RESIDENCY TRAINING PROGRAM
The three-year residency training program of the Department of Pediatrics aims to produce skillful specialists who can serve the community as leaders, teachers/ academicians, and researchers. Accredited by the Philippine Pediatric Society, the program is considered one of the major training strategies of the department.
a. Goals of the Department:
1. To teach, train, and develop students and graduates in the field of Pediatrics towards:
• delivery of adequate and competent general medical care based on scientific know-how;
• pursuance of specialized training for service and education;
• relevant research activities; and
• acquisition of proper medical ethics for appropriate behavior as part of the medical team.
2. To disseminate knowledge on Pediatrics through proper placement of its graduates.
b. Goals of the Trainees:
General Objectives: A trainee must attain:
1. thorough knowledge in the field of Pediatrics as a specialty, taking into consideration the health situation priorities of the nation;
2. managerial capabilities in the delivery of pediatric health care;
3. a lifetime attitude of scientific inquiry;
4. a sense of responsibility towards the community as a leader, and towards the institution as a teacher and researcher; and
5. the life-long habits and attitudes of a holistic pediatrician.
1. At the end of the first year, the resident is expected:
• To be proficient in history-taking and in the performance of a complete physical and neurological examination;
• To be knowledgeable about the normal and abnormal patterns of growth and development (0-18 years);
• To be proficient in the correlation and interpretation of data as gathered from the history and physical examination;
• To be familiar with all aspects of preventive pediatrics and their significance in a developing country;
• To be cognizant of the importance of the family and community in the field of Pediatrics;
• To be heedful of the importance of nutrition for the Filipino child in line with the national health goals;
• To prioritize the management of common problems in general pediatrics requiring primary and secondary care with skill and accuracy;
• To perform specific procedures with skill, confidence, and a thorough knowledge of their indications, contraindications, complications, and necessary precautions;
• To detect and manage pediatric emergencies promptly and accurately;
• To manifest initiative and resourcefulness in the care of all patients;
• To present and write for publication an interesting case report; and
• To know how to ask relevant research questions, search and critically appraise the literature.
2. At the end of the second year, the resident is additionally expected:
• To recognize, stabilize, refer, and assist in the management of patients needing secondary and tertiary levels of care;
• To demonstrate managerial capabilities in handling a problem or assigned task, such as the supervision of undergraduates and interns;
• To act as supervisory resident to junior residents, interns, and clinical clerks with skill and confidence, and to actively involve herself in the teaching activities of the department;
• To demonstrate research ability by submitting a retrospective/ prospective protocol.
3. At the end of the third year, the resident is additionally expected:
• To manage uncommon and problematic pediatric cases in the various subspecialties requiring tertiary care;
• To be proficient in ambulatory pediatrics; and
• To complete, present, and submit for publication at least one prospective or retrospective research study.
Residents rotate in the following areas during their training
General Pediatrics Services
Endocrinology and Metabolism
Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Infectious Disease and Tropical Pediatrics
Pediatric Emergency Room
Sick Child Clinic
Nursery Intensive Care Unit
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
Child Protection Unit
Dermatology / Radiology (electives)
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN CLINICAL MEDICINE (CHILD HEALTH) AND DIPLOMA IN CLINICAL MEDICINE (CHILD HEALTH)
Description of the graduate program
This is a two-year course offered by the Department of Pediatrics, which is a new track in Child Health under the Master of Science in Clinical Medicine program. It is designed to create a learning environment intended to develop pediatricians into health managers with broader knowledge and extensive skills.
It is therefore expected that graduates of this program will be prepared to develop curricular and instructional courses, undertake research and advance the growth of critical child health facilities.
Objectives of the course / program
Graduates of this course are expected to develop curricular and instructional courses, undertake research and advance the growth of critical facilities, all related to child health.
The Course Administrators
The Master of Science in Child Health Program is managed by the Committee on Masteral Studies headed by Dr. Carmelita F. Domingo. Dr. Domingo was former department chair and concurrent head of the UPCM Committee on Research Implementation and Development (CRID). The Committee members are Drs. Ramon L. Arcadio, Grace V. Agrasada, Lorna R. Abad, Jossie M. Rogacion, Herminia L. Cifra, Leonila F. Dans, and Juliet O. Sio. The over-all responsibility on course administration rests with the department chairman, Dr. Carmelo A. Alfiler.
