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UST emerged as the No. 2 top-performing school in the April 2024 licensure examinations for physicians, with three Thomasians making it to the top 10. 

Fifty-six out of 66 Thomasian examinees made the cut, good for an 84.45-percent passing rate. 

This was a decline from the 91.43-percent passing rate (384 of 420) in October 2023.

Leading the batch of new Thomasian doctors was Edison Ong, who placed second nationwide with an 89.08-percent score.

Joining Ong in the top 10 was Vergel Enriquez, who ranked sixth nationwide with an 87.67-percent score, and Eryll Alea, who ranked eighth with an 87.08-percent score. 

Christopher Mendoza of Matias H. Aznar Memorial College of Medicine, Inc. topped the exam cycle after scoring 89.25 percent. 

The University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center was named the top-performing school in the exams after logging an 89.23-percent passing rate (58 of 65). 

The national passing rate dipped to 55.50 percent (1,906 of 3,434) from 63.24 percent (4,083 of 6,456) in October 2023. 

The April 2024 licensure exams for physicians were held from April 7 to 8 and April 14 to 15.



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