University of Philippines Manila

UP Manila Dominates Healthcare Licensure Exams with Outstanding Passing Rates

In a resounding display of academic prowess, the University of the Philippines Manila (UP Manila) has once again asserted its dominance in the healthcare sector, emerging as the top-performing school in various licensure examinations held in October and November 2023.

Physician Licensure Examination (PLE) Triumph

UP Manila secured its place as the leading institution in the October 2023 Physician Licensure Examination, boasting an exceptional 97.62% passing rate. This success has resulted in the accreditation of 164 new physicians, who are poised to make significant contributions to the healthcare sector. Among examinees from UPM, Jon Michael Kimpo claimed the fourth spot, while Tranquil Matthew Salvador IV secured the fifth position.

Midwifery Excellence at UPM School of the Health Sciences-Leyte

The UPM School of the Health Sciences in Palo, Leyte emerged as the Top Performing School with an impressive 90% passing rate. This accomplishment underscores the institution’s commitment to delivering quality education and producing highly competent midwives.

The top midwifery licensure exam performers were:

Rona Fe Magadan Cepris (Top 4): 91.05%

Maricel Camarillo Loberiano (Top 5): 90.95%

Rey Mark Cabacungan Florendo (Top 7): 90.75%

Jayvee Orias Dotarot (Top 8): 90.70%

Claire Eva Sabangan (Top 8): 90.70%

Kim Kim Usop Inde (Top 9): 90.60%

Precious Grace Baula Montes (Top 10): 90.50%

Pharmacist Licensure Examination Triumphs

The success story continued with the UP College of Pharmacy, which achieved a remarkable 100% passing rate in the November 2023 Pharmacist Licensure Examination. Joseph Benedict Carpio secured the fourth spot with an outstanding score of 92.28%.

This collective success not only highlights the academic achievements of individual graduates but also underscores the unwavering commitment of UP Manila to providing world-class education and training. As these graduates step into their professional roles, they are well-prepared to serve the people, the country, and the healthcare profession with excellence. The exceptional passing rates across various licensure examinations reflect the rigorous standards and commitment to excellence maintained by UP Manila in shaping the future of healthcare professionals.

Charmaine A. Lingdas


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