UP Manila graduate tops November 2020 Physician Licensure Exam

UP Manila graduate tops November 2020 Physician Licensure Exam

MANILA, Philippines — A University of the Philippines (UP) Manila graduate emerged as the topnotcher of the November 2020 physician licensure examination, the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announced on Thursday. 

Jomel Garcia Lapides topped the medical board exam with a rating of 88.67 percent.

Lapides was followed by Patrick Joseph Mabugat from the University of Saint La Salle and Adrian Emmanuel Teves from the University of Santo Tomas (UST), who both had a rating of 88.58 percent.

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

Uy in 2015 earned her B.S. Biology degree and graduated from UP Diliman with the in the history of the university since World War II.

The PRC said that a total of 3,538 out of 4,704 passed the physical licensure exams given by the Board of Medicine. 

The full list of passers may be viewed here.