About My Work


Call me Doctor Sids when you meet me in the clinic. Rheumatologist. Internist. Educating colleagues and patients. Certified Tor-Mentor. Mentor-wannabe. Bloggero-wannabe. #PhRheuma on the Web. I just happen to be Board Secretary of the Philippine Rheumatology Association (PRA) at the moment #MedEd #PatientEd #SoMe enthusiast.

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My Story So Far

cropped-1610056_10203286749359980_1303018355_n4.jpgBack during residency training, I was tasked to monitor activities of interns rotating in the Department. During one such activity, the section head of the subspecialty I was rotating with, chanced upon me and asked why I wasn’t with her fellows doing rounds. And, instead, there I was busy attending to something else. Well, the fellows then were busy doing “research” and had allowed me to supervise the interns. Unimpressed, the section head threatened that, since I wasn’t fully immersed in my rotatiom, I’d be recommended for repeat rotation. Well, after finishing residency and fellowship, I can now look that person in the eyes and happily remind her, “Mama, I’m having my permanent rheumatology rotation!”