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#1 kyuks

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Posted 13 February 2007 - 06:41 PM

hello guys,
wanted to start this thread. any ideas on fam med in the phils? like what is the future of fam med here? and are those who are practicing it doing okay in their practice? are they able to get patients-kasi usually we go direct to specialists. siguro in the rural and sub urban areas okay lang kasi people have no choice. but how about in the urban areas? how do they practice?
anyone have ideas on how residency training is here? dati kasi parang exposure lang of everything,or is it ganun lang talaga (thats what many people feel kasi)?
hope some fam med guys out there could share something.

#2 Othan

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Posted 13 February 2007 - 08:06 PM

are you going to take residency training for FCM?
Are you really dedicated be a family physician?
Are you ready to be looked down by some fellow doctors taking "higher" training? (SOME lang ha! :lol: This was expereinced not by me but a colleague. Unfortunately for her, i heard that she wasn't able to finished her training, GOT KICKED OUT. The LORD has his ways.)

well, if yes, then here's my take.

to practice FCM, you will not only treat the patient but you have to heal/advice the whole family members, and /or friends that the patient is living with. you will know the reason for this when you're already in training. to practice FCM in the provinces especially in rural areas, its not becuase they have NO CHOICE but rather that's why you became a family physician in the first place, to be a PRIMARY PHYSICIAN who can do a lot of things other specialists would not dare deal becuase its not their line. its to reach other underprivilaged areas (remote area in other words :laugh2: ) and give them the best possible medical care available. in the urban areas, its still competitive to other specialists especially if your clinic is strategically located. To practice family medicine, its not that you will assess and then refer. I myself practice as much as i can NOT to refer to other docotrs if i know that i could handle the case. Even if it is free. The only field i dropped to practice is OB.
In residency, well almost half of my training is ER training.
I took up FCM not because its my first choice but rather a blessing. my first choice was OB but then again, i got to think about the future of a male ob. once a patient asked me as to why i didn't pursue ob, i asked her back "are you willing to be examined by a male?". She initially gava me blank stare, smiled and said "ay hindi po, gusto ko sa babae pa rin". and another thing, i would not like a male ob to examine my future wife :lol: . my second choice was surgery but when i assisted an APR, i said to my self, though as much as the patient needs the surgery, i wasn't comfortable doing such a procedure. then upon passing the boards, i inquired in pediatrics and they said "tomorrow is the exam for acceptance" and if i could bring all the requirements that day then i could take the test the following day. ALAS! my docs are in the province. Well, i was just taking a walk when one my former classmate asked me i i would liked to try FCM 'coz they need residents. Hmmmmmmmmm, FCM? Never tought of that! Its the subject where i got my lowest grade in the boards! well, the rest is history. :mrgreen:

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Posted 13 February 2007 - 11:01 PM

Hi, I'm glad that there are doctors like you who are still interested in going into family medicine. Like what Othan said, it takes certain guts to go into FM. Residents from other departments tend to look down on you, your training and department but you just have to prove them wrong. In my institution, some interns feel that FM residency is glorified internship since we rotate in practically all of the clinical departments. First year rotations are mostly Outpatient Clinics - ENT, Ophtha, etc. but duties are at the ER. Second year rotations are in-patient rotations - Pedia, IM, Tox, etc. Third year rotations are mostly community, OB and Hospice Care.

FM is not exactly my first choice either - I started out in Peds but I felt I was being limited by my training. I wanted to be that kind of doctor who could be of service to more patients - male, female, geriatric or pediatric. "From womb to tomb" nga raw sabi nila.

I wish I could tell you more about private practice but I haven't started mine yet. After training, you will realize that there are so many options for you (kaya nalilito din ako ng konti ngayon) - you can go into the academe, go abroad (if that's what you want) or pursue further training. I think there's room for private pratice, even here in Metro Manila. You just have to chose your future area of practice very well.

