March 17, 2016, 11:00a.m. – WITH ONLY a few examinees, UST registered a lower passing rate in the March 2016 physician licensure examinations.

Thirty-three out of 41 UST examinees passed the exams, or an 80.49-percent passing rate, data from the Professional Regulation Commission showed. This was lower than last year’s 95-percent passing rate, in which 19 passed out of 20 examinees from UST.

Thomasian medicine graduates normally take the physician licensure examinations every September, along with other top medical schools.

Al Patrick Alajas of Southwestern University topped the March 2016 board exams with a score 88.67 percent.

Far Eastern University (FEU)-Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation was again the top-performing school after posting an 80.53-percent passing rate. Ninety-one passed out of 113 examinees from FEU.

The national passing rate declined to 46.26 percent, with just 483 examinees passing out of 1,044. Last year’s passing rate was of 71.3 percent, with 594 making the cut out of 832 examinees. Roy Abrahmn D.R. Narra


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