Celebrating the 14th National Epilepsy Awareness Week

1 09 2015
Neuro Team with PGH Director Dr. Gonzales

Neuro Team with PGH Director Dr. Gonzales

PGH Neurology Residents with Department Chair Dr. Leonor Cabral-Lim

PGH Neurology Residents with Department Chair Dr. Leonor Cabral-Lim

Neurology fellow, residents, and clerks with Dr. Jose Gonzales, Dr. Leonor Cabral-Lim, Dr. Rhea Angela Quimpo-Salonga, and Dr. Marc Fernandez during the ribbon cutting for the opening of the 14th National Epilepsy Awareness Week.





Updates and Last Minute Applications to the Sections of Neurosurgery and Adult Neurology

29 08 2015

Do not fret. There’s still time to submit your applications.

The final intake for applications for both sections will be September 1, 2015 9AM. Bring your applications directly to the office of the Deputy Director for Health Operations. THEN:

For Neurosurgery applicants, proceed AT ONCE to the office of Neurosurgery at the back of Ward 6 for the first of 2 exams. The exam will start promptly at 9AM exam. The next exam will be at 1PM TOGETHER WITH THE ADULT NEUROLOGY applicants in ERC 215. PLEASE BRING 1000 PHP for the second exam.

For Adult Neurology applicants, proceed AT ONCE to the epilepsy lay forum at the Dietary Function Room (inside Mess Hall). Your only exam together with the neurosurgery applicants will be at 1 PM ERC 215. PLEASE BRING 1000 PHP as examination fee. An orientation will follow AFTER the exam.

Featured here Adult Neurology residents in the University of South Wales for an EEG teaching course with Dr. Somerville.

Featured here are Adult Neurology residents in the University of South Wales for an EEG teaching course with Dr. Somerville.

Also, for Adult Neurology applicants you need to attend the Epilepsy MD forum September 2, 2015 to be held at the Guazon Hall. The event will start at 8am.

Good luck to all applicants.





Neurosurgery Application Updates

28 08 2015
Featuring immediate past chief resident Dr. James Mercado and current 4th year Dr. Andrei Liban

Featuring immediate past chief resident Dr. James Mercado and current 4th year Dr. Andrei Liban

Neurosurgery Exam 1: September 1, 2015 9AM

Will cover Neurosurgery topics

Neurosurgery Exam 2: September 1, 2015 1PM

Will cover General Neurology topics

Both exams will be held in the Neurosurgery Office at the back of Ward 6. Do not be late.

Standby for scheduling of pre-residency period and interviews.

Good luck to all applicants.





Change in Deadline for Applications

27 08 2015

First of all, CONGRATULATIONS to all those who passed the Physician Licensure Examinations! Special shoutout to UP Medicine for garnering a 100% passing rate!

Congratulations Tristan uy of UP Medicine for placing 8th!

Congratulations Tristan uy of UP Medicine for placing 8th!

The deadline for filing of the applications to the Section of Adult Neurology has been moved to September 1, 2015, 9AM. Epilepsy week lay forum will still push through in the morning while exams will still be held on that day (September 1) at 1:30PM. 

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You miss 100% of the shots that you don’t take. – Michael Jordan





Pre-Residency Activities

24 08 2015
No, you won't finish these two books before the exam.

You can certainly try.

September 1: Lay Forum for Epilepsy Week in the morning (Pre-residents to attend) then Pre-residency Exam for Adult Neurology (possibly NSS as well) in the afternoon
September 3 onwards: Pre residency period
September 30: Interview for qualified applicants for Adult Neurology

For questions please call our office.

Good luck to all of you. Study hard.





Applications for the Section of Adult Neurology and the Section of Neurosurgery Training Programs

23 08 2015

ARE NOW OPEN.

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Please submit the following to the Philippine General Hospital Office of the Deputy Director for Health Operations:

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1. 2 pcs 2×2 pictures (NOT more than 1 year old)
2. Certification of class rank and general weighted average grade from the office of the Dean or Office of the registrar (MUST be original or certified true copy)
3. Photocopy of the following (1 copy each)

  • Transcript of records
  • M.D. Diploma
  • Certificate of Internship
  • Community Tax Certificate

The application form (available at the office) must be filled in duplicate at the Office of the Deputy Director for Health Operations.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS WILL BE ON AUGUST 31, 2015. 4PM.

