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Educational Attainment


B.S. Biology, University of Santo Tomas, 1979-1983

Doctor of Medicine, University of Santo Tomas,1983-1987

Residency Training in Family Medicine, UP-PGH,1989-1991

Master in Health Professions Education, UP-NTTC,1997-1999
Other Training Courses

Preceptorial in Hospice Care, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center,New York,1991
Basic Course in Occupational Medicine, UP College of Public Health Medicine,May, 1992
Workshop for Course Writers in Distance Education, University of the Philippines, April 6,1995
Modules in Geriatrics,Philippine College of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 1997-1999

Board Examinations Passed

Doctor of Medicine - August 1988

Diplomate & Fellow, in Family Medicine - January 1995 & January 1997

Diplomate & Fellow,  in Gerontology and Geriatrics - March 1998 & 1999
Administrative Functions

Residency Training Officer, Department of Family Medicine,1996-present University of Santo Tomas

Coordinator, Family Health Care Program, 1999-present
UST Department of Family Medicine

Member, Department of Medical Education, UST 1999-2003



1. Effectiveness and Safety of the 10 medicinal plants of the DOH: A metaanalysis. The Filipino Physician Vol 42 No 1 pp  9-22, March 2004

2. Mini OSCE in a large population university. Journal of Medical Education Vol. 7, No. 3, September 2003.

3. Design, Use & Effectivity of Self-Instructional Material on Stroke as Guidelines to Caregivers. The Filipino Family Physician Vol. 40 No. 4 (116-122) December 2002.

4. Learning Issues Identified in the PBL Cases. Journal of Medical Education Vol. 6, No. 1, pp105-109.  March    2002.

5. Clinical Practice Guideline for the Diagnosis and treatment of Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 in Family Practice. The Filipino family Physician. Vol. 39 No. 2, June 2001

6. Primary Care Concerns: The Patient’s Perspective. The Filipino Family Physician. Vol. 38 (2), April-June 2000.

7. Upper Respiratory Tract Infections: The Family Physician’s Perspective. Euskopos. Issue 1 Vol. 2, June, 2000

8. Home Care- Does Anyone Care? A Survey on the Attitudes of Consultants, residents and Medical Interns towards home care. The Filipino Family Physician Vol. 35, No. 4, October-December 1997, 143-153.

9. Patterns of Coping among Filipino families with a special child enrolled in selected special schools. The Filipino Family Physician Vol. 35, No. 4, October-December 1997, 131-142 and The Santo Tomas Journal of Medicine Vol. 46, No. 3 July-September 1997, 110-115.

10.Childhood Discipline: A Comparative Analysis on the Perceptions and Parenting Styles of Working and Non-working Mothers.  The Filipino Family Physician Vol. 34, April-June 1996 No. 2.

11.Attitudes toward Cancer: A Survey of Medical Students, residents and consultants of Santo Tomas University Hospital. The Santo Tomas Journal of Medicine Vol. 44 No. 2, April-June 1995.

12.Psychosocial Issues Affecting Terminally-ill Patients and their Families. The Filipino Family Physician Vol. 30, No. 2 April-June 1992, 39-43

13.Psychosocial Issues affecting the terminally-ill geriatric cancer patients and their families at the Philippine General Hospital. Acta Medica Philippina, 1992.

14.Psychosocial issues affecting the terminally-ill geriatric patients and their families. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center World Congress of Psychooncology Manual.(presented in poster session)

15.An Assessment of the Interns’ rotation in Community Medicine. Journal of the Manila Medical Society. April 1988

16.The Effect of Environmental Factors on the reliability of the Glucose-oxidase Peroxide reagent strips. Santo Tomas Journal of Medicine, Jan-Mar. 1988. 

Other Creative Works

1.Diabetes in the Elderly. The Filipino Family Physician, Vol. 30, No. 3 July-  Sept.  1992, 103-110.

2.Behavioral Science Lecture Series – Manual for Family Medicine Faculty, 1996

3.Primary Care in the Home of a patient with Cor Pulmonale: A Family Physician’s Experience. The Santo Tomas Journal of Medicine. Vol. 46, No. 1 January-March 1997, 41-47.

4.Residency Training Manual in Family Medicine, Editor-in-chief, December 1998

5.Perceptions of First Year Medical Students on Medical Sociology as reflected in their Narrative Report – thesis submitted to UP-NTTC- April 1999

6.Proceedings of the 1998-2000 PSTFM Annual Convention, 2000 - editor

7.Module on Art & Science of Medicine, 2001

8.Home Care Manual, 2001

9.Video on The Seven Jumps in Problem-based Learning, 2001

10.Video on Active Listening Skills, 2001

11.Video on Health Education, 2001

12.Enhancing Patient Encounters, 2001

13.Proceedings of the PSTFM 14th Annual Convention on Problem-based Learning, May 2001- editor

14.Innovative Curriculum Handbook, UST Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, June 2002

15.Proceedings of the PSTFM 15th Annual Convention on Enhancing Teaching and Processing Skills for Preceptors in Family Medicine. May 2002- editor

16.The Filipino Physician Today. UST Publishing House, Manila: 2003

17.Proceedings of the PSTFM 16th Annual Convention on Teaching behavior and teaching styles May 2003- editor

18.Preventive Health Care for the Elderly. Doctor on Call, Vol. 5, No. 1, March-April  2004

19.Lifestyle Approaches in the Management of Hypertension. Doctor on Call, Vol. 5, No. 2, May-June 2004

Diplomate and Fellow, Philippine Academy of Family Physicians

Diplomate and  Fellow, Philippine College of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Inc.

President - Philippine Society of Teachers in Family Medicine – 2002-2005

Chair, Specialty Board of Examiners, Philippine Academy of Family Physicians, 2003-present

Vice President, Philippine College of Gerontology & Geriatrics, Inc. 2004- present

Member, Calamba Medical Society and Laguna Medical Society


Silver Series Research Awardee, UST - March 1, 2000

Second Runner-up, PAFP-Biomedis Annual Research Contest - Feb. 19, 2000

University Scholar, UP-NTTC - 1997-1998

Third Place, PAFP-Biomedis Annual Research Contest - Feb. 1996

Second Place, PAFP-Biomedis Annual Research Contest - Feb. 1992

Most Outstanding Alumni, Canossa Academy - 1991

Third Place, Interns’ Paper Presentation, UST - 1988

Leadership Award, Pax Romana - 1982

Gerry Roxas Leadership Award