BGH – DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY AND COMMUNITY MEDICINE NOW RECOGNIZED AS A NEW FAMILY MEDICINE RESIDENCY TRAINING PROGRAM BY THE PHILIPPINE ACADEMY OF FAMILY PHYSICIANS
By Dr. Noel M. Laxamana, Training Officer, Department of Family & Community Medicine
The hospital’s Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM) has successfully hurdled the rigorous FM residency training accreditation process by the Philippine Academy of Family Physicians (PAFP). The accreditation team visited the hospital on October 19, 2016 and was composed of Dr. Josefina S. Isidro-Lapeña, Chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine of the University of the Philippines – Philippine General Hospital, and Dr. Gary D. Galon, Training Officer of the Department of Family Medicine of Chong Hua Hospital in Cebu City. The accreditation team made use of the PAFP standard tool for accreditation and had looked upon the faculty credentials, learning facilities, program development, teaching strategies and venues for evaluation. The accreditation team recognized the completeness of the documents presented and had largely praised the substantial contribution of the hospital’s ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Systems.