A THOMASIAN ranked sixth in the June 2023 licensure examinations for physical therapists (PT), in which UST posted a 95.65-percent passing rate or 22 out of 23 examinees.

UST alumna Mikaela Azul placed sixth in the examinations with a score of 88.80 percent.

Edzelle Naquila of Southwestern University led the country’s newest batch of physical therapists with a score of 89.90 percent.

UST’s passing rate slightly improved from 95.16 percent, or 118 out of 124 examinees, in December 2022.

The Remedios T. Romualdez Medical Foundation was named top-performing school for the PT examinations after recording a passing rate of 92.11 percent or 35 out of 38 passers.

The national passing rate rose to 69.01 percent (708 out of 1,026 examinees) from 59.87 percent (1,186 out of 1,981 examinees) in December.

Meanwhile, another Thomasian, Justine Faye Que Wong Hing, clinched the ninth spot in the licensure exam for occupational therapists (OT), after scoring 81.80 percent.

Nadine Frances Reyes of the University of the Philippines (UP) Manila topped the examinations with a score of 85.40 percent.

UST was the second top-performing school in the OT board, recording an 82.61-percent passing rate, or 19 out of 23 examinees.

The University’s passing rate improved from 73.61 percent (53 out of 72 examinees) in December.

Emilio Aguinaldo College Manila was named the top-performing school after recording a perfect passing rate, or 30 out of 30 examinees.

The national passing rate for the OT board increased to 59.53 percent (128 out of 215 examinees) from 49.79 percent (241 out of 484 examinees).

The examinations were held from June 15 to 16. H.J.V. Andaya


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