How UP tackles teaching, learning in the health sciences in the ‘new normal’

| Written by Deina Blancaflor

There is no denying that the COVID-19 pandemic has affected all aspects of our lives. From how we travel, dress and protect ourselves, and learn—we have had to gradually adapt to this so-called “new normal” as we try to carry on with our routines safely.

While our frontliners and healthcare workers bravely continue their life-saving work through this pandemic, we must keep producing a new generation of skilled healthcare professionals.

This Friday, July 22, from 12nn to 2 pm, the University of the Philippines (UP), in partnership with UP Manila National Institutes of Health (UP-NIH), National Telehealth Center (NTC), and cooperation with UP Philippine General Hospital (UP-PGH), would like to invite you to join the fight against C.O.V.I.D—current COVID-19 problems, other outbreaks, viruses, infections, and disasters.

In this week’s episode of UP’s “Stop C.O.V.I.D. Deaths” webinar series, titled “Ang Pagtuturo ng Medisina, Nursing, at Dentistry sa New Normal,” we will take a closer look at how education remains of primary importance to the health sciences center of the Philippines.

The UP Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, and Dentistry have implemented ways of training students without compromising their skills and safety. This collaborative roadmap for internship, residency, and overall medical, nursing, and dental education are all in line with the guidelines set in the Commission on Higher Education-Department of Health (CHED-DOH) joint memorandum circular.

UP College of Medicine Dean Charlotte M. Chiong, UP College of Nursing Dean Shiela R. Bonito, and UP College of Dentistry Dean Danilo L. Magtanong will share how they have adopted the most innovative strategies to teach health care professionals-in-training.

UP Manila Chancellor Carmencita D. Padilla will formally close the event with a synthesis and message.

Register for this webinar here. Catch our weekly live tweets and streams via the UP System Twitter Account and TVUP’s YouTube channel and Facebook page.

The award-winning UP “Stop COVID Deaths” Webinar Series is the Philippines’ first and only frontline-focused medical webinar series. It pioneered the discussion, dissemination, and adoption of knowledge on COVID-19 treatment and management. Follow our accounts to stay connected with your credible online community.