Held Jan 21, 2005 at FEU-NRMF Complex
The strategic session
dubbed as "Five-Year Agenda for Innovation and Excellence"
for the Far Eastern University Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation,
its School of Medicine and Medical Center, held at a Luncheon-Conference
January 21, 2004 at the Dr. Ricardo L. Alfonso Conference
Room was a great success.
Participants in this 2005
Balik-FEU Homecoming meeting were the officers and members
of the FEU-DNR School of Medicine alumni Foundation, the FEU-NRMF
Medical alumni Society, the Dean, chairmen of departments,
and faculty members of the Institute of Medicine, and the
hospital director and heads of the clinical departments of
the Medical Center.
Philip S. Chua, M.D., FACS, FPCS, immediate
past chairman of the board of the FEU-DNR School of Medicine
Alumni Foundation and a Board Trustee of the FEU-Nicanor Reyes
Medical Foundation, presented his controversial paper, a candid
perspective, on "The Crisis in Medical Education and
Healthcare Delivery in the Philippines." This served
as the prelude to the open forum.
The "Current and Future
Directions" of the Institute of Medicine and the Hospital
were presented by Acting Dean Remedios T. Habacon, M.D. and
hospital director Reynaldo B. De Vega, M.D.
Rolando Casis, M. D., Chairman,
and Arsenio Martin, M. D., President, of the Alumni Foundation,
discussed the Alumni Foundation's role, existing projects
and programs as they relate to the FEU-NRMF medical complex.
Ernesto dela Cerna, President
of the FEU-NRMF Alumni Medical Society, gave his views on
exploring mutual cooperation and joint venturing with the
alumni foundation in the United States, in providing assistance
to the Institute of Medicine and the FEU-NRMF Medical Center.
Daniel Fabito, M.D., bared
the alumni foundation's plan for a center for postgraduate
The conference was moderated
by Daniel Fabito, M.D., and Edmundo Relucio, M.D., and the
open forum by Renato Ramos, M.D., all past chairman of the
FEU DNRSMAF. The deliberation was serious, lively and, sometimes
But the essence of
the conference was summed in the parting words of Dr. Chua,
who reminded the participants, that "we are a family;
when alumni from abroad ask questions, they are not questioning;
rather, they would like to be educated about the local situation
in order to identify the problems confronting our Alma Matrer
and its Medical Center, through the eyes of the local alumni,
in order for us, from abroad, to be of greater help. After
all, we are family."