Last weekend (April 13-14, 2019), I was very fortunate to have had the opportunity of participating at the European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO) Head and Neck Cancer Preceptorship Programme held at Kowloon, Hong Kong. This program was chaired by the leading experts in the field -Dr. Anthony Chan from Hong Kong and Dr. Jean-Pascal … Continue reading 10 Things We Were Reminded at the ESMO Head and Neck Preceptorship
Yesterday during one of our conferences at the UP-PGH Section of Medical Oncology, our chairman Dr. Jorge Ignacio reminded us to never get tired of serving the Filipino people especially the poor, the sick, and the dying. No matter what the circumstance is and despite of all the unique pressures and challenges we encounter in … Continue reading Two Monks and the Bees by Sir Joey
It has been a while since I've written an article -partly because of the work load as a Medical Oncology Fellow at the UP - Philippine General Hospital, but mainly because everytime I try to sit down in the very rare moments of peacefulness my current schedule provides me, I do not know what, … Continue reading Maintaining the Passion in Compassion
Below is the post from the Philippine College of Physicians (PCP) website showing the list of the successful passers of the recently concluded Philippine Specialty Board of Internal Medicine (PSBIM) Exam held last March 4, 2018 at University of Santo Tomas (UST). IMPORTANT: To be a Member of the Philippine College of Physicians (PCP), you are … Continue reading Successful PSBIM Passers 2018
As early as medical school, it has always been emphasized to never promise anything to patients –otherwise, we might just be giving them false hopes. For the science of Medicine is never stagnant and ever changing. Its art sometimes more philosophical than logical. And with the advent of modern technology and new discoveries, its … Continue reading What Your Doctors Always Promise You (But probably don’t tell you)
He started by telling us his personal story of getting sick, which ignited his interest in searching for the truth. Today was a warm and breezy Sunday afternoon well spent with my co-residents at one of our cardio consultants' farm. Quiz time = NAME that tree. Now this was the part where we (except Rhaffy) sounded and looked stupid. We … Continue reading Sick and you shall find.
The longer our New Year's Resolution List is, the harder it is to follow. So for 2017, I trimmed my guiding principles down to 5. Hopefully by the end of the year I'd be able to achieve most, if not all, that's on my personal list (and yup, it's a very long list =)). Sharing … Continue reading 5 Things (among others) I plan to do for 2017 .
Hi! I've been super duper kaduper busy in the past few months that I've almost forgotten about my blog site. I'm in the process of making my annual "People of my Year" entry, but for now, allow me to greet everyone a Blessed Christmas! I wish all of you genuine happiness! May we never forget the real … Continue reading A Blessed Christmas!
Isang linggo na lang. Isang linggo na lang bago ka kumuha ng pinaka-importanteng pagsubok sa iyong buhay. Isang linggo na lang bago ka magiging ganap na Filipinong doktor -doktor na Filipino, para sa mga Filipino. Huwag kang kabahan. Huwag kang kabahan sapagka't pinaghandaan mo ang pagsusulit na ito nang limang taon. Simula noong una … Continue reading Papasa ka.
It’s the last day of my 5-day leave from Residency and I decided to wake up early at 430am and do my usual daily routine to somehow “acclimatise” myself for work that comes the next day. It was a dark gloomy morning at my condo in Shaw Boulevard. As soon as I stood up, … Continue reading SUNDAY THOUGHTS… on Dreams.