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.