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University of Sto. Tomas Hospital – Department of Dermatology

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University of Sto. Tomas Hospital – Department of Dermatology

UST - Consultants

First Row from Left to Right: Ma. Victoria C. Dizon , MD, FPDS; Arnelfa C. Paliza , MD, FPDS; Lina D. Torralba, MD, FPDS; Daisy King-Ismael, MD, FPDS; Eleanor Lo-Letran, MD, FPDS; Ma. Angela T. Cumagun, MD, FPDS
Second Row from Left to Right: Susannah Ong-Salvador, MD, FPDS; Bernardita Ortiz-Policarpio, MD, FPDS; Ma. Rosario G. Aguila , MD, FPDS; Cecilia T. Marcelo , MD, FPDS; Maria Lourdes H. Palmero, MD, FPDS


DEPARTMENT ROSTER

 

UST - Dept. Chair
Ma. Angela T. Cumagun, MD, FPDS
Department Chair
UST - Dept. Training Officer
Maria Lourdes H. Palmero, MD, FPDS
Department Training Officer

 

UST - Consultants

Active Consultants

  • Arnelfa C. Paliza , MD, FPDS
  • Ma. Victoria C. Dizon , MD, FPDS
  • Maria Cecilia T. Marcelo , MD, FPDS
  • Bernardita Ortiz-Policarpio , MD, FPDS
  • Lina D. Torralba, MD, FPDS
  • Daisy K. Ismael, MD, FPDS
  • Ma. Rosario G. Aguila , MD, FPDS
  • Maria Lourdes H. Palmero, MD, FPDS
  • Susannah Ong-Salvador, MD, FPDS
  • Ma. Angela T. Cumagun, MD, FPDS
  • Eleanor Lo-Letran , MD, FPDS

 

RESIDENTS

UST - 2nd and 3rd Year Residents

From Left to Right: Hazel C. Hao, MD (2nd), Maria Christina Corazon C. Gonzalez, MD (2nd),
Angelica I. Guzman, MD (Chief Resident), Maria Angela M. Santos, MD (3rd), Lauren Margaret T. Hao, MD (2nd)

 

Third Year Residents

  • Angelica I. Guzman, MD (Chief Resident)
  • Maria Angela M. Santos, MD

 

Second Year Residents

  • Hazel C. Hao, MD
  • Maria Christina Corazon C. Gonzalez, MD
  • Lauren Margaret T. Hao, MD

 

UST - 1st Year Residents

First Year Residents

  • Franchesca Marie D. Ilagan, MD
  • Abigail T. Siggaoat, MD
  • Bernadette Irish T. Tan, MD

 

ACTIVITIES

  • Book review (weekly)
  • Journal Club (weekly)
  • Clinicopathologic conference (every 2 weeks)
  • Therapeutic conference (monthly)
  • Audit (monthly)
  • Psoriasis Club (every 2 months meeting)
  • CME
  • Postgraduate course
  • Department strategic planning (yearly)

 

FACILITIES  AND SERVICES

  • Phototherapy center
  • Outpatient Department
    • Electrocautery
    • Chemical peels
    • Acne surgery
    • Incision and Drainage
    • KOH
    • Intralesional injection
    • Dermapathology

UST - Residency

RESIDENCY APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Letter of intent addressed to:
    • MARCELLUS FRANCIS L. RAMIREZ, MD
      Chair, Department of Medical Education and Research (DMER)
      UST Hospital
  • Application Form – available at DMER Office ONLY
  • Recent ID pictures (2 pcs. passport size, colored on white background)
  • Letter of Recommendation (LOR)
  • Certified True Copy of the following:
    • Class Ranking
    • Transcript of Records
    • Medical School Diploma
    • Certificate of Internship
    • PRC Certificate
    • Updated PRC License (Photocopy)
    • Itemized PRC Board Rating
    • Residency Certificates (for Fellowship applications only)
    • Diplomate Certificate (for Fellowship applications only)
    • Birth Certficate or Baptismal Certificate (photocopy)

UST - History

Being the oldest university in the Philippines, the University of Sto. Tomas (UST) was the first in the country to recognize the importance of Dermatology as a specific field in medicine. As early as 1883, “Dermatosis y su Clinica” was taught as a subject to the sixth year medical students under Sr. D. Felipe Bueno y Chicoy.

The UST Hospital Department of Dermatology was originally established as a Section of Dermatology and Syphilology under the Department of Medicine, organized and headed by Dr William Burke in 1927. In 1979, they started a specialty training in dermatology, being initially recognized by the institution as a “fellowship” program.

With Dr. Marita Lim Ke as the training officer in 1981, the three-year residency training program in Dermatology was given full accreditation by the Philippine Dermatological Society (PDS).

Eventually, the Section has shown autonomy having its own financial set-up, organization and activities. This granted the recognition of the Section as a Department of Dermatology in 1988 with Dr. Lina de Dios-Torralba as the first Chair.

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CONTACT INFORMATION

University of Santo Tomas Hospital
Department of Dermatology
Espana Blvd.
Sampaloc Manila, 1015

Tel. No. 731-3001 loc 2638