SLU is top performing Med Tech school

SAINT LOUIS University (SLU) recently topped the recent Medical Technologist Licensure Examination in the country.

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announced SLU had a 100 percent passing rate in the Med Tech examination given February 2017.

All of the 292 examinees from SLU passed with four of them in the top 10.

The topnotchers are David Marco Abaya Bildan which ranked second with a rating of 90.60 percent, Arnold Joseph Octaviano Geronimo ranked fifth with 89.50 percent, Renz Michael Hart Velasco Bautista placed seventh with 89.20 percent, and while at 10th place is Julie Ann Alcantara De Guzman with 88.80 percent.

SLU Medical Laboratory Science Department Head Allan Jay Espiritu bared the February 2017 licensure exam was the 15th consecutive board exam the university had a 100 percent passing rate.

“Wala kaming secret. The only thing we teach them is to have the passion for the profession. If you have the passion for the profession, you will have that self-discipline in you and you become self-efficient. Yung tipong kahit hindi mo sabihin na mag review, mag-aaral yan," added Espiritu.

The PRC announced 2,378 out of 3,216 passed the Medical Technologist Licensure Examination given by the Board of Medical Technology in the cities of Manila, Baguio, Cebu, Davao and Zamboanga last month.

The PRC reminded applicants registration for the issuance of Professional Identification Card and Certificate of Registration will be done on-line from March 9 to March 14, 2017. Applicants are advised to visit www.prc.gov.ph and follow instructions for initial registration.

Those who will register are required to bring the notice of admission, duly accomplished Oath Form or Panunumpa ng Propesyonal, two pieces passport size pictures (colored with white background and complete name tag) and two sets of documentary stamps. Successful examinees should personally register and sign in the Roster of Registered Professionals.

Those who failed to pass the board examination for Medical Technology but had obtained a general rating of at least 70% can register as Medical Laboratory Technician.

The date and venue for the oath-taking ceremony of the new medical technologists will be announced later. (Redjie Melvci Cawis/PIA–CAR and A. Halal/PIA–SLU Intern)

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