Thomasians dominate top 10 of September 2017 physician board exams


THOMASIANS ruled this year’s licensure examinations for physicians, with six Medicine graduates making it to the top 10.

UST graduates occupied the first, fourth, fifth, eighth, ninth and 10th places. Vincent Edouard Anthony Gullas led the latest batch of physicians with a score of 90.50 percent.

The University’s passing rate rose to 97.10 percent, or 468 out of 482 examinees, from last year’s 94.84 percent or 423 out of 446 examinees, results from the Professional Regulation Commission showed.

UST graduate Marc Vincent Barcelona secured the fourth spot with a score of 89.83 percent, while Ana Erycka Elaine Peralta placed fifth with 89.67 percent.

Stephanie Marie Seno bagged eighth place with a score of 89.42 percent, Simon Go placed ninth with 89.33 percent,and Kelvin Ken Yu clinched the 10th spot with a score of 89.25 percent.

The Cebu Institute of Medicine and Saint Luke’s College of Medicine were hailed as the top-performing schools after after registering 100-percent passing rates.

UST placed fifth on the list of top-performing schools.

The national passing rate rose to 82.19 percent, or 3,340 out of 4,064 examinees, from last year’s 78.46 percent, or 2,899 passers of 3,695 examinees.


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