05 September 2013, 11:55 a.m. – DESPITE a high 95.19-percent passing rate, UST’s ranking slipped in the recent licensure examinations for medical technologists.

With 277 passers out of 291 examinees, the University emerged as this year’s eighth top-performing school. Last year, UST ranked second after posting a 95.36-percent passing rate, with 267 out 280 Thomasian examinees making the cut.

Leading the new crop of Thomasian medical technologists is Kim Abbegail Aldecoa, who ranked second in the top 10 list of passers with a score of 91.30 percent. Jan Bendric Borbe (89.70%) ranked eighth.

UST dominated last year’s exams after five Thomasians made it to the top 10 list.

This year, Saint Louis University and Cagayan State University-Caritan were the top schools. UST trailed behind Velez College, Siliman University, University of Negros Occidental Recoletos, San Pedro College-Davao City, Angeles University Foundation and Far Eastearn University-Nicanor Reyes Foundation.

The national passing rate improved to 83.80 percent, equivalent to 2,276 passers out of 2,716 examinees. Last year’s passing rate was 81.55 percent, with 1,521 out of 1,865 examinees passing the test. Celton F. Ramirez



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