DAVAO CITY—The Bureau of Labor and Statistics states that employment in the local health-care field is projected to grow by 13 percent from 2021 to 2031.
This increase indicates the creation of 2 million jobs over a decade—much higher than the average for all occupations. With it, students who wish to pursue a medical-field career have a plethora of options waiting for them locally and abroad.
There are various routes one can take to pursue a career in the medical field. One of them is health sciences, which prepares them to take on a great variety of roles in both clinical and non-clinical settings.
Mapúa Malayan Colleges Mindanao (Mapúa MCM) establishes its mastery in health education through its College of Health Sciences. Its programs include Bachelor of Science (BS) in Biology, BS Psychology, BS Pharmacy, and BS Physical Therapy. Harmonizing its knowledge in health-care and its strong reputation in tech and engineering, Mapúa MCM provides students numerous opportunities through global learning, advanced research, and digital technology.
Mapúa MCM’s College of Health Sciences has collaborated with Arizona State University to prime the quality of education it offers. Through this link-up, Mapúa MCM pre-med students are honed to be globally ready, proficient with advanced and immersive facilities, and digital mastery. The groundbreaking nexus between Mapúa schools and ASU is focused on health sciences, as well as business programs.
ASU is ranked first in innovation by US News and World Report, ahead of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford University for eight consecutive years. It is also among the Top 1 percent of universities worldwide by the Center for World University Ranking 2022-2023, and among the leading 150 universities worldwide by the Shanghai Ranking 2022.
Solid ethics, human values
MAPÚA MCM College of Health Sciences is one of the few schools in the region that boasts of immersive simulation rooms where students can work on 3-D anatomical models, virtual dissection tables, and human-body projections via artificial intelligence. These technologies allow them to have a significant advantage in the field of health sciences and knowledge in tune with the modern world.
Above and beyond technological innovations, Mapúa MCM College of Health Sciences ensures that its students are anchored on solid ethics and human values via hands-on experiences and real-world exposure. They all undergo internships in hospitals, clinics, and community centers where they learn about promotion, prevention, treatment, and intervention as they get to interact with real patients.
The medical track is one of the most competitive fields to be in. But by choosing a program and institution that align with one’s personal goals, students can have a huge leg-up that will benefit them in the future.
“The medical field is an ever-evolving industry, and the demand for health-care workers is stronger now than ever. We build our capacity to address this gap through a collaboration with the Healthway network, where we streamline [our students’ career paths]: from school to internships, and hands-on clinical rotations, straight to career opportunities,” said Dr. Adorico M. Aya-ay, Mapúa MCM-College of Health Sciences dean.
The institution also certifies that its faculty members stay updated with the latest advancements and industry trends by sending them to training programs and seminars abroad, while learning from experts worldwide. Read more about Mapúa MCM-College of Health Sciences through its web site.