Benguet residents who want to study medicine need not go far once the Benguet State University offers its own School of Medicine.
Newly-installed BSU President Felipe Comila said one of his plans is to put up the School of Medicine, which has been a long-time clamor in the province.
Comila said the provincial government led by Gov. Melchor Diclas along with the office of Benguet legislative caretaker Eric Go Yap have shown their support on the university’s endeavor.
“The paper for the College of Medicine is already on my table, I’ve seen the approval of the Commission on Higher Education. It’s faster, they have endorsed it to us. With the good support of Congressman Eric Go Yap, I believe it’s fast to implement,” Comila said.
The proposed School of Medicine would be in partnership with the Benguet General Hospital for its teaching staff.
“We have no problem, the BeGH is more than willing to help us. There are so many doctors and professors who are ready about it,” he said.
Comila said BSU aims to make the Philippine General Hospital, which is run by the University of the Philippines, as its template for the planned school.
He said they will work on the paper works for the proposed program in 2021 and start its realization by 2022, adding he is confident the university would provide for the needed buildings in preparation for the school.
Yap lauded BSU’s endeavor saying it will not only help the province but the country as well.
Aside from the School of Medicine, the president also proposed for the put-up Schools of Accountancy and Law as well as a Certificate on Crisis Management. The latter, he said, might be offered by the second semester of 2021.
BSU also aims to offer graduate school programs for its campuses in Bokod and Buguias. – Ofelia C. Empian