Aside from being a practicing Neurologist and the Dean of St. Luke’s College of Medicine, Filipino physician Dr. Brigido L. Carandang, Jr. is a game changer.
From his infamous curriculum overhaul to generous scholarship grants, Dean Carandang is breaking new ground to develop not only excellent clinicians but a more compassionate set of doctors.
What makes this educator so controversial?
He is challenging the educational system. He wants to create more coffee shops in replacement of the usual classrooms. He is adamant in raising the standards of admission and challenges his students to go beyond getting the license.
However, the vision to get the best students comes with its challenges. The Dean encourages raising funds for these scholars. He wants the general populace to know that funding for someone else’s education is a cause worth pursuing, more so, if that same student is able to give back to their community. You want the best doctors? Start them young. Help fund and raise quality doctors.
“The real game changer isn’t something external; it is internal. It is the way we think and grow. It is moving from that “fixed” mindset about teaching and learning, and moving to the “growth” mindset…Some learn better in isolation, while others excel in collaboration…We have to stop looking for standardized solutions to try and personalize learning.”
– George Couros
Under Dean Carandang’s leadership and tutelage, the ability to produce fantastic clinicians with a soul for the patient is possible with St. Luke’s College of Medicine.