The Philippine Society for Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Inc., or PSMID, is the country’s leading professional association of specialists in infectious diseases and microbiology. From its humble beginnings, it became a national resource of expertise in the discipline, not only on issues about professional standards, but also on infectious disease concerns of public health importance. Among its ranks are members who are the pillars of the subspecialty in the Philippines – eminent practitioners of national and international stature, and stars in the academe.
Mission: To enhance the quality and effectiveness of health care by fostering excellence and professionalism in the practice of medicine.
Vision: To be the recognized leader in quality patient care, advocacy, education and enhancing career satisfaction for internal medicine and its subspecialties.
Core values answer the question: "How do we want to act as we move toward achieving our vision?"
It all began with twelve pioneers, who in 1970 started a series of discussions after an initial meeting at the Swiss Inn in Paco, Manila. These leading infectious disease specialists and practitioners at that time saw the need for an organization dedicated to the study of infectious diseases in the country. On 27 January 1972, the PSMID was formally organized with the induction of the first set of officers headed by Dr. Elpidio Gamboa (1972-1973) as the first President. PSMID’s charter was signed on 23 May 1972 by eleven persons, namely, Drs. Elpidio Gamboa, Rodolfo Jao, Benjamin Limson, Pedro Chanco, Thelma Tupasi, Lourdes Campos, Ernesto Valdez, Cesar Uylangco, Virginia Sevilla, Joaquin Sumpaico and Antonio Gonzaga. On this day, the PSMID pledged itself to the study and research of infectious diseases and microbiology in the Philippines, and work for the enactment of appropriate laws that would further the interest of the Society and of the patient.Learn Our History
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