Presentation on theme: "Pinoy MD A 10-yr Philippine Medical Scholarship Program"— Presentation transcript:
1Pinoy MD A 10-yr Philippine Medical Scholarship Program Kenneth G. Ronquillo, MD, MPHM, CESEDirector IVHealth Human Resource Development BureauDepartment of Health
2Pinoy MD Philippine Medical Scholarship Program A program Designed to produce competent, committed and community-oriented doctors that would address the needs of the health sector.A partnership between the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO), the Department of Health (DOH) and selected Private Medical Colleges and State Universities.
3Decline in Production Workforce Element Education is expensive with low return of investment (up to P85,000/sem)Decline in enrolment from 10% to 70%Decline in NMAT takers by 24% (4,475) in 2003 & 9% (4,070) in 2004Passing rate of 51.4% - 66% over the last 5 yearsBetter compensation and career opportunities elsewhere
4Distribution of Physicians per Region 1998-2004 Inequitable DistributionWorkforce ElementDistribution of Physicians per Region
5Low Retention Migration Policy Gaps (Magna Carta, Labor Code) Workforce ElementMigrationPolicy Gaps (Magna Carta, Labor Code)Compensation differential between the public and private hospitalsDifficult working environment
7Pinoy MD Program Design and Career Paths Selection byPMD Member SchoolsScholarship grant to include:tuition feesboard and lodgingbooksbasic equipmenttransportationmonthly allowancefees for the licensure reviewfees for the licensure examMedical school5-yearscholarshipLicensure ExamDTTB Medical Pool Gov’t Ofc Univ./Col.(Rural) (Specialist) (Public Health) (Academe)10-yearpayback(Suggested)
8Budget Allocation Scholarship Cost 1. Payment for Partner SchoolsPer semester1.2 Tuition Fees 15,000.001.3 Miscellaneous 2,000.001.4 Laboratory1.5 Student FundP18,000.00Allowances per Scholar per semester2.1 Book 10,000.002.2 Uniform 2,500.002.3 Living Subsidy 18,000.002.4 Lodging 12,000.002.5 Transportation 7,200.002.6 Miscellaneous 5,000.00P54,700.00Subtotal per semester P72,700.00Subtotal per year P145,400.00PhilHealth Insurance P1,200.00for ScholarsTotal Per Scholar P146,600.00**Not inclusive of management costs and immersion programs.
9Program Status Quick Overview Current Scholars: Batch 1 – 52 scholarsBatch 2 – 82 scholarsPMD Schools: partner schools in 7 regionsFunding Agencies: PCSO main agency for scholarship cost.PMD Med Schools augment cost.HHRDB currently shoulders management costs.CHD augments management costs.Improvements: In MOA, contracts and application processes.
10Policies and Mechanisms to Sustain PMD Program Unload Capital / Lower Program CostRequire short term rural service from board passers, thus decreasing PMD scholarship itemsPartner with MD-nurses and other agencies to sustain scholars/government items for scholars (sponsorship)Added tax for MD’s nursing tuition to sustain scholars/government itemsBeneficiary counterpartsRequire counterpart from the benefactor in terms of MD items to be created over 5 yrs time to sustain remaining 5 yrs (10-yr payback) OR to have the sustain remaining 2 yrs of payback (5-yr payback)
11Policies and Mechanisms to Sustain PMD Program Sustain or Increase Number of ApplicantsPartner with involved organizations to decrease cost of related entrance examinations and requirements (eg, NMAT, MCAT, College Application Forms, etc.)Open application to all sects.Increase number of PMD Member Schools to cover all regionsAdjustments in Payback MechanismDecrease to 5 years – Civil Service policies involvedProvide options for adjustments in10-yr payback. Eg, 1 barrio year:2 NCR years (academe, residency in NCR, government office, etc)
12Policies and Mechanisms to Sustain PMD Program Ensure current fundingPCSO commitmentPMD Medical Schools commitment
13Policies and Mechanisms for Workforce Retention 1. Pay EquityStandardized entry level compensation for HRH, including medical residentsOption 1 Support the passage of the Government Compensation & Classification Act (GCCA bill)Option 2 Creation of a separate health sector from non-agricultural sector for minimum wage setting by the Regional Wage Board
14Policies and Mechanisms for Workforce Retention 2. Rights and BenefitsIncreased compensation and benefits to HRH in general, and specifically to those in hard to reach areas and/or hard to fill positionsOption 1 Issuance by DILG of a policy/circular reiterating the strict implementation by LGUs of the Magna Carta, particularly in hard to reach areas
15Policies and Mechanisms for Workforce Retention 2. Rights and BenefitsOption 2 Amend the Magna Carta IRR to delete the clause: “… subject to the availability of funds” and replace with the clause “incorporated in their annual budgetary proposal for the national agencies” and, “incorporated in their respective local budget (LGU).”
16Policies and Mechanisms for Workforce Retention 2. Rights and BenefitsOption 3 Amend the Magna Carta IRR by increasing sanctions for non-compliance by payment of double indemnity (to be at par with the Labor Code).Option 4 Provide sanctions for violations by private sector health facilities of labor laws, sanctions such as revocation or non-renewal of license to operate amending DOH AO 147 s.2004 and non-issuance/renewal of business permits for non-DOH licensed health facilities
17Policies and Mechanisms for Workforce Retention 3. Social Responsibility of Private SectorOption 1 Issuance of a policy by DOLE for monitoring health facilities for compliance with the labor code using the following models:Kapatiran WISE-TAV (Big Brother-Small Brother pilot program)Inspection BlitzZero-Accident Program
18Pinoy MD Health Human Resource Development Bureau MARIO C. VILLAVERDE, MD, MPH, MPM, CESO IIPinoy MD Project ManagerKENNETH G. RONQUILLO, MD, MPHM, CESEChairman of the Secretariat andAdministrative SupportRODEL G. NODORA, MD, EMBAVice-Chairman of the Secretariat
19Pinoy MD Philippine Medical Scholarship Program Thank You!
20Pinoy MD Philippine Medical Scholarship Program (Extra slides follow)
21Pinoy MD Our Budget and Allocations Scholarship Cost per Year:Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5Year 67,916,40021,608,84041,508,32465,171,61693,152,484113,800,465Scholarship Cost for Years 1 to 6: P343,158,129Management Cost per year: P3,902,000.00
22PMD Under New Management Health Human Resource Development Bureau (HHRDB)9 PMD Member Schools:Emilio Aguinaldo Educational Corporation, ManilaPamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, ManilaUniversity of the Philippines Manila, ManilaOur Lady of Fatima University, ManilaCagayan State University, CagayanWest Visayas State University, IloiloUniversity of St. La Salle, BacolodUP Manila School of Health Sciences, LeyteMindanao State University, Iligan
23PMD Under New Management Health Human Resource Development Bureau (HHRDB)3 New PMD Member Schools:1. Davao Medical School Foundation, Davao2. Matias Aznar Memorial College of Medicine, CebuIloilo Doctors College of Medicine, IloiloTotal of 12 PMD Member Schools in 7 Regions
24Pinoy MD Our Framework Provisions: Must complete medical degree and pass Physician’s Licensure Exam within prescribed period.Payback for willful breech of contract is total amount spent on scholarship plus 10% interest per annum.Payback for unavoidable breech of contract is 2 years service to government for every year of scholarship spent.