ΤΜΣΦ Partners with UP Ecosoc in Serving Residents of Pook Ricarte

By Bro. Dr. Ferdinand Magno, 13 Men and a Baby
(report from the field care of Bro. Kevin Anthony Ortiz Mallari, Markados)

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In a rare but refreshing occurrence, Tau Mu Sigma Phi, the Thomasian Medical Students’ Fraternity, partnered with the UP Economics Society last March 28, 2015 in serving residents of Pook Ricarte in Diliman, Quezon City.

Pook Ricarte is located in the Northern Sector of Barangay UP Campus, a 400 hectare land area situated near the sprawling university campus. About 120 residents were tended to by the fraternity brothers, cases ranging from the common cough and colds to more serious conditions such as uncontrolled hypertension and diabetes. Continue reading

TAO Elecom Sets Guidelines

By Bro. Dr. Ronald Ramos Asido, Renaissance and Bro. Dr. Archie Bryan Camero Ramos, Apocalypse

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TAUAN ALUMNI ORGANIZATION
ELECTIONS COMMITTEE 2015

For almost seven decades, the Tau Mu Sigma Phi has had a very meaningful and colorful existence. With its roots deeply imbedded, it has grown to more than a thousand strong, rich in tradition but not resistant to change. Starting from the confines of the UST Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, its alumni have reached farther, not only within the Philippines, but internationally as well, each one living the Tauan way of practice. As the bond of brotherhood is lifetime, every part of its members are longing for the Tauan camaraderie and organization even after marching out the confines of UST. To keep everything in order, the Tauan Alumni Organization came into existence, with other subgroups also formed to keep the flame of brotherhood burning. Now having a triumvirate, the bond is stronger than ever. In order to continue its existence, proper leadership is tantamount. It is in this light that the group be guided by capable leaders, brothers who are knowledgeable and bears a heart that is of TAU MU, by TAU MU and for TAU MU. With the throng of brothers willing to immerse themselves wherever they are, each one is welcome to be part of this journey. We invite everyone to be a part of another milestone in our rich history, that thru technology, we may be able to take part in the nomination and electoral process of our fraternity internationally. Let us come together as one to continue building and being better as our journey as Tauans carry on. Hail Tau Mu! Continue reading

All Tauan Junior Interns Pass the Revalidas

By Bro. Dr. Ferdinand Magno, 13 Men and a Baby

imageIt is that time of year when University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery 4th year medical students, also called junior interns or medical clerks, cower in fear and return to humble ways as they face a three panel tribunal consisting of faculty members and take the oral revalida, the final hurdle before obtaining their medical degrees and become doctors.

Ten junior interns from Tau Mu Sigma Phi, the Thomasian Medical Students Fraternity, have taken their oral revalidas and all Tauans received passing marks for a 100 percent passing rate. This is in line with the fraternity’s ideal of academic excellence.

The successful revalida takers are as follows: Bro. Dr. Romeo Garcia Galapon II, Kinse, Bro. Dr. Oliver Neil Cruz Cruz, Vendetta, Bro. Dr. Lloyd Paolo Rom Crizaldo, Prodigal Sons, Bro. Dr. Carlson Tan Cordova, Best of 7, Bro. Dr. Paulo Panes Guinto, Insanity, Bro. Dr. Ynigo Daniel Paez Coronacion, Prodigal Sons, Bro. Dr. Ellison Escano Soriano, Kinse, Bro. Dr. Francis Marlo Collantes Simeon, Insanity, MEB Bro. Dr. Joel Latimer Buncayo Smith III, Insanity and Bro. Dr. Joseph Michael Le Estenzo Lim, Insanity. Continue reading

A Tau Mu Gateway to the Heartland

By Bro. Dr. Ferdinand Magno, 13 Men and a Baby

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In the March 2015 edition of the Journal of the Arkansas Medical Society, Bro. Dr. Remel Dionisio Carino Buslig, 13 Supreme Guardians of Tauan Ideals and Tenet or simply 13’s Got It, was featured prominently in the article entitled ‘Intensive Care Gets a Boost in Seven Arkansas Hospitals.’

In his capacity as the Director of ER and ICU/CCU at Ashley County Medical Center, Bro. Remel was asked about his hospital’s foray into telemedicine thru a recent partnership with Baptist Health eICU care. He said, “There are times when patients admitted in the ICU are too sick [to stay at our hospital]. They need to be seen by doctors specializing in critical care.” Continue reading

A Tauan In The High Seas

By Bro. Dr. Ferdinand Magno, 13 Men and a Baby

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As Tau Mu Sigma Phi, the Thomasian Medical Students Fraternity, charts a course towards its 70th year of existence, a Tauan, Bro. Dr. Reynaldo Manganaan Aquino, 9 Tauan Commandos, sails the world’s seas as a ship physician on Constellation delivering health care to thousands of guests and crew members alike. An Orthopedic Surgeon by trade, Dr. Aquino has been doing this since 2008.

When asked what a typical day is, Bro. Mayee said, “Far from what I expected. I initially thought this was like ‘The Love Boat’ on TV. It was not.” His current ship has around 900 plus crew members and 2500 guests or passengers, all of whom he has to take care of. He works with another physician and three nurses certified in ACLS and PALS. Continue reading