UST improves in March 2017 physician board exams


The University posted a higher passing rate in the March 2017 physician licensure examinations, with one Thomasian making it to the list of top 10 passers.

UST’s passing rate rose to 88.89 percent, as 32 made the cut out of 36 examinees, from last year’s 80.49 percent (33 out of 41 examinees), results from the Professional Regulation Commission showed.

Thomasian Kevin Arao finished seventh place with Mina Liza Carino of Our Lady of Fatima University-Valenzuela. They both scored 86.17 percent.

Karl Emmanuel Merceder of University of Perpetual Help System Dalta-Las Piñas topped the list of passers with a score of 88.58 percent.

Far Eastern University-Nicanor Reyes Foundation emerged as the sole top-performing school, with 157 passers out of 178 examinees or an 88.20-percent passing rate.

The national passing rate rose to 61.73 percent or 813 passers out of 1,317 examinees. Last year, 46.26 percent of examinees passed, or only 483 out of 1,044 examinees.


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