CEBU BET NO. 1: Cebu Institute of Medicine graduate shares top spot with UST candidate
A graduate of the Cebu Institute of Medicine (CIM) has topped the August 2014 Physician Licensure Examination.
Raymund Martin Sia Li garnered a rating of 89.58 percent and shared the top spot with Eric Royd Fanco Talavera of University of Santo Tomas (UST).
“I’m very much humbled by this. I truly didn’t expect it. It’s a privilege to bring honor to God and to CIM. Many thanks to my family and friends for their love and support,” Li told Cebu Daily News last night. The results were released by the Professional Regulation Commission at around 10 p.m. last night.
Another CIM graduate, Debbie Rose Uy Tanengsy, placed fifth with a rating of 89.17 percent.
Tanengsy was also among the topnotchers in the July 2009 nursing licensure examination. She earned her nursing degree from Velez College.
Other examinees in the top ten list are: Francis Gerwin Uy Jalipa of Davao Medical School Foundation (89.50); Grace Cua Arviola of San Beda College (89.42); Mairre James Sumang Gaddi of the University of the Philippines Manila (89.25); Jessica Mae Dimalante Sanchez of UST (89.25); Lean Angelo Ang Silverio, also of UST (89.25); Scott Riley Kua Ong UP Manila (89.17); Charlie Alberca Clarion of Davao Medical School Foundation (88.92); Kevin Bryan Uy Lo of UST (88.75); Ann Norizal del Rosario Lopez of Far Eastern University-Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation (88.50); Lorayne Ann Lim Chua of UST (88.33) and Ryan Anthony Francisco Agas of UST (88.25).
The PRC said 2,218 of the 2,730 examinees passed the exam.
CIM is also the number one top performing school in the Aug 2014 physician’s board examination with a 100 percent passing rate. There were 103 graduates from CIM who took the exam.
The Cebu Doctors University College of Medicine, another known medical school in Cebu, is ranked eighth overall with 58 out of 62 examinees passing the exam or a passing percentage of 93.55 percent.
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