Thomasian alumnus Heidi Rose Censon Tanjueco, a graduate of Clinical Pharmacy, topped the July 2012 Pharmacist Licensure Examination by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) held on July 4 and 5, 2012.
Tanjueco, with a score of 91.63 percent led the 1,117 passers out of 1,770 examinees in the said batch. The results were released last July 12, 2012.
The topnotcher could not believe the results. She admitted on crying before the exam, saying she could hardly remember anything. She wanted to back out because of too much pressure, but still, she continued and came out victorious.
When asked which part of the exam she had the hardest time on, she said it was Module 4 which is Pharmacology – the same part where she had the lowest rating.
According to Tanjueco, the in-house review in UST started around November, the same time she started attending Thursday masses at Saint Jude Thaddeus Church as part of her preparations. She said the University has helped her mainly through the professors, who were very motivating to the students taking the board exam.
Tanjueco, 20, is still underage to get a license. She plans to apply after her 21st birthday this October. After which, she’ll pursue on finding a job.
Five more Thomasians were included in the top ten: Rafael Paolo Cunanan Salimo placed second with a score of 91.42 percent; Vien Christian Lim Lansangan, 91.05 percent, placed fourth; Priya Ballagan, 90.05 percent, placed sixth; Ludy Mae Lee Ang, 89.90 percent, placed eighth; and Ma. Fatima Julienne Litonjua Tabbada, 89.88 percent, landed on the ninth.
The University of Santo Tomas landed as the second top performing school, next to Saint Louis University, with a passing rate of 88.92 percent.
By Chleobel D. Birginias