September 8, 12: 31 a.m. – DESPITE its sterling performance in the medical technology board examinations this year, UST fell to third place after being last year’s top-performing school.

The University produced the most number of new medical technologists among all schools, with 249 passers out of 264 Thomasian examinees. UST’s passing rate went down to 94.32 percent from 94.72 percent last year.

Only 12 of the 256 first-time examinees and three of the eight repeaters from UST failed the exam.

Saint Louis University emerged as this year’s top-performing school, with a passing rate of 100 percent from only 60 examinees, followed by Far Eastern University-Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation, with 95.16 percent or 59 passers out of 62 examinees. San Pedro College-Davao City (85.14 percent) took the fourth and final spot in the list of top-performing schools, but produced only 63 passers out of 74 examinees.

Meanwhile, class 2010 valedictorian and summa cum laude Ma. Cecilia Santos (89.50 percent) placed sixth in the list of topnotchers, while Cherry Rose Reyes (89.20 percent) placed eighth.

This year’s national passing rate increased to 75.87 from last year’s 71.21 percent.

Former Varsitarian Science and Technology editor Alena Pias Bantolo is also among the new medical technologists who passed the said licensure exam. Bernadette D. Nicolas

UST dominates board exams in Med Tech, Med, Nursing


  1. I saw this Varsitarian post at Facebook, and being a Varsitarian alumna (Assistant Editor-in-Chief, 1994-1995) and UST Medical Technology graduate of class 1994, I could not help but congratulate these young Thomasian professionals who belong to the best tier of MedTech practitioners.

    Best regards to the Varsitarian staff and editors.
    All the best.
    Hermione Mary Anne Cabie – Santos
    Toronto, Canada


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