Medisings 2017: Music and Service

Ruth Eusebio

by Arobe Shiek Goling II, Class 2019

Music and service are powerful expressions of humanity. Both are expressions of healing. We sing to express unheard emotions within us. Likewise, as students, we are committed to serve the marginalized as our means to help our society be healed. Medisings, the annual inter-class singing competition organized by UP Pagsama is a testament that these two powerful expressions can exist in one epic event.

Last March 24, in line with the long week celebration of UP Pagsama Week: Kislap, UP PGH Science Hall witnessed the different representatives from different classes sang their own rendition of different musical pieces in this year's Medisings. Members of different classes were also present to support their own class representatives. The theme of Medisings this year is "Kilos Kabataan!". UP Pagsama aims to mobilize the youth to participate in addressing the different issues in the Philippine society.

Tara? -- Medisings 2016 invites UPCM to community organizing efforts

by Geno Sadaya, Class 2019

UP Pangkalusugang Samahan ng mga Mag-aaral (UP Pagsama) caps off the week-long celebration of its 27th anniversary themed “Tara?” with the annual Medisings held last March 18, 2016 in the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) Science Hall.

It was an evening of music, advocacy and friendly competition supported by the students of the UP College of Medicine (UPCM), their friends and family.

UP PAGSAMA Community Weekend Visit

by Emmanuel Mark Velasco, Class 2018

UP Pagsama’s Community Visit is just one of UP Pagsama’s initiatives on community organizing and student development activities. Last Saturday, October 24, 2015, the constituents of Valley 8 in San Antonio, Parañaque City participated in the said event which was headed by Gizzelle Golda Labalan of Class 2018, in behalf of their Community Force Head Aleysha Rina Diaz of Class 2018.

Enhancing community consciousness through Pakikipamuhay: UP PAGSAMA in Hacienda Luisita

by Andrea Isabel Contreras, Class 2018

Eight members of the UP Pangkalusugang Samahan ng mga Mag-aaral (PAGSAMA) spent five days with members of the farming community of Barangay Mapalacsiao and Barangay Cutcut in Hacienda Luisita, Tarlac. This activity, done last June 16 to 20 2015, was part of the organization’s integration program called Pakikipamuhay. This activity is one of the primary strategies of PAGSAMA in developing community-oriented physicians.

UPCM holds IMDC 2015; UERM wins third straight debate crown

By Aljo Rodriguez Molina, Class 2017

The 4th Interscholastic Medical Debate Competition was held at the UP College of Medicine on January 31 and February 1, 2015.

Pioneered in 2012, the event was organized by the Pangkalusugang Samahan ng mga Mag-aaral (PAGSAMA), UP Medical Student Council (MSC), UP Medical Social Unit, and the UP Manila Debate Circle.