Good luck! Teka, ako naman hahanap ng thread kung paano magsimula ng private practice. :)

#4 Othan

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Posted 13 February 2007 - 11:46 PM

i suggest you get an hmo clinic that gives fix rate salary (better if they have incentives) as AFTERNOON job so that you could expect a monthly monetary considerations and not fear of having zeroes. have a private practice in the mornings 'coz its the time where most patients seek consults. but if you have no clinic space yet, and afraid of monthly rentals, then make a full day of hmo clinic initially and save some money for you to start a private practice in the mornings. once you get enough patients to carry you around, drop the hmo clinic and be full time private practice.

unfortunately for me, i still cannot start my private practice in the morning 'coz i find it hard to save. i pay alot for monthly rentals and other utilizations :cry: . though i've invested alot for my pad, wala lang bahay pa. saving for downpayment pa and future wedding. hehehe

just waiting for a big break for abroad :nuts:

#5 kyuks

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Posted 14 February 2007 - 09:07 AM

thanks for the ideas guys,
nabasa ko rin article ni doc willie on choosing residency. may mga pros and cons talaga. lahat naman yata ng fields. in the long run parang it will all depend on so many factors.

#6 rainbow

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Posted 14 February 2007 - 07:02 PM

Thanks for the tips Othan! I'll keep them in mind. Wala naman akong practice na mamanahin at lalong-lalo nang wala akong pera na pangsimula ng private clinic. I'm still enjoying "MD-on-hiatus" state but preparing for the career path that I will follow. :)

Hi Kyuks! Yup, there are pros and cons in every training program or specialty. What matters most is the kind of doctor that you want to be. Siyempre all of us want to be in a field where we will experience personal and professional growth.

Anyway, before it gets OT, if you want to know more of the FM training program at UP-PGH, just PM me. :)

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Posted 15 February 2007 - 09:51 PM

Good luck! Teka, ako naman hahanap ng thread kung paano magsimula ng private practice. :)


Here you go:

How to put up a clinic

Newbie Geepee

These threads were started more than 3 years ago, but they remain timely. Happy reading!

#8 eclecticdoctor

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 02:18 AM

Apply ka PGH fam med. consultant ako doon heh heh

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 10:41 AM

can someone lay out all the possible options after graduating from FCM?
can i go into subspec like diabetology or geriatrics?
who or what institutions that offer such?
is hospice care something that can turn out to be a lifetime career?
will there come a time that the Filipino family physicians will be the GATEKEEPERS of outpatient care here in the country?
some questions asked from a 1st year trainee in a hospital somewhere in q.c.

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 05:45 PM

Thanks for the links Jojo! Imagine, these are the things that five years of medical education and four years of residency training never taught me. :)

Hi eclecticdoctor! :bye: Finally finished with my term. More time to surf ! :mrgreen:

Hi st_nose! I just finished my training last December and somewhat at the crossroads myself but I hope I can give you an idea as to where your training in FCM can bring you.

Yes, you can go into subspec if you want. Diabetology is being offered by UERMMC-Institute for Diabetes Foundation. St. Luke's is offering fellowship training in Geriatrics. You can even go into Toxicology (PGH). PGH is also offering a fellowship training in Supportive, Palliative and Hospice Care. Yes, I think you can make it into a lifetime career - if you think you have such a calling. Working with people with cancer or chronic illness can be very draining. It's a very young field, wala pang masyadong experts dito and a lot of tertiary hospitals and training institutions are beginning to start hospice programs of their own. If you want to go abroad, we have graduates of FCM in Singapore and Australia. Maybe we need more regular career options talk from PAFPRO so young trainees can begin charting their career paths in FM, 'no?

See you at the Annual Convention. Are you preparing for the PAFPRO residents' night already? ;)

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 08:20 PM

actually, few years back, i've already proposed in one of our meetings in PAFPRO regarding about setting up a network among residents and consultants to assist and guide the newly FCM grad as to establish their practice, i.e going to subspecialties, company work, hmo clinic and private practice. helping them how to put up and start your clinic like how to go about your taxes and receipts and not to be conned by unscrupulous gov't employees and ghost employees. things that we are not trained for like how to face the world outside the hospital.
unfortunately, i wasn't able to further work on it 'coz i got some personal problems forcing me to be absent in later meetings :( I just dunno if the following officers were able to continue/develop the idea

