The Department of Pediatrics has been committed to the goal of providing complete undergraduate and postgraduate education in Pediatric Medicine. Hopefully, this goal will be in congruence with the national goal of providing for the health care of Filipino children and with the college goal of producing a well-rounded medical practitioner and pediatric specialist, as the case may be.
1. Education and Training
a. To provide academic courses for the undergraduate medical student that will enable him to acquire knowledge, skills, and attitudes which would contribute to his development as a basic physician.
b. To provide formal courses and clinical programs for the resident physician-in-training to acquire knowledge, skills, and attitudes that will contribute to his development as a general pediatrician.
c. To provide post-residency training opportunities for the pediatrician to acquire knowledge, skills, and attitudes in relevant Pediatric subspecialties.
d. To provide continuing medical education courses in pediatrics for general practitioner, general pediatrician, residents, and other health sciences personnel.
e. To provide opportunities for graduate studies through masterate/diploma courses in Clinical Medicine (Child Health) and two-track residency and fellowship programs.
f. To provide resources and opportunities for faculty development.
a. To promote an atmosphere that will encourage and facilitate research.
b. To provide resources and opportunities for faculty, fellows, residents, and undergraduate students to do investigative work in pediatric areas of interest (basic, clinical including delivery of health care, pediatric education).
a. To provide resources for quality comprehensive pediatric care in both the in-patient and out-patient areas.
b. To participate in local / national health care delivery and referral system. To be able to work as a member of a team in whatever situation, be it community or hospital-based.
c. To be teachers and leaders both in the academe and in the community.
d. To pioneer/get involved in community development/outreach programs that redound to better pediatric care, both for the healthy and sick newborn infant, child and adolescent.