Dean- College of Allied Health Studies
Maria Fay Nenette Maximo-Cariaga, RPh, MS Pharm, PhD EM , is a consistent Academic Achiever: Dean’s Lister and Academic Scholar, a PACOP (Philippine Association Of Colleges Of Pharmacy) Silver Medalist Awardee during her pursuit of Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy Degree at SLU (Saint Louis University) Baguio City; Tenth Placer (10th) in the July 1996 Licensure Examination for Pharmacists, and an Excellence in Research Awardee in her pursuit of Master of Science in Pharmacy at CEU (Centro Escolar University) Manila; an advocate of lifelong learning and continuing professional development, she graduated Magna Cum Laude in her pursuit of the degree, Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Management at SLU (Saint Louis University), Baguio City. She started her academic pharmacy practice in 1997 and became the Head of the Department of Pharmacy at Saint Louis University, Baguio City in 2003, teaching in both undergraduate and graduate programs. In various capacities, she has served as the Leader and Coordinator of the Department along the areas of Instruction, Training, Research and Social Involvement. Enriching her pharmacy practice experience was her position as the Training Manager of MedExpress Drugstores in 2008, an innovative retail pharmaceutical company that offers relevant professional pharmacy services. Through this, she was able to actively contribute in encouraging professional development and ensuring a culture of medication safety, which are oftentimes unfelt, in the community pharmacy setting. As a promoter of positive change in the pharmacy profession, she is a Master Trainer for the implementation of the Pharmacy DOTS Initiative for the control of TB in the Philippines; a resource speaker in relevant Pharmacy practice topics, and a member of the Bureau of Speakers of the Continuing Professional Development Committee, of the Philippine Pharmacists Association. During the pilot offering of the BS Pharmacy program at the College of Allied Health Studies University of Makati in 2012, she was designated as the Executive Director of the Center of Pharmacy. After a year, her role expanded to becoming the Associate Dean of the College. In 2016, she was appointed as Dean of the same, strongly advocating innovative, relevant, outcomes-based and inter-professional pharmaceutical healthcare education, training, research and extension programs among the Centers of Nursing, Radiologic Technology, Pharmacy; and Lifelong Learning, Development and Innovations. As an institutional mandate, she initiated the offering of Pharmacy Services Elective at the University of Makati Senior High School (HSU) as part of the pilot implementation of the K-12 program in the Philippines; she is a member of the Association of Local Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation, and an associate member of the National Research Council of the Philippines. She has written, presented and published researches pertinent to pharmaceutical sciences, education and practice. She was one of the elected Board of Directors of the Philippine Association of Colleges of Pharmacy for 2016 – 2018 and has served as its PRO. She is currently the Executive Vice- President of the same good association (2018-2020), an affiliate of the Philippine Pharmacists Association. She is a Board of Trustees member of St. Raymund Learning Center, Inc. at Mabini, Moncada, Tarlac; a proud wife to Engr. Emmanuel L. Cariaga and a loving mother to Alexandrei Luis M. Cariaga.
We are forever humbled by the overwhelming trust and confidence our stakeholders are according the College of Allied Health Studies. This shall serve as our inspiration to become better each day and devote our efforts into fulfilling our vision of becoming the top of mind innovative provider of relevant and needs- based health care education and training. Rest assured that in return, we will be steadfast in our sincere commitment of helping our customers- our students, become resilient, competent, creative and socially responsible health care providers of the future.
The College of Allied Health Studies (COAHS) is formerly the College of Nursing (CON). In consonance with meeting the needs of the changing times, CON has branched into the new college, the COAHS, with broader and more adaptive allied health programs and curricula. COAHS has four (4) centers: the Center of Nursing (CON), Center of Imaging Health Sciences (COIHS), Center of Pharmacy (COP), and the Center of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CCAM).
The Center of Nursing offers Bachelor of Science in Nursing, which was the first program offering of COAHS in 2003. This is a program which addresses the demands of the global world for employment in various ways. As it makes its graduates fully competent in delivering standard and quality nursing care, it also trains its students to be abreast with expanded nursing career roles such as nurse-entrepreneur, nurse-educator, and others. Top caliber faculty members from the industry are also tapped to mentor and educate students, inculcating theory, updates, and values. Affiliations include the city-managed Ospital ng Makati, as base hospital.
The Center of Imaging Health Sciences offers Radiologic Technology program which requires a full-time, four-year commitment of study. The first three years consist of classroom-based didactic component and the last year covers the clinical education component undertaken in the affiliated training hospitals. The technological advancements in Radiology since the discovery of x-rays have been overwhelming with an impressive array of diagnostic and therapeutic equipment presently available. Aside from routine diagnostic radiography, many specialties have emerged such as Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Therapy, Ultrasound, Computed Tomography Scan, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Mammography, Bone Mineral Densitometry, and Interventional Radiology creating high demand for individuals in this field.
The Center offers a PQF-based program leading to the degrees, Associate of Applied Science in Pharmacy Technology, Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy with enhancements in Pharmaceutical Marketing, and PharmD or Doctor of Pharmacy. The Center was established in order to address the growing demand for pharmacists – “the medicine experts or medication managers” of the health care team here in the Philippines and abroad.
The Center of Complementary and Alternative Medicine is first in the Philippines to offer degree and certificate programs. Students who occupy top positions in different regions, cities, and municipalities fly to Manila to attend weekend classes. The program caters to intelligent, highly motivated hospital officials and employees who wish to equip themselves with the essentials of complementary and alternative medicine and curative skills required in the increasingly competitive, diverse and dynamic healthcare environment.
The program rationale is stated below:
Complementary and Alternative Medicine is a distinct profession, with distinct body of knowledge, code of ethics, and identity. This is comprised of professionals who are prepared in graduate programs dedicated to health services administration and who are recognized in the field of health services delivery, financing, policy and supporting services for their competence, values and knowledge. The Center believes that the profession of health services administration is a calling for individuals who are committed to public service, have clear and strong values, and are driven by the value of making a positive contribution to the public good.
Center of Nursing (CON)
Center of Imaging Health Sciences (CIHS)
Center of Pharmacy (COP)
Center of Graduate and New Programs