ILOILO City – A graduate of West Visayas State University’s (WVSU) College of Medicine topped the Physician Licensure Examination administered early this month by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC).
Clinton Rosita Rabadon, a resident of Buenavista, Masbate, got a rating of 89.83 percent. He shared the top spot with a graduate of the University of Santo Tomas, Jan Bendric Co Borbe.
Another graduate of WVSU entered the Top 10. Temie Paul Baguio Villarino was ranked No. 9 with a rating of 87.42 percent.
The PRC cited WVSU, too, as among the top performing schools in the licensure exam for posting a 100 percent passing rate. All of the university’s 18 examinees hurdled the exam.
University president Dr. Luis M. Sorolla said Rabadon and Villarino brought “pride and joy” to the WVSU community.
He also commended the WVSU College of Medicine’s faculty for its excellent quality of teaching and rigorous training of students at the WVSU Medical Center.
According to PRC, 1,209 out of 1,759 examinees (76.71 percent) passed the physician licensure examination administered in the cities of Manila, Baguio, Cebu, and Zamboanga (March 3-4 and March 10-11).
Aside from WVSU, two other Western Visayas-based medical schools did well in the licensure exam. The Iloilo Doctors’ College had passing rate of 93.75 percent (15 passers out of 16 examinees). The University of St. La Salle in Bacolod City had a passing rate of 81.25 percent (13 passers out of 16 examinees).
Here’s the complete list of the Top 10 passers:
- Clinton Rosita Rabadon of WVSU and Jan Bendric Co Borbe of the University of Santo Tomas (89.83 percent)
- Kevindaeile Simbulan Torralba of the Our Lady of Fatima University-Valenzuela (88.92 percent)
- Daniel Cajayon Panaglima of Matias H. Aznar Memorial College of Medicine, Inc. (88.75 percent)
- Carren Agnes Honrada Solidor of Southwestern University (88.42 percent)
- Jessa Elaine Balbastro Fronda of Matias H. Aznar Memorial College of Medicine, Inc. (88.33 percent)
- Denim Embalzado Maghanoy of Mindanao State University-Marawi City (88.17 percent)
- Dale Ivan Aurigue Bruel of the University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Mem Medical CTR (87.92 percent)
- Ralph Benedict Baranda Ma-alat of St. Luke’s Medical Center College of Medicine William H. Quasha Memorial; Jonathan Jallorina Macatiag IV of the University of the Philippines-Manila; and Mareeya Rowena Malinao Rizon of Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology (87.58 percent)
- Karl Josef Niño Jimenez Separa of the University of the Philippines-Manila and Temie Paul Baguio Villarino of WVSU (87.42 percent)
- Wilma Cleo Yvonne Borja Dapog of Cebu Doctors’ University College of Medicine (87.33 percent)./PN