Frequently Asked Questions

Why am I not included in the PCOM voters list?

In order to be eligible to vote, a member must be in good standing by complying with the following:

1) has earned 150 PCOM CME units within the immediate past 3 years and 

2) has paid all the national and local membership dues (without arrears) before the last working day of December of the same fiscal year as the election period.

If you have complied with both conditions above but were not included in the voters list, kindly approach the PCOM secretariat so we can verify our records.

How can I get a PCOM member ID card?

  • All new PCOM members are issued a membership RFID card upon payment of the membership entrance fee and annual dues. This can be claimed at the secretariat office or during the PCOM conventions.
  • ID card printing is free for the first print every three fiscal years. Additional fee is required for re=printing within that time frame.
  • PCOM follows this fiscal year: April 1 to March 31 of the succeeding year.
  • The mebership RFID card is valid for three (3) fiscal years regardless of the month of payment i.e. wether you pay on April 2018 or on January 2019, the validity will still be up to March 31, 2021.

What are the requirements to be a member in good standing (for diplomates and fellows)?

CME REQUIREMENTS IN GOOD STANDING
FOR DIPLOMATES AND FELLOWS

 

General Requirements: Yearly submission

  1. standard certification
  2. official signatory
  3. updated payment of dues
  4. 60% attendance in convention (3/5 for both midyear and annual)
  5. Conventions and symposia (PMA and other medical societies)
  6. Certification of good moral character: no criminal/PRC/ethics case
  7. Achievement of the required 60% points as follows:
    1. 100 points = 60 (passing mark)
    2. 50 points = annual convention (3 points/year)
    3. 15 points = midyear convention (3 points/year)
    4. 15 points = local chapter activities (3 points/year)
    5. 10 points = other relevant activities (1 point/year)
    6. 100 points = updated payment of dues (10 points/year)

Specific Requirements:

  1. Certification done every five years upon conferment of Diplomate/Fellow status
  2. Submission of list of active diplomats and fellows to PHILHEALTH on a yearly basis
  3. Issuance of certification of good standing through the Specialty Board and PCOM Secretariat. Formal certification requires a payment of fee of Php100
  4. Minimum requirements for certification of good standing as Diplomate and Fellow:
    1. Updated payment of membership dues (PCOM, PMA) with presentation of certificate in good standing from respective organizations
    2. 60% attendance in PCOM Annual and Midyear Conventions (3/5 Annual in 5 years; and 3/5 Midyear in 5 years)
    3. Attendance in conventions such as PMA and other medical specialty societies during the current period of evaluation.
    4. Attendance in Occupational Health and Safety seminars/conventions/symposia accredited, sponsored and/or conducted by DOLE, DOH, SSS/GSIS, WHO, ILO, etc. during the current period of evaluation.
    5. Active participation in PCOM Local Chapter (60% of chapter activities e.g. scientific meetings, symposia, medical mission)
    6. Certification of good moral character, PRC, PHILHEALTH, updated certification without any case or pending administrative or criminal case in the practice of the profession

Summary of Points:

 

Activity Points

Required Activity

Number of Points

Assigned Points

Percent

50

Annual convention (10 points/year x 5 years)

50

30

60

15

Midyear convention (3 points/year x 5 years)

15

9

60

10

Others for additional points:

  • Medical societies = 5 (1point/year)
  • Government/NGO = 5 (1 point/year)

10

2

 

15

Local Chapter activities (3 points/year x 5 years) as Officer or Active member

15

9

60

10

Payment of membership dues (2 points/year x 5 years)

10

10

100

 

100 points

 

60%