Issues and Challenges in Implementing Research Initiatives at the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery of the University of Santo Tomas


  1. The Health and Allied Science Cluster composed of the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, College of Nursing and College of Rehabilitation Sciences had an acceptable accomplishment for research in Academic Year 2016 – 2017 in terms of faculty members involved in research, number of publications, number of research collaborations.
  2. The faculty members are actively involved in researches with medical students, residents and fellows,
  3. There is a large number of researches involving the faculty members in collaboration with the medical students but these researches await translation into publications.
  4. The number of research publications and external grants are within the target set for AY 2018 -2019. However, most of these were obtained by less than 20% of full time faculty members. These results imply that there is still a need to improve the research environment with emphasis on acquisition of research grants and research publication at the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery.
  5. Strategies are being implemented to improve the research productivity of FMS.
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