Program Educational Objectives

The main goal of the Doctor of Medicine program is to develop professional physicians for the Philippine healthcare system. The graduate of the Doctor of Medicine program is a primary care physician who can pursue general private medical practice after passing the Physician Licensure Examination (PLE). With additional training, graduates of the MD program may pursue any of the following careers to include:

  • General Medical Practitioner
  • Local Government Unit Physician
  • School Physician
  • Company/Corporate physician
  • Community Physician
  • Clinical Specialist
  • Researcher/Medical Scientist/Innovator
  • Health Professions Teacher
  • Health Administrator
  • Health Information Manager
  • Health Economist
  • Health Policy Maker

 

Graduates of this program shall be conferred with the degree of Doctor of Medicine. Graduates may use the title ‘M.D.” after their names, only after they have been issued the license to practice medicine by the Professional Regulations Commission. The degree of Doctor of Medicine is the primary educational qualification for the Physicians’ Licensure Examination (PLE) in the Philippines which is equivalent to Level 7 of the Philippine Qualifications Framework (PQF) and International Standard Classification of Education (ISCEd).

AGDAMAG-CALDERON, Gretchen G.
BS Biology, Doctor of Medicine (University of Santo Tomas); Ophthalmology (Cardinal Santos Medical Center); Diplomate, Philippine Board of Ophthalmology

AQUITANIA, Emma Ruth P.     
BS Zoology, Doctor of medicine (Our Lady of Fatima University); Specialty training (Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital)

ARCA, Benito F.
Pre-Medicine, Doctor of Medicine (Far Eastern University); Master in Public Health (University of Hawaii); Pediatrics (Children’s Medical Center)

ARELLANO, Steve Sesuca        
Pre-Medicine (University of the East); Doctor of Medicine (Our Lady of Fatima University); Specialty Training (Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center)

ASUNCION-VIADO, Leslie

BS Nursing (University of Santo Tomas); Doctor of Medicine, Residency in Internal Medicine (University of the East); Specialty Trainings in Adult Cardiology and in Peripheral Vascular Medicine (Saint Luke’s Medical Center)

BALMILERO, Kathleen O.
BS Nursing, Doctor of Medicine (Saint Louis University, Baguio City); Specialty Training at East Avenue Medical Center; Diplomate, Philippine Board of Anesthesiology

BELLO, Ivy Castro
BS Biology, Doctor of Medicine (Far Eastern University); Fellow, Philippine Obstetrical and Gynecological Society

CABRERA, Jesson Deo G.        
BS Medical Technology (University of Perpetual Help); Doctor of Medicine (University of Northern Philippines); Diplomate and Fellow, ENT Head and Neck surgery

CABUENA, Marsha Michelle L.
BS Nursing (Far Eastern University); Doctor of Medicine (University of Northern Philippines); Master in Healthcare Administration (St. Jude College); Specialty Training (Ilocos Training and Regional Medical Center); Diploma in Diabetes Studies/Clinical Training in Diabetes (University of the East)

CAÑERO, Shara Antonette Z.
BS Public Health (University of the Philippines); Doctor of Medicine (Our Lady of Fatima University); Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency (Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital); Junior Diplomate, Philippine Obstetrical and Gynecological Society

CARINGAL, Jean Abigaile C.
BS Pharmacy, Doctor of Medicine (University of Santo Tomas); Internal Medicine (Capitol Medical Center); Endocrinology (University of Santo Tomas Hospital)

ESPIRITU, Christian Adam L.
BS in Chemical Engineering, MS in Chemical Engineering, PhD in Chemical Engineering (University of the Philippines); Doctor of Medicine (University of Northern Philippines)

FRAGANTE-BATO, Bernadette Liquete
Pre-Medicine, Doctor of Medicine (Saint Louis University); Specialty Training (East Avenue Medical Center)

GARCIA, Rosario Lahoz  
University of the Philippines; University of the East; University of the Philippines–Philippine General Hospital; Diplomate, Philippine Board of Ophthalmology

