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The three (3) year residency training program is integrated among the other four hospitals: East Avenue Medical Center, National Kidney and Transplant Institute, Philippine Heart Center and Philippine Children's Medical Center under the National Center for Specialized Health Services (NCSHS) of the Department of Health. While the two (2) year fellowship in Thoracic Anesthesia, provides the environment and resources for the trainee to develop expertise and competence in the field of thoracic anesthesia. Services offered includes not only intra-operative anesthesia care but also outpatient services in the form of pain management as well as ambulatory care services. Trainees are also encouraged and required to do research. All of these are in keeping with the institution's mission-vision: that is to be one of the top 3 institution in pulmonary diseases in terms of training, research and service.



The Department of Pulmonary Medicine offers a two-year Fellowship Training Program in Pulmonary Medicine designed to provide training and experience at a sufficient level for the trainee to acquire the competency of a specialist in the field of Pulmonary Medicine.  The program is accredited by the Philippine College of Chest Physicians (PCCP).

Applicants must have completed Residency Training in Internal Medicine in an accredited program and certified by the Specialty Board of Internal Medicine.

Training Program involves rotations in the different units of the hospital: General Wards, Out-patient Service, Emergency Room, Intensive Care Unit (ICU); rotations to other hospitals (Philippine Heart Center and East Avenue Medical Center) are arranged to augment the fellows exposure to ICU, Pulmonary Rehabilitation programs.

Trainee will also perform duties in other areas of rotation: Pulmonary laboratory/Respiratory care laboratory (RCL), Bronchoscopy section, Oncology section, Pulmonary rehabilitation, Radiology and Pathology.

Regular conferences and lectures are held as part of the training program:  case conferences, mortality/morbidity conferences, radiology conferences, pre-op and post-operative conferences, pulmonary lectures/didactics, journal reports, and surgico-pathological conferences.

Evaluation of trainees includes quarterly written examinations, yearly oral examinations, and performance evaluations during the different assigned rotations.



Structure of the Training Program

     The Program provides three (3) continuous years of clinical training in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery.  

     First Year:  The initial stage in the mastery of thoracic anatomy, physiology, pathology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis and management of thoracic surgical diseases.  The fellow-in-training is tasked to perform diagnostic thoracic surgical procedures (including transthoracic needle biopsy, pleural biopsy, rigid/fiberoptic bronchoscopy or eesophagoscopy).  He also assists in major thoracic surgery performed by the senior fellow and is deeply involved in the care of service patients.

     Second Year:  The trainee takes up his cardiac surgery exposure and training at the Philippine Heart Center.  He is also sent to the Philippine General Hospital, TCVS Section for his training in cardio-thoracic trauma and peripheral vascular surgery.

     Third Year:  The trainee is given administrative function in addition to his clinical responsibilities.  He is given the chance to perform all major thoracic surgical procedures on service cases under the strict supervision and able guidance of the Thoracic Surgery staff.

     This training program is accredited by the Philippine Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons, Incorporated (PATACSI)



  1. Pre-operative and post-operative conference, Mondays, 2 hours:  attended by the entire medical-surgical staff:  It provides a venue for discussing possible treatment options for patients who are candidates for Thoracic surgery.  Likewise, operative findings of patients who had surgery are reviewed and the need for further surgical treatment if any is discussed.

  2. Surgical audit, first week of the month:  Individual cases are reviewed, radiographic films, operative findings, and pathologic findings are correlated.

  3. Morbidity and mortality conference, 2nd week of the month:  Serves as a very important venue where constant improvement of surgical technique and management is sougt.

  4. Surgical-Pathologic Conference, 3rd week of the month:  Interesting clinical-pathologic correlations are discussed.

  5. Journal club, 4th week:  The merits and significance of most recent journals are discussed.



     Lung Center has voluminous and varied clinical material in general thoracic surgery.  Each trainee receives training in research methodology and data management during the course of their training, under the auspices of the Department of Research and Development.  Scientific papers produced by trainees are evaluated by the Technical Review Board before they are finalized, presented in an Annual Research Forum and published in the institution's - Scientific Proceedings and other journals.




  • Residency Training Program in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology

    • The program encompasses 4 years of closely supervised work with graduated responsibilities. Training in Anatomic Pathology includes rotations in autopsy service, surgical pathology, cytopathology, and intraoperative consultations. Training in Clinical Pathology includes rotations in clinical chemistry, microbiology, hematology, blood banking, immunology, and clinical microscopy. They participate in seminars and conferences. They also perform their own research project in either Clinical or Anatomic Pathology, a requirement for completion of the training program. At the end of the training period, the trainee will become eligible for specialty by the Philippine Board of Pathology.

