Residency Training in Internal Medicine
The three-year residency training program in Internal Medicine is accredited by the Philippine College of Physicians. The program follows the three-pronged thrust of the hospital, which covers service, training, and research. Training in general medicine, coupled with exposure in all the subspecialties, is the highlight of the program. A trainee is assigned to the different hospital service areas for adult patients such as the acute care units, medical wards, intensive care units, pay wards, and the outpatient clinics. The rotation in the subspecialties include those within the department as well as in neurology of the Department of Neurosciences. The strength of the training program is the opportunity of trainees to have hands-on experience, assessing and managing the medical concerns of the patients while being guided by the faculty of the UPCM and medical consultants of the PGH.
Residency Training in Nuclear Medicine
Nuclear medicine is the medical specialty dealing with the diagnostic and therapeutic applications of “unsealed” or “open” sources of radioactive materials. Founded in 1957, the Radioisotope Laboratory of PGH became the first facility in nuclear medicine to operate in Southeast Asia. Training in this discipline was initially a fellowship program in nuclear medicine (under the Department of Medicine), established in the mid-1980s. However, since 2018, a three-year residency training program was created, which offered direct specialty training in the discipline. The program hones the trainees in both the basic sciences and clinical aspects of nuclear medicine, particularly internal medicine, pediatrics, and radiology, and includes diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Research also forms an integral part of the training.