UST improves in March 2017 physician boards
UST earned an 88.89 percent passing rate, or 32 of 36 Thomasians making the cut.
The University improved in the March 2017 physicians licensure examinations, with one Thomasian landing in the top ten, according to results from the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC).
UST earned an 88.89 percent passing rate, or 32 of 36 Thomasians making the cut. It is an improvement from last year’s 80.49 percent, in which 33 out of 41 passed.
Thomasian Kevin Agustin clinched the seventh spot along with Mina Carino of Our Lady of Fatima University-Valenzuela, with a score of 86.17 percent.
Graduates of the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery usually take the examination every September, along with other top medicine schools.
Karl Emmanuel Mercader of the University of Perpetual Help System Dalta-Las Piñas led the new batch of doctors with a score of 88.58 percent.
Meanwhile, the Far Eastern University-Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation was hailed again as the top performing school with a passing rate of 88.20 percent. PRC only recognizes a school as a top performer if more than a hundred graduates took the exam.
According to data from PRC, 813 out of 1,317 passed the examination nationwide.