The journey to becoming a doctor is tough and overwhelming. One needs to go through grueling years of studies and substantial financial investments for schooling and trainings - all for the end goal of serving and saving the people from acute to severe health conditions
Medical professionals and health care providers continue to grow with the developments in the medical field to provide much needed attention to different health struggles.
A physician by the name of Lester Bryan Co had the opportunity to become a postdoctoral research fellow at Stanford University, Palo Alto, California through the assistance of the TYKFI-ABI Medical Specialty Scholarship Program. For one year, Dr. Co was able to practice his postdoctoral research fellowship in the Koong Lab at Stanford’s Radiation Oncology Department where they worked mainly on basic science research involving novel compounds combined with radiation in cells and mice.
One of the most difficult things in life is trying to achieve one’s goals, more so for women in a male dominated field. This is the story of Dr. Michelle Bernadette Lim-Loo whose driven and passionate attitude helped her attain her goal of being a Bariatric and Metabolic Surgeon. The field of bariatric and metabolic surgery is focused on weight-loss procedures to help aid patients suffering from obesity and diabetes, both of which are increasing in number within the populace.
ASIA Brewery Medical Specialty Scholar Dr. Jonard Co recently completed his Research Fellowship in Therapeutic Endoscopy at the University of Sydney’s Westmead Hospital in Sydney, Australia and is now back in the Philippines.
Dr. Co is a graduate of the Unversity of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center (UERMMMC). He specialized in Gastroenterology at the University of Sto. Tomas (UST). He then proceeded for his further training in the use of Endoscopic Ultrasound in Australia.