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Showing posts with label BSU College of Medicine. Show all posts

Friday, December 29, 2023

College of Medicine in Benguet State University (BSU) now a reality

Photo courtesy || Congressman Eric Yap

Cordillera - Benguet State University (BSU) is now on its way of realizing the dream of establishing it College of Medicine after President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. signed into law House Bill No. 312 which seeks to establish College of Medicine at BSU.

The bill which is now a law (RA 11970) granted BSU to offer Doctor of Medicine program plus Integrated Liberal Arts and Medicine Program that aims to develop corps of professional physicians and help strengthen the country's healthcare system, as well as to respond to the human resources development of the Province of Benguet and the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR).

"Ganap na pong batas ang panukala nating House Bill No. 312, na ngayon ay RA 11970. As a newly-appointed legislative caretaker in 2020, isa sa pinuntahan natin agad ang BSU. And we knew right there and then na kailangan magkaroon tayo ng College of Medicine - para mas maraming mabigyan ng pagkakataon makapag-aral, mas maraming scholarships, mas maraming opportunity para mai-angat ng kabataan ang standard of living ng kanyang pamilya", Benguet Congressman Eric Yap who authored the law wrote on a FB post.

Yap said the budget for the construction of College of Medicine building was also included in the 2024 National budget.

"We also made sure to lobby for funds for the construction of a College of Medicine building,  for next year, at aprubado na rin po at kasama na sa National budget ito," Yap said

"When I first talk about this idea openly, ang dami nagsabi na "masarap pakinggan pero mahirap magawa yan". Pero marami rin ang na-excite at nagpasalamat agad na naisip nating gawing panukala ito. Next year, we will welcome the very first batch of College of Medicine students in our very own Benguet State University," he added.


Saturday, September 30, 2023

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

Photo Courtesy || BSU

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.


Sunday, September 26, 2021

BSU to open up College of Medicine by 2023

BSU to open up College of Medicine by 2023

Cordillera - Benguet State University in La Trinidad Benguet will be opening College of Medicine in 2023.

BSU aims to open the college of medicine for Cordillerans who are interested to take up medicine.

It will be the first state university in the Cordilleras that will offer medicine course in the coming years.

BSU President, Dr. Felipe Comila confirmed that the fund  for this program will be derived from the 2022  supplemental budget of the university while other  needed documents are already  being prepared. 

He also said that the construction of the building for the college of medicine will be started soon.

The opening of the course in Medicine is to fulfill the ordinance of the province of Benguet to offer scholarship programs for students from the 13 municipalities who are qualified  for the program, Dr. Comila added.

Back then, Dr. Comila have already announced that this was one of his major plans- to help the people in the province, most especially those who can't afford the fees but are interested to become doctors.


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