All In The Tauan Family

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

imageFor the third time this year, Bro. Dr. Marianito Olivarez Asperilla’s, Batch Anim, work is being recognized by the international health community as his co-authored abstract titled A Case Report: Contrast Induced Cardiac Tamponade was chosen among several entries to be presented at both the WORLD and EURO Cardiology 2016 Conferences.

The difference this time around is that Dr. Asperilla’s co-authors are either Tauans or Tauan family. In line with Tau Mu Sigma Phi’s TRUMP, Tauan Residency in the USA Matching Program, recent graduates are given the opportunity to enhance their chances of entering into a residency program in the United States by providing them with clinical experiences and author ships of case reports, paper presentations and clinical studies. Continue reading

Consensus for Increased Funding and Recruitment Arrived At

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

It is clear that Tau Mu Sigma Phi, the Thomasian Medical Students” Fraternity, finds itself again at another crossroads on its 70th year as the upstart Tau Mu USA Foundation inches closer to its 15th year. At the just concluded Tau Mu USA Fall reunion, Tauans called for increased fraternity support for its fledgling trust fund and a discussion concerning dwindling number of recruits on the home front.


Tau Mu Sigma Phi paraphernalia and souvenirs c/o the East Coast Team

This year’s event was held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites in Jersey City, New Jersey. The three day affair, hosted by Bro. Dr. Ricardo Quinto Binsol, GI-18 and Bro. Dr. Francis Bernard Domingo Ponce, 9 Tauan Commandos, their spouses and the entire east coast team, began last Friday and ended late Sunday, September 25, 2016. Close to eighty Tauans were expected to congregate in the Garden State not including their respective families and friends. Continue reading

Asperilla, Boco, Yu Paper to be Presented in Frankfurt and Santiago

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

NitoyIn line with Tau Mu Sigma Phi’s program in assisting recent Tauan graduates land a residency position in the United States, Bro. Dr. Marianito Olivares Asperilla, Batch Anim have invited brothers to help him with two recent papers pertaining to Hepatitis C, its treatment and management.

The fraternity’s program called TRUMP, short for Tauan Residency in the USA Matching Program, is in its infancy as it was launched last October, 2015 during Tau Mu USA Foundation’s annual fall reunion held at South Padre Island, Texas. For the past several years, it has been more difficult to enter into residency training in the US brought about by increased competition from other foreign medical graduates and increased immigration scrutiny due to global terrorism. Continue reading

ΤΜΣΦ Announces Speakers for 70th Anniversary Post Graduate Course

By Bro. Dr. Michael Ronald Basilio Madarang, Armageddon VIII

10636582_10154506397658266_157485806755250888_o3rd Tau Mu Sigma Phi Alumni Organization Postgraduate Course
“Transcending Mainstream Sciences for Physicians”
Presenting the 1st “Bro. Dr. Hector C. De Los Santos Memorial Lecture”

January 11, 2016
Venue: CME Auditorium, Medicine Building, UST

8:00 – 8:30am
Opening Ceremonies
National Anthem
UST Hymn
Tauan Pledge
Opening Remarks
Continue reading

ΤΜΣΦ Elects 70th EXECOM

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

As the fraternity’s 70th Year Anniversary is less than a month away, Tau Mu Sigma Phi, the Thomasian Medical Students Fraternity elected a new set of officers last December 14, 2015.

The new executive committee will take over the reins of the fraternity on January 11, 2016 during the Annual Gala Night/Induction Ball and Turnover Ceremonies to be held at the Buenaventura Garcia Paredes O.P. Building inside the sprawling University of Santo Tomas campus. Continue reading

ΤΜΣΦ Prepares for Freshmen Orientation Week and New Academic Year

By Bro. Dr. Ferdinand Magno, 13 Men and a Baby
(report from the field care of Bro. Rae Patrick Olinarez Talampas, Tauan Inferno)

ORG-ETau Mu Sigma Phi, the Thomasian Medical Students’ Fraternity, welcomes the more than 400 incoming University of Santo Tomas – Faculty of Medicine & Surgery freshmen into the medical school community.

The fraternity will be hosting a booth at Room 317 of the St. Martin de Porres Building on August 6, 2015 from 12 noon until 5 pm as part of the Medicine Student Council’s Freshman Orientation Week. The university wide welcome mat for freshmen begins on Tuesday, August 4 where the MSC will host a History of Medicine Lecture at the CME Auditorium on the first floor. The Thursday event on August 6 was billed as ORG-E, short for Organization-Expo, formerly known as Tour de Med. Continue reading

Espino and Concio Graduate From Respective Residency Programs

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

Two Tauans who decided to pursue a medical career in the United States recently finished their respective residencies completing a long, arduous but fulfilling journey into the U.S. Healthcare system.

