THE UST Medical Alumni Association (USTMAA) in America reaffirmed its support for the University by pledging to donate more than $100,000 over a five-year period during its 12th annual grand reunion and clinical convention last June 20 to 24 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“It is their way of maintaining ties with the school,” Faculty of Medicine and Surgery dean Dr. Rolando Lopez said. “They are manifesting their loyalty through the help they give.”

Lopez added that $60,000 from the donation will go to the Research Center for Health Sciences while the rest of the money will go to faculty development, as the faculty plans to send some faculty members to study and practice abroad.

Fr. Rector Tamerlane Lana, O.P. said the USTMAA in America is the most active alumni organization with more than 3,000 alumni residing in America. It solicits money and supports the University through the UST Medical Alumni Foundation.

The USTMAA in America also supports the University’s various programs like facility improvement, scholarship grants for young achievers and honor graduates, medical missions, and donations to the UST Charity Hospital.

Meanwhile, Lopez said the USTMAA-Southern California, a subgroup of the USTMAA, has pledged to provide scholarship grants to UST medical students and doctors during the chapter’s sixth inaugural ball last June 19 in Long Beach, California. Reagan D. Tan

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