By Elma T. Jocson, MD     

       Rizal Medical Center has been serving a wide catchment area that spans the whole province of Rizal and the Mega Manila area. Nearing its 75 years of service, RMC does not tarry nor tire in participating in the Department of Health's activities, advocacies and outreach projects. RMC is not just a medical institution that serves clients brought to its fold; it is also an active arm of the government that reaches out, even outside the Metro area.

By Riccel Salazar, MD

          The Rizal Medical Center (RMC) Department of Internal Medicine held its 24th Postgraduate Course last November 25, 2015, 8-5pm at the RMC auditorium. The activity was aptly entitled; “To Clear or not to Clear: A multisubspecialty approach in preoperative and fit to work evaluation.” The activity was attended by 105 participants comprising of general practitioners, Internal Medicine residents and post graduate interns. The activity extensively reviewed the latest guidelines and best clinical practices of different subspecialties in properly assessing patients.

By Judith Ivy F. Primavera, M.D.

     Last June 30, 2015, the Department of OB-GYN held its Annual Residents Interesting Case Report at the RMC Conference Hall. In attendance were interns, residents & consultants. The panel of judges were the following: Dr. Franada (OB Sonologist), Dr. Cheryl Tan (Pathology) and Dr. Rodante Roldan (ENT). There were 4 presentors for the event. First was Dr. Maria Arika Sepacio who presented a case of Choriocarcinoma of the Fallopian Tube (‘’Once in a Blue Moon’’). The next presentor was Dr. Melissa Enriquez for a case of a Transverse Vaginal Septum (“Release Me”). Next was Dr. Irene Dalope for a case of Thyrotoxicosis in Pregnancy (‘’Storm Warriors”) and lastly, Dr. Argent Aebi Dulig who discussed a case of Vulvar Carcinoma (“De Fleur Estrange”).

By Ritchie O. delos Santos, MD


     RMC delegate to World Blood Donor Celebration June 14-15, 2015 (from right): Rodrigo C. Rodrigo, MD, MHA; Marilyn G. Ang, RMT; Ritchie O. delos Santos, MD; and Gloria I. Evasco, RMT.

     June 14, 2015 marked the “World Blood Donor Day” celebration, which had a global theme of “Thank you for saving my life,” and highlighted the desperate need for donations. With a decline in blood donations, officials hope fewer restrictions will increase a potential donor base, according to an article written by Brain Krans.