Tricia Robredo accepted into Harvard after pandemic response, campaign

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Janine Patricia "Tricia" Robredo. (Photo: Tricia Robredo/Instagram)

Tricia Robredo, daughter of outgoing Vice President Leni Robredo, has been accepted to Harvard Medical School under the Master of Medical Sciences in Global Health Delivery program.

In a post on Friday (June 17), the Vice President expressed gratitude for the recent acceptance, after Tricia had to postpone getting into a residency program twice.

“After passing the Medical Boards, Tricia had to postpone getting into a Residency Program twice. The first one was when I asked her to help us out with our Covid Response Operations. When our Covid situation got a little better, she planned on starting her Residency in January 2022,” Robredo said.

"When I suddenly decided to run in October 2021, she felt I would need her in the campaign and decided to forgo it the second time," she added.

The younger Robredo is currently doing clinical work and working as an ER doctor.

Moreover, the Vice President said that her daughter has also immersed herself in several health projects in communities.

"But, aside from these, she has also immersed herself in several public health projects and had a deeper understanding of how health care is delivered to our communities," Robredo said.

She said that several of Tricia’s works were published in medical journals after she ‘started writing correspondences about the different realities she was exposed to.’

“That was when she learned that this was what she wanted to pursue. She applied at the Harvard Medical School Master of Medical Sciences in Global Health Delivery, suntok sa buwan And she got accepted!" the vice-president added.

Robredo said they knew of her daughter's admission into Harvard earlier but decided to keep the news until everything was finalized.

Tricia previously served as a volunteer doctor under the Office of the Vice President’s Bayanihan E-Konsulta program – a free teleconsultation service during the pandemic.

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