UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS, MANILA
FACULTY OF MEDICINE AND SURGERY
Character development through Christian oriented action
Community extension services
Talent enrichment and enhancement
The competency-based medical curriculum of the UST Faculty of Medicine and Surgery requires deep motivation and an earnest desire to demonstrate and practice self-directed learning and discovery.
Hinged on educational underpinnings espousing constructive, collaborative and experiential learning, Thomasian medical learners are expected to excel and apply skills in critical inquiry and decision-making.
The three attributes of the Thomasian physician is best seen through programs, projects and activities that reflect the University’s strong Christian leanings. Thomasian medical learners are exposed to the human side of medical practice through topics and subjects in bioethics, clinico-moral conferences and integrated ethical considerations in clinical case discussions.
Yearly recollection activities and special masses also deepen their devotion to God and strengthen their commitment to practice competence and compassion in their every living encounters.
Character development through Christian oriented action
Community extension services
Various community extension projects through medical missions, educational lectures and training are conducted by Thomasian medical learners. Through these activities, they are exposed to the real health scenario of majority of our countrymen and are moved to share their ideas, experiences and recommendations on ways to help address and hopefully solve pressing problems in the community. Instilling in them a sense of social responsiveness, genuine volunteerism and earnest altruism, they unearth learning through close immersion and active interaction with people from various socio-economic spectra.
As a truly Christian-oriented institution of medical learning, the Thomasian medical learner is imbued with a pro-God, pro-country, pro-family and pro-poor values.
The UST Faculty of Medicine is a fertile training ground for research. It has facilities that provide a research-friendly environment for Thomasian discoveries in both basic and clinical sciences. It has within its premises the “Research Center for the Health Sciences” established to spearhead and innovate research outputs from Thomasian medical learners. Likewise, it has reinvented the “Skills and Simulation Center for the Health Sciences” housing areas where research in medicine, surgery, ultrasound technology and life support science can be performed. The Department of Clinical Epidemiology has been created to guide Thomasian medical learners in the creation of methodologically sound research.
As a modern medical learner, the Thomasian medical graduate is expected to produce or be part of locally and globally impactful research in medicine and the health sciences.
Talent enrichment and enhancement
Organizations of different interests, advocacies and inclinations abound in the UST Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Established to promote camaraderie and comradeship through responsible and relevant activities, Thomasian medical learners are provided with opportunities to hone their artistic talents and skills as well as their organizational and creative potentials.
The annual “Medicine Week” celebration is a festive showcase of the Thomasian medical learners multi-layered and multi-faceted personalities. Songs, skits, dances, posters, essays, photographs, short films and spectacular production numbers make this event a truly memorable and engaging experience.
Alpha Delta Mu Sorority
Asian Medical Students’ Association – UST
Gamma Beta Epsilon Fraternity
Kappa Chi Omega Sorority
Medical Missions Incorporated
Medicine Glee Club
Mu Sigma Epsilon Sorority
Phi Sigma Gamma Fraternity
Scintilla Juris Fraternity
Sigma Beta Tau Phi
Sigma Tau Delta Sorority
Theta Lambda Phi Sorority
Tau Mu Sigma Phi
UST Medicine Student Council
Zeta Beta Mu Fraternity
The Alpha Delta Mu Sorority (Association of Dynamic Medics) of the UST Faculty of Medicine and Surgery has served as a fortress of medical excellence in the Philippines since it was founded in 1979. It is a sisterhood united in the spiritual, academic, socio-cultural development of its members and the promotion of the humanitarian spirit in the medical profession. Duly recognized by the university as a student organization, our sorority creates projects and events to enhance the service, excellence, and leadership of the Thomasian community. The Alpha Delta Mu cultivates the essence of responsibility and dynamism in the student body through the sorority’s various activities, which includes fellowship parties, environmental projects, blood drives, academic talks, and medical and surgical missions. The sorority aims to foster true friendship among its colleagues and fulfill her capacity to make a difference in the University of Santo Tomas and the world of Medicine.