JANDOC, Brendo V.
BS Medical Technology, Doctor of Medicine (Saint Louis University); Ophthalmology (Saint Louis University–Hospital of the Sacred Heart)

LACUESTA, Nicanor Jr. B.
BS Public Health, Doctor of Medicine (University of the Philippines); Specialty Training in Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital); Diplomate, Philippine Board of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

LAHOZ, Maria Elena C.
BS Industrial Pharmacy (University of the Philippines); Doctor of Medicine (University of the East); Post-Graduate Internship, Pediatric Residency (University of the Philippines–Philippine General Hospital); Fellow, Philippine Pediatric Society and Philippine Academy of Pediatric Pulmonologists

LAHOZ, Esperanza R.
BS Biology (De La Salle University); Doctor of Medicine (University of the Philippines);
General Surgery (University of the Philippines–Philippine General Hospital); Diplomate, Philippine Board of Surgery; Fellow, Philippine Society of General Surgeons; Fellow, Philippine College of Surgeons

LAYGO, Khristine Ann R.
BS Medical Technology, Doctor of Medicine (Saint Louis University); Specialty Training in Pediatrics (Saint Louis University Hospital); Diplomate, Philippine Pediatric Society

LAZO, Irwina V.
BS Biology, Doctor of Medicine (Saint Louis University); Specialty Training in Pediatrics (Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital & Medical Center); Fellow, Philippine Pediatric Society

LEAL, Jeffrey L.
BS Biology, B Secondary Education major in Biology, Doctor of Medicine (Saint Louis University)

OANDASAN, Kristel Paulane Fleur L.
Pre-Medicine, Doctor of Medicine (Manila Central University); Specialty Training in Obstetrics and Gynecology (Ilocos Training and Regional Medical Center); Diplomate, Philippine Obstetrics and Gynecology Society

PESCOZO-GUERRERO, Mary Elaine
BS Biology (Saint Louis University); Doctor of Medicine (University of Northern Philippines); Specialty Training in Obstetrics and Gynecology (Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital Medical Center)

QUEDADO, Pablo R.
BS Zoology (University of the East); Doctor of Medicine (Far Eastern University)

PASAHOL, Maria Luisa V.
BS Physical Therapy (De La Salle University–Health Sciences Campus); Doctor of Medicine (Saint Louis University); Specialty Training in Otorhinolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (Ilocos Training and Regional Medical Center); Subspecialty Training in Voice and Swallowing (University of California Davis); Fellow, Philippine Society of Otorhinolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery

PASCUA, Ma Eileen O.

BS Biology, Doctor of Medicine (Far Eastern University); Specialty Trainings in Internal Medicine (Ilocos Training and Regional Medical Center) and in Gastroenterology (East Avenue Medical Center); Diplomate and Fellow, Philippine College of Physicians; Diplomate and Fellow, Philippine Society of Gastroenterology and Philippine Society of Digestive Endoscopy

PASCUA, Joseph L.
BS Biology (University of the East); Doctor of Medicine (Far Eastern University); Specialty Training in Internal Medicine (Ilocos Training and Regional Medical Center);
Diplomate and Fellow, Philippine College of Physicians

PIPO, Eugenio III R.
Pre-Medicine and Doctor of Medicine (University of Santo Tomas); Specialty Training in Dermatology (Research Institute for Tropical Medicine); Diplomate and Fellow, Philippine Dermatological Society

PIPO-DEVEZA, Judy
BS Medical Technology (University of Santo Tomas), Doctor of Medicine (Far Eastern University), Specialty Training in Pediatrics (University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital), Sub-specialty Training in Pediatric Neurology (University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital and Tottori University and Gene Research Center, Japan), Neurometabolics (The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada);
Diplomate, Philippine Pediatric Society; Fellow, FCNSP, FPNA

