These are the Top 10 Philippine Physicians Licensure Examination Passers of 2009.
- Melissa Paulita Villaflor Mariano of University of Santo Tomas (88.17%);
- Erick Sta. Rosa Mendoza of University of Santo Tomas (88.00%);
- Katrina Mae Salcedo Gamponia of University of Santo Tomas (87.67%);
- Tom Edward Ngo Lo of University of the Philippines-Manila (87.58%);
- Riavic Quiday Fuentes of Far Eastern University-Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation (87.42%);
- Joseph Borromeo Villanueva of University of Santo Tomas (87.17%);
- Ricky Helmuth Hipolito of University of Santo Tomas (87.08%);
- Jaime Alfonso Manalo Aherrera of De La Salle University-Dasmariñas Health Science Campus (87.00%);
- Vincent Bryan De Guia Salvador of University of the Philippines-Manila (87.00%);
- Herbert Zulueta Manaois of University of Santo Tomas (86.92%);
- Ana Noelle Mingo Monisit of Cebu Institute of Medicine (86.92%);
- Melanie Timboy Estolas of University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Mem. Medical Ctr. (86.83%).
Here’s one good news to every yearning to be a medical doctors but financially challenged, the PINOY MD program from the Philippine Department of Health (DOH) and the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) to the Philippine Medical Schools , a 5-year medical scholarship program, are now growing and growing.
To qualify for the said scholarship, applicants must completed a Bachelor’s Degree with 35 units in Sciences subjects (Chemistry, Natural Science, Physics, Microbiology, Genetics). The applicant must have a GWA (general weighted average) of 2.50 or better and off course, must not be more than 35 years old upon application.
Here’s more, the CGFI (combined gross family income) of the applicant shouldn’t be more than 30,000 PhP/month of 360,000 PhP/annum. The applicant must have taken also the NMAT (National Medical Admission Test) and have a percentile score of 40 and above; with good moral character and haven’t charged criminally and must be physically and MENTALLY fit.
And the most important of this program is the willingness of the applicant to render two years of service to the Philippine Government for every year of scholarship. This would mean that the medical student would serve the government for ten years after graduation.
Though am not part of this , am really happy to hear that MEDICAL STUDENTS are flooding now in the Philippines with this Philippine Government’s program since the country really needs a lot of medical doctors to serve our countrymen. Good luck guys!