THE UNIVERSITY ranked second among the top-performing schools in the September 2018 licensure examinations for physicians, with three Thomasians landing in the top 10.

Ernest Matthew Paggabao led the newest batch of Thomasian physicians, grabbing the third spot with a score of 90.58 percent.

UST graduate Luisa Encarnacion secured the fifth spot with a score of 90.08 percent.

Thomasian Tristan Paolo Madrigal placed seventh after scoring 89.92 percent.

The University’s passing rate rose to 98.71 percent, or 459 out of 465 examinees, from last year’s 97.10 percent or 468 out of 482 examinees.

The Cebu Institute of Medicine was the top-performing school anew after registering a 99.3-percent passing rate, or 149 out of 150 examinees.

The national passing rate stood at 81.84 percent, or 3,717 out of 4,542 examinees, down from last year’s 82.19 percent or 3,340 out of 4,064 examinees.


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