THE UNIVERSITY scored a 100-percent passing rate in the February 2018 physical therapist licensure examinations, with all nine Thomasian examinees passing the test.
UST’s passing rate rose from last year’s 92.86 percent, with 13 Thomasians making the cut out of 14 examinees.
No Thomasian made it to the top 10 list, however.
Kevin Bordones of Saint Paul University-Iloilo led the country’s fresh batch of physical therapists with a score of 85.75 percent.
The national passing rate went down to 57.82 percent, with 588 out of 1,017 examinees passing the test, from last year’s 59.81 percent or 512 out of 856 examinees.
UST was named the third top-performing school in the occupational therapist board exams, maintaining a 91.67 percent passing rate, or 11 out of 12 Thomasian examinees. Last year, 22 Thomasians made the cut out of 24 examinees.
UST graduates Apattene Reyes clinched the fourth spot with a score of 80.60 percent, while Airielle de Leon landed on fifth place after scoring 80.20 percent.
Maria Angela Gutierrez of the University of the Philippines Manila topped this year’s occupational therapist board exams with a score of 81.60 percent.
The national passing rate slipped to 65.57 percent, with 139 passing the test out of 212 examinees. Last year’s passing rate was 69.19 percent, or 128 out of 185 examinees.