The ASIAN MEDICAL STUDENTS’ ASSOCIATION- University of Santo Tomas (AMSA-UST) is a local member organization of the AMSA-PHILIPPINES, which is a national member organization of the INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF MEDICAL STUDENTS’ ASSOCIATIONS (IFMSA) and AMSA-International. It serves to promote awareness and instill a sense of social responsibility on issues that affect medical practice and the health care system. AMSA-UST is dedicated to the production, advancement and transmission of knowledge for the formation of competent and compassionate physicians, committed to the service of the church, the nation and of the global community
We, the members of the Gamma Beta Epsilon Fraternity of the University of Santo Tomas are desirous of cultivating the ideals of the University in order to promote the spirit of Liberty, Equality and Brotherhood, to instill into ourselves the sense of Responsibility and Discipline for Productive Citizenship and Constructive Leadership, and to cooperate with the authorities in enhancing and promoting High Social, Moral and Scholastic Standards; and in concert with the principles and virtues of the fraternity that we as Noble Gamman Lords have upheld through the years of our establishment, we will search for whatever is Good, Beautiful and Ethereal.
Realizing the need for a sisterhood that would prioritize medical education and service and one that would represent unwavering Filipino competence, commitment, and compassion in the four corners of the globe, 41 medical students of the UST Faculty of Medicine and Surgery assembled on March 29, 2012 with the intent of establishing a sisterhood unlike any other – an independent sorority that would promote academic excellence, encourage social awareness, protect the underprivileged, inspire oneness, and provide the highest standard of healthcare under all circumstances. These 41 women realized the need for a sorority that would change the common view on sororities in general, especially the notion that physical and mental harm must be inflicted in order to create loyal members. Built upon the core values of Knowledge, Compassion, and Oneness, the sorority was named the KAPPA CHI OMEGA SORORITY – a sisterhood of women who incorporate the principles of service, humility, poise, grace, strength, perseverance, loyalty, honor, and excellence in their everyday lives.
The Medical Missions, Inc. is a charitable organization that renders free social, medical and surgical services to the indigent Filipinos in the urban and most especially in the rural areas of the country. It was established in 1961 by Anthony Galleta when he first visited Kiangan, Ifugao. One year later, the MMI was established as an independent organization and was incorporated with the Securities and Exchange Commission. From then, MMI gained national attention and would receive urgent requests for medical and surgical missions in remote and impoverished areas in the Philippines devoid of medical care and attention. Today, it is composed of doctors, nurses, sisters and priests and other paramedical personnel that continue to extend help to anyone needing health care services. The organization has been working through donations from private individuals, free services from specialists and doctors from various fields, volunteer nurses, as well as nursing and medical students.
As the premier religious student arm, it pioneers in organizing various activities and events for the total formation of Catholic Christian individuals. The organization if composed of students united by Catholic faith, and the passion for serving God and His people. Pax Romana didn’t just offered activities that cater to a student’s prayer life. It goes beyond by offering relevant and Christ-centered community service programs that are rooted in our Catholic faith and values.
UST Pax Romana has five fields of actions: Catechetical, Christian Renewal, Community Service/ Development, Cultural, and Social Action. The catechetical work of the organization ensures the unselfish dedication and commitment of the members to the apostolic endeavors of catechizing inside and outside the university campus. Christian renewal promotes the religious and spirituall well-being of its members through active participation in the Liturgy, Bible Study, recollections and retreats, and pilgrimages. The members are also encouraged to actively participate in the community service projects aligned with the community development program of the university. Through the Social Action Program, the members are engaged in advocating peace and social justice, the protection of life and liberty, and care for the environment. The organization also promotes the Catholic Filipino cultural ideals.
Since its establishment in 1958, the UST Medicine Glee Club has been the official performing chorale group of the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, representing the university in various competitions and conferences. Inspired by the ideals of St. Cecilia and St. Romanos, the organization seeks to provide a venue for medical students to express themselves through song. UST MGC also prides itself in producing doctors who are equipped not only with the skills and knowledge of the medical practice, but also with the ability to convey the healing power of music.
Embodying genuine sisterhood and passionate service, the Mu Sigma Epsilon sorority, which also stands for Medics for Service and Excellence, continues to live by its ideals and guiding principles since its foundation in August of 1995: fostering in its members the development of the mind, the will, the heart and the soul; uniting students, the faculty members and alumni in friendship and mutual understanding; upholding academic excellence and loyalty; developing in its members the spirit of voluntary service with utmost humility.
