Alam MU Ba?

C ommencing 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

B rainstorm 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.

Previous Brainstorm participants include the Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health, De La Salle Health Sciences Institute, Our Lady of Fatima University, University of Perpetual Health Rizal JONELTA Foundation, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, University of the East-Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center, University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, and University of the Philippines College of Medicine.

Refresher Courses & Reviews

A ttesting 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.

Scholarship Summit

F or 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.

On its second year, to highlight the emboldened resolve of the Mu Sigma Phi to promote the highest standards of scholastic discipline in the medical community and the society at large, the Fraternity and Sorority launched the first Scholarship Month in February 2017. To concretize, in part, our dedication to this endeavor, the MU has collaborated with the Association of Philippine Medical Schools-Student Network (APMC-SN) to hold EBM: Principles to Practice, the first-ever MU SIGMA PHI – APMC-SN Joint Workshop on Evidence-Based Medicine at the UP College of Medicine.

The Scholarship Summit consists of lecture-symposia on clinical research and epidemiology techniques, appraisal of medical literature, and break-out sessions and hands-on workshop where there will be actual applications of the principles.

MEDx

I n 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.

MEDx consists of a series of discussions about the trends and future of Philippine Medicine, including talks of personal experiences and career opportunities for medical graduates by distinguished physicians in the various fields of Philippine Medicine, including community medicine & public health, primary care, residency & hospital administration, research, health innovations & advocacies. Previous speakers included no less than Dr. Anthony Cordero (Chair of the UPCM Return Service Obligation Program Committee), Dr. Ramon Paterno (Convenor, Universal Health Care Study Group), Dr. Kenneth Hartigan-Go (Undersecretary of Health), Dr. Edwin Mercado (President and CEO, Qualimed Healthcare Network), Dr. Joseph Acosta (Commander and Director, AFP Medical Center), among many others.