#CompassionInPGH: Dr. Beverly Ho

“The PGH I know never lacked compassion. On the contrary, I saw that it suffered from too much of it at one point or another. Too much to the extent of hoarding the hospital's supplies, overprescribing supplies/medicines from more "well-off" patients to have something to use for those who have significantly less, coaching watchers to act out in front of the social worker to ensure that he gets 100% subsidy—all these and more—seem normal… and right… and justifiable.

They Remember

By Adrian Paul J. Rabe, MD

I remember him. Gasping for breath, lips blue from the lack of oxygen, dying with each second. He was brought in by his daughter, and decked to my care by the Emergency Medicine service. I was a 2nd year Internal Medicine resident at the Philippine General Hospital.

A quick history and physical exam pointed to a block in a major artery supplying vital nutrients and oxygen. This obstruction was built up over time, accelerated by a life of vice and excess.

157 New UP Doctors Take Oath

By Julian Arguilla, Class 2018

The University of the Philippines College of Medicine held its 105th Commencement Exercises and Internship Program Closing Ceremonies last May 19, 2014 at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), sending forth 157 new physicians from UPCM Class 2014, as well as 96 postgraduate interns from the top medical schools who also completed their internship at the Philippine General Hospital. The program, entitled “Isang Lagda”, represents the graduating first batch of Return Service Agreement signatories.

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