The sisterhood and its members, thrusted in unity amidst adversity, is likened to a butterfly, a symbol of the soul and of rebirth. Each has its own unique color and intricacy- when united become even more beautiful.
The Phi Sigma Gamma Fraternity, a premier Thomasian medical fraternity recognized by the medical community for its social relevance & responsibility. People focused, Service oriented, God inspired. The Phi Sigma Gamma Fraternity is a duly recognized organization of medical students and doctors who have graduated from the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery in Manila, Philippines. Founded in 1968, its main goal shall be the creation of a well-rounded Thomasian physician in terms of moral, intellectual, social, physical and cultural capabilities, thus through its People, Service, God ideals.
The UST-SCINTILLA JVRIS Fraternity is a multi-chaptered fraternity that originated from UP-Diliman. Chapters can be found from Baguio to as far as the Visayas and Mindanao regions. The UST-FMS chapter caters to young men who represent the core values of a SCINTILLAN. Each SCINTILLAN is developed to one who values Intellectual Integrity, Academic Excellence and the Propagation of the Medical Profession.
Sigma Beta Tau Phi (SBTF), otherwise known as the TITANS, is a medical fraternity whose members are students and graduates of the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. It was established on October 1, 1967. The Titans was envisioned as the prime fraternity, a fraternity that strives and imbibes academic excellence through brotherhood. A brotherhood founded on its core values of Knowledge, Compassion, and Service and instils into its members its virtues of Tolerance, Intelligence, Tenacity, Assertiveness, Nobility with Humility, and Sacrifice.
Founded in 1963, Sigma Tau Delta, the pioneer sorority of the University of Sto. Tomas, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery is guided by five pillars: Academic Excellence, Leadership, Service, Integrity, and Sisterhood. The tight knit bond of sisterhood and camaraderie, instilment of religious values, and yearning for academic and cultural development extends beyond the confines of medical school as exemplified by the various activities hosted by the sorority. This paves the way for the development of well-rounded medical students, which distinguishes Sigmans from the rest.
The official dance troupe of the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Santo Tomas, that is committed to promote cultural growth and awareness through the expression of the art of dance; inspire artists, dancers and non-dancers alike; and develop the values of camaraderie, cooperation, unity, charity and responsibility among its members.
The Theta Lambda Phi Sorority is guided by the ideals of Truth, Loyalty & Pursuit of Knowledge. Our Phi Sigma Gamma (PSG) Brothers and 41 Pillars established it on August 30, 1980. They have in mind female medical students who are leaders, doers, performers and movers who will uphold and pass on the virtues of a competent, compassionate and committed Thomasian Lady Physician.
Founded in 1946, the Pioneer and Premier Fraternity in the UST Faculty of Medicine and Surgery - Tau Mu Sigma Phi is guided by the four ideals of Academic Excellence, Leadership, Service, and Brotherhood. These has served as a guiding torch for the members to excel in their own chosen profession. Not content with limiting themselves to the confines of the UST Medicine Building, the fraternity started to conduct numerous activities designed to broaden one’s horizon. Known for their exemplary character, Tauans, have an impressive track record of credentials and achievements through 70 years.
The University of Santo Tomas – Medicine Student Council is the highest governing student body of the UST Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. It is comprised of duly-elected students of the UST-FMS who exemplify genuine Thomasian leadership. As the student government of the faculty, the UST-MSC upholds the values of a well-rounded Thomasian Medical Student who protects students’ democratic rights and welfare, and promotes intellectual, spiritual, socio-cultural, and physical well-being among medical students. The MSC shall ensure the full participation of the whole medical studentry in all its endeavors, be it curricular or extra-curricular.
The UST Medicine Student Council encourages every Thomasian Medical Student to stand up and move forward for an active, assertive, and adaptive Faculty of Medicine and Surgery.
Through the efforts of its 19 founders, the Zeta Beta Mu Fraternity was established in 1971. Also known as the Zeal for Brotherhood among Medics, the fraternity is the embodiment of its 5 pillars of Scholarship, Service, Sacrifice, Sociability, and Idealism. It has perpetually molded its members not only as outstanding physicians but also as first-rate leaders who exhibit excellence in both medical and non- medical fields worldwide. With its unending resilient bond with its alumni, the Fraternity’s great traditions live on throughout the years.
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
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