#12 st_nose

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Posted 17 February 2007 - 09:41 AM

thanks po Doc Othan and Doc Rainbow for the needed enlightenment. actually, kaya po ako nag FM dito po sa isa sa mga hospitals in q.c. ay dahil sa curriculum nila at exposure sa mga cases. though karamihan po mga geriatric cases (hint, hint), it was easy for me to reach out and to understand such profile of patients.
i am eyeing on going to diabetology (because there is a big need here in the province), and perhaps hone my clinical skills on managing hypertension as well.
Geriatrics seems also a nice specialty to go into (wala rin dito sa probinsya).
ang sarap nga po talagang mangarap ano? after training, balik sa probinsya, magtayo ng maliit na clinic, perhaps, kung papalarin, may maliit na xray machine, konting lab equipment, maliit na farmacia... haaaayyyy. (sabay buntung hininga). anywayz, sabi nga, one step at a time. kelangan ko ngayon ay tapusin muna ang program, at magsimulang mag aral para sa diplomate xam
see you po both sa march 1,2,3.
proud rin po ako na ang FM ay isa sa mga bihirang specialty na may sariling residents organization nationwide...
i really hope that someday Family Physicians will become the ultimate GATEKEEPERS of outpatient clinics.

Mabuhay ang Serbisyo Sibil!

Proud to serve our Living Heroes!

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Posted 20 February 2007 - 10:11 AM

I heard this from a fellow moonlighter: theres an office daw in Makati that gives you a certification to be a Family Medicine practitioner provided that you practice general medicine and attended a significant number of post grad seminars. I don't know how much of this is true. Care to comment?

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Posted 20 February 2007 - 10:47 AM

I heard this from a fellow moonlighter: theres an office daw in Makati that gives you a certification to be a Family Medicine practitioner provided that you practice general medicine and attended a significant number of post grad seminars. I don't know how much of this is true. Care to comment?


Requirements for Promotion to Certified Family Physician:

Residency : graduated in a 3-year accredited program of Family Medicine
Member of PAFP, in good standing for 3 years
Has written and submitted an original research paper
Endorsed by the Department Head

#15 Othan

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Posted 20 February 2007 - 10:04 PM

@ monstermd

what you're pertaining to was the program that was designed for GP's who probably could not sacrifice their practice. They were given a number of seminars/conventions/lectures to attend for about 5 years and then 2 years waiting before you could take diplomate exam. THAT WAS BEFORE. The PAFP officers have scratched this program out. They are just finishing those who have applied for the program which was, i believe stopped 3-4 years ago. Instead, i think, they offered a alternate training program especially for the rural doctors where they can still practice yet they have to do some duty works in an accreditted hospital, for at least 5 years yata, before they could take diplomate exam.

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Posted 21 February 2007 - 04:34 AM

I agree with Othan, that type of membership has been abolished a long time ago. If you're keen on being a certified family physician, there are institutions like St. Jude Hospital that have started offering non-traditional/alternative training programs. These programs are designed for MDs would want to pursue FM training without sacrificing their practice/jobs.

BTW, the office in Makati would probably be the office of the Philippine Academy of Family Physicians in Marconi - the largest medical specialty organization under PMA. (6500 members, imagine!) ;)

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Posted 05 March 2007 - 10:44 PM

Good day po mga sir, I just want to know if how accreditation is being granted to a residency program. For the past few days, I've been doing some research wherein I can have my training in Fam Medicine, ideally with a good number of cases, hands-on and good supportive consultants. I've encountered a hospital in rizal where they offer Fam med residency training. I asked about the accreditation since Im not from that place. The 2nd year resident I was able to talk with told me that, there are different levels of accreditation. Since it is a goverment hospital and only a secondary one, it's accreditation is different from the tertiary hospitals. Its more of a semi-accredited? Is there such a thing or is he just referring to the level? He told me that they have the same program with the hospitals in Manila...except that it's in the province. I'm confused because I might train there and after 3 years, they would tell me, sorry, you can't apply for fellowship because your training is not accredited???Ngek...

Your replies will be highly appreciated regarding my concerns.Thank you in advance.

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Posted 06 March 2007 - 02:16 AM

what he/she is pertaining are the levels of accreditation where i think the highest is level 4 (full accreditation). But don't worry about the levels of accreditation of hospitals, as long as they're accredited by PAFP, you shouldn't worry, except for level 1 accreditation because every 3-4 years, the PAFP accrditation board visits the department and assess whether the department would have promoted to higher level, rataine the level or demoted. if level 1 gets demoted, then the accreditation would be lost.

better call up PAFP and ask for list of accredited hospitals and their accreditation level. :eyebrows:

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Posted 06 March 2007 - 08:12 AM

Thanks doc, I think calling PAFP will surely clear things up.

