Luky Adlino (Phillipines) – Outgoing SCOPE CIMSA UPH 2018
Written by mcdcimsa, on November 4th, 2018
My name is Luky Adlino, a fourth-year medical student from Pelita Harapan University. In this
short essay I would like to share some of my experience after I finished the medical student
exchange program in the Philippines.
First of all let me thank SCOPE CIMSA UPH (officials and all of the members) for making this
exchange program possible for us.
So me and my classmate, Selina, went to the Philippines last June and stayed there for 4 weeks.
In that time, we only got one choice which was University of Santo Tomas Hospital in Manila.
Selina rotated in Pediatrics department, while me my self I rotated in Obstetrics and Gynecology
department.The exchange program in the Philippines was held by AMSA Philippines. One of the member
picked us up at the Manila airport when we arrived there. She took us for dinner at a famous
Filipino restaurant. We got our tongue to taste our first Filipino dish! After that, she took us to
our dormitory near by the hospital. There, we met the other 2 incoming students from France and
My schedules in OB-GYNE department are from Monday to Friday, 8 am to 4 pm. The doctors
there were really nice, they let me join the clerks’ case discussion every morning, they allowed
me to observe surgeries, they asked me to interact with the patients, and even do some basic
obstetrical-gynecological examinations on the patients.
There, I observed normal spontaneous deliveries, Caesarian deliveries, total hysterectomy, and
etc. . Beside that, I did some examinations on pregnant mothers such as the bimanual
examination, the fundal height measurement, the Leopold’s maneuvers, and also monitoring the
fetal heart rate using Doppler.
Outside the clinical rotation, in our free time, AMSA members took us on a social programs. We
went to visit Intramuros (Manila old city), Binondo (Manila and world’s oldest Chinatown),
Tanay (highland near Manila), museums, theme park, and etc. . They also got us to try some of
their delicacies, including the most famous Balut (if you don’t know what is Balut, go search
For me, building relation is the most important aspect in this exchange program. I got to know
lots of new friends and doctors there. That’s why this kind of exchange program is needed for us,
medical students. To open our mind that there are a lot more to do beside studying medicine
alone. Once again, BRAVO SCOPE CIMSA UPH!