THE Cebu Normal University-Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (CNU-VSMMC) College of Medicine is thankful to the Commission on Higher Education (Ched) for finding merit in its cause of training competent and compassionate doctors who can lead and serve towards providing better healthcare for every Filipino especially those in the rural areas of Central Visayas.
Through the approval of the Ched Commission En Banc on May 11, 2021, the CNU-VSMMC College of Medicine is set to open in the first semester of school year 2021-2022.
The college thanked the different government agencies and public officials for helping its opening to push through.
“What we once thought impossible has now come true and at the most opportune time with the passage of the Doktor Para Sa Bayan Act. We are tipping the glass on medical education for students who have the potential and ardent desire but don’t have the adequate resources to become doctors. At the same time, we are also answering the need for doctors in rural communities away from cities who can bring in positive transformation through quality public healthcare and community organization,” said the CNU officer-in-charge Dr. Filomena Dayagbil and VSMMC Chief Gerardo Aquino in a joint statement.
Dayagbil and Aquino further said: “This endeavor shall assist and promote further the Universal Health Care Act to ensure that primary healthcare services are available and accessible, especially in underserved areas. This is aligned with our commitment to healthcare impacts of better health outcomes, responsive healthcare system, and financial risk protection. This is our heartfelt offer and contribution to the country and particularly, Central Visayas.”
The two officials are inviting the youth who have the passion and commitment to serve to join the CNU-VSMMC College of