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Benguet State University (BSU) to open College of Medicine by next year

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College - With an initial budget of P40 million, Benguet State University (BSU) will commence construction of its College of Medicine facility next year. This was revealed during the 107th Foundation Anniversary celebration of BSU on September 25, 2023.

According to David Kilong of BSU General Service Office, an estimated budget amounting to P40 million will be used in the first phase of the project.

“The proposal to offer the Doctor of Medicine program at BSU is BSU’s response to the evident need for physicians who are grounded in primary health care and are willing to serve at community level,” said Dr. Samuel Poliden, Vice-President for Academic Affairs (VPAA) during the Groundbreaking ceremony held at Cabanao, Balili, La Trinidad, Benguet.

It can be recalled that the proposal to put up College of Medicine in the province of Benguet passed the Committee level in Congress last year. 

Thanks to Congressman Eric Yap's initiative, BSU is on the verge of establishing its very own College of Medicine, a groundbreaking development in Benguet Province. 

This new institution will serve as a beacon for aspiring medical students, alleviating the financial burdens associated with pursuing a medical education. 

Previously, students desiring to study medicine were compelled to seek admission at Saint Louis University and other neighboring universities, incurring additional expenses for housing, meals, and transportation. 

Now, with BSU's forthcoming College of Medicine, these obstacles will be considerably diminished, making the dream of becoming a doctor more attainable for local students.



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