TWO THOMASIANS landed on the top 10 of the March and September 2020 physician licensure exams (PLE).

John Marlon Lintan led the fresh batch of Thomasian doctors after clinching the second spot with a score of 88 percent.

Erika Anne Pañgan secured the seventh spot with a score of 87.08 percent.

UST’s passing rate in this year’s exam slid to 86.96 percent or 20 out of 23 examinees, from last year’s perfect passing rate in March and 99.31-percent passing rate, in September.

Maria Carla Buenaflor of the University of the Philippines in Manila topped this year’s examinations with a score of 89.17 percent.

Far Eastern University – Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation was the sole top-performing school.

The national passing rate slipped to 56.74 percent, or 800 out of 1,410 examinees from last year’s 76.71 percent in March and 84.96 percent in September.

On September 20 and 21, the Professional Regulation Commission conducted a second part of the March 2020 PLE, in response to the call of the Department of Health for additional doctors during the Covid-19 pandemic.


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