THE UNIVERSITY dominated the July 2015 licensure examinations for psychometricians and pharmacy, with Thomasians emerging as topnotchers.

UST was named the top-performing school in the licensure examination for psychometricians, with 11 Thomasians landing in the top 10, including first place.

UST registered an 89.25-percent passing rate with 166 passers out of 186 examinees, results from the Professional Regulation Commission showed. This was higher than the University’s 81.91-percent passing rate in the first psychometrics exams last year, wherein 163 passed out of 199 examinees.

Leading the new batch of registered psychometricians is Van Alistair Faeldon who scored 84.20 percent.

Other Thomasians in the top 10 were Christine Allen Cadacio at third place (83.80 percent); Criselle Chua, Christina Gracia Meron and Lyka Paraboles at fifth place (83.20-percent); Alexandria Daplas at sixth place (83 percent); Lisette Angela Natial at seventh place (82.80 percent); Lyra Therese Dizon and Jamie Therese Lim at eighth (82.60 percent); Hannah Grace Rivera at ninth place (82.40 percent); and Camille Sigrid Vasquez at 10th place (82.20 percent).

The national passing rate went up to 46.15 percent (2,061 passers out of 4,466 examinees) from last year’s 39.29-percent (1,290 passers out of 3,283 examinees).

Also, three out of four Thomasians passed the licensure examination for psychologists, yielding a 42.86-percent passing rate.

Meanwhile, four Thomasians landed in the top 10 of the pharmacy licensure examination, including the topnotcher.

Leading the new batch of Thomasian pharmacists is Mark Dumago, who had a score of 93.35 percent.

With the most number of examinees, UST remained the third top-performing school after posting a 93.56-percent passing rate, equivalent to 247 passers out of 264 examinees, results from the Professional Regulation Commission showed. This was higher than last year’s passing rate of 81.71 percent, equivalent to 268 passers out of 328 examinees.

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Other Thomasians who made it to the top 10 were Arianne Angeli Baluyut (92.03 percent) at fourth place, Darwin Bryan Kiong (91.70 percent) who was tied with Katrina Angelie Pieldad of San Pedro College-Davao City at seventh place, and Chriselle Marie Mirhan (91.42 percent) at 10th place.

The Varsitarian Science and Technology editor Hedrix Ar-Ar Caballe was among those who passed.

Saint Louis University of Baguio was named top-performing school anew with a 94.55-percent passing rate or 52 passers out of 55 examinees. It was followed by Our Lady of Fatima University-Quezon City with a 94.23 percent passing rate or 49 passers out of 52 examinees.

The national passing rate improved to 63.78 percent or 2,004 passers out of 3,142 examinees, from last year’s 54.88 percent or 1,525 passers out of 2,779 examinees. Jerome P. Villanueva and Bianca Kristin A. Taray


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