UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS, MANILA

FACULTY OF MEDICINE AND SURGERY

ABOUT US

Objectives

  • To remain the Center of Catholic Medical Education in the country.
  • To be the recognized Center of Innovative Medical Curriculum.
  • To be the model of Christ-centered community extension services and projects in the country.
  • To be a recognized center of health science researches.
  • To establish strong and sustainable national and international networks and linkages.
  • To implement a pro-active and systematic governance.

Graduate Attributes

Administrators

The Emblem

List of Deans

Patron saints

Saints Cosmas

an Damian

As Saints, they are called Holy “Unmercenaries,” a term used for physicians who refused payment for their services, insisting that it was Christ, not they, who healed the patients.

Cosmas and Damian healing a patient.

The Faculty of Medicine and Surgery traditionally celebrates Medicine Week on the last week of September in honor of its patron saints, Cosmas and Damian, whose feast day falls on September 26. The twin physicians, who were martyred in the 3rd century AD, were born in Arabia and were eminent practitioners of the art of healing in the city of Aegea, which was part of the Roman province of modern day Syria. While some texts describe Damian as an apothecary and Cosmas as the physician, healing was frequently ascribed to both brothers. They were revered as the “anargyroi” (the silverless or penniless ones), famous for their refusal to accept anything in return for healing the sick. Stories tell of one brother refusing to speak to the other for having accepted an apple in exchange for their service. As Saints, they are called Holy “Unmercenaries”, a term used for physicians who refused payment for their services, insisti ng that it was Christ, not they, who healed the patients. In death, they are believed to continue healing those who call on them in faith. For their kindness and their generosity to those in need, the brothers became instruments of conversion to Christ.

 

During the Roman persecution instituted by Diocletian, their eminence caused them to be among the fi rst to be arrested and ordered to recant their faith. They refused, even after enduring torture and crucifixion, and were ordered beheaded c. 287 AD. By the 4th century, numerous churches were dedicated to the twin saints in Jerusalem, in Egypt and Mesopotamia. The converted Roman emperor Justinian brought their relics and built a church dedicated to them in Constantinople in gratitude for his healing due to their intercession. In Rome, the Bibliotheca Pacis was rededicated as the Basilica of Santi Cosme e Damiano in their honor by Pope Felix IV and remains standing to this day. The twin physicians are considered as the patron saints of physicians, surgeons and pharmacists.

The UST Faculty of Medicine and Surgery is the oldest medical school in the Philippines. The “Facultad de Medicina y Farmacia” – the beginnings of the UST Faculty of Medicine and Surgery – was formally opened on May 28, 1871 by decree of the “Superior Gobierno de Filipinas”. At that time, there were only 12 practicing doctors in the Philippines, all trained in Europe.

 

The first group of enrollees were 9 (3 Spaniards, 6 Filipinos) and all graduated on March 10, 1877 At that time, the medical curriculum was patterned after leading European medical school (6 years, 1 year preparatory instruction, 5 years proper), and the language of instruction was Spanish.

Alfred H. Belmonte, M.D.

Values

Altruism

Commitment

Competence

Compassion

Courage

Excellence

Honesty

Humility

Integrity

Professionalism

Respect

Graduate

Attributes

The Thomasian graduate must be a competent, committed, compassionate:

 

  • Health Care Provider
  • Teacher / Academician
  • Researcher
  • Administrator/ Manager
  • Social Mobilizer

Administrators

MA. LOURDES DOMINGO-MAGLINAO, MD, MHPED

DEAN

 






REV. FR. ANGEL A. APARICIO, OP

REGENT







Estrellita Judan-Ruiz, MD

ASSISTANT DEAN






DEXTER CLIFTON C. PE, MD

FACULTY SECRETARY






MA. PIEDAD ROSALES-NATIVIDAD, MD

DIRECTOR, CLINICAL PROGRAMS OFFICE

List of Deans

  •  Ma. Lourdes Domingo-Maglinao, MD  (2017-Present)
  •  Jesus Valencia, MD (2013 - 2017)
  •  Ma. Graciela Garayblas-Gonzaga, MD (2007-2013)
  •  Rolando Lopez, MD (2002 - 2006)
  •  Angeles Tan-Alora, MD (1996 - 2002)
  •  Ramon Sin, MD (1992 - 1996)
  •  Eustacia Rigor, MD (1989 - 1992)
  •  Tito Torralba, MD (1981 - 1988)
  •  Manuel Borja, MD (1978 - 1980)
  •  Felix Estrada, MD (1977 - 1978)
  •  Gilberto Gamez, MD (1971 - 1977)
  •  Bienvenido Angtuaco, MD (1965 - 1971)
  •  Virgilio Ramos, MD (1949 - 1965)
  •  Luis Guerrero, MD (1945 - 1949)
  •  Bonifacio Mencias, MD (1936 - 1944)
  •  Proceso Gabriel, MD (1933 - 1935)
  •  Jose Luis de Castro, MD (1907 - 1932)
  •  Jose Trellos, MD (1897-1906)
  •  Mariano Marti, MD (1887 - 1896)
  •  Rafael Ginard, MD (1871-1886)

UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS, MANILA

Faculty of Medicine and Surgery

 

2nd Floor St. Martin de Porres Building, UST España Boulevard, Sampaloc, Manila, Philippines, 1008

 

Phone: (63-2) 786-1611 / (63-2) 406-1611 local 8239 / 8671

Telefax: (63-2) 731-3126

fms@ust.edu.ph

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