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FELLOWS CAN NOW REGISTER SAFELY ON THIS WEBSITE FELLOWS CAN NOW REGISTER ON THE WEBSITE : MORE RESTRICTIONS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED ON THE WEBSITE. ACCESS TO THE RESTRICTED PORTIONS OF THE WEBSITE WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE TO... Read more
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The premier organization of General Surgeons, highly esteemed and recognized for their pioneering achievements in continuing surgical education, training and research, dedicated to promote the welfare of its members, and provide compassionate and quality health care, responsive to the needs of the community.

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In the Beginning......

In the Beginning

What was but a dream in the late 1980's became a reality in 1999.

 

The latter part of the previous millennium has witnessed so many advances in the field of knowledge led to the development of subspecialties. For instance, the field of Internal Medicine now had subspecialty groups like cardiology, pulmonology, nephrology, and so on. This reorientation towards subspecialization did not spare General Surgery.  And as cardiothoracic surgeons, transplant surgeons, and other subspecialists organized their own societies, it became clear that the Philippine College of surgeons (PCS) no longer stood for general surgeons alone. It had morphed into an umbrella organization for all these subspecialties.

In the late 1980s, Dr. Edgardo R. Cortez attempted to form a national organization of general surgeons. Meeting resistance, the concept persisted as a dream, until 1991, when then –PCS President Willie N. Lagdameo revived the issue. Stiff opposition met the very first brainstorming meeting. Meanwhile, in the Queen City of the South, the efforts of Drs. Marianito C. Ante, Kenneth S. Chan, Camilo M. Enriquez, Jr. Josemar A. Mercado and Stephen Sixto Siguan  paid of. The Cebu society of General Surgeons, Inc (CSGS) was chartered November 1993 with Dr. Cesar D. Chan as its first President. Dr. Samuel Trocio served as the keynote speaker in its formal launching. CSGS spearheaded continuing surgical education activities in cooperation with the –PCS –Cebu-Eastern Visayas Chapter, inviting General Surgery fellows from Manila. Social gathering and sports events further improved camaraderie, while surgical residents in Cube were trained for the Philippine Board of Surgery Exams through mock oral and written examinations.

In 1996, Dr. Lagdameo, now the Chairman of the newly created Board of Governors of the PCS, resurrected the idea for a national GS specialty group. He instructed CSGS President, Dr. Arturo T. Mancao, through the PCS Cebu Chapter Governor, Dr. Trocio, to submit a letter of proposal. The letter was endorsed to Dr. Florentino Doble, 1997 PCS President.  The succeeding president, Dr. Antonio B. Sison, favorably acted and tasked Drs. Adriano V. Laudico, Narciso S. Navarro, Jr., Edgardo Cortez, and Arturo De la Pena, together with some CSGS members, to promote the various chapters, and begin to draft a constitution.

During a general meeting at the 1998 PCS Midyear Convention in Davao City, a Board of Incorporators was formed.  by  December Annual Convention, having finished the Constitution and By-Laws, the Board convened a formal meeting to admit charter members.  After years of grueling groundwork, the cornerstone was finally put in place in January 26, 1996: The Philippine Society of General Surgeons, Incorporated, had arrived.

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President PSGS 2014

President PSGS 2014


 

INAUGURAL ADDRESS: JOSE RHOEL C. DE LEON, MD. FPSGS

 

DECEMBER 2013 EDSA SHANG RI LA HOTEL, MANILA

 

Our honored guest, Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alavarado, our immediate past president, Dr. Nilo delos Santos, past presidents of the society, members of the board of directors, fellows, guests, ladies and gentlemen.

 

Before I proceed, I would like to recognize and thank my family – my wife, Dra. Rogelyn and my kids, Jared Rhoel, Johann Rhoel and Jotham Rhoel – who, with me, will be making a big sacrifice with the many days I have to be away from them in fulfilling my responsibility.

 

To stand here before you as the 16th president of the 1,217 strong – and counting – society of general surgeons in the country is such a privilege and a great blessing. It made me look back at the start of my professional journey from the time I walked out of the best medical school in Morayta then, the FEU-NRMF Institute of Medicine to the time I settled in my practice of surgery in my now beloved Cagayan de Oro City. In between those times, what transpired was the unfolding of God’s plan in my life according to His purpose. My personal journey is a testimony that He has predestined us to be in a particular situation, place and time that would best achieve his purpose for our life and those around us. Although I have always wanted to be a doctor, I almost became a Veterinarian. Well, a vet is still a doctor. After finishing High School, an uncle who is a successful vet in the US and who owns a big animal hospital tried to influence me and my parents into taking the course. I was able to get in the UP Veterinary Medicine program and was even recommended for scholarship (which could have been a tremendous help for my public school teacher parents). But God’s plan is for me to be a doctor of the human body, as the eldest brother of my mother, who is a surgeon told me this words which sealed the deal… “mag do doctor ka na lang din, sa tao na…” Then came the crucial decision in the life of a newly minted doctor: taking a specialty. If you will see our yearbook of the FEU-NRMF Class of 91 it says there that I want to be an Orthopedic Surgeon. I sought that dream, took the entrance examination and pre residency requirements at the POC, but again for some twists and turns – I ended up taking General Surgery. Indeed, the Lords plan is always better than my plans and so I am here standing in front of you as your president.

 

I will now be assuming the leadership of this prestigious society with fear in my heart. But I see this fear as something positive. I have always cherished that kind of fear as a surgeon because it has made me aware of the possibility of committing mistakes, therefore keeping my feet on the ground, careful and deliberate in every surgery that I perform. It keeps me on the edge all the time, knowing that I also have placed myself accountable to the scrutiny of my colleagues and the final satisfaction approval of my patients. That fear, I shall also keep in my heart as I lead you my fellows during this crucial time, not only for our society, but also for the practice of surgery in this country. I, and your board of directors will be accountable tom our fellowship.

 

My term will be guided by this personal benchmark. CONTINUITY, IMPROVEMENT, COLLABORATION, and POSITIVE CHANGE will define it. We will continue on the programs started and molded by my predecessors through the years. I consider them, especially those whom I have served as a member of the board the last several years. I would like to make special mention Dr. Alberto Paulino and Dr. Nilo Delos Santos – the two immediate past presidents in whose term, probably, the society has endured and faced a lot of scrutiny and criticisms because of the changes it has pursued, but in whose term as well, a lot has been achieved. We will strive to continue improving on what was started.

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