A THOMASIAN topped the December 2021 occupational therapy (OT) licensure examinations, while the University was named the No. 1 top-performing school in the physical therapy (PT) licensure examinations.

Maria Regina Cerezo topped the OT board exams with a score of 85.40 percent. 

She was joined in the top 10 by Thomasians Andryella Maxie Ibarra (No. 2, 85.20), Nadia Isabel Trajano (No. 3, 84.60), Kenneth Sacro Porlucas (No. 5, 84.20), Princess Madarang (No. 6, 84.00), Carl Simon Concepcion No. 7, 83.60), John Ephraim Alviz (No. 8, 83.20), Chiara Betina Cabildo (No. 8, 83.20), Lindsey Monique Gaela (No. 8, 83.20), Roxanne Sabido (No. 8, 83.20), Kimberly Kiang (No. 10, 83.00), and Glenn Regondola, Jr. (No. 10, 83.00).

UST was the No. 3 top-performing school in the OT board, recording an 88.9-percent passing rate or 48 out of 54 examinees. UST posted a 100-percent passing rate in the February 2020 OT board exams. 

The takers of the OT exams doubled, from 216 examinees in 2020 to 400 this year. The passing rate slid to 70.75 percent from 2020’s 73.61 percent.

The University meanwhile maintained its perfect passing rate in the PT exams, with all 40 of its examinees making the cut. 

Thomasian Andrea Joyce Ansong led the new batch of Thomasian physical therapists with a score of 87.30 percent, placing 10th nationwide. 

Jasmine Lianne Esguerra of the Our Lady of Fatima University – Antipolo City topped this year’s PT board exams with a score of 90.40 percent.

The University of the Philippines – Manila also recorded a perfect passing rate in the OT board exams to tie with UST at No. 1.

The national passing rate in the physical therapy board exams rose to 68.97 percent, or 978 out of 1,418 examinees, from 2020’s 61.0 percent, or 729 out of 1,195 examinees. Jamilah Angco


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