THE UNIVERSITY produced the most number of doctors in the October 2022 licensure examinations for physicians, in which more than 416 Thomasian examinees passed, including three topnotchers.

UST was the seventh top-performing school in the examinations with a 90.43-percent passing rate (416 of 460 examinees). The number was an improvement from the school’s 85.71-percent passing rate in March 2022.

Kim Sia led this year’s batch of Thomasian doctors with a score of 87.67 percent, the fourth-best nationwide.

Sia was joined by UST alumni Neill Cachuela (No. 7, 87.42 percent) and Christian Cosme (No. 9, 87.17 percent) in the top 10.

Former UST Central Student Council president Robert Dominic Gonzales and former Varsitarian Science and Technology writer Maritz Lubo were among the newly licensed Thomasian doctors.

Justin Togonon of the University of the Philippines Manila topped the examinations with a score of 89 percent.

Angeles University Foundation was named the top-performing school after all of its 51 examinees passed.

The national passing rate increased to 64.22 percent (3,826 of 5,958 examinees) from 50.30 percent (1,427 of 2,837 examinees) in March.

The exams were conducted on Oct. 21, 22, 28, and 29. Mikhail Orozco


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