CHED green-lights USeP SoM, University to deliver medical education

The long wait is over.

USeP Tagum-Mabini Campus- The University of Southeastern Philippines (USeP) conducted the Unveiling and Ribbon Cutting of the School of Medicine (SoM) on October 16, 2021.

The University has recently obtained the government permit to operate the Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) program under SoM after the Commission of Higher Education (CHED) Technical Committee’s go signal last August 31, 2021.

CHED Chair Dr. J. Prospero E. De Vera III, together with Central Office Commissioner and Chair of the USeP Board of Regents Dr. Aldrin A. Darilag, CHED XI Regional Director Maricar R. Casquejo; and UNIFAST Officer in Charge (OIC) for the Officer of the Executive Director IV, Atty. Ryan L. Esteves, graced the School’s opening with University President Dr. Lourdes C. Generalao leading the USeP key officials.

USeP is the third state university that has been authorized to offer medical program after Western Mindanao State University (WMSU) and Cebu Normal University (CNU) in CHED’s effort to support the ‘Doktor Para sa Bayan’ Act or R.A. 11509.

Chair De Vera, in his speech, challenged USeP regarding the University’s future licensure examination results.

“Four years from now, I expect you to have the 100 percent passing rate in the licensure test,” he remarked.

He also lauded the performance of State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) in the field of medicine.

“The track record of eight SUCs with medical program is very good. In fact, the licensure results of public universities having medical programs is higher than licensure results of the private universities,” he said. “I want to show that public investments in medicine is going to produce very good graduates,” he added.

Dr. De Vera also announced that the Commission has already approved initial funding of 25 million pesos to USeP and another 25 million coming from Institutional Grant (IG) of CHED.

USeP now holds the record of being the first and only State University in the Davao Region to offer MD program

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