November 3, 2020
Medical Technology program coordinator and faculty Jai Anthony F. Cuevas, MSHSA, RMT bagged the Most Ready to Publish Paper Award in the concluded 17th National Medical Writing Workshop & 10th Writeshop for Young Researchers on October 30, 2020. His paper entitled "Divergent perspective analysis of the characteristics of a good clinical laboratory preceptor using Q methodology" was awarded in the annual workshop's first virtual conference.
"It's not actually a win but an achievement. Maybe this is a door opened for opportunities for me to take the road of being a researcher just like my mentors Dr. Al, Dr. Choi, and Sir Noriel who also inspired me to take this path, which I am so thankful and grateful of having them. Actually, I did not expect anything, I am just hoping for the betterment of my paper to be published. Actually, there are other great researches in my group during the training so I really wasn't expecting anything," Asst. Prof. Cuevas said on his thoughts upon receiving the award for his paper.
In 2019, Radiologic Technology program coordinator John Mark J. De Vera, MSHSA, RRT, and Nursing program chairperson Noriel P. Calaguas, MSHSA, RN were recipients of the same national award for their studies on Q methodological analysis of perceived characteristics of excellent RT preceptor and the health belief structural equation model predicting Filipino MSM's condom use.
The national workshop is annually presented by the Philippine Association of Medical Journal Editors (PAMJE), Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD), and Asia Pacific Association of Medical Journal Editors (APAME).