The Adolescent Medicine Division provides a comprehensive and holistic approach to healthcare and is given to each of their patients including psychosocial risk assessments. This primarily aims to screen for risk-taking behaviors and render preventive health management, and counseling on substance abuse, unplanned pregnancy, STIs/HIV, violence and injury prevention, and mental health. It promotes good nutrition, catch-up immunization, responsible parenthood, mental health prevention of substance abuse, injuries, and violence.
The Adolescent Medicine Division also provides the following services that address the needs and concerns of adolescents: Adolescent Wellness, Transition Program, Teen Pregnancy and Prevention Program, and Weight Management Program.
Through these services, we continue to aim training health care professionals who are proficient and fully confident to deliver holistic interventions in the field of Adolescent Medicine and for the Philippine Children’s Medical Center to be the repository of information regarding the Filipino Adolescent.
The Adolescent Medicine Division of the Philippine Medical Center has been providing fellowship in the field of Adolescent Medicine for the past 25 years.
It is a 2-year training program geared toward the acquisition of competencies in adolescent health care, harnessing of skills in health guidance advocacy and management of medical illness and psychosocial concerns affecting this age group. It also aims to develop an individual adept in administrative skills appropriate in the comprehensive care of the adolescent and integrate these in the course of adolescent health supervision.
The Fellowship Program of PCMC Adolescent Medicine Division has been accredited since March 2016 by the Philippine Pediatric Society until January 2022.
The trainers of the Adolescent Medicine Division include:
Dr. Erlinda Susana S. Cuisia-Cruz, MD, FPPS, FPSAMS – Division Head
Dr. Deborah A. Red, MD, FPPS, DPSAMS – Training Officer
Dr. Liah Ann G. Cruz, MD, FPPS, FPSAMS – Research Officer
Dr. Alicia B. Tamesis, MD, MPH, FPPS, FPSAMS – Former Division Head
Dr. Rosa Maria H. Nancho, MD, FPPS, FPSAMS – Former Division Head
Dr. Moses C. De Guzman III, MD, FPPS, DPSAMS – OIC, Department Manager of the Education and Training Department
Dr. Ester M. Iligan, MD, FPPS, FPSAMS
Dr. Michelle Anne N. Mangubat, MD, FPPS, DPSAMS