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Creating Better Physicians the St. Luke’s Way

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.

"Going beyond the classroom when it comes to learning and becoming caring and better doctors for their patients. This is my vision for the students of St. Luke's Medical." - Dean Carandang

“Going beyond the classroom when it comes to learning and becoming caring and better doctors for their patients. This is my vision for the students of St. Luke’s Medical.” – Dean Carandang

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 Dean introduces the infamous 'Harvey', a human prototype.

The Dean introduces the infamous ‘Harvey’, a human prototype.

Back in the lab, Miss Tolentino gets acquainted with a human head sliced in half.

Back in the lab, Miss Tolentino gets acquainted with a human head sliced in half.

Meet some of the permanent residents of the college.

Meet some of the permanent residents of the college.

Real human skulls for closer inspection and study by medical students

Real human skulls for closer inspection and study by medical students

Human Brains. Yes, they are real.

Human Brains. Yes, they are real.

A painting commissioned by the Dean which is hung in the student library features a young student taking a nap midst a number of books. I found it funny. Any idea why? ;-)

A painting commissioned by the Dean which is hung in the student library features a young student taking a nap midst a number of books. I found it funny. Any idea why? 😉

 

“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. 

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