The first medical sorority in the Philippines and in Asia.
An unbroken line of over a thousand lady doctors from the University of the Philippines Manila.
Having grown up in Pagadian where there were no specialists and with limited access to education and technology, Dr. Filomena S. San Juan had a firm grasp of what she wanted – to uplift the condition of Zamboanga del Sur. Inspired by her father’s advocacy of serving the people of Pagadian, she pursued a medical course.
Simple, well-organized and friendly -- these are just few of the bountiful words that Dra. Agnes used to describe herself. Certainly she really is.
Her passion is with the poor, especially women and children. Her unswerving commitment to impoverished communities has helped transform lives and institutions globally. A genuine person inside and out, who will fight for the rights of the people, with the people, and for the people --- that is how many friends and colleagues described Lorna.
Dra. Rosario Corazon “Beng” L. Nadorra, member of the UP College of Medicine Class 1976 and Mu Sigma Phi Sorority Batch 1976, is one of the most seasoned rheumatologists based in Texas, USA, with more than 35 years of clinical experience under her belt. Although successful in her field, she admits it took long for her to become the kind of doctor she wanted to be.
For renowned individuals such as Dr. Solita F. Camara-Besa, it’s not surprising for them to talk about their achievements as a professional. In case of Sis Lilit, there are much to talk about. Dra. Camara-Besa is recognized as the first Filipina to specialize in Biochemistry. She earned her medical degree and the distinction of cum laude from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine in 1938. Shortly after, she travelled to United States where she was given the prestigious Barbour Scholarship.