September 2017 Top Performing Medical Schools in the Philippines
The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) officially released the list of September 2017 Physician, Medicine Board Exam results and list of Top Performing Medical Schools on Friday, September 22, 2017. In this particular Medical Board Exam, 3,340 out of 4,064 (82.19%) passed the board exam administered by the PRC Board of Medicine. The Physician Licensure Exam was held in the cities of Manila, Baguio, Cebu and Davao this September 2017.
Professional Regulations Commission named Cebu Institute of Medicine and Saint Luke’s College of Medicine as the top performing medical schools with both 100% passing rate.
West Visayas State University (WVSU) in La Paz Iloilo ranked second with 99.01% passing rate while PLM or Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila ranked third with 98.15%.
Here are the list of the top ten (10) performing medical schools in the September 2017 Physician Licensure Examination.
|RANK||SCHOOL||TOTAL NO. OF EXAM.||TOTAL NO. PASSED||PERCENTAGE PASSED|
|1||CEBU INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE||122||122||100.00%|
|SAINT LUKE’S COLLEGE OF MEDICINE||83||83||100.00%|
|2||WEST VISAYAS STATE UNIVERSITY-LA PAZ||101||100||99.01%|
|3||PAMANTASAN NG LUNGSOD NG MAYNILA||108||106||98.15%|
|4||UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES-MANILA||150||146||97.33%|
|5||UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS||482||468||97.10%|
|ATENEO DE MLA UNIV. SCHOOL OF MED. & PUBLIC HEALTH-PASIG||138||134||97.10%|
|6||UNIVERSITY OF THE EAST RAMON MAGSAYSAY MEM MEDICAL CTR||326||316||96.93%|
|8||SAN BEDA COLLEGE||106||100||94.34%|
|9||CEBU DOCTORS UNIVERSITY-COLLEGE OF MEDICINE||110||103||93.64%|
|10||FAR EASTERN UNIVERSITY-NICANOR REYES MEDICAL FOUNDATION||268||248||92.54%|
Medical Schools should have at least 50 examinees and at least 80% passing rate in order to be included in the top medical schools list.
The September 2017 Physician Board Exam Licensure Examination was administered by the PRC Board of Medicine headed by Chairman, Dr. Clarita C. Maaño and other members of the PRC Board of Medicine namely Dr. Edgardo T. Fernando, Dr. Miguel L. Noche Jr., Dr. Eleanor B. Almoro, Dr. Eleanor J. Galvez and Dr. Ma. Graciela Garayblas-Gonzaga, last September 9-10 and 16-17, 2017 at various testing centers in the country including Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, and Zamboanga.