PRC okays resumption of medical board exams

AFTER getting a green light from the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases, the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announced that it is already set to resume the Physician Licensure Examination (PLE) next month.

In an advisory, the PRC said it has approved the recommendation of the Professional Regulatory Board of Medicine (PRBOM) to hold the PLE on September 20-21, 2020.

"The March 2020 batch, which took the Part I of the PLE last March 8-9, 2020, will take the Part II on September 20-21, 2020," said the PRC.

The PRC also said that the PRBOM has recommended that the medical graduates, who constitute the second batch of examinees this year, will be scheduled to take their licensure examination on November 2020.

The PRC, though, pointed out that it will still have to present a detailed preparation plan for the latter set of examination before the IATF-EID.

"The second batch is advised to wait for the announcement on the conduct of the November 2020 examination," said PRC.

The regulatory agency said the forthcoming resumption of the PLEs is aimed at addressing the growing need for more doctors amid the coronavirus disease outbreak.

"(This is in response) to the urgent need for physicians, as conveyed by the Department of Health, to meet the requirements of the public health emergency," said the PRC. (HDT/SunStar Philippines)


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