Post Graduate and Faculty Development Committee Report
Henry Echiverri, MD
Chairman – UPMASA Board of Governors
Dear Dr. Echiverri,
We are the newly formed Post Graduate Training and Faculty Development Committee as designated by our new UPMASA President Dr. Susan Echiverri. The other members of the Committee are Drs. Mutya San Agustin, Mayu Gonzales, and Francisco Sy. We had our first formal meeting on July 21, 2019, with Dr. Susan Echiverri in New York. Dr. Francisco Sy was away at a conference. I am forwarding the minutes of our meeting wherein we spelled out our vision, mission, and objectives as well as the communication between Dr. Susan Echiverri and Dean Charlotte Chiong as far as our desire for collaboration with the UP-PGH Medical Center to better serve the needs of our Alma Mater and also the Previous Policies and Procedures of the Committee updated July 3, 2019.
We are also in communication with Dr. Irma Makalinao who is back as the Coordinator for the Visiting Teachers Program at the College of Medicine. I will be going to UP-PGH Medical Center at the last few days of November and the beginning of December and hope to visit with the UPCM Dean Chiong and PGH Director Legaspi. We are hoping to collaborate with the different departments and try to help with their needs both clinically and academically.
Francisca Tolete Velcek, MD
Chairman – PGTFD
Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics
Downstate Medical Center
State University of New York
Brooklyn, NY 11203