A UST graduate placed second in the Pharmacist Licensure Examinations last month, leading the batch of new Thomasian pharmacists.

Agnes Llamasares, who graduated last year, got 89.38 per cent for second place.

Likewise, UST ranked second in the top performing schools category of 10 or more examinees with 91 per cent in passing rate (31 out of 34 Thomasians passed).

During the same period last year, UST registered a passing rate of 96.88 per cent although no one landed in the top ten.

Faculty of Pharmacy Dean Dr. Rosalinda Sollevilla was very pleased with the results.

“It shows the quality of teaching the Faculty instills in its students. (The results) manifest the positive performance of the school, as well,” she said.

Solevilla added that the incentive scheme of the Faculty for those who top and pass the examinations could have contributed to the positive results.

The Faculty returns the fees paid for the pre-board review course to graduates who shall pass the licensure exams. In addition, the Faculty gives additional cash incentives to Thomasians topping the board exams.

The national passing rate was 61.93 per cent (584 out of 943 examinees passed). Elka Krystle R. Requinta

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