The University produced 384 new doctors in the October 2023 Physician Licensure Examination (PLE), results released by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) on Friday, Nov. 10.
UST’s passing rate climbed to 91.43 percent after 384 out of 420 Thomasian examinees made the cut.
The University, meanwhile, was ranked sixth among the top 10 performing schools for the PLE.
On March 2023, UST posted a passing rate of 83.61 percent.
Thomasian Joed Mata landed at the sixth spot with an average of 88.08 percent.
Jessica Garcia and Noe Raphael Tarossa shared the eighth spot after posting a score of 87.92 percent, followed by Josiah Domingo in the 10th spot with 87.42 percent.
Cebu Institute of Medicine’s Justin Riley Yap led the new batch of doctors with a score of 89.00 percent.
Meanwhile, the University of the Philippines-Manila was hailed as the top-performing school after obtaining a 97.62 percent passing rate.
The number of examinees increased to 6,456 takers with 4,083 passers in the October 2023 PLE.
There are 2,887 examinees in March 2023 and 5,985 examinees in October 2022.
According to the PRC, the national passing rate for this month’s boards is 63.24 percent.
The Physician board examinations were conducted in the cities of Metro Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Koronadal, Legazpi, Lucena, Pampanga, Rosales, Tacloban, Tuguegarao, and Zamboanga on Oct. 20 to 21 and 27 to 28.–with reports from Marco Luis D. Beech