  • Medical Technology Externship Program

    • Program I - Includes a regular extensive training in the different sections of the laboratory for a period of six months.

    • Program II - Includes special extensive training in the Microbiology Section or Histopathology Section for one month.

  • In-service Training for Staff

  • Short-term Training Program for Medical Technologists and Pathologists

  • Inter-Department Conferences

  • Affiliation Program



The radiology residency-training program of the Lung Center of the Philippines is a four-year program accredited by the Philippine College of Radiology.The program requires, at first, a closely supervised practice, with the opportunity for increasing responsibility in the final years, so that the resident near the end of training can function as a general radiology consultant. The first two years essentially focus on diagnostic radiology, including plain, contrast & fluoroscopic studies. While the third and fourth year residency training program shall focus on the application of advanced imaging modalities (ultrasound, mammography, computerized tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, Invasive radiology & Nuclear Medicine) in the diagnostic and evaluation of the different disease conditions. The residency may be followed by one or more years of fellowship training in a subspecialty discipline, as the residency-training program is not intended to provide a subspecialty level of expertise.


In order to complete the required training objectives, resident are rotated to the following Specialty Centers:

  • East Avenue Medical Center

  • Philippine Children's Medical Center
  • National Kidney and Transplant Institute
  • Philippine Orthopedic Center
  • Philippine General Hospital



Didactic    -    80 hours
Practicum  -  320 hours

This course aims to develop nurses' knowledge, skills and attitude in the performance of techniques and procedures with an understanding of the principles involved.

IV Therapy Training

Didactic    -    24 hours

Primarily designed to comply with PRC, Board of Nursing Resolution No. 08 series of 1994, with the provision of the Philippine Nursing Act of 1991, RA 7164 (Article V Section 37) and to ensure safe practice in Intravenous Therapy.

This program aims to enhance the nurse's knowledge and skill in the delivery of their expanded role as intravenous nurse therapists.

Post-Graduate Course in Pulmonology Nursing

Didactic    -    24 hours
Practicum  -    80 hours

This program is conceptualized in line with the hospital-based nurses of the future, a stepping stone toward a clinical nurse specialist as far as respiratory care is concerned.  The health care system of the future scenario will inevitably be fragmented because of the competitive health market hence, there is a need for intensifying our knowledge and skill through an understanding of underlying principles and concepts in order to develop a high degree of expertise in the care of patients with respiratory diseases.

Oncology Nursing

Didactic    -    20 hours
Practicum  -    40 hours

This course deals with basic concepts in cancer and the principles in cancer therapy, focusing on the roles and responsibilities of the nurse in cancer management.

Post-Graduate Course in Critical Care Nursing 

Didactic    -    40 hours
Practicum  -  320 hours

The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is a specialized unit requiring a new type of nurse, on who possesses the essential knowledge, skills and qualities that will assist him/her to perform effectively in a more sophisticated and technologically advanced environment.  With the greater responsibilities that an ICU nurse carries, it is necessary that adequate training be provided to help him/her cope with the demands and challenges in critical care setting.

Respiratory Emergency Nursing

Didactic    -    80 hours
Practicum  -  320 hours

Respiratory Emergency Nursing connotes a compelling urgency and is seen as something immediate and challenging to nurses.  Nursing practice in the emergency room demands the best of our energies and capabilities in accurate assessment, utilization of sound clinical judgment where life support and effective intervention is the main concern.

In-House Programs: 

  1. Operating Room Nursing Program
  2. Didactic    -    12 hours
    Practicum  -  320 hours

    This program aims to prepare nurses to be effective and efficient member of the surgical team and make her aware of her vital role as caregiver to patients peri-operatively.

  3. Skills Enhancement Training for Nursing Attendants

  4. Didactic    -    12 hours

    This course provides the participants with the essential knowledge and skills in the performance of basic, yet vital nursing procedures as well as equipping them with up-to-date techniques in assisting patients.

  5. Ward Clerk Training Program

    Didactic    -    12 hours
    Practicum  -  192 hours

    This program is designed to orient, train and develop qualified nursing aides to the tasks and other related activities performed by the ward clerk.

Training Programs, Lung Center of the Philippines
Quezon Avenue, Quezon City 1104
Telephone Number 924-6101 to 20
Department of Thoracic Surgery & Anesthesia local 403
Department of Pulmonary Medicine locals 236 • 411
Department of Pathology locals 252 • 248 • 412
Department of Radiology local 413
Last update on 26 April 2004