Tuesday, November 23, 2010

See You at the 5th CIM Medical World Congress

Details of the 5th CIM Medical World Congress on December 9 and 10 are found in the poster below.

Registration is ongoing.

CIM Upcoming Activities This December

Every year, December is a month to remember for CIM students and alumni.

For this year, here are the lineup of activities for this month:

December 4, a Saturday is CIM Alumni Day. The activity will start at 9AM with a Holy Mass at The Jacinto Velez Memorial Hall. Aside from a chance to renew ties with classmates and friends, the highlight of the activity is the opportunity to win a 4-year scholarship at CIM for children of CIM alumni.

December 6 is the CIM Student's Night with the theme, "Heroes and Villains" led by batch Connexon at the Casino Espanol. Students get to experience cosplaying wearing their favorite hero and villain costumes while getting acquainted with their fellow students in a party that serve as an early Christmas celebration. Below is their poster.

December 11 is the 2nd Dr. Jacinto Velez Sr. Memorial Fun Run at the SM City Cebu, Radisson Blu Hotel grounds. Assembly time is 5AM. Categories are 3k, 5k and 10k. Proceeds will go to the CIM charity and Scholarship Fund. Race director is Dr. Dennis Entera.

CIM alumni and students especially are invited to these activities.

Friday, November 19, 2010

CIM at 53: Come Celebrate the Changes

An educational institution related to the medical field which makes Cebu proud is the Cebu Institute of Medicine.

Carrying the name of Cebu, it is one of the best medical schools in the country as shown by its excellent performance in the Medical Board exams especially in recent years under the PBL curriculum.

This year, the school is now on its 53th year and a lot has changed in a span of just one year with the help of its able alumni officers led by Dr. Pek Eng Lim.

For those alumni who have not been to CIM for a long time, CIM now boasts of a new Research office and Clinical Epidemiology Unit office where students for one can visit their research advisers for research consultations. Meetings by the Publication Committee and the Institutional Review Board are also held in these offices.

The Research Unit office is found in the 1st floor near the Administration offices while the Clinical Epidemiology Unit (CEU) is found across the CIM-Pfizer Virtual Library and is adjacent to the Research Unit office.

On the second floor just on top of the Research Unit is the Medical Education Unit (MEU) office. 
Planning of projects, seminar-workshops and researches related to medical education are some of the things done in the MEU office.

Then there's the CIM choir with mostly students as members. Regular practices are held with severl musical pieces that include some classics, Filipiniana and Christmas-related. They are to perform this coming December during the Founders' Day celebration.

Of course, not to be left in the research aspect, CIM now has an online subscription of MDConsult which can be accessed through the library.

As CIM celebrates its 53rd year during the Founders' week this December, let us celebrate these welcome developments.

Physicians are invited to the coming CIM World Congress, Research contests and CIM Alumni Day this coming December.