LIFESTYLE MEDICINE EDUCATION IN MEDICAL CURRICULUM
DORIS MENDOZA, MD, FPPS
Dr. Dorris is a pediatric-cardiologist, who has been an academician for four and a half decades now. She graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine, had her Pediatric Residency at the UP-Philippine General Hospital, and had her Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Training at the Kyoto University Hospital in Kyoto, Japan, and at the Children’s Medical Center of Israel in Petah Tikva, Israel. She had her mentorship in Pediatric Heart Transplant at the Loma Linda University Medical Center International Heart institute, as well as Spirituality and Bioethics at the LLU School of Medicine in Loma Linda, California, USA. After experiencing a series of life-threatening illnesses, she has become transformed from a physician-patient into a “wounded healer”, who has been on many occasions invited globally to share her experiences, reflections, realizations, and life lessons learned during the journey from illness back to health.
She likewise imparts knowledge culled from her training at Uchee Pines Lifestyle Center in Seale, Alabama, and from her observational visit at Weimar Lifestyle Institute in Weimar, California, as well as from her own readings & actual life experiences. She has fleshed out and implemented her lifestyle advocacies as the founding and current Dean of the Adventist University of the Philippines College of Medicine, the only medical school in the Asia-Pacific region where Lifestyle Medicine, Religion & Whole Person Care are vital components of the curriculum. Their College Motto, which she herself coined - “Through Christ, Healing and Wholeness” – encapsulates the purpose of the school: to produce 5-Star Plus physician- missionaries who adhere to God’s biblical principles of health and wellness.
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