Lasallian tops September 2018 physician licensure exam; two more grads in 5th and 9th spots
November 7, 2018 | 2:26 pm
Three graduates from the College of Medicine are among the top 10 examinees of the September 2018 Physician Licensure Examination.
Dr. Kurl E. Jamora topped the board exam with a rating of 91.08%. At 5th place is Dr. Lloyd Christopher S. Lim with his 90.08% rating, while Dr. Zoe Caitlin Z. Fernandez finished at 9th place with an 89.67% rating.
CM’s first time examinees posted a passing rate of 87.84%, while overall, our examinees achieved a passing rate of 82.01%. According to the Professional Regulation Commission, the national passing rate for this year’s batch is 81.83%.
This commendable performance by DLSMHSI examinees was buoyed by the unrelenting support of the DLSMHSI community, in particular the College of Medicine, for the examinees as they prepared for the boards.
According to CM Vice Dean Dr. Julius Ceasar Reyes, they strengthened the College’s mentoring program so that the students have a strong support from their faculty. “From as early as their 3 rd year, our students already chose a faculty member who they would want to accompany them as their mentor. Thus, they developed very strong mentor-mentee relationships so that even after graduation, the examinees really leaned on their mentors to help them prepare for the exams,” says Dr. Reyes.
The College also organized an intensive in-house board review program and used diagnostic data from the review to help students prepare more efficiently and effectively for the actual exams.
The College also organized morale-boosting activities for the examinees like prayer brigades, board ops, and even provided logistics and admin support and took care of their hotel accommodation, transportation, food, and others to ensure that the examinees will focus solely on the exams.
Congratulations! Animo La Salle!