Valencia City Grants Scholarship to 5 Medical Students

The City Government of Valencia has granted five medical students to acquire the Medical Education Subsidy Program of the city for school year 2016 to 2017.

The grantees were revealed during the first Monday convocation of the city where they also signed a contract before the employees and members of the Medical Education Subsidy Committee.

The scholarship committee is composed of Chairman Hon. Glenn P. Peduche, Vice Chairman Hon. Policarpo P. Murillo, IV, M.D., with members Hon. Oliver Owen L. Garcia, Hon. Arlando L. Cañete, Atty. Genaro C. Cadigal, Atty. Angeles A. Yap, M.D., Dr. Marlyn V. Agbayani, and Ms. Lelibeth T. Canillo.

All qualified students undergone a thorough review of documents, deliberation and evaluation. They were evaluated based on their Transcript of Records (TOR), National Medical Admission Test (NMAT) result and interview.

The Medical Education Subsidy Committee earlier convened at the Sangguniang Panlungsod Conference Room for the consolidation and final ranking of the applicants for the scholarship grant.

There were 16 students who applied for the program but only five slots were given as mandated by the City Ordinance No. 99-2016 or the Medical Education Subsidy Program.

Qualified applicants for the program are first year medical students Crysthia Lorcyl Sistoso who garnered a total average of 90.48% and Abby Mangubat with an average of 79.06%. Also qualified are second year student Mary Claire Ricare with 89.46%, third year student Carren Emirose Solidor with 76.38% and fourth year student Rhogiem Nomus with 85.24%.

The above-named grantees are now legible to receive the subsidy grant for the scholarship program in accordance of said Ordinance. Each of them shall be given an academic subsidy amounting to 250,000 pesos per year.

During the convocation, City Councilor Policarpo P. Murillo, IV, M.D. said that producing medical practitioners thru such scheme can augment the much needed medical services for the people of Valencia.

“It is observed that in the past ten years, the number of Public Health Doctors in the city is below the ideal doctor-population ratio of 1:20, 000,” Murillo added.

Sistoso, one of the grantees who also got the highest average score during the evaluation, were very thankful for the program and for the opportunity given by the city government.

The city government designed a scholarship program to give chance to students to pursue higher education and uplift their lives and succeed in becoming a Health Professional.