The Cebu Institute of Medicine (CIM) plays host to the 45th National Convention of the Association of Philippine Medical Colleges (APMC) on February 9-11, 2012 with the theme “Professionalism in Medical Education”.
The three-day convention will start with a Eucharistic Celebration at the CIM Social Hall at 9:00 a.m. of February 9 followed by the opening ceremonies with Dr. Cawilihan T. Zubiri as keynote speaker.
A panel discussion (composed of a teacher (Dr. Raymond Sulay), an administrator (Dr. Felix Vicuna), a student (Dr. Hester Gail Lim) and a clinician (Dr. Liberty Tablante) dealing on the role of current medical education programs in teaching professionalism and how medical education programs contribute to professionalism, will be the main topic after lunch at the CIM Social Hall. There will be a welcome dinner at 6:00 p.m. to be held at Casino Espanol de Cebu.
Morning session of Day 2 (February 10) will have for its theme“Professionalism : Teaching Innovations in Medical Education”. This includes the following topics among others: “How to Teach: Challenges in Teaching Professionalism" (Dr. Armand Crisostomo)and “How to Teach: Challenges in Teaching Professionalism, Tools and Strategies for Modeling and Reinforcing Professionalism” (Dr. Melflor Atienza).
The afternoon session’s theme will be "Inter-professional Education and Improving Collaborative Practice". Lecture topics include the following:"Leadership" (Dr.Tomas Fernandez); "Professional Medical Speakers: Conflicts of Interest?”(Dr. Camilo Roa); "How Should Professionalism be Assessed in the Undergraduate and Postgraduate Medical Education?” (Dr. Erlyn A. Sana); "Assessment of Physician's Competence in Professionalism”.
Also happening on February 10 is a workshop for the medical students entitled “ONE LAST CHALLENGE: Transforming Students and Residents in their Commitment to Excellence and On-going Professional Development" and a talk on Medical Blogging "Medical Blogging: Keeping It Ethical" by Cebu MD.
Capping the day’s activities will a Heritage Tour of Cebu City (“Gabi-i sa Kabilin”), followed by dinner at Fort San Pedro.
Day 3 of the convention (February 11) will start with a plenary session on "A Patient's Perspective of Professionalism in Medicine" followed by "APMC Declaration of Medical Professionalism" (by the CIM Dean, Dr. Thelma Fernandez) and the closing ceremonies and lunch.
(Contributing Author: Dr. Henry Yu)