FILE PHOTO (Photo by Francia Denise M. Arizabal/ The Varsitarian)

TEN THOMASIANS landed in the top 10 of the August 2023 licensure examinations for medical technologists, in which UST was named the fifth best-performing school. 

Jolina Ongchinke led the batch of new Thomasian medical technologists after scoring 92.70 percent to place second nationwide. 

Thomasians Kevin Ganas and Hilary Orbeta shared the third spot after scoring 92.40 percent. 

Seven other Thomasians joined them in the top 10: Bianca Cruz and Exequiel Sangco III (No. 6, 92.10 percent), Aira Marquez (No. 7, 92.00 percent), Simon Cañeba (No. 8, 91.90 percent), Leo Orpilla (No. 9, 91.80 percent), and Jose Domingo and Jayson Paredes (No. 10, 91.70 percent).

UST posted a 93.86-percent passing rate (367 of 391), a slight increase from the 90.57-percent rate (240 out of 265) tallied in the March 2023 cycle.

Saint Louis University was named the top-performing school, after recording a perfect passing rate (152 passers).

Sam Tiongco of Saint Louis topped the medical technology board exams, after scoring 93.80 percent.

Former Varsitarian Filipino editor Samantha Magbuhat and photographer Arianne Maye Viri were among the passers.

The national passing rate decreased to 73.73 percent (3,982 of 5,401), from the March 2023 cycle’s 76.46 percent (4,714 of 6,165).

The medical technology board exams were held on Aug. 12-13. Fernando Pierre Marcel B. Dela Cruz


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