Journal of Medicine, University of Santo Tomas (JMUST) is a bi-annual, open-access, peer-reviewed journal. It is the official publication of the UST Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and the University of Santo Tomas Hospital, Manila, Philippines.

JMUST is dedicated to provide healthcare practitioners with the best and most updated information in health science research and education. Its mission is to assist healthcare practitioners through education, in delivering the best care to their patients.

All articles in the JMUST are subjected to a rigorous process of peer-review and editing before publication. This is to ensure that anything thereon is scientifically accurate and is free from any form of plagiarism.

JMUST accepts for contribution qualitative and quantitative original research papers, review articles, commentaries, letters to editor, researches on medical education, and approved research proposals.


Editorial Board


Raymond L. Rosales, MD

Mercado-Asis, Leilani

Leilani M. Asis, MD

Associate Editor, Clinical Science
Maria Minerva P. Calimag

Maria Minerva P. Calimag, MD

Associate Editor, Medical Education and Basic Science

Editorial Board Members

Encarnita Ampil, MD

David T. Bolong, MD

Aileen Cynthia F. De Lara, MD

Nilo C. Delos Santos, MD

Maria Honolina S. Gomez, MD

Ramon M. Gonzalez, MD

Sandra Teresa V. Navarra, MD

Norberto V. Martinez, MD

Erick S. Mendoza, MD

Patrick Gerard L. Moral, MD

Marcellus Francis L. Ramirez, MD

Leah Socorro N. Rivera, MD

Noemi T. Salazar, MD

Wilfredo R. Santos, MD

Jose Jr. D. Sollano, MD

Consuelo G. Suarez, MD, PhD

Julie L. Yu, MD

JMUST May 2020 cover

JMUST How to Submit

May 2020: Vol. 4, Issue 2
Pages 477–557