LIGHTYEARS AHEAD: To Public Health and beyoMD!: The 9th Annual MD Talk of UP HS+PM Soc

Heroes need not be galaxies away to be legendary. Sometimes, they are in white coats with their stethoscopes saving lives one diagnosis at a time. 

The journey of paving a career in medicine takes guts. May it be doing hours' worth of rounds along the hospital halls or providing health service to the most far-flung areas; medicine is a noble profession that entails grit, passion, and tenacity. They may not be in space suits like Buzz but their persistence in wearing PPEs to serve the underserved reflects how crucial healthcare professionals are in our society–especially amidst our battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Studying medicine may feel as if you are a captain lost in space but remember that you got a whole crew rooting for you! The hardships and longtime commitment of medicine come with the promise of helping and improving the lives of people. That is why UP Health Sciences and Pre-Medicine Society (UP HS+PM Society) wants to help you launch your journey to MD as it presents its 9th Annual MD Talk entitled, “LIGHTYEARS AHEAD: To Public Health and beyoMD!

UP HS+PM Society is a university-wide organization, based in the University of the Philippines Manila, that aims to provide students with the capacity to lead and excel in various fields of health sciences. As one of their flagship projects, the Annual MD Talk: “LIGHTYEARS AHEAD: To Public Health and beyoMD!” centers on providing aspiring medical students an avenue to be equipped with relevant information on their journey toward becoming a full-fledged medical professional!

May it be on finding the best medical institutions in the country or gathering insights, lessons, and tips from well-esteemed guests, UP HS+PM’s MD Talk ensures that you are LIGHTYEARS AHEAD in your early steps of getting that MD!

The 9th Annual MD Talk LIGHTYEARS AHEAD, with the tagline “To Public Health and beyoMD”, is a two-day online event that will aid aspiring medical students in choosing the best-fitting medical school by giving a glimpse of what each top-performing medical institution has to offer. Alongside these substantial discussions are notable guest speakers who will share their journeys toward pursuing a career in medicine and their life beyond med school. The event will be held virtually via Zoom and will be open to the public via live stream on UP HS+PM Society’s Facebook Page from September 3 to 4, 2022 from 2:30 PM – 6:00 PM. The distinguished medical schools onboarding in the 9th MD Talk are as follows:

  • University of the Philippines Manila College of Medicine
  • De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute
  • Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health
  • St. Luke’s Medical Center College of Medicine
  • University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center, Inc.
  • Xavier University - Dr. Jose P. Rizal School of Medicine
  • Cebu Institute of Medicine
  • Silliman University Medical School
  • West Visayas State University College of Medicine

Gifts and prizes also await in the 9th Annual MD Talk is sponsored by Learnfast Review and Tutorial Hub and Aquinas Events Place and Resort with promos and raffle prizes from Fashyon PH, Anna & Tommy, Motivo Philippines, Polarix, and PT Flashcards, alongside 17 partner organizations.

But wait! The MD Talk will also be graced by the presence of known professionals in the field of medicine and health sciences: Dr. Tricia Robredo, the executive director of the Jesse M. Robredo Foundation who’s currently taking her master’s degree in Global Health Delivery at Harvard Medical School; and Dr. Dalvie Casilang, the founding president of One’s True Nature and an avid advocate of HIV and AIDS awareness!

Can’t wait to venture into the vast arena of medical school? Wear your spacesuits and buckle up as its only mission hyperspeed for the 9th Annual MD Talk–LIGHTYEARS AHEAD: To Public Health and beyoMD! Follow UP HS+PM Society on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages to get the latest updates.

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We’re excited to see you there. Hyperspeed to public health and beyoMD!

JL Santiago Aquino

A millennial lifestyle blogger from Caloocan City who adores trying new things. ✨ Email: Follow @JayL_Aquino on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok & Facebook.

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