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 09:00 AM

Finally! I Just want to thank you guys..err I mean docs for the insights, opinions and the help. I decided to go into FAM MED. Thanks st. nose for accomodating me last time. After thinking many times, I decided to take my training in a hospital in a sort of remote area...The program is accredited, has slight modifications since we admit patients of all sorts, 24 hour duty, do the rounds, do minor surgery including D&C and etc...Toxic it is but I think it would be a great help for my intentioned practice afterwards. I just hope and pray that I may endure it all the way. More power to PINOYMD!Sebisyo sibil!

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 10:23 AM

docJM, san hospital ka papasok na? goodluck!

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 06:35 PM

Good luck DocJM, may the Force be with you. :D

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 06:48 AM

In the far land of Rizal, Angono Gen. Hosp. po.
Reason why there...
>reasonable schedule of duty ( from duty once relieved)
>off on pre-duty
>OPD schedule 1 week deck.
>Conference every Thurs.
>Supportive residents, consultants and experienced nurses...(may clinical eye na)
>Gov't rate salary
>airconditioned quarters (hehehe)
>Hands on ER;all cases
>Minor surgery
>ward work
>lots of cases...general hospital po
>syempre serbisyo sibil

disadvantage
>lack of residents...kulang pa kami ng 2 para 3 docs per duty.
> program is not defined...basta for the whole 3 years...exposed to all cases...( I dont know if this is a disadvantage kasi I saw other fam med programs in other hospital like PGH, organize sila...its like 2 months OPD, 2 months ent...2 months IM....etc.)
Well so far, I'm still alive and on my 3rd duty tomorrow, medyo nangangapa pa uli....trying to recall my hydration for pedia, protocol for malaria and management for ob patients( vaginal bleeding, ectopic, etc.)
Thanks sir othan...I really need the FORCE.

Question po, is there a website for FAMILY PHYSICIANS in the Philippines? My search engine keeps linking me to foreign family med orgs. Thanks.

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 07:26 AM

Finally! I Just want to thank you guys..err I mean docs for the insights, opinions and the help. I decided to go into FAM MED. Thanks st. nose for accomodating me last time. After thinking many times, I decided to take my training in a hospital in a sort of remote area...The program is accredited, has slight modifications since we admit patients of all sorts, 24 hour duty, do the rounds, do minor surgery including D&C and etc...Toxic it is but I think it would be a great help for my intentioned practice afterwards. I just hope and pray that I may endure it all the way. More power to PINOYMD!Sebisyo sibil!



Godspeed on all your endeavors, docjm!
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Posted 30 March 2007 - 03:29 AM

Got it st. nose...tnx for the info.Laking tulong, kita kits na lang. :)

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 03:46 AM

Congrats DocJM. Residency is the way to go! Congrats and good luck!

#27 st_nose

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Posted 31 March 2007 - 03:08 AM

doc JM hanap ka na ng mga kasamahan kong residents d2... hehe :D

#28 DocJM

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Posted 02 April 2007 - 09:33 AM

doc JM hanap ka na ng mga kasamahan kong residents d2... hehe :D


:shh: contractual kasi kami duon, syempre nangangapa pa...6 months contract, so after nun, I can still transfer to other hospital if anything goes wrong. Good luck, we still don't know what will happen, baka magkita pa din tayo dyan.. :laugh2: So far, I'm still far from what they are doing...admitting and managing patients for them is just as easy as writing a prescription...As of my last duty, I'm now doing rounds with the hydration unit...hehehe. Para sa first year daw talaga yun. So far, so good....doing it slowly.

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Posted 08 July 2007 - 09:04 AM

wow, glad to find this thread! =) just found almost everything i wanted to know. I'm going to start pre-residency in Fam Med in a few days, here in Cebu. It wasn't my first choice too... OB was what I had in mind before but then, sudden change of mind... daming factors kinonsider, future practice, future family... serbisyo sibil din! hehehe... Mas madami akong matutulungang kababayan/kamag-anak kapag fam med ako... kung OB, pangbuntis lang ako di ba? hehe... At puede ring mag-abroad! Lakas daw ng fam med docs abroad..

