/ 26 November 2020

A STUDENT from the University of the Philippines-Manila topped the Physician Licensure Examination given this month.

The Professional Regulation Commission said that 3,538 out of the 4,704 examinees passed the exams.

Jomel Garcia Lapides led the successful examinees, getting a rating of 88.67.

Patrick Joseph Amunategui Mabugat of the University of Saint La Salle and Adrian Emmanuel Diago Teves of University of Santo Tomas came in second with 88.58 percent.

Henrick Ryan Chua Fong from UST and Raphael Cecilio Salazar Rodolfo from UP-Manila ranked third with 88.33 percent, followed by Rafael Emmanuel Mendoza from the Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health with 88.17 percent.
Chino Paolo Samson from Lyceum Northwestern University-Dagupan City, and UP-Manila graduates Hannah Chito and Tiffany Grace Uy ranked fifth with 88.08 percent.

The other successful examinees who garnered the 10 highest places in the November 2020 Physician Licensure Examination were Florence Marie Pineda Maramba, UST (88 percent); Czarina Angelli Llmas Anastacio, of the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (87.92 percent); Ernest Paul Yongco Calasanz, PLM (87.92 percent); Jem Marie Patalingjug Golbin, UP-Manila (87.75 percent); Eric David Bicaldo Ornos, UP-Manila (87.75 percent); Louie Lorenzo Mendoza Alcantara, Ateneo-SMPH (87.67 percent); Mark Pascual Dumago, UST (87.67 percent); John Raphael Tabirao Almanza, UP-Manila (87.58 percent); Christian John Salang Capirig, Davao Medical School Foundation (87.58 percent); Markyn Jared Ngo Kho, UP-Manila (87.58 percent); Chelsea Colleen Gatchalian Paris, Ateneo-SMPH (87.58 percent).

The Cebu Institute of Medicine is this year’s top performing school with a passing rate of 100 percent.

The other top 10 schools with 100 or more examinees and with at least 80 percent passing percentage are: UP-Manila: 98.63 percent; Ateneo-SMPH, 98.63 percent; PLM:97.58 percent; UST: 95.61 percent; UE-Ramon Magsaysay MEM Medical CTR; 94.05 percent; Far Eastern University-NRMF, 90.54 percent;
San Beda University, 90.27 percent; Saint Louis University, 90.06 percent, and Davao Medical School Foundation, 85.45 percent.