Sunday, March 15, 2015

Mu Sigma Phi Fraternity and Sorority Presents Scholarship Week 2015

Wazzup Pilipinas!

It's going to be a week long busy schedule for the organizers of Scholarship Week 2015 starting March 16 until 21.

For eight decades now, the Mu Sigma Phi Fraternity and Sorority of the UP College of Medicine, the first Medical Fraternity and Sorority in Asia, have upheld the pillars of Brotherhood, Sisterhood, Leadership, Scholarship, and Service. Dynamic and socially responsive, the Fraternity and Sorority were hailed as national finalists in the Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO) in 2008 and 2009 respectively.
This March 16-21, 2015, they will be launching a series of activities under their annual MU SIGMA PHI SCHOLARSHIP WEEK. This week aims to highlight the organization’s continued commitment to the promotion of exemplary scholastic performance, generosity in sharing knowledge and resources, as well as showcasing academic skills and talents of future doctors all over Luzon and the Philippines.

Listed here is a brief rundown of exciting talks, quiz shows and events for Scholarship Week, explained in greater detail below.

Brainstorm 2015: Inter-Medical University Quiz Show in Robinsons Manila 
Mu Sigma Phi Book Donation for the Philippine General Hospital Pediatric Ward 
Excellence, Knowledge, Genius 2015 (EKG): An Inter-University Pre-Medical Quiz Show
Double Duty: A Call Beyond the Clinics 
Mu Scholarship Week Opening Exhibit 
Code! Party: The Mu Sigma Phi Post-Scholarship Week Inter-University Party 


Mu Scholarship Week Opening Exhibit || March 16, 2015 (Monday)
To formalize the beginning of the Mu Scholarship Week held in the first week of March, an opening exhibit will be featured in the UP College of Medicine, gathering the consultant and resident doctors and undergraduates of the Mu Sigma Phi Fraternity and Sorority in a lively and well-attended opening ceremony. 

Double Duty: A Call Beyond the Clinics || March 17, 2015 (Tuesday)
Double Duty is a forum featuring various multi-faceted physicians to provide medical students with insights on different career choices that they may pursue after medical school. Previous speakers include UPCM Alumni Atty. Tere Pascual, µΣΦ ’83, Doctor-to-the-Barrios Dr. Zaids Aminulla, µΣΦ ’09, MediSpa Physician Dr. Aina Balatbat, µΣΦ ’09, NGO volunteer Dr. Hari Hamoy, Dr. Emman Arca of Astra Zeneca, and Dr. Robbie Icasas of Johnson & Johnson International (Singapore) Inc.
Excellence, Knowledge, Genius 2015 (EKG): An Inter-University Quiz Show for Pre-Medical Students || March 18, 2015 (Wednesday)
Pre-medical students from the best universities in Metro Manila will showcase their wits in this quiz show covering the Sciences, Social Sciences and General Knowledge, all in the spirit of healthy competition and fun. Previously held EKGs have been joined by students from the University of the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila University, De La Salle University and University of Santo Tomas, among other prestigious universities. All in all, EKG aims to promote the unending search for knowledge alongside the values of teamwork and camaraderie. 

Mu Sigma Phi Book Donation for the Philippine General Hospital Pediatric Ward || March 19, 2015 (Thursday)
In conjunction with the acclaimed Gawad Panitikan Pangkalusugan, a project of the Mu Sorority which made its way into the Ten Outstanding Youth Organizations (TAYO) Awards, Mu Sigma Phi will perform skits and storytelling activities alongside donating winning storybooks and school supplies, in its commitment to advocate for increased appreciation for the benefits of reading, as well as literacy and knowledge among Filipino children.  

Brainstorm 2015: An Inter-University Quiz Show for Medical Students || March 20, 2015 (Friday)
Now on its 24th year, Brainstorm is the flagship event in Robinsons Manila hosted by the Mu Sigma Phi Fraternity and Sorority during the Scholarship Week. As a mark of our continuing commitment to the promotion of camaraderie within the medical profession, Brainstorm is regularly attended by the best minds from the Philippines' most prestigious medical institutions such as Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health, De La Salle Health Sciences Institute, Our Lady of Fatima University, University of Perpetual, University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, and University of the Philippines College of Medicine. 

Code! Party: The Mu Sigma Phi Post-Scholarship Week Inter-University Party || March 21, 2015 (Saturday)
With this event, students from various universities will have the privilege of experiencing one of the grandest parties to jumpstart their 2015. With free flowing drinks, prizes up for grabs, and the Metro’s finest and DJs serving up the best music all night, this event will surely be the best culminating night for the Mu Sigma Phi Scholarship Week.  

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  1. I love EKG and Brainstorm! Mu Scholarship Week is one of my favorite events in the college. Thanks for featuring it! More power to you and to Mu Sigma Phi fraternity and sorority! 😊

  2. They were National Winners of TAYO in 2008 and 2009, not just national finalists :)


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