Brainstorm 2017: PLM-CM Claims Top Spot after Three-Way Tie

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By Dan Concepcion, Class 2020; Joannes Asis, Class 2020

The Mu Sigma Phi Fraternity and Sorority once again held the 26th Brainstorm: Inter-Medical School Quiz Show last February 24, 2017 at the Robinsons Place Manila Atrium. As part of the Mu Sigma Phi's Scholarship Month, Brainstorm aims to bring the best out of the medical students and to promote camaraderie within the medical profession in the spirit of healthy competition. This year, twenty teams representing ten medical schools competed for the coveted title of Brainstorm 2017 Champion. In a historic three-way tie for first place, Team 6 from the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila - College of Medicine emerged victorious. Securing second place was Team 20 from the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, followed by Team 19 from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine in third place.

The participating schools and teams in this year's Brainstorm were AMA School of Medicine, Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health, Bicol University College of Medicine, De La Salle Health Sciences Institute - College of Medicine, Emilio Aguinaldo College - School of Medicine, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila - College of Medicine, San Beda College of Medicine, University of Perpetual Help Rizal - Jonelta Foundation School of Medicine, University of the Philippines College of Medicine, and the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery.

UPCM Class 2019 victorious in Mediscene 2017

by Vince Baroña, Class 2018

UP College of Medicine Class 2019 bagged first prize in Mediscene 2017: Hero, held last March 17th 2017 at the PGH Science Hall from 630 pm to 1130 pm. Hosted by the UP Medicine Student Council, heroism was the theme of this year’s much-awaited annual theater competition.

Ventrilokiya AF, the production of UPCM Class 2019, took first place with its modern twist on well-known Filipino heroes. Second prize went to Class 2021’s Demonyo Man May Langit Din, that tackled the often violent issue of land reform. Finally, second runner-up was Class 2023’s Si Mabait, an engaging tribute to the little guys whose heroic sacrifices for science are often overlooked.

UP MSS Holds 44th ICPC, DLSHSI Wins Championship

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by Regiel Christian Mag-usara, Class 2020

The UP Medical Students’ Society held the 44th Interscholastic Clinico-Pathologic Conference last March 11th 2017 at the Emergency Room Complex Room 218. The team from the De La Salle Health Sciences Institute bagged this year’s ICPC Championship, with the Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health, and the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery claiming the first runner-up and second-runner up awards respectively. Special awards were also given out; the Best Speaker Award went to Ms. Jamila Jane Borlagdan from FEU-NRMF, and the Best in Visual Presentation Award to the Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health.

The ICPC gathers medical students from all over Metro Manila to show their diagnostic prowess and presentation skills. This year’s ICPC was the most well-attended in its history, with ten schools competing for the title of ICPC Champion.

UP MedChoir Receives Ani ng Dangal Award

by Regiel Christian Mag-usara, Class 2020

Last February 27, 2017, the UP Medicine Choir received the Ani ng Dangal Award from the National Commission for Culture and the Arts in recognition for the choir’s First Prize win in the Mixed Choir Adult Category at the 5th Florence International Choir Festival in Italy. The award was received by Choirmaster Maryam Remoto and members Ian Daniel Macinas and Miguel Angelo Dimacali during the Awards Ceremony held at the Ayuntamiento Building, Intramuros, Manila.

The Ani ng Dangal Award honors performers and artists who have won awards and prizes internationally during the past year. On its ninth instalment, the NCCA awarded 71 artists from different fields, namely cinema, dance, literary arts, music, and visual arts. The UP MedChoir was one of the seven awardees for music, which included the Philippine Madrigal Singers, Acapellago, and Balon Dagupan Children’s Choir, and three others.

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