The student has access to all members of the faculty but will particularly work with those faculty members assigned to conduct courses. This includes faculty members enrolled in various graduate programs.
Successful applicants to the program shall be entitled to the use of facilities of the department, in addition to their other entitlements. Each student shall be assigned a tutor who shall judiciously guide the students throughout their course work.
Specific admission and graduation requirements other than the NGSHS guidelines
A. Admission Requirements
In addition to the rules and policies of the University on admission and the Master of Science in Clinical Medicine program, an applicant to this track must be:
1. a Doctor of Medicine degree holder
2. a graduate of an accredited residency program in Pediatrics
3. endorsed by a sending institution
4. computer literate
The degree of Master of Science in Clinical Medicine (Child Health) shall be given to candidates who shall have fulfilled all the academic requirements of this specific track, the rules and policies of the University and / or the Master of Science in Clinical Medicine.
A diploma in Child Health shall be awarded to candidates who have satisfactorily completed the 28-unit classroom work.
The curriculum consists of taught courses common to all Master of Science programs at the UP College of Medicine conducted by the Clinical Epidemiology Unit and National Teacher Training Center of Health Professions and the Child Health courses handled by the Department of Pediatrics.
||Basic Research Methodology
||Instructional Design in Health Sciences
||Organization and Management of Health Programs
||Psychophilosophical Foundation of Learning-Teaching in the Health Sciences
||Instructional Design in Health Science Courses
Major Courses (9 units)
||Inherited Disorders and Community Genetics
||Newborn Care in Developing Countries
||Principles of Growth and Development
||Seminars in Child Health
||Management of Pediatric Infections Diseases in Developing Countries
Electives / Cognates (3 units)
Electives are any of the following courses or those offered in the other graduate programs of the College of Medicine. Cognates may be taken from other disciplines of the University.
||Preventive Pediatrics and Anticipatory Care
||Principles of Growth and Development
||Mental Health of Children
POST-RESIDENCY FELLOWSHIP TRAINING PROGRAM
The program is designed to produce a fellow who, at the end of his training, can impart acquired knowledge, actively practices, and actively pursues research and teaching activities for the progressive upliftment of the standards of his respective subspecialty.
1. Policies Regarding Admission
a. Section heads must submit formal letters of recommendation of new fellows to be accepted into their respective programs to the Fellowship Training Committee (FTC). These letters serve as acknowledgements of their (the new fellows') admissions.
b. Applicants to the fellowship programs are required to have passed the PPS written and oral exam. An exception is made for graduates of the UP-PGH Residency Training Program, wherein the passing of the PPS written examination will suffice.
c. All successful applicants for fellowship training are required to sign a contract upon entry, which is renewable every year until his/her training is completed.
The program aims for the fellows:
a. To acquire basic and essential knowledge in their chosen fields as required by their respective subspecialty boards.
1) To acquire mastery of pathophysiology pertinent to their respective fields of subspecialty.
2) To develop skills necessary in the practice of their respective subspecialties.
3) To acquire mastery of the common as well as the rare disorders related to their respective subspecialties.
4) To be competent in the management of the common as well as rare disorders related to their respective subspecialties.
b. To engage in research studies pertaining to their respective fields of subspecialty.
1. To complete at least two research studies prior to their graduation.
· senior authorship in one prospective research paper
· senior authorship or co-authorship in one retrospective research paper
2. To present at least one research study at the Annual Department Fellows’ Research Forum during their fellowship.
3. To participate in their respective subspecialty’s updates at least once prior to graduation.
c. To teach residents and student competently on basic and clinical aspects of their respective subspecialties.
d. To develop an attitude of professionalism and excellent inter-personal relationships with colleagues and other allied professionals.
The Department of Pediatrics offers post-residency fellowship training in the following subspecialties:
ALLERGOLOGY AND IMMUNOLOGY
ENDOCRINOLOGY AND METABOLIC DISEASES
GASTROENTEROLOGY AND APPLIED NUTRITION
HEMATOLOGY AND ONCOLOGY