The Program on Higher Education Research and Policy Reform (HERPR) of the University of the Philippines Center for Integrative and Development Studies (UP CIDS) invites you to a forum on “Higher Education Reforms to Address the Deficit in Philippine Health Care Workers” on September 4, 2018, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Room 300, UP Institute for Small-Scale Industries (UP ISSI), E. Jacinto Street, UP Diliman, Quezon City.
The forum will discuss various issues in higher education as they relate to the shortage of doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other health care workers in the country. These include issues on quantity, distribution and quality of higher education programs in medicine, nursing and other health-related fields, and performance of graduates in licensure exams.
In light of ongoing legislation on Universal Health Coverage Bill (Senate Bill 1458), the forum will also discuss the deficit in doctors across the country, as well as the feasibility and monetary costs of a suggested scholarship program for medical students that aims to eliminate the deficit in doctors (relative to the standard of 1.1 doctors per 1,000 people) under different timelines.
To register, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org on or before Friday, August 31, 2018, 5 PM and await confirmation that seats are available. Snacks and lunch will be provided.