P S M S I
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Secretary Francisco A. Duque III passed a Department of Health Resolution authorizing Asst, Sec. Elmer Punzalan then in 2008
To form a technical working group to evaluate the distribution of Medical Specialists of the Department of Health around the Philippines.
Department Execom passed a resolution forming the DOH Medical Specialists which is at present the Philippine Society of Medical Specialist Inc. In 2010, June 3-4 the 1st DOH Medical Specialists Summit met at Dagupan City with Dr. Esperanza Cabral as the speaker.
- Currently have more than six thousand members (6,000) with Chapter in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao all in government service (doctors employed in the naval, military, police, and LGUs).
- Different sub-specialty societies; Diabetology, Orthopaedics, Pathology and Psychiatry have chartered with us.
- In February 18, 2014 the Philippine Medical Association granted us the rights, privileges and prerogative of a PMA affiliate society printing of two (2) Journals that highlighted the winning papers.
- The societies petition to PRC to recognize PSMSI being in government to be included in the roster of specialties based on their Board Resolution of Medicine No. 25 Series of 2015, entitled “Recognition of Specialty Societies and Specialty Boards, and Certification of Specialists”.
This was based on the Republic Act No. 2382, otherwise known as the Medical Act of 1959. A reply was sent to us on March 14, 2016 informing us that Professional Regulatory Board of Medicine (PRBOM) – “This is to inform though all concerned that the PRBOM is already reconsidering the inclusion of other specialty areas of practice in addition to those that are currently existing and recognized. It is earnestly anticipated that this initiative will pave the way for the recognition of other specialty and subspecialty societies outside of PMA’s eight (8) lead societies, without however compromising the rule on homogeneity as earlier articulated.” Signed by Miguel L. Noche Jr., Chairman of PRBOM.