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Accredited by PDS

The Skin and Cancer Foundation, Inc. (SCFI) is one of the eleven residency training institutions accredited by the Philippine Dermatological Society (PDS). It is the second residency training program to be approved by the PDS. The PDS, in turn, is the only specialty society for Dermatology accredited by the Philippine Medical Association (PMA) and the Philippine College of Physicians (PCP).




In 1984, 4 U.S. –trained dermatologists: Dr. Vermen M. Verallo (Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Diplomate U.S.A. Dermatology Boards), Dr. Judy Y. Cuaso (University of Pennsylvania, Diplomate, Dermatology, USA), Dr Manuel O. Fernandez Jr (Temple University, Pennsylvania, board –eligible US Dermatology Boards) and Dr. Sylvia S. Jacinto (New York University-Bellevue Medical Center, board-eligible, US Dermatology Boards) formed the SCF with the vision to train provincial candidates in order to place well-trained dermatologists all over the Philippines to practice in the underserved areas. There were only a handful of trained dermatologists in Manila then.

Since then we have place about 70 provincial graduates all over the Philippines including Mindanao. The rest of the graduates in Metro Manila teach in the residency program of SCF gratis.

A few years ago, SCF has expanded its vision to train Asians to help the Philippines achieve a reputation as a good training center for dermatology in Southeast Asia. We have graduated 3 Indonesians and now have 6 Indonesians in this current year.

The SCF was the second approved program for dermatology residency of the Philippine Dermatological Society (PDS), the subspecialty society under the Philippine College of Physicians, one of the Specialty societies of the Philippine Medical Association Inc. It is one of now 10 approved dermatology residency programs of the PDS,

We are the only residency program with a preceptorships on the third year with Drs. Vermen Verallo-Rowell, Sylvia Jacinto/Jasmin Jamora/Krissy Dim-Jamora. The second years undergo preceptorship with Dr. Nellie T. Yu. We believe that this is important to teach residents to flow into the practice of dermatology. We also see charity patients in Quirino Memorial Medical Center Hospital, a tertiary government hospital in Quezon City, Ospital ng Makati Hospital , a general hospital in Makati City and Fort Bonifacio Naval Station Hospital outpatient clinic.

Our graduates are among the busiest dermatologists all over the Philippines and hopefully, also Indonesia. We are very proud of this achievement.

We hope that we can help you fulfill your life’s dream to become not only good dermatologists but also caring, sharing, loving and harmonious human beings.