Sana tama na itong desisyon ko... :)

#30 sunny side of life

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Posted 09 July 2007 - 03:05 AM

wow, glad to find this thread! =) just found almost everything i wanted to know. I'm going to start pre-residency in Fam Med in a few days, here in Cebu. It wasn't my first choice too... OB was what I had in mind before but then, sudden change of mind... daming factors kinonsider, future practice, future family... serbisyo sibil din! hehehe... Mas madami akong matutulungang kababayan/kamag-anak kapag fam med ako... kung OB, pangbuntis lang ako di ba? hehe... At puede ring mag-abroad! Lakas daw ng fam med docs abroad..

Sana tama na itong desisyon ko... :)



hi taj,

good luck ha tatahakin mong landas. Tatagan mo dyan. i hope all the best for you! after nyan pwede mo na ulit kantahin yong eheads song na "SA WAKAS" hehehehehe

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Posted 11 July 2007 - 03:56 AM

wow, glad to find this thread! =) just found almost everything i wanted to know. I'm going to start pre-residency in Fam Med in a few days, here in Cebu. It wasn't my first choice too... OB was what I had in mind before but then, sudden change of mind... daming factors kinonsider, future practice, future family... serbisyo sibil din! hehehe... Mas madami akong matutulungang kababayan/kamag-anak kapag fam med ako... kung OB, pangbuntis lang ako di ba? hehe... At puede ring mag-abroad! Lakas daw ng fam med docs abroad..

Sana tama na itong desisyon ko... :)



hi taj,

good luck ha tatahakin mong landas. Tatagan mo dyan. i hope all the best for you! after nyan pwede mo na ulit kantahin yong eheads song na "SA WAKAS" hehehehehe

sunnysideoflife


uy tenk you!! =) mabuhay ang eheads! hehe... OT na. =)

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 10:01 PM

sang hospitals ba sa Metro Manila ang may Fam Med program? wala kc info dun sa official website. tnx :blush:

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Posted 04 August 2007 - 09:13 AM

sang hospitals ba sa Metro Manila ang may Fam Med program? wala kc info dun sa official website. tnx :blush:


Hi dessy!

Here are the Metro Manila hospitals that have accredited programs in FM: (kinopya ko lang from the latest PAFP proceedings)

University of the Philippines - Philippine General Hospital
Far Eastern University - Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation
Ospital ng Maynila
Our Lady of Fatima University
University of Santo Tomas Hospital
Veterans Memorial Medical Center
Quezon City General Hospital
Manila Central University - FDTMF
The Family Clinic, Inc
De La Salle University
Hospital of the Infant Jesus
Dr. Fe del Mundo Medical Center Foundation
Manila Doctors' Hospital
St. Jude General Hospital

The levels of accreditation would vary. Sana makatulong ^_^

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Posted 05 August 2007 - 06:31 PM

tnx tnx so much

iniisip ko kasi kung anong residency program ang maganda. actually pinagpipilian ko lang is ER med or Family Med.
sabagay i have 1 year to think about it. last year me kc graduate ng med (St Luke's), tapos last Feb (2007) lang me nagtake ng boards. right now, moonlight muna, working for a maritime pre-employment company.
next ko pa kc plan mag-residency.

nwei, tnx ulet for the info. :) :) :) :) :) :)

#35 lakaydelfin

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Posted 07 August 2007 - 04:56 AM

Dr. Fe del Mundo Medical Center Foundation



di ba pasara na ito at currently me strike ang mga empleyado?

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Posted 07 August 2007 - 05:28 AM

The STI group recently purchased this hospital. I dont think they will close it. Simply put, there will just be some major changes.
As long as the FM program is accredtied by PAFP, their residency program is still a good choice.

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Posted 16 August 2007 - 06:59 AM

hey guys. i'm from las pinas and i'm also interested in Fam Med. i'm just wondering kung anong mga months nagsisimulang magtanggap ng applicants ang majority ng hospitals for FM residency. kelangan ba agad yung PRC certificate, itemized board ranking since i just passed the boards?

