Thomasian tops pharmacy board exams


A THOMASIAN emerged as the topnotcher in the March 2017 pharmacy licensure examinations, while the University posted a higher passing rate.

UST’s passing rate soared to 94.15 percent, with 193 making the cut out of 205 examinees, good for No. 4 on the list of top-performing schools. This was significantly higher than last year’s 81.43 percent in which 57 passed the test out of 70 examinees.

Thomasian Rhys Jansen Pavon led the country’s new batch of pharmacists with a score of 94.73 percent.

Other Thomasians in the top 10 were Ser Loisse Mortel who clinched the second spot with a score of 93.70 percent, and Deric Vengua who placed ninth with a score of 92.38 percent.

University of the Philippines – Manila emerged as this year’s top-performing school with a 100-percent passing rate.

Former Varsitarian Witness editor Marie Danielle Macalino was among those who passed the examination.

The national passing rate rose to 65.01 percent or 2,426 passers out of 3,732, from last year’s 54.87 percent which saw 1,487 passers out of 2,710 examinees.


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