Feb. 8, 2015, 2:05 p.m. – UST TOPPED the 2015 licensure
exams for physical therapists (PT), with two Thomasians entering the top 10.

UST recorded a 94.12-percent passing rate or 16 passers out
of 17 examinees, which was higher compared with last year’s 83.33 percent or
five passers out of six examinees, results from the Professional Regulation
Commission showed.

Leading the new batch of Thomasian physical therapists is
third-placer Lianne Skye Quitzon who scored 84.05 percent. Another Thomasian,
Luigi Montoro, landed on the sixth spot with a score of 83.35 percent.

Meanwhile, UST was named the second top-performing school in
the 2015 licensure exams for occupational therapists (OT) after scoring a 93.33-percent passing rate (14 passers out of 15 examinees).
This was higher than last year’s 46.15 percent (six passers out of 13

No Thomasian made it to the top three list of passers.

Last year, the University failed to enter in the list of
top-performing schools for the PT and OT board exams.

The PRC requires at least 15 examinees and an 80-percent
passing rate to be declared a top-performing school for PT, while a minimum of

five examinees is required for OT.

The national passing rate for PT rose to 53.79 percent or
412 passers out of 766 examinees, from 52.04 percent or 370 passers out of 711
examinees in 2014.

The national passing rate for OT also improved to 62.07
percent (54 passers out of 87 examinees) from last year’s 28.41 percent (25 passers
out of 88 examinees). Lord Bien G. Lelay

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