RABINO, Glenda P.
BS Biology (St.Louis University); Doctor of Medicine (University of Northern Philippines); Specialty Training in Obstetrics and Gynecology (Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital and Medical Center)

RACELIS, Sheryl Q.
BS Public Health (University of the Philippines); Doctor of Medicine (University of Northern Philippines); Public Health Specialist in Applied Epidemiology (Department of Health): Anatomic and Clinical Pathology (Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital and Medical Center); Diplomate in Anatomic Pathology

REMUDARO, Maria Verena R.  
BS Biology, Doctor of Medicine (University of Santo Tomas); Master in Hospital Administration (St. Jude College); Master in Health Professions Education (ongoing, University of the Philippines); Residency Training in Internal Medicine (Ilocos Training & Regional Medical Center); Diplomate & Fellow, Philippine College of Physicians; Post-Residency Training in Medical Oncology (Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center); Diplomate & Fellow, Philippine Society of Medical Oncology

SABATEN, Maria Fatima Bustillo B.
BS Community Development, Doctor of Medicine (University of the Philippines); Internal Medicine Residency (University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital); Fellowship in Gastroenterology (Manila Doctors Hospital); FPSG; FPSDE

TAGORDA, Ernesto Jr. R.        
BS Psychology (University of Santo Tomas); Doctor of Medicine (Manila Central University); Master in Health Care Administration (St. Jude College); Specialty Training in General Surgery (East Avenue Medical Center); Diplomate, Philippine Board of Surgery; Fellow, Philippine College of Surgeons; Fellow, Philippine Society of General Surgeons; Fellow, Philippine College of Hospital Administrators

TAGORDA, Glenda O.
Dean
BS Medical Technology (University of Santo Tomas); Doctor of Medicine (Manila Central University); Master in Health Care Administration (St. Jude College); Specialty Training in Internal Medicine (East Avenue Medical Center); Fellow, Philippine College of Physicians; Fellow, Philippine College of Hospital Administrators

TANAWIT, Gail Domecq C.
Pre-Medicine (University of the Philippines); Doctor of Medicine (St. Luke’s Medical Center–College of Medicine); MA in Gerontology (St. Joseph’s College); Specialization Training in Pathology (St. Luke’s Medical Center)

VELASCO, Luz Gregoria L.
BS Biology, Doctor of Medicine (University of Santo Tomas); Master in Healthcare Administration (St. Jude College); Internal Medicine (East Avenue Medical Center)

VIADO, Crispin Allan T.
BS Medical Technology, Doctor of Medicine (Far Eastern University); Specialty Training in Neurosurgery (University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital); Fellow, Academy of Filipino Neurosurgeons Inc., Philippine College of Surgeons

VIADO, Joan R.
Pre-Medicine (University of Santo Tomas); Doctor of Medicine (Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila); Specialty Training in Pediatrics (Ospital ng Maynila); Subspecialty Training in Pediatric Neurology (University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital); Fellow, Philippine Pediatric Society; Fellow, Child Neurology Society Philippines; Fellow, Philippine Neurological Association

VIESTA, Amado Jr.
BS Chemistry (Far Eastern University); Doctor of Medicine (Our Lady of Fatima University); Community Medicine (Department of Health–Manila)

VILLANUEVA-DE GRANO, Ana Patricia P.
Integrated Liberal Arts and Medicine, Doctor of Medicine (University of the Philippines); Straight Residency in Plastic Surgery (University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital); Diplomate, PBPS; Fellow, PAPRAS

VITAMOG, Maria Concepcion F.
BS Medical Technology, Doctor of Medicine (Saint Louis University); Specialty Training (Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center)

Office: College of Medicine, University of Northern Philippines, Vigan City

Email: cmed@unp.edu.ph

Tel. #: 0063 77-6740644

Please address all letters to:

       Glenda Ogsimer Tagorda, MD, FPCP, FPCHA
Dean, College of Medicine
University of Northern Philippines
Vigan City, Ilocos Sur