ROJoson’s Education for Health Development in the Philippines

One of his missions in life is to contribute to the health development in the Philippines through education.  This mission started in 1990 when, as Director of the UP College of Medicine Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, he designed a structured Department of Health-UPCM Postgraduate Circuit Courses in four provincial hospitals in the Philippines (Ilagan, Isabela in Luzon; Aklan in the Visayas; Koronadal in South Cotobato and Oroquieta in Misamis Occidental, both in Mindanao).

He then went on to develop a structured general surgery training program using a distance education mode from 1991 to 1997 in Zamboanga City Medical Center.  With this program, he added 7 trained general surgeons to the pool of 2 that served the 3 million population of Western Mindanao.

In 1994, he helped established the Zamboanga Medical School Foundation (now the Ateneo de Zamboanga University School of Medicine).   He helped designed a community-based, competency-based, and problem-based learning medical curriculum for the school.  This curriculum was adopted by several medical schools in the Philippines, one in Legazpi, Albay in 1995; one, in Cebu in 1996, and another one in Naga, Camarines Sur, in 2001.

Since 1990 to present (2017), he has been actively giving lectures and learning sessions in surgery, medical education, hospital administration, community health, hospital disaster management, and other health related topics in various parts of the Philippines and also in Asia.

Since 2011, he has been using Facebook as a vehicle to promote his Education for Health Development in the Philippines.  Even before Facebook, he has websites (Tripod.com, Google Sites, and WordPress.com) to promote his Education for Health Development in the Philippines.


ROJ@17sept12

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