IRR for PGIN's medical scholarship underway


Jul. 01, 2020 ...

Members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Ilocos Norte are now finalizing the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of the new provincial scholarship program for medical students.

On June 25, the Committee on Education chaired by Atty. Saul Paulo A. Lazo invited resource speakers and major stakeholders to revise the draft IRR for the Doctor of Medicine Program at Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU) in Batac City.

"Madaming katanungan ang Sangguniang Panlalawigan sa pagkagawa ng IRR. Kaya ang Committee on Education ay nag-imbita ng resource speakers kasama ang mga kapwa Bokal natin upang ayusin ang IRR."

Atty. Lazo guaranteed that the "tripartite agreement" for the first year to third-year scholars will be finalized before the opening of MMSU College of Medicine in August, while the Clinical Clerkship and Internship programs will have a separate agreement.

Moreover, the final number of scholarship slots will still need further discussion.

"Pag-uusapan din namin ang total number ng mga first-year medical students na mabibigyan ng scholarship nang sa ganoon ay masu-sustain nila ito hanggang sa fourth-year nila. Ayon sa IRR kasi na ipinasa sa amin, dalawa lang ang nakalagay na beneficiary."

Atty. Lazo added: "For every one year of scholarship na ibibigay ng Provincial Government, one year din ang return of service ng beneficiary sa government-managed hospitals ng probinsya."

Under the medical scholarship, the Provincial Government will provide for the tuition and miscellaneous fees, and a monthly stipend for a whole academic year to qualified medical scholars.