THE UNIVERSITY emerged as the second top-performing school in the March 2021 licensure examinations for physicians, with 53 out of 60 Thomasian examinees making the cut.

UST recorded a passing rate of 88.33 percent. In the November 2020 examinations, the University had a 95.61-percent passing rate or 430 out of 433 examinees.

Jeremiah Lim of the Far Eastern University-Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation (FEU-NRMF) led the newest batch of physicians with a score of 89.67 percent.

FEU-NRMF was named the top-performing school with 167 of its 182 examinees making the cut, or a passing rate of 91.76 percent.

The De La Salle Medical & Health Sciences Institution was the third top-performing with a passing rate of 80 percent or 56 out of 70 examinees.

The national passing rate in the March 2021 examinations slid further to 64.04 percent (1,234 of 1,927 examinees) from 75.21 percent (3,538 of 4,704 examinees) in November 2020 and 84.96 percent (4,006 of 4,715 examinees) in September 2019.

The examinations were conducted from March 7 to 8 and March 14 to 15, 2021.


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