CHED approves MCU College of Medicine to hold limited face-to-face clinical clerkship for Fourth Year Centralinos

CHED approves MCU College of Medicine to hold limited face-to-face clinical clerkship for Fourth Year Centralinos

Our MCU College of Medicine, has been allowed by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to hold the limited face-to-face clinical clerkship for our Fourth Year Centralinos for S.Y. 2021-2022 last April 29, 2021. 

An initial visit has been conducted in the campus last March 10, 2021 by the CHED in order to inspect how safe and ready to conduct a limited face-to-face classes despite of this challenging times. 

The recipients of the certificate were Dr. Lilybeth R. Tanchoco, Dean of the College of Medicine, Dr. Ramil V. Flores, Vice President for Student Development, Dr. Arthur T. Magboo, Medical Education Unit Head of the College of Medicine, Dr. Renato C. Tanchoco Jr., Vice President for Planning and External Affairs. 

Below are the guidelines that should be followed in taking the limited face-to-face clerkship: 

1. All clinical clerks should have completed their physical examination in the Industrial Health Clinic before the start of face to face. 

2. They should undergo a RT PCR test for Covid-19 two to three days before the start of the face-to-face encounters. 

3. Clinical Clerks will be allowed to rotate only in non-COVID units. 

4. Appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) should be worn at all times. 

5. Submit to security personnel on the conduct of mandatory body temperature. 

6. Social distancing requirements should strictly be followed. 

7. Clinical Clerks’ call rooms should be modified according to safety standards. 

8. Foot traffic in the hospital premises should be corrected by using visual cues to guide entry and exit into and from the units. 

9. Communal eating is discouraged. 

10. Number of elevator passengers shall be limited to only three (3) AT ALL TIMES. 

11. Floor markers are placed to ensure that physical distancing is strictly observed. 

12. Use of stairs shall follow physical distancing rule. It is encouraged to take the stairs if traveling one or two floors up.