniques which will enable them to be proficient in the skills necessary for research, training, and administration of Emergency Medicine.
Objectives of the Emergency Medicine (EM) Residency Training Program
A. General Objective
To train resident physicians to be proficient in the skills necessary for research, training, and administration of Emergency Medicine.
B. Specific Objectives
The Department of Emergency Medical Services (DEMS) as the nurturing ground for the Emergency Medicine Residency Training Program aims to create an environment in which:
1. The highest standards of emergency medical care are consistently taught, practiced and monitored
2. The important social, ethical, behavioral, and organizational aspects of emergency health care are given proper focus
3. All the DEMS personnel are encouraged to participate in the on-going process of education made available by the residency program
4. The opportunity for sharing emergency medical education resources within Metro Manila may be fostered.
General Mechanics of the EM Residency Training Program
The EM Residency Program is a three-year program with the fourth year added as training for chief residency. The program aims to have at least five residents in each year level or a total of fifteen resident physicians.
The applicant for the EM Residency Training Program must meet the following criteria: be a graduate of Medicine, be licensed to practice medicine in the Philippines, be of good moral character and with a healthy physical condition. The applicant shall be evaluated based on the following: academic standing, written examination and oral interview.
Fellowship program shall be formulated within the framework of the hospital’s training modules.
Currently, the department entertains observers i.e. medical, nursing and paramedical students from local and foreign institutions. The department is formulating a program which shall meet the requirements, rules and regulations of the hospital.
The department produced award-winning research works.
Subspecialty Features/Continuing Education Modules
A. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
The Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) is a 4-day course conducted by the Department of Emergency Medicine patterned after the American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support. It is under the guidance of consultant staff. Since 2000 it applies the latest guidelines and protocols of the American Heart Association.
The ACLS provider must be able to:
a. Learn and master the skills of Basic Life support and manage Foreign Body Airway Obstruction.
b. Learn and master the skills in Advanced Airway Management
c. Learn about the management of the following:
1. respiratory arrest
2. simple Ventricular fibrillation
3. complex ventricular fibrillation
4. pulseless electrical activity
6. acute coronary syndromes
8. ischemic stroke
Participants are evaluated through written and practical examinations.
B. Basic Life Support (BLS)
The UP-PGH Basic Life Support Course is a 1-day course conducted by the Department of Emergency Medicine patterned after the BLS of the American Heart Association. The lecture series and skills are adopted and updated following the BLS AHA guidelines.
a. Learn about the series of actions taken during the first few minutes of an emergency critical to patient survival
b. do 1-minute CPR for an adult patient as a single rescuer
c. Operate an automated external defibrillator if available
d. Learn about the management of the Foreign Body Airway Obstruction
e. do the different maneuvers to manage FBAO in adults and pediatrics patients
f. To be evaluated through written and practical examinations.
g. Advanced Trauma Management Course (ATMC)
The Advanced Trauma Management Course is a 3-day program conducted by the Department of Emergency Medicine patterned after the Advanced Trauma Life Support course of the American Heart Society. It deals with training for qualified personnel in the management of trauma patients, individuals or for multiple patients during the initial phase of trauma management.
FIRST RESPONDER COURSE
The First Responder Course is a collection of lectures dealing with the First Aid treatment of the most common medical and surgical emergencies. Depending on the need of the participants, the lecture scope and lectures is limited to their area of expertise.
||Dr. Ma. Carmen L. Cagampan
|Psych. & Behavioral Medicine :
||Dr. Margaret Briones-Querijero
||Dr. Edgard M. Simon
||Dr. Edison T. Ty
||Dr. Eric Dennis C. Legaspi
Dr. Ma. Epifania V. Collantes
||Dr. Albert Jerome D. Quintos
|Family & Community Medicine :
||Dr. Irene Yu-Maglonzo
||Dr. Eugene Reyes
||Dr. Josefino Hernandez
||Dr. Alexander Tan
||Dr. Orlando O. Ocampo
||Dr. Romelito Jose Galsin
Young, dynamic and compassionate men and women of the Department of Emergency Medicine
DEM Resident Physicians
Ma. Victoria E. Datinguinoo
Carlos Primero D. Gundran
Rogelio Mari S. Duenas
Devie L. Romano-Daguman
Aldwin N. Guerrero
Carren R. Fernandez
Ma. Lourdes Concepcion D. Jimenez
Ma. Veronica Abadiano Noya
Mary Joy M. Salinas
Alvin P. Samson
List of Emergency Medicine Graduates
||Richard Vincent N. Dimagiba
Tomas Enrique P. Limgenco
Jacinta Irene C. Regudo
Scarlet Mia S. Tabunar
||2000 Ma. Estrella Acosta-Cunanan
Augusto A. Teodoro, Jr.
Jacinta Irene C. Regudo (Chief Resident)
||Dave C. Gamboa
April B. Llaneta
Henrieta G. Plata
Farida Josephine Suplido
Augusto A. Teodoro, Jr. (Chief Resident)
||Desiree Therese L. Jongco (Chief Resident)
Hazel Joan Gurtiza Yu
April B. Llaneta & Henrieta G. Plata
||Alfie P. Acosta
Armi B. Aganan
Geoffrey J. Corpuz
Erek Alfonso Ramon P. Malate
||2004 Jose Agapito Santos
Geoffrey J. Corpuz (Chief Resident)