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Posted 16 August 2007 - 05:50 PM

hey guys. i'm from las pinas and i'm also interested in Fam Med. i'm just wondering kung anong mga months nagsisimulang magtanggap ng applicants ang majority ng hospitals for FM residency. kelangan ba agad yung PRC certificate, itemized board ranking since i just passed the boards?


You can call the hospital if they're still accepting applicants. In PGH kasi, the deadline for application is usually the last week of July pero nag-eextend naman sila, depende sa department. Pwede naman to follow yung certificates/board rating, should they require it. ^_^

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Posted 16 August 2007 - 09:59 PM

Most residency training programs in the Philippines including FM start in January with the application process commencing between September to November and pre-residency by December. However, there are some programs that accepts by mid-year (July). You may start inquiring by September. Goodluck!

#40 julzmd

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Posted 17 August 2007 - 12:45 AM

hey guys. tanong ko lang saan po yung The Family Clinic Inc. Thanks :)

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Posted 17 August 2007 - 03:45 AM

hey guys. tanong ko lang saan po yung The Family Clinic Inc. Thanks :)


Its in Manila. This is the exact address:
1474 Ma. Clara Street Sampaloc Manila.

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Posted 17 August 2007 - 08:18 AM

to rainbow and wolverine, thanks sa info. :)

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Posted 03 September 2007 - 04:21 AM

open na ba fam med sa veterans? may duty po ba?

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Posted 04 September 2007 - 03:11 AM

woohoo! :bounce:

start na ako ng pre-residency ko next week sa Fam Med (at Mla Doctors).

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Posted 05 September 2007 - 04:22 AM

congrats! open pa ba sila for applicants?

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Posted 06 September 2007 - 09:29 AM

woohoo! :bounce:

start na ako ng pre-residency ko next week sa Fam Med (at Mla Doctors).



yeyyyy!! madami na tayo sa fam med!! see you in furture midyear/annual conventions! di pa tayo puede ngayon kasi first year pa lang.... hehehe...

== taj

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Posted 06 September 2007 - 10:18 PM

woohoo! :bounce:

start na ako ng pre-residency ko next week sa Fam Med (at Mla Doctors).



yeyyyy!! madami na tayo sa fam med!! see you in furture midyear/annual conventions! di pa tayo puede ngayon kasi first year pa lang.... hehehe...

== taj



taj!!!!

kumusta ka na????? hehehehe..kwento naman life ng first year residency. by the way yong email at contact ng friend mo na nagneuro sa JR di mo pa binibigay..hehehehee...

ingat ha

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Posted 07 September 2007 - 03:12 AM

congrats! open pa ba sila for applicants?


thanks! ang alam ko isa na lang slot ang open. may 2 pre-res na sila, then ako.

sana matanggap ako. :)

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Posted 07 September 2007 - 03:14 AM

yeyyyy!! madami na tayo sa fam med!! see you in furture midyear/annual conventions! di pa tayo puede ngayon kasi first year pa lang.... hehehe...

== taj


o sure! kita-kits.

saan hospital ka kukuha ng Fam Med?

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Posted 09 September 2007 - 01:05 AM

woohoo! :bounce:

start na ako ng pre-residency ko next week sa Fam Med (at Mla Doctors).



yeyyyy!! madami na tayo sa fam med!! see you in furture midyear/annual conventions! di pa tayo puede ngayon kasi first year pa lang.... hehehe...

== taj



taj!!!!

kumusta ka na????? hehehehe..kwento naman life ng first year residency. by the way yong email at contact ng friend mo na nagneuro sa JR di mo pa binibigay..hehehehee...

ingat ha

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ngyeh... ikaw tlga, di ba sabi ko sa 'yo sa Makati Med at St.Luke's sya nag-apply? Hindi sa JR. Toinks, kinalimutan ni ssol!

Hay, nakakapagod pla tlga magresidency. Sa amin kasi, ang duty ang assigned sa wards. Sa aking duty, wala akong PGI, so basically ako lahat nag-aanswer ng ward calls, pati skin test! Tapos siempre rounds ka, then update sa consultants. Di pa ko masyado nakaka-adjust. At malas ko lang, ako ang walang PGI. Pero weather-weather lang, sana sa susunod na buwan, meron na. Hopefully, maka-adjust ako, the sooner the better. =)