It has to go in a custom footer (not html module) to work*. The source, which also has some interesting thoughts on the desirability of disabling right click, is below: *Using in a custom footer:replace all code in xslt box with this: ]]>

« Home | 60 item Exam on CardioVascular Disorders with Answ... » | Ex-nursing board examiner rejects illegal recruitm... » | 60 item Exam on CardioVascular Disorders » | Passers, flunkers want a retake (Conclusion) » | 100 items OB questions by: Jeddah » | CA asked to stop PRC from giving licenses to ’06 n... » | Passers, flunkers want a retake » | Only a nut would dare take psychiatric nursing lig... » | Did recomputation result in injustice? » | Examinees wrestle with stupid and crazy licensure ... »


Be a doctor for free

Be a doctor for free

SOUNDS improbable but true. You can be a doctor for free under the Medical Scholarship Program, “Pinoy MD: Doktor para sa Kapwa Pilipino”.

This is in line with the Priority Program of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to entice more Filipinos to take up medicine to serve their fellow Filipinos since those accepted as scholars will be required to render two years of service to the government for every year of study/scholarship.

This will also answer the need for more Filipino doctors, since the trend now is for students to take up nursing and work abroad.

According to the Department of Health, the scholarship package includes tuition fees, miscellaneous/laboratory fees, living subsidy, lodging allowance, transportation allowance, and book and uniform allowance.

For one to be accepted to the scholarship program, one must be a Bachelor’s Degree holder with at least 35 units in science subjects.

The applicant must also have a general weighted average of 2.50 or its equivalent or better. Likewise, the applicant must not be more than 35 years of age upon admission to the program.

The combined family income of the applicant must not be more than P30, 000 monthly or not more than P360, 000 a year. He or she must belong to any of the following sectors –- indigenous people, barangay health worker or their children or government employee or their children.

An NMAT percentile score of at least 40 and above is required. The applicant must be of good moral character, physically and mentally fit.

Applicants who have not yet taken the NMAT are advised to coordinate with the Center for Educational Measurement and to take the NMAT on December 10, 2006.

Interested applicants may contact the DOH Center for Health Development through telephone number 033-321-3284 or 321-06007 for requirements. Deadline for submission of requirements is November 29, 2006.

im very interested...

This is a long overdue step in the right direction.

In fact, there should be an overhaul of the thrusts of our government educational institutions.

There has been privatization in many government endeavors, why not in education? For example, in the case of UP, why offer courses that can very well be offered as expertly by other institutions-- which makes UP's efforts redundant and obsolete--like law and mass communication? When UP was established during the American regime, there were few local colleges and universities, so UP's many courses were needed then, but not now when we have so many other good schools for higher education.

What should be done is to phase out above courses and replace them with--or expand existing--courses that are more needed by the nation, such as medicine, as well as vital science and technical courses for which UP has very low quota of students at present.

Government should serve as catalyst to development. It should go as trail blazer to ventures which the private sector fears to tread. Once it has established a foothold there and the private sector has joined in sufficient number, the government should leave and go into other untested fields of endeavor.

i agree w/ you *anonymous 7.10am...

since UP is an institution that can provide competent education to the public they should increase their quotas in field of medicine (& maybe nursing...), so those who will be availing this scholarship grants of GMA will be ensured with quality education, and quality health practice in the future...

the gov't should alot a special budget to UP for this particular endeavor... UP as proponent of quality health for our people thru this scholarship grants... God bless our country! =)

Post a Comment

PBSN Forum


- Video and Image Hosting