ROMMEL1The first Tauan is Bro. Dr. Erwin Rommel Miranda Espino, 2 Vicious Tauans, who completed his three year Family Medicine Program from the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences AHEC in El Dorado, Arkansas.

His graduation rites were held last Friday, June 26, 2015 and were attended by family, friends and the El Dorado Boys, a diverse group of Tauans who all passed thru this Family Practice residency program.

NINYO5The second Tauan to finish his Family Practice Residency Program is is Bro. Dr. Conrado Christian Dilig Concio, Vigilantes. Ninyo, as he is fondly called by family, friends and brods, attended the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center College of Medicine Department of Family and Preventive Medicine in Lawton, Oklahoma.

His graduation rites last Friday, June 26, 2015 were attended by family and two other Oklahoman Tauans, Bro. Dr. Nicasio ‘Nic’ Sanchez Gutierrez Jr., Solid State 17 and Bro. Dr. Nemesio ‘Nemy’ Sanchez Gutierrez, 7-11 Local 2-4-5. Continue reading

ΤΜΣΦ Serves Migrants in Cabuyao

By Bro Dr. Ferdinand Magno, 13 Men and a Baby
(report from the field and pics care of Bro. Rae Patrick Olinarez Talampas, Tauan Inferno)

CABUYAO5Summer has come and gone but due to changes in the academic year, undergrads of Tau Mu Sigma Phi, the Thomasian Medical Students’ Fraternity, enjoying their extended break, switched gears and traveled south for a medical mission at Cabuyao, Laguna. The one day affair was held on Saturday, June 19, 2015 and was sponsored by the Task Force on Urban Conscientization (TFUC) and Pamantik-KMU.

The City of Cabuyao is located about 43 kilometers southeast of Metro Manila and is the fastest growing municipality in Laguna. It has a large population of migrants working in its industrial estates. TFUC provides support services for the urban poor and promotes the inclusion of church goers into the struggles, aspirations and needs of the urban poor. It is a mission partner of the Association of Major Religious Superiors of the Philippines or AMRSP. Continue reading

ΤΜΣΦ Invited by ΣTΛ to a Surg-Med Mission at SSAP in Makati

By Bro. Dr. Ferdinand Magno, 13 Men and a Baby
(report and pics from the field c/o Bro. Rae Patrick Olinarez Talampas, Tauan Inferno)

SSAPIn a change of pace from the past several weeks, Tau Mu Sigma Phi, the Thomasian Medical Students’ Fraternity was invited by our sisters from Sigma Tau Delta, the Sorority of Thomasian Doctors, for a surgical and medical mission at the Santuario de San Antonio Parish in Forbes Park, Makati City.

YOPThe half day mission was held on Saturday, June 6, 2015 from eight in the morning until twelve noon at the Parish Center. The mission was sponsored by the Parish’s Catholic Women’s League as part of SSAP’s 2015 Feast of Saint Anthony de Padua celebrations and their 40th, Ruby year as a parish which culminates on June 13, 2015.

Sis. Dr. Judy So, a member of the CWL, and the Sigmans asked the Tauans to join them in providing for both surgical and medical services as part of the parish’s outreach program. According to the parish’s website, their Fiesta theme is “St. Anthony of Padua: An inspiration in promoting a Parish united in faith, thanksgiving, and mission in the Year of the Poor.” Continue reading

Three Hundred Thirty Teens Served in Pasay this May

By Bro. Dr. Ferdinand Magno, 13 Men and a Baby
(report and pictures from the field c/o Bro. Angelo de Jesus Cruz, Tauan Inferno and Bro. Kevin Anthony Ortiz Mallari, Markados)

OKIDOC1As the summer heat bakes Metro Manila and its citizens, Tau Mu Sigma Phi, the Thomasian Medical Students’ Fraternity, kept up it sizzling pace in providing services to the adolescent population thru circumcision missions throughout the metropolis.

Through the sponsorship of Hon. Councilor of Pasay Bro. Dr. Arvin ‘Bong’ Galang Tolentino, Blitzkrieg 23, circumcision missions were held in different barangays throughout the City of Pasay for the month of May. Bro. Bong Tolentino, popularly known as “OKIDOC” by his constituents, has set up the program aptly titled “Operation Libreng Tule,” for three Saturdays in May at different zones and barangays throughout the city. Continue reading