UPCM wins Championship and 2nd Runner-up

UPCM wins Championship and 2nd Runner-up
by Louie Dy (Class 2021)


Victorious. Quiz bee participants from UPCM smile widely as they land in the 1st and 5th places of the contest. Photo by CJ Balicanta.


UPCM bags Championship in the Regional Medical Quiz Bee, Championship in the Regional Research Competition – Basic Sciences Category, and Second Runner-up in the Regional Clinico-Pathologic Case Competition in the NCR-South Luzon Medical Students Summit (MSS) by the Association of Philippine Medical Colleges (APMC) last Sunday, November 25, 2018.

The winning quiz bee team, with a total of 900 points, consisted of Frinz Rubio (Class 2020), Linnaeus Cruz (Class 2021), and Allan Barcena (Class 2022). They are followed by University of the East Ramon Magsasay Memorial Medical Center Inc. (UERMMMCI) and Far Eastern University – Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation (FEU-NRMF) as First and Second Runners-up respectively. The other Quiz Bee team, garnering Fifth Place, consisted of Kristian Orante (Class 2020), Shaira Tagadan (Class 2021), and Jaz Togonon (Class 2022).


Champion. Ryan Lintao (Class 2021) seizes the sweet fruit of victory. Photo by UP Medicine Student Council.


The winning research, entitled “Morphological and functional effects of leaf ethanolic extract of Alpinia elegans (tagbak) on human lung epithelial, colorectal, and hepatocellular cancer cells in vitro” was presented by Ryan Lintao (Class 2021). The study is by Ryan C.V. Lintao, Paul Mark B. Medina PhD and Isidro C. Sia MD PhD.

Clinico-Pathologic Case Competition participants from UPCM shake their hands with the judges and flash a wide smile for their unprecedented victory. Photo by UP Medicine Student Council.


The case competition team, garnering a score of 90%, consisted of Louie Dy, Gabrielle Flores, Francis Libre, and Ryan Lintao, all from Class 2021. They were superseded by UERMMCI (92.67%) and Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health (ASMPH) (92%) garnering the Championship and First Runner-up respectively.


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