MMSU’s 13 medical graduates hurdle physicians licensure exams

  • Test result shows our University’s 100% passing rate–Agrupis

BATAC CITY — Thirteen graduates of the Mariano Marcos State University-College of Medicine (COM) have passed the licensure examination for physicians administered by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC), surpassing the national average of 70.12 percent.

MMSU-College of Medicine officials named their successful examinees as Ethell Maine G. Alipio, Danah Mae R. Arzadon, Rachelle J. Bocoboc, Katheryne S. Castillo, Jenny P. Conception, Yvonny D. Covadez, Gianfranco Emmanuel M. Doloroso, Ma. Lynnuelle Faye P. Erojo, Jhicel Y. Ibañez, Eleanor Joyce R. Magallanes, Wilen Grace M. Mina, Hanani Hope B. Miguel, and Danielle B. Quigao.

MMSU University President Shirley C. Agrupis congratulated their new 13 physicians as she became ecstatic over MMSU’s another perfect passing rate.

MMSU-CoM, the sole medical school in Ilocos Norte, is now considered among the medical education powerhouses in the country, she said.

On the other hand, Dr. Ricardo S. Guanzon, CoM dean, thanked the university administration, CoM faculty and staff, and the college’s partner hospitals such as the Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital and Medical Center (MMMH&MC) and Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center (BGHMC) for their valuable contribution in the success of the MMSU new set of physicians.

The MMSU-CoM new graduates were among the 1,084 passers, out of 1,546 examinees, who took the physician board exams held in Baguio, Cagayan De Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legazpi, Lucena, Tacloban and Zamboanga on September 11-12 and 18-19, 2021. PRC released the results on September 24.

Since the MMSU-CoM was founded six years ago, its medical graduates achieved a whopping 100% passing rate in the November 2020 licensure test. It repeated the same perfect passing rate in March 2021 and the latest, this September 2021. (IS)