SPUP-School of Medicine (SOM) has partnered with the GMA Kapuso Foundation for a Medical Mission in Sta. Marcela, Apayao on April 12, 2024. The local health unit of the said municipality facilitated the identification of the recipients of the activity, particularly from the Indigenous People’s community.

As a service-learning activity, SPUP-SOM faculty members, alumni, and medical students joined forces and volunteered their services in the said health and wellness mission by conducting general check-ups, specialized consultations, minor surgeries and medicine dispensation. With the collaboration of GMA Kapuso Foundation, professional and student volunteers embarked on an endeavor that advanced SOM’s commitment to community care, social welfare, people empowerment, and solidarity with the residents of Sta. Marcela, Apayao.

The medical mission served over a thousand patients in the areas of Family Medicine, Pulmonology, Internal Medicine, Rehabilitation Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, ENT, Surgery, Ophthalmology, Optometry and Dental services.