The Gov. Celestino Gallares Memorial Hospital (GCGMH) Professional Education, Training and Research Office (PETRO) was established in 1980 when GCGMH, then named Bohol Provincial Hospital, was designated as a teaching-training hospital of Regional Health Office VII by virtue of the Ministry of Health Administrative Order No. 83, Series of 1980. The PETRO is directly under the Office of the Medical Center Chief (MCCO) whose main responsibility is to facilitate the continuing professional development and training of all clinical and non-clinical personnel of GCGMH. It is also responsible for capacity-building and the development of the research skills of all personnel.The PETRO is headed by the Chief Training Officer (CTO), also known as the Chief Academic Officer (CAcO), who reports directly to the Medical Center Chief and who coordinates with the Heads of all the different Departments, Sections, and Services of GCGMH for their training programs and research activities.
The PETRO has three (3) Sections, namely: the Graduate Medical Education Section (GME), the Health Sciences Education Section (HSE), and the Research & Innovation Section (RIS). The Chief Training Officer coordinates with the Chief of Medical Professional Staff (CMPS) and the Heads/Chairmen of the Clinical Departments regarding the training of the Medical Officers III (MO IIIs) or the Resident Physician Trainees, the Medical Officers IV (MO IVs), and the Medical Specialists.
As a teaching-training hospital, the CTO supervises the training activities and the performance of the Resident Physician Trainees as well as those of the Postgraduate Interns (PGIs), the Medical Clerks of affiliate schools of medicine, the clinical, nursing, allied medical and non-clinical students of affiliate colleges and universities or Higher Education Institutions (HEIs).
The CTO facilitates the conduct of training of the hospital employees, including the orientation of newly hired medical personnel, interns, and medical clerks, as well as the implementation of the different health programs and projects of the Department of Health. Most of the training conducted by GCGMH provides Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Units which can be credited towards the CPD Units requirement for renewal of the professional’s PRC License. GCGMH has been a Professional Regulation Commission CPD provider since 2018.
THE PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION, TRAINING AND RESEARCH OFFICE STAFF
Luciano J. Sarabosing, Jr., M.D., FAAP, DPPS, MBA-HA is a Medical Specialist IV and is the incumbent Chief Training Officer. He graduated Doctor of Medicine from SWU-MHAM College of Medicine and completed his Pediatric Residency training at the White Memorial Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a Diplomate of the Philippine Pediatric Society. His motivation is to leave a legacy of yearning for knowledge for all those who come to GCGMH and to share this yearning with others as long as life exists.
Ryan James B. Gacayan, M.D., FPCP, DPSEDM, is the Director of the Research and Innovation Section. He is an Endocrinologist and is an active training core member of the Department of Internal Medicine. He is also an active staff as an Endocrinologist and a member of the training program in Internal Medicine at Allied Care Experts (ACE) Medical Center – Bohol. He is also the Head of the Section of Endocrinology at Ramiro Community Hospital. He graduated Doctor of Medicine from the Cebu Institute of Medicine and completed his Fellowship Training in Endocrinology at the Medical City. He aims to revitalize the research program of the hospital by promoting the translation of research outputs into a hospital or national healthcare policy, the publication of research outputs in peer-reviewed scientific journals nationally and internationally, as well as the presentation of our hospital’s research activities and outputs in local and international scientific symposia.
Christian Emmanuel T. Lim, M.D., FPNA, is a Neurology and Hypertension Specialist and is the Director of Graduate Medical Education. He is also a faculty member of the Silliman University, teaching Neuroanatomy in the College of Medicine and Neuroplasticity in the College of Performing and Visual Arts. As the GME Director, he endeavors to enhance the current training programs being offered as well as assist in the creation of additional residency training programs. All these are geared towards the improvement of GCGMH’s academic milieu, and towards being the region’s top teaching and training hospital.
Astrid T. San Juan, M.D., MPM, DPSP, is the Director of Health Sciences Education. She is a Medical Specialist III and is an Anatomic and Clinical Pathologist who graduated Doctor of Medicine from the University of the Philippines – Manila, College of Medicine. She finished her residency training in Pathology at Gov. Celestino Gallares Memorial Hospital. She is also the current Training Officer of the Residency Training Program of the Department of Pathology. As the HSE Director, she aims to enhance the capacitation of our personnel through training activities geared towards the closure of the training gaps as identified through the Training Needs Assessment survey and other instruments aligned with our Performance Governance System (PGS) Roadmap.
Robin Buenbrazo, RN, MN, CHA is a Training Specialist who is the Deputy Director of Graduate Medical Education. He assists the Director of Graduate Medical Education in facilitating the training activities of all physicians, postgraduate interns, and medical clerks. He also assists the hospital’s Quality Management System office in the maintenance of the hospital’s ISO accreditation as well as the Office of the Strategic Management (OSM) in compliance with the hospital’s Performance Governance System (PGS) roadmap. He graduated Masters in Nursing from the Misamis Unversity.
Luella Orion Dumalag, RN, MAN is a Nurse VI who is the Deputy Director of Health Sciences Education. She assists the Director of Health Sciences Education in facilitating the training activities of all allied medical, paramedical, and non-clinical personnel of GCGMH. Together with the Director of Health Sciences Education, they ensure that all capacity building and training needs of the allied medical and paramedical personnel of GCGMH are met. She graduated Master of Arts in Nursing from the University of Bohol.
Bernadette M. Hibaya, MPA is a Training Assistant who assists the Chief Training Officer with the day to day operation of the Professional Education, Training, and Research Office. She coordinates with the Department Chairmen/Heads, Training Officers, PGI-in-Charge, and Clerk-in-Charge of all clinical departments to collate the evaluation forms and other academic documentary requirements for prompt submission to our affiliate HEIs, the DOH, and other agencies. She graduated Masters in Public Administration from the Cebu Technological Institute.
Marilen D. Real, is a BS Psychology graduate who assists the Directors of Graduate Medical Education, Health Services Education, and the Research and Innovation Section Director as a Training Assistant with their day to day operations in the Professional Education, Training, and Research Office. She graduated Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Silliman University, Dumaguete City.