If you have any more questions please feel free to talk to the  personnel the Department of Neurosciences Office in Ward 5 or you can call them (our wonderful staff Mabuhay Nanette and Norma) 554-8462. The residents will all be hard at work during the morning but should you wish to talk to any of the Adult Neurology residents, you can try calling at night, 554-8400 Loc 2401. The Neurosurgery residents are probably in the OR. You can comment your questions as well.

Schedule for exams, interviews and pre-residency will be posted in the coming days.

Featured here are the current second years of both sections. This was taken before they started residency.

Featured here are the current second years of both sections. This was taken before they started residency. Many things have changed since then. Relationships. Friendships. BMI. Haircuts. But the love for the neurosciences remains. They are all, with the guidance of the attendings, still saving lives, one brain at a time. Come join the team.





Epilepsy Week 2015

23 08 2015

The UP-PGH Department of Neurosciences will hold its annual Epilepsy Week this coming September 1-7, 2015.  This aims to improve the knowledge and understanding of laypersons regarding epilepsy.  Moreover, this also aspires to enrich the expertise of medical practitioners on basic epilepsy management.

Epilepsy Week Tarp

This is for FREE but slots for the lay forum will be limited to the first 100 participants (patients and their companions) who will pre-register.  Slots for the MD forum will likewise be limited to the first 100 clerks, interns, residents, and consultants who will pre-register.  Free snacks and lunch will be served.  Contact Dr. Rhain De Roxas (09228010319) to register for the Lay Forum and Art Workshop.  Contact Dr. Marj Bagnas (09328810715) to register for the MD Forum.

Only pre-registered participants will be allowed to attend the said activities.

Lay Forum
“Mga Katotohanan Tungkol sa Epilepsy”
September 1, 2015

8:00am – 8:20am                       Registration
8:20am – 8:25am                       Pambansang Awit
8:25am – 8:30am                       Pambungad na Pananalita
8:30am – 9:00am                       “Ano ang Epilepsy?”
.                                                  Dr. Marjorie Anne C. Bagnas
9:00am – 9:30am                       “Nagagamot ba ang Epilepsy?”
.                                                  Dr. Jesi Ellen Bautista
9:30am – 9:45am                       Epilepsy at Marijuana
.                                                  Dr. Rhea Angela Salonga-Quimpo
9:45am – 10:15am                     “Delikado ba ang Epilepsy?”
.                                                  Dr. Marc Fernandez
10:15am – 1045am                    “Pwede ba mag-aral at magtrabaho ang may Epilepsy?”
.                                                  Dr. Mari Anne Kristin Dale Moll
10:45am – 11:15am                   “Pwede ba magbuntis ang may Epilepsy?”
.                                                  Dr. Leonor I. Cabral-Lim
11:15am – 11:45am                   “Sining at Epilepsy?”
.                                                  Mr. Baldwin Kho
11:45am – 12nn                         Talakayan (Open Forum)
12nn                                           Pangwakas na Pananalita

Epilepsy Art Workshop:  Breaking Barriers
September 1, 2015 1:00PM
Limited to the FIRST 30 participants who will pre-register.

MD Forum
Epilepsy Basics and Beyond
September 2, 2015

8:00am – 8:30am                        Registration
8:30am – 8:35am                        National Anthem
8:35am – 8:45am                        Opening Remarks
8:45am – 9:30am                        Epilepsy or Not?
.                                                   Dr. Katerina Tanya Perez-Gosiengfiao
9:30am – 10:15am                      AED Treatment – Not One Size Fits All
                                                    Dr. Leonor I. Cabral-Lim
10:15am – 10:45am                    Greater Access to Treatment: AED Generics
.                                                   Dr. Marilyn Ortiz
10:45am – 11:00am                    Epilepsy and Marijuana
                                                    Dr. Rhea Angela Salonga-Quimpo
11:00am – 11:30am                    The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Adverse Effects of Treatment
                                                    Dr. Marc Fernandez
11:30am – 12:00nn                     New Kid on the Block: Perampanel
                                                    Dr. Leonor I. Cabral-Lim
12:00nn – 12:15pm                     Open Forum
12:15pm – 12:20pm                    Closing Remarks

Come and SEIZE the day!








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