Monday, January 17, 2011
It's Great to be in SLU Baguio!
The event was hosted by the St. Louis University of Baguio City headed by the Dean of its College of Medicine, Dr. John Dumantay.
It was an unforgettable experience.
I got to experience firsthand and for the first time, a temperature cooler than the coolest air-con temperature I was in.
Of course, the delegates did their job fulfilling the objectives of the convention.
They will serve as good models for other medical students...
They were well-disciplined.
I have seen other medical students acting like kids when attending occasions or conventions where they would be very noisy. Instead of listening attentively to the lectures seeing it as an opportunity to augment their lessons, they would be scattered around the venue doing "product giveaway shopping" and when mealtime comes, they will not give way to the real participant physicians who were not able to eat yet.
But the SLU medical students I observed were not that. They showed maturity and high EQ.
They waited for their teachers to invite them to the buffet table and they allowed the participants to go first in line.
The venue did not sound like a marketplace and they were courteous.
And they are one talented bunch as well like other medical students of the country. Not just brains. And they showed their talents during the fellowship night.
We were told that these students gained recognition and won awards besting even other colleges who may have a lighter study load than them.
There were singers a plenty. They had their version of the APO Hiking Society singing "Doobidoo" and a version of La Divas who had a very nice rendition of "Emotion" of the Destiny's Child/BeeGees fame.
They performed a uniquely Philippine dance (I forgot the name of the dance) which was really colorful for lack of a better word for description.
Coming from a medical teacher, I congratulate SLU for doing a great job.
As for me, I am now officially a member of the PASMAP coincidentally during the 100 years celebration of SLU. That could be a sign of more good things to come.