Being foremost physicians, healers of the people, glory lies in what brothers share in; and that is the learning that can be found both in and out of the hallowed halls of the College of Medicine– both Doctors and Philosophers of Life. The path physicians have chosen offers difficulties, all of which appropriate, and possible to overcome. All creation offers something for them to remember and ponder, realizations that turn empty slates into great minds.
The Mu Sigma Phi demands intelligence among young men that they may become doctors; it in turn exacts virtuous knowledge from grown men so that they may be great men of science, prominent in their chosen field, successful in all their endeavors. All who subject themselves to the study of medicine have it in their futures to become doctors; they must accept the fact that the art of healing gathers students who must maintain themselves for the rest of their lives. Scholarship in the Mu Sigma Phi involves the total development of a learned man, strong in mind, body, and spirit.
Scholarship recognizes potential, and builds upon it, only requiring dedication. A Mu has the insatiable thirst for learning, thus, he is best able to equip himself and others. Both student and mentor, with clearly identified strengths, he sets upon the daunting task of education and after this, his life-long quest for learning. They are productive of great ideas and notable works for they are all scholars, of medicine and of the knowledge the world has to offer.
Alam Mu Ba?
Commencing in 2016, ALAM MU BA has become the quintessential trivia quiz night for the Brods and Sisses of the Mu Sigma Phi. It features general knowledge and trivia type of questions, designed to test each other’s wits and savvy, all in the spirit of fun and games.
Brainstorm is the annual inter-medical school quiz contest of the Mu Sigma Phi Fraternity and Sorority of the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. For more than 2 decades, Brainstorm has persevered as a mark of our continuing commitment to the promotion of excellence in medical education, as well as camaraderie within the profession, being regularly attended by the best minds from the Philippines’ most prestigious medical institutions.
Refresher Courses & Reviews
Attesting to its commitment to promoting scholastic excellence, the Scholarship Committee of the Mu Sigma Phi regularly holds reviews and refresher courses on various high-yield and pertinent topics not only for its members but also for the freshman class of the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. Some of its more recent sessions include seminars on common community diseases and basic suturing and circumcision as well as lectures and hands-on/practical discussions on the human organ systems such as the neurosciences, head and neck, musculoskeletal, and cell biology/biochemistry.
For over eight decades, the Mu Sigma Phi has been active in advancing scholarship in all domains of society. As part of its commitment to lifelong learning – the very essence of the Fraternity’s Pillar of Scholarship – the Mu Sigma Phi has been annually celebrating its Scholarship Week. In 2016, as part of the Week’s silver anniversary celebrations, the Committee has successfully conducted the open-for-all lecture symposium EBM and Beyond: Workshop on Basic Clinical Epidemiology, the first Scholarship Summit of the Mu Sigma Phi, focusing on clinical research and epidemiology techniques and appraisal of medical literature.
In pursuit of the vision and mission of the UP College of Medicine of a “community-oriented medical education for the underserved,” the Mu Sigma Phi Fraternity and Sorority, in partnership with the Interns Class of the University of the Philippines College of Medicine, the Community Health and Development Program University of the Philippines Manila, and the UPCM Return Service Obligation Program Committee has held the MEDx, a Medical Career Expo for Philippine General Hospital Interns.