By Agnes Cubillas, Class 2015
Unexpected flying kisses.
On my last day of MICU duty, I said sweet goodbye to my darling patients. But promised them I will check on them whenever I can. For some reason, I see myself sending flying kisses.
And then she returned my flying kisses, the lola who always writes on my hand so I can understand what she wants/needs.
My intubated lola gave me the sweetest flying kisses.
Thank God for these miracles, kindness and love everywhere.
By John Tanchuco, Class 2017
By Karissa Genuino (Class 2017), Twitter correspondent, UP Medics
“Amazing” was the word on everyone’s minds at the Freshmen Orientation Program (FOP) 2019 Street Party held at the UP College of Medicine Biochemistry Basketball Court last August 8, 2014. Following the Orgs Night program, the venue was quickly jam-packed with the happy faces of the newest batch of future doctors, Class 2019.
By Julian Arguilla, Class 2018
Over a hundred of the UP College of Medicine’s newest members, Class 2019, filled the UPCM BSLR-East last afternoon of August 5, 2014 as Sophomore Class 2018 officially launched its Freshman Orientation Program (FOP) with a Legends of the Hidden Temple-themed Welcoming Ceremonies.
"With too many patients seeking care, lack of resources to fully care for them, the usual government bureaucratic rules hindering innovation and solutions, and less than ideal working conditions, it would not be a surprise if being a health care worker in PGH will overwhelm, frustrate, tire and yes—make you lose your compassion. But what I lived and saw in the years I was in PGH was the opposite.