By ADLAI JEROME F. CIPRIANO, PTRP
LAST MAY 23, 2010, THE CPT successfully held its 3rd Annual Medical Mission at Barangay Malaria - PhilCoChed in Caloocan City, a community that the College has been affiliated with for over three years now.
The medical mission was not limited to just rehabilitation medicine but also provided other station services like ENT and Ophthalmology. The medical mission took three months of preparation and elicited the support and cooperation of some 50 volunteer-participants, 16 of whom were doctors. The preparations indeed proved to be a daunting task in the light of challenges about budgetary constraints, the recently concluded elections, and even the Med/Nursing/PT board exams, which may have prevented some resource persons from volunteering for this worthy cause.
A total of 197 patients benefited from the medical mission by way of check-up or consultation and were provided basic medicines such as analgesics and vitamins. Patients' conditions varied widely from cerebral palsy, stroke, musculoskeletal cases like osteoarthritis and back pains. One of the patients, diagnosed with athetoid, was granted a wheelchair.
The CPT is proud of and grateful to all those who made this event possible. This successful mission only serves to strengthen the CPT's resolve to continue this program and attain fruition of its goals not just in developing future health professionals but also in inculcating them with values, ideals and a sincere passion to provide community service and help, especially to our less fortunate brethren; for this is but a modest yet genuinely significant way of contributing to the greater and overall task of nation-building.
By ARCHELLE JANE CALLEJO, PTRP, MSPH
FOR THE PAST 10 YEARS, THE UERMMMCI College of Physical Therapy has acknowledged research as one of the important facets in improving the physical therapy profession not just clinically but also academically.
This year, the CPT faculty members had its second research workshop last May 13 and 14, 2010 in collaboration with the UERMMMCI-Research Institute Director, Dr. Fernando S. Sanchez. The workshop was aimed at further enhancing the faculty members' skills towards research, as researchers, research mentors and research managers. It also aimed to direct the College into creating its own research agenda.
Dr. Jennifer Nailes, Head of the Department of Preventive Medicine, and Dr. Grace Brizuela, then College Secretary of the College of Medicine, were also invited as guest speakers during the workshop.
By CHRISTIAN KEVIN A. VILLAMOR
TEAM CPT UERM JOINED THE Nature Valley Fun Run on May 30, 2010, at The Fort in Taguig City. The team was composed of CPT students, with Ms. Archelle Jane Callejo, PTRP, MSPH and College Secretary Carmina Ann Jerez-Cortez.
The event, which started at the NBC Tent at 5:20 am, was participated by thousands of people, from kids at least 8 years old to people above age 40. Out of almost 3,000 participants at the 5 Km. category, Team CPT's Raymond Carlos finished 18th while Milad Shafiei and Mark Allain Agoncillo placed 25th and 58th, respectively.
The happy event ended even happier with a wedding proposal by one of the runners to his fiancée and the distribution of freebies to all race participants.
By JENNIFER ESPINOSA, PTRP
ON MAY 25, 2010, THE FACULTY of the College of Physical Therapy participated in a seminar-workshop entitled "Developing Facilitation and Mentoring Skills."
The seminar-workshop was facilitated by Ms. Maria Elizabeth M. Grageda, PTRP, MHPED, College Secretary of the National Teachers Training College (NTTC), University of the Philippines-Manila.
The seminar-workshop aimed at developing skills necessary for facilitation and mentoring. Facilitation skills are needed by the faculty members for facilitation of problem-based learning (PBL) of the students; while mentoring skills are also necessary for non-academe concerns of the students.
This seminar was another step in the CPT's faculty development program.
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