PanMEDic 2021: Extreme Enhanced Community MD Talk

Amidst the pandemic, doctors and health practitioners have been at the forefront of battling the Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19). It is now, maybe more than ever, that we are in most need of aspiring and passionate individuals who are also courageous to step forward in rendering their utmost service for the treatment of illnesses, the prevention of diseases, and the overall progress of the healthcare system. Studying medicine may take additional years; however, the practice of medicine is worth the lives of many for countless generations. The commitment may be frightening or intimidating. For some, financial assistance may be the worry. For others, the question left unanswered may be, “Am I good enough?” Yet, we may never know unless we try or seek for answers. With this, the UP Health Sciences and Pre-Medicine Society (UP HS+PM Society) presents its 8th Annual MD Talk entitled, “PanMEDic 2021: Extreme Enhanced Community MD Talk.”

PanMEDic 2021 Event Poster

UP HS+PM Society is a university-wide organization based in the University of the Philippines Manila that aims to promote leadership and excellence in the fields of the health sciences and pre-medicine as well as to provide the essential knowledge and skills for aspiring physicians and allied health professionals. As one of their flagship projects, the annual MD Talk centers on providing an avenue for aspiring medical students to acquire information on the various medical schools in the Philippines and gearing them towards the best institution for medical learning that suits both their wants and needs. Furthermore, the event stands as grounds for sharing of personal experiences, inspirations, and tips by notable guests in the field of medicine that may enlighten the participants towards their paths of becoming full-fledged medical physicians.

The PanMEDic 2021: Extreme Enhanced Community MD Talk, with the tagline, pursuing the field of medicine in the Philippines, is a two-day event that highlights top performing medical schools in the country with invited guest speakers to deliver keynote messages on their journey and challenges faced relevant to pursuing a career in medicine. The event will be held via Zoom, and it will be open to the public via livestream on UP HS+PM Society’s Facebook page on September 18 to 19, 2021 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM.

The MD Talk is sponsored by Learnfast Review and Tutorial Hub as well as Unilab, Inc. with about 17 partner organizations. Raffle promos are also to be expected, which are sponsored by JRGT Medical Supply, Healthmart PH, Kalinaw Clothing PH, Fanshack PH,, Suplay, and Padayon Sunflower Enamel Pins! Above all, the highly awaited medicine schools who will be present at the event are: 

  1. Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health;
  2. Davao Medical School Foundation, Inc. – College of Medicine;
  3. De La Salle Medical & Health Sciences Institute College of Medicine;
  4. Far Eastern University – Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation School of Medicine;
  5. St. Luke’s Medical Center College of Medicine – William H. Quasha Memorial;
  6. University of Cebu School of Medicine;
  7. University of Santo Tomas – Faculty of Medicine and Surgery;
  8. University of the East – Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center, Inc. College of Medicine; and
  9. University of the Philippines College of Medicine.

Alongside these, the MD Talk will be enriched by esteemed keynote speakers: Jomel Garcia Lapides, MD, RN, who ranked first in the 2020 November Physician Licensure Exam and topped the PRC Nursing Licensure Exam in 2011; Robert Dominic D. Gonzales, MD, RPh, who topped the 2021 Mga Natatanging Mag-aaral ng Medisina ng Pilipinas at the regional level; and Ronnie E. Baticulon, MD, FAFN, a neurosurgeon in the Philippine General Hospital and an Associate Professor in the UP College of Medicine.

Can’t wait for all the information, tips, and raffle prizes that are in store for you in this year’s PanMEDic 2021: Extreme Enhanced Community MD Talk? Don’t miss it, and like and follow the UP HS+PM Society’s Facebook page now to stay tuned for further updates. Excited to see you there and get that MD!