MediSEEN 20/20: The 7th Annual MDTalk

Our frontliners, doctors, and healthcare workers are being put into the spotlight these past few months, and it’s all for the right reasons! They have been the very backbone of our Covid-19 pandemic response, and they are essentially the people who have the right knowledge and skills to be the nation’s source of information and are the ultimate key in controlling this unfortunate situation. Their selflessness, dedication, and perseverance to be of aid to the public are indeed remarkable traits to acquire. They deserve all the celebration, acknowledgement, and compensation that we can give, because their job is not something that everyone of us can do. However, there are still some brave individuals out there, those whose passion and purpose are to put themselves in so many years of schooling so that they too, can be able to treat and relieve others of their ailments. Let us ask you these: Are you brave enough to be a doctor? Are you passionate about your desire to help others medically? Do you need to know more about medical schools and the life of being a doctor? If you answered yes, you are definitely on the right article! 

UP Health Sciences and Pre-Medicine Society is a university-wide organization based in the University of the Philippines-Manila. Bounded by the four sets of core values (camaraderie, compassion & service, empowerment, and holistic excellence), they strive to promote zeal and vehemence in the pre-medical services, fostering the passion of their members to pursue medicine and guide their entry to world-class medical schools. One of their flagship projects is their annual MD Talk that aims to help students choose the medical school best fitted to their standards and abilities. Furthermore, they will be stepping up their game this year because not only will they gear the event towards producing full-fledged medical doctors by helping them choose the best school for medicine, they will also strive to further ignite their compassion towards public service by allowing them to see a glimpse of what’s happening today in the field, inculcating the ultimate need of our country for greater health workforce and professionals. Talk about relevance and purpose!

MediSeen:20/20: The 7th Annual MDTalk (Where do you envision yourself taking Medicine?) of UP HS+PM Soc will be a three-day webinar series via Zoom and will also be livestreamed on their Facebook page from September 11 to 13, 2020 (Friday at 6:00 pm; Saturday and Sunday at 4:00PM). It is sponsored by LearnFast Review and Tutorial Hub and is partnered with more than 20 organizations. To make things more exciting, they will also host some raffles sponsored by Peculiar Eyewear, Succ.Seed, and FanshackPH! (Crossing our fingers so that we also get picked) Most importantly, medicine schools who will be present at the event include: University of the Philippines – College of Medicine, De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute, St. Luke’s College of Medicine – William H. Quasha Memorial, Far Eastern University – Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation, Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health, West Visayas State University, Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan, University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center, and San Beda University – College of Medicine. Stay tuned because there’s more to come in the following days! 

Feeling the excitement yet? Prepare to get your minds blown again because the event will also be graced by notable keynote speakers: Anthony “Tony” C. Leachon, MD, FPCP, FACP, Former Special Adviser to the National Action Plan (NAP) and COVID-19 Chief Implementer; Jason V. Alacapa, MD, MBA, MPH, MHM, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Innovations for Community Health, and metaHealth Insights and Innovations; and last but definitely not the least, Maria Leonor “Leni” G. Robredo, Vice-President of the Republic of the Philippines herself. Don’t be despondent if you were not able to pre-register for the event, because you can also watch it live on their official Facebook page: Make sure to hit that like and follow buttons as well for more exciting news and updates. We will see you there, future doctor!

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