How to renew your physician PRC license ID?

Renewing your physician PRC license was not as easy as it used to be, that is before the implementation of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) law. The CPD Act, authored by Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV, requires professionals to earn CPD units before they can renew their Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) licenses. PRC is already requiring CPD units for those professionals (with some exceptions) who are due for renewal starting July this year. The transitory period for the accumulation of CPD Credit units are as follows: PIC Renewal Period Minimum Credit Units Required for the Profession January – June 2017 0 July […]

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DOH Deployment Program 2018: More than 25,000 vacancies for healthcare professionals

The Department of Health (DOH) Deployment Program for 2018 has been opened for new applications until December 2017. The health department is now accepting applications for doctors, nurses, midwives, dentists, medical technologists, pharmacists, family health associates, and other allied health workers.  The recruitment and selection period starts this October until December 2017. The deployment is slated for January 2, 2018 to December 31, 2018. There are around 25,000 vacancies waiting to be filled up by health care professionals. Interested applicants may submit the following documents to any DOH regional office nationwide: Application letter addressed to the Regional Director, DOH Regional […]

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Is it safe to buy Japanese encephalitis vaccine online?

There is a recent fear to Japanese encephalitis, a deadly viral disease that is mostly affecting children, in the Philippines due to social media frenzy especially when 9 documented cases have been reported dead. Both the Department of Health (DOH) and the Pediatric Infectious Disease Society of the Philippines (PIDSP), however, assure the public that there is no reason to panic over this mosquito-borne disease.  According to the DOH, lesser number of cases was seen this year compared to the previous years.  The health department said only 133 cases have been recorded as of August 26, which is 44% lower than […]

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How to get medical scholarships in the Philippines?

Scholarship Programs for medical students in the Philippines this 2017

Medical education is probably one of the most expensive courses in the Philippines.  On average, especially if you are enrolled in private schools, one may spend Php 70,000 – Php 150,000 for tuition alone per semester.  Miscellaneous fees, books, medical equipment and other school-related expenses may cost a student an additional Php 50,000 or more. So this probably is the reason why most people think that medical education is expensive, that one can only afford of becoming a doctor only if his/her parents have millions to spend.   In fact, when we were young and innocently quipped “I want to be […]

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Job Hiring 2017: Coast Guard Medical Doctor

The Philippine Coast Guard is now looking for interested applicants for Technical Officer of Coast Guard Medical Service. Qualified applicants are advised to report to Headquarters Coast Guard Medical Service, HPCG, 139 25th St., Port Area, Manila ASAP for initial screening. Qualifications: Only applicants in qualified status shall be recommended for Officer or Commissionship: Technical Officer: (Medical Doctor) A natural-born citizen of the Philippines; Of good moral character; Medical Doctors can be married; Minimum Entry height requirement of 5’0” for both male and female applicants, however, height waiver may also be allowed for the above Technical Officers; Physical and mentally […]

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Mt. Province Medical Doctors Scholarship Program: Application Requirements and Eligibility

Good news to all aspiring doctors in the Mountain Province! The Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) of the Mountain Province have enacted an ordinance establishing the Mountain Province Medical Doctors Scholarship Program.  The SP came up with the ordinance to address the shortage of doctors in its government-run hospitals for the past years. What are the benefits under the Mountain Province Medical Doctors Scholarship Program? The provincial government will shoulder the following: Actual cost of the grantee’s tuition fees including laboratory fees but not to exceed P50,000.00. Tuition and other fees will be paid directly to the school where the grantee is enrolled. Book […]

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PFA releases fireworks usage safety guidelines

The Philippine Fireworks Association (PFA) has released a safety guidelines on the proper usage of fireworks. DO NOT buy illegal or smuggled firecrackers like the DANGEROUS PICCOLO. Be SAFE, be SMART. Buy only QUALITY tested fireworks products that bear the PS QUALITY MARK. To all parents, please DO NOT let your children use any firecrackers, especially the banned Piccolo which is responsible for most firecracker-related injuries. Use safer pyrotechnics (pailaw) instead of firecrackers (paputok). Read safety instructions found on the packaging of each firework on how to use the fireworks before your actually use it. DO NOT buy any fireworks […]

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CPG for TB in Adult Filipinos 2016 updates is available for FREE download

Tuberculosis remains one of the top causes of morbidity among adult Filipinos.  In a 2013 data from the Department of Health (DOH), tuberculosis is the 8th cause of death in the Philippines. In its aim to lessen, if not eradicate, the incidence of TB in the Philippines, health authorities are always coming up with new diagnosis, treatment, and prevention modalities. The Philippine College of Physicians or PCP offers the new Clinical Practice Guidelines for Diagnosis, Treatment, Prevention and Control of Tuberculosis in Adult Filipinos 2016 updates.

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How to apply to DOH’s Doctors to the Barrios (DTTB) program?

In the new Philippine Health Agenda Framework 2016-2022 unveiled recently, the Department of Health aims to make health care accessible for all especially to the poorest families. Thus, the DOH continues to urge Filipino doctors to serve the underserved communities and be Doctors to the Barrios (DTTB). What are the benefits of being a DTTB? Plantilla item in DOH with Salary Grade of 25 with benefits and hazard pay FREE Masters Degree in Public Management major in Health Systems and Development at Development Academy of the Philippines PhilHealth benefits/reimbursements if Rural Health Unit (RHU) assigned to is accredited DOH trainings […]

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The Duterte Philippine Health Agenda Framework 2016-2022

The Philippine Health Agenda Framework 2016-2022 under the Duterte Administration was recently unveiled.   The new health system framework aims for: Financial Protection: Filipinos, especially the poor are protected from high cost of health care. Better Health Outcomes:  Filipinos attain the best possible health outcome with no disparity. Resposiveness:  Filipinos feel respected, valuedm and empowered in all of their interaction with the health system. The Department of Health said that the new health agenda framework will be attainable through the ACHIEVE strategy: A Advance health promotion, primary care and quality C Cover all Filipinos against financial health risk H Harness the […]

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