Section of Pulmonary Training Program

General Guidelines:
The scope of knowledge required to understand and appropriately manage patients with pulmonary disease will require 2 years in-depth training experience. Programs should be associated with an approved residency in Internal Medicine. Trainees are required to have a minimum of 3 years of training in general Internal Medicine, accredited by the Philippine College of Physician.

The training program in Pulmonary Medicine will insist upon a strong responsibility and dedication in providing high quality patient care. In all aspect of the educational program, trainees should be encouraged to develop an attitude of scholarship and intellectual curiosity to remain at the informational forefront of the discipline.

General Objectives:

The Pulmonary Training Program is designed to provide the trainees with a strong fundamental background in:

1.    Diagnosis and management of Pulmonary Disease and their complications.
2.    Prevention and rehabilitation aspects of Pulmonary disorders and diseases.
3.    Performance research work in the field of Pulmonary Medicine.
4.    Formation of administrative skills and responsibilities to be able to manage a pulmonary service in a general and specialty hospital setting.
5.    To assist interns and residents-in-training in increasing their knowledge in Pulmonary Medicine.
6.    Likewise, the pulmonary program is designed to prepare the trainee to become a Diplomate and Fellow of the Philippine College of Chest Physician (PCCP).

Training Program

The Fellowship program is divided into two levels, namely:

            Level 1:    Junior Fellow ................................     1 year
            Level 2:    Senior Fellow ................................     1 year

Level 1 or Junior Fellowship involves the acquisition of knowledge and skills of the basic principles of Pulmonary Physiology and Diseases.

Level 2 or aims to develop in the trainees the sense of confidence to use the fundamentals learned in the first level consequently achieving competence in decision-making and practical aspects of the specialty. This level similarly intends to make the Senior Fellow responsible for taking his/her subordinates, other paramedical personnels, and also involve in administrative functions. He is required to involve in research studies.

Duties and Responsibilities

For the 1st year Fellows go on 24 hours duty every other day for 2 months; then every 3 days thereafter.

For the 2nd year Fellows, the same schedule as above. However, they are always ‘on call” during the “off duty” period.

1.  Take part in the educational program of the Chinese General Hospital Department of Medicine.

2.  Responsible for giving lectures to medical interns, residents, respiratory therapists and ICU nurses.

3.  Attend all weekly subspecialty conferences and lectures.

4.  Assist and supervise the Medical Residents with regards to pulmonary referrals.

5.  Handle and follow up all referred patients on mechanical ventilation.

Schedule of Clinical Rotation
A. Junior Fellow

Ward                                     6 months
Pulmonary Laboratory            3 months
Radiology and CT Scan          1 month
Nuclear Medicine                    1 month
Microbiology and Pathology    1 month

B. Senior Fellow

Critical Care Unit        6 months
Special diagnostic procedure:

1. Biopsy under fluroscopy, ultrasound and CT scan guidance   
2. Hemodynamics and Swan-Ganz Catheterization        4 months

Rehabilitation Program and sleep disorders            2 months


Pulmonary Staff and Fellows

Section Hear Eden D. Chua, MD, FPCCP
Training Officer Shirley C. Panganiban, MD, FPCCP
Assistant Training Officer Melissa L. Bagay, MD, FPCCP
Evelyn T. Ang, MD, FPCCP
Ligaya C. Dy, MD, FPCCP
Abner T. Koh, MD, FPCCP
Evelyn S. Ragos, MD, FPCCP
Anderson Dy, MD, FPCCP
Ruel Cecilio, MD, FPCCP