BOARD topnothers are not something new to Southwestern University PHINMA. Known as the first medical school outside Manila, the university has produced topnotchers in the fields of Medicine, Nursing, Medical Technology, and Dentistry among others. Amidst the health-dominated campus, is the fast-growing accountancy department.
Despite its size, the students in the program do not just aim to pass, they aim to top the board. In the May 2018 Accountancy Board Examinations, SWU’s Fritz Amiel L. Desabille ranked ninth in the Accountancy Board Exam.
“Ranking ninth out of more than nine thousand examinees is something I never imagined I would be able to achieve!” confessed Fritz. “My mom and dad are in the medical field,” says the middle child, the only male of three siblings, adding “We’re nothing special, just your typical middle-class Filipino family.”
Nothing special, indeed, but that was Fritz’s modesty talking. His family is his inspiration, and the driving force behind his success.
He also attributes his achievement to the quality of SWU’s teaching methods, where lectures are very personal, because of the controlled teacher-to-student ratio. He also credits his success to the amazing teachers he had at SWU.
Asked about the biggest challenge he faced while studying, he explained “studying was pretty hard and very tiring. You have to dedicate much of your time during college for studies, and as adolescents, we don’t want that!” Still, Fritz passed with flying colors.
Asked about the road to success, Fritz advises other students “there’s no other way around it, work hard and leave no regrets!”
SWU PHINMA’S Accountancy Program under its Business School (B-School) provided students with rigorous preparation for the CPA board exams and thorough practice of industry-grounded and globally-acceptable accounting principles that prepare students for the real business world. (Sponsored Content)