Faculty of Medicine and Surgery

Faculty of Medicine and Surgery

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Faculty of Medicine and Surgery (1871)

Degree Programs

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Research Center

Research Journal

Research Center

The Research Center for the Health Sciences (RCHS) is the university’s flagship unit for the health sciences. It is the research arm of the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery (FMS). Based in the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, the center was tasked in 2003 to provide laboratory facilities for medical research evidenced by the establishment of the Molecular Biology Laboratory. Currently, It is involved in multiple research projects addressing immediate national and global health problems and making a difference in promoting health and health equity.

Research Journal

Journal of Medicine, University of Santo Tomas (JMUST) is a bi-annual, open-access, peer-reviewed journal. It is the official publication of the UST Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and the University of Santo Tomas Hospital, Manila, Philippines.
JMUST is dedicated to provide healthcare practitioners with the best and most updated information in health science research and education. Its mission is to assist healthcare practitioners through education, in delivering the best care to their patients.
All articles in the JMUST are subjected to a rigorous process of peer-review and editing before publication. This is to ensure that anything thereon is scientifically accurate and is free from any form of plagiarism.

JMUST accepts for contribution qualitative and quantitative original research papers, review articles, commentaries, letters to editor, researches on medical education, and approved research proposals.

Vision & Mission

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Vision & Mission

By the year 2018, the UST Faculty of Medicine and Surgery is the premiere medical school in the country and a benchmark of holistic Catholic medical education in Asia and in the world.

The Faculty of Medicine and Surgery of the Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas commits herself to the pursuit of excellence in medical education, health science research and community services, guided by Christian ethics and values.

The UST Faculty of Medicine and Surgery affirms her task in the development and formation of competent, compassionate, and committed Thomasian physicians in the delivery of health care services of global standards and in accord with the needs of the nation.

  • To remain the Center of Catholic Medical Education in the country
  • To be the recognized Center of Innovative Medical Curriculum
  • To be the model of Christ-centered community extension services and projects in the country
  • To be a recognized center of health science researches
  • To establish strong and sustainable national and international networks and linkages
  • To implement a pro-active and systematic governance

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Student Organizations

Patron Saints

Updates

Student Organizations

  • Asian Medical Students’ Association
  • Medical Missions, Inc. – Student Group
  • UST Medicine Glee Club
  • UST Pax Romana – Medicine Unit
  • UST Terpsichorian Circle

 

Patron Saints

(3rd Century AD), holy persons    

Patron of the UST Faculty of Medicine and Surgery

Feast Day: September 26

Cosmas and Damian were Arabian-born twin brothers who embraced Christianity and practiced medicine and surgery without a fee. They reputedly cured blindness, fever, paralysis and reportedly expelled a breast serpent. According to the Legenda Aurea, their most famous posthumous miracle happened in a dream when they transplanted the black leg of a recently-deceased Ethiopian onto the white body of a devout Church official with a gangrenous leg. When the man woke up, he reached for his leg and realized that he now had two healthy legs although one was not his! When he recovered, he leapt out from his bed and announce the good news.

In his attempt to wipe out Christianity, Emperor Diocletian (243/245-311) ordered the arrest of the brothers through Lysias, governor of Cilicia, because of their faith and fame as healers. The twins and their three brothers were sentenced to death. The family were thrown into the sea but were saved. The authorities then tried burning them at the stake but they remained unharmed. They were then stoned, crucified and shot with arrows but to no effect. They were finally beheaded and their bodies carried to the ancient Syrian city of Cyrrhus.  Having been cured of a dangerous illness through their intercession, Emperor Justinian (482-565) rebuilt and adorned their church at Constantinople in gratitude for their aid, and it became a celebrated place of pilgrimage. Pope Felix IV (526-530) built a church in Rome in their honor. 

Through the inspiration and prayers of Sts. Cosmas and Damian, patrons of physicians and surgeons, whose charity and Christian witness won many converts to the faith and earned them a place of prominence in the Christian communities of Asia Minor, the UST Faculty of Medicine and Surgery is committed to the pursuit of excellence in medical education, health science research and community services, guided by Christian ethics and values. Furthermore, it is their task to develop and form competent, compassionate, and committed Thomasian physicians in the delivery of healthcare services of global standards and in accord with the needs of the nation.

