Makati Medical Center

Makati Medical Center

The Infectious Disease Section of Makati Medical Center has a two-year fellowship training program accredited by the Philippine Society for Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (PSMID). This training program started in 1987 with Dr. Marivyl Javato as the first recipient. The training includes clinical care of patients with community and hospital acquired infections in General Medicine, Surgery, Orthopedics, Neurosurgery, Neurology Obstetrics, Gynecology and Dermatology. It also includes laboratory training in Bacteriology, Mycobacteriology, Mycology and Virology, and research training in epidemiology of infectious diseases and clinical trials of new antimicrobial agents. The program was started in this institution by Dr. Thelma Tupasi who was also the Section Chief from 1987 to 2004. She was succeeded by Dr. Vilma Co in 2005 to 2013. The current head of the section is Dr. Janice Caoili.


A. Makati Medical Center

To be the Philippines’ ’ undisputed leading medical center by 2015 and to be competitive with the best in the world by 2020, staffed with highly experienced / highly qualified medical and healthcare practitioners, enabled by state-of-the-art diagnostic and medical/ surgical equipment and a cadre of well-trained professional support staff. Our patients and their families should experience the highest levels of satisfaction with the healthcare services we provide.

B. Section

To be an internationally recognized fellowship training program dedicated to excellence in the diagnosis and management of Infectious Diseases.

Mission of the ID Section

To develop and train Infectious Disease practitioners who are guided by the principles of integrity, professionalism, fairness, accountability and transparency and the spirit of compassion, and great passion for excellence

Core Values

Makati Med has 10 core values, represented in five pairs and summarized by the overarching value called “Malasakit”.

  1. Integrity
  2. Transparency
  3. Compassionate Care
  4. Service Excellence
  5. Respect
  6. Teamwork
  7. Accountability
  8. Professionalism
  9. Safety
  10. Quality of Life

Objectives of the training program

  • General Objective

At the end two years, the fellow-in-training must have developed professional expertise and ethical practices in the field of Infectious Diseases

  • Specific Objectives
  1. To train the post-residency fellow in the principles and practice of Infectious and Tropical Diseases
  2. To stimulate interest and active participation of the post-graduate fellow in the following:
    • Basic Science
    • Clinical Research
    • Infection Control
  3. To enhance the skills of the trainee on teaching and mentoring other healthcare personnel

Subspecialty Accreditation

State of Accreditation – The section was evaluated by the Philippine Society for Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (PSMID) in May 21, 2015. A full three-year accreditation was granted to the Infectious Disease Fellowship Training Program, valid from June 1, 2015 to May 31, 2018 The accrediting body was composed of Dr. Henry Alevaren, Dr. Larissa Lara Torno, Dr. Elfleda Hernandez, Dr. Marie Yvette Barez and Dr. Ludovico Jurao.

Fellowship Recruitment Process

Eligibility and Application ProceduresA duly certified physician who has finished his/her residency in Internal Medicine and passed the Philippine Specialty Board of Internal Medicine (PSBIM) is qualified to apply in the training program. The application forms for the Fellowship Training Program may be obtained from the Medical Education and Research Division. Completed forms along with required documents will be forwarded to the Chief of Section.