Recently, House Bill No. 7857, otherwise known as “An Act Establishing a College of Medicine in the Southern Luzon State University Main Campus in the Municipality of Lucban, Province Of Quezon, to be known as the “Southern Luzon State University-College Of Medicine”, and Appropriating Funds Therefor” sponsored by Congresswoman Angelina “Helen” Tan passed its third reading in the congress.
The proposed Doctor of Medicine program will be the first in Quezon Province and SLSU will be the first State University in the Region to offer it. Southern Luzon State University (SLSU), is the premier higher education institution in Quezon province that caters to nearly 10,000 students from different municipalities of the province and nearby towns.
The objectives of the College of Medicine include: a) addressing the shortage of medical professionals by offering a Doctor of Medicine program which will respond to the challenges in the healthcare situations and services in the province, especially in the geographically isolated and disadvantaged areas and island municipalities; b) strengthening the healthcare system in the province of Quezon and the CALABARZON region by promoting community health and engagement in rural medical service provision among its medical students; c) providing opportunities to deserving academically excellent individuals who aspire to become medical doctors but cannot afford the high financial cost of a medical degree program.
The SLSU College of Medicine will help the people of Quezon province and the CALABARZON region to aspire, achieve, and serve the community.
Voice Over: Dr. Doracie Zoleta Nantes
Video Credits: Engr. Melvin Makipagay
Article By: Amiel Jansen Demetrial