 

Sources:

  • The Pharmaceutical Journal, September 2016; Online: DOI:10.1211/PJ.2016.20201708.
  • Meier, Gabriel. "Sts. Cosmas and Damian." The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 4. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1908. 19 Apr. 2021. 
  • Voragine, Jacobus (1275), and Caxton, William (1483; trans.), Legenda Aurea, Ch. 82.     

Administrators

Assoc. Prof. Ma. Lourdes D. Maglinao, MDDean

Rev. Fr. Angel A. Aparicio, O.P.Regent

Prof. Remedios D. Chan, MDAssistant Dean

Asst. Prof. Dexter Clifton C. Pe, MDFaculty Secretary

Faculty Council

Assoc. Prof. Ma. Lourdes D. Maglinao, MDDean

Rev. Fr. Angel A. Aparicio, O.P.Regent

Prof. Remedios D. Chan, MD, MHPEd, Assistant Dean

 

Prof. Alejandro C. Baroque II, MD, Member

Prof. Norberto V. Martinez, MD, Member

Prof. Clara R. Rivera, MD, Member

Prof. Tim S. Trinidad, MD, Member

Prof. Larry S. King, MD, Member

 

Asst. Prof. Dexter Clifton C. Pe, MDFaculty Secretary

Coordinators

Assoc. Prof. Ma. Teresa Tricia G. Bautista, MD

Community Development (Simbahayan)

Inst. Earl Louis A. Sempio, MD

e-Learning

Asst. Prof. Rommel P. Romano, MD

e-Learning

Asst. Prof. Maria Cristina A. Maranion, MD

e-Learning

Assoc. Prof. Alfred H. Belmonte, MD

Student Welfare and Development

Support Staff

Ms. Josefina M. Agustin

Office Clerk

Ms. Beatrice C. Banaag

Office Clerk

Ms. Alexandra Briane R. Cabrera

Office Clerk

Ms. Clarita V. Cocorpus

Office Clerk

Ms. Jo Kristine J. Gerian

Office Clerk

Ms. Maria Luisa P. Leonardo

Office Clerk

Ms. Rhea C. Llemos

Office Clerk

Ms. Ruby I. Manese

Office Clerk

Ms. Katrina A. Melad

Office Clerk

Mr. Domingo D. Mendoza, Jr.

Office Clerk

Ms. Ma. Jessica Mercedes M. Narvaez

Office Clerk

Ms. Adrienne Jasmine M. Pinos

Office Clerk

Ms. Erna Marie S. Salvador

Office Clerk

Ms. Marilou J. Simbul

Office Clerk

Ms. Nenita B. Tan

Office Clerk

Ms. Sally L. Tugbo

Office Clerk

Ms. Abbyghail Shaine E. Villareal

Office Clerk

Mr. Oliver G. Cabibil

General Clerk

Mr. Roman P. Cabrera

General Clerk

Mr. Joel D. Ovejera

General Clerk

Mr. Noel C. Antonio

AVR Technician

Mr. Chris John Lexter D. Fua

Computer Laboratory Technician

Mr. Marvin P. Gatmaitan

Computer Laboratory Technician

Ms. Maria Lourdes V. Adriano, RMT

Medical Technologist

Ms. Josephine Liezl S. Alvarez, RMT

Medical Technologist

Ms. Simonette D. Balajadia, RMT

Medical Technologist

Ms. Mary Grace B. Bernales, RMT

Medical Technologist

Mr. Gerardo Luis B. Cabatu, RMT

Medical Technologist

Ms. Rachel N. Redota, RMT

Medical Technologist

Mr. Marvin P. Gatmaitan

Computer Laboratory Technician

Ms. Maria Lourdes V. Adriano, RMT

Medical Technologist

Ms. Josephine Liezl S. Alvarez, RMT

Medical Technologist

Ms. Simonette D. Balajadia, RMT

Medical Technologist

Ms. Mary Grace B. Bernales, RMT

Medical Technologist

Mr. Gerardo Luis B. Cabatu, RMT

Medical Technologist

Mr. Jayson A. Gazo

Laboratory Assistant

Mr. Adorable P. Laxa, Jr.

Laboratory Assistant

Mr. Leoncio Charito M. Saberon

Laboratory Assistant

Mr. Romeo C. San Agustin

Laboratory Assistant

Mr. Randy B. Buelva

Mortician

Mr. Carlo Jay B. Buenaventura

Mortician

Mr. Roy F. Labog

Mortician

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