UST sweeps the top 3 positions in the 2009 Medical Board exams. Melissa Paulita Mariano is the Medical Board topnotcher followed by fellow Thomasians Erick Mendoza in second place and Katrina Mae Gamponia in third place. It was an impressive showing by the Thomasians as 6 of their examinees landed in the top 10. The next best showing is by UP Manila who had 2 examinees in the top 10.
A total of 1,680 examinees passed this year's exams.
The top 10 placers, their school and rating are:
1. Melissa Paulita Mariano, UST, 88.17
2. Erick Mendoza, UST, 88
3. Katrina Mae Gamponia, UST, 87.67
4. Tom Edward Lo, UP Manila, 87.58
5. Riavic Fuentes, FEU-NRMF, 87.42
6. Joseph Villanueva, UST, 87.17
7. Ricky Hipolito, UST, 87.08
8. Jaime Alfonso Herrera, DLSU-Dasmariñas, 87
Vincent Bryan-Salvador, UP-Manila, 87
9. Herbert Manaois, UST, 86.92
Ana Noelle Monisit, Cebu Inst. of Medicine, 86.92
10. Melanie Estolas, UERM, 86.83
The oath-taking ceremonies for this year's batch of new doctors will be held on September 13, 2009 at the PICC Plenary Hall.
More on this story in this 24 Oras report by Mel Tiangco courtesy of GMANews.tv:
26 August 2009
We have this 24 Oras report by Claire Delfin featuring the four (4) topnotchers, Melissa Paulita Mariano, Erick Mendoza, Katrina Mae Gamponia, all of UST and Tom Edward Lo of UP Manila.
Topnotcher Melissa Paulita Mariano sums up the philosophy of the best and the brightest of our country's new doctors: "What matters is you remain faithful to your profession, you have passion for what you do, you have compassion for your patient ..."
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