PLM to resume limited face-to-face classes for medical courses

Published May 5, 2021, 10:55 AM

by Gabriela Baron

The Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM) is set to resume its limited face-to-face education at the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, and Physical Therapy after securing the approval of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).


CHED officials visited the PLM campus in April to assess the school’s preparedness and the observance of minimum health standards in classrooms.

“We thank CHED for allowing our medical students to return to hands-on learning. This will definitely help PLM do its part in reinforcing the healthcare frontlines and ensure that our future doctors and nurses will be equipped with the proper training as they join our brave health workers in healing fellow Filipinos,” PLM President Emmanuel Leyco said Tuesday, May 5.

“Doctors, nurses, and medical staff have been bravely manning the front lines of the country’s battle against the coronavirus. The country saw a resurgence in infections as new COVID-19 variants emerge while vaccines remain limited,” he added.

With CHED’s clearance, students may now proceed with their hands-on medical clerkship, a requirement from the College of Medicine.

Meanwhile, the College of Nursing and the College of Physical Therapy are finalizing their plans on which laboratory courses will be offered in limited face-to-face classes.

CHED allowed 24 colleges and universities to hold face-to-face instruction and activities for its medical and allied health programs to ensure that the country has enough health workers as it continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic.