DMSF graduate is Top 10 in 2020 Physician Licensure Exams

A graduate of the Davao Medical School Foundation, Inc. (DMSF) made it to the Top 10 of the 2020 Physician Licensure Exams.

Christian John Salang Capirig, who placed 10th with a rating of 87.58 percent based on the results posted by the Professional Regulation Commission early this morning, is one of the 3,538 (out of 4,704 examinees) new doctors in the Philippines.

“Thank you, Lord! This is All for Your Glory. Another Major Milestone! Officially a Licensed Physician,” Capirig posted on his Facebook page.

In his post, Capirig thanked his dad Jun who is a retired government employee, his mom Teofila and the rest of his family, for their unending support.

He also expressed his gratitude to his Ateneo de Davao University family where he is a faculty member.

“Thank you DMSF for molding and guiding us to become competent and compassionate physicians. To the doctors, nurses, staff and most especially to the patients in SPMC, SPH and DDH, thank you for being part of our learning experience. We will not reach this far without you. Thank you also to my dear friends for your encouragement and love,” he said.

The exam result was posted more or less 10 days after the PRC administered the Physician board exam on November 10, 11, 15 and 16, 2020 in the cities of Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legazpi, Lucena, Tacloban, Tuguegarao and Zamboanga.

DMSF has been recognized as one of the country’s top-performing medical schools. Just recently, DMSF graduate Dr. Dhonna Leonor Cambronero also made it to the Top 3.

Jomel Garcia Lapides of the University of the Philippines (UP) Manila topped the exams with a score of 88.67%.

Eight graduates of UP Manila made it to the top 10 including: Raphael Cecilio Salazar Rodolfo (3rd), Hannah Tulipat Chito and Tiffany Grace Cheng Uy (tied at 5th), Jem Marie Patalingjug Golbin and Eric David Bicaldo Ornos (tied at 8th), John Raphael Tabirao Almanza and Markyn Jared Ngo Kho (tied at 10th).

Tiffany Grace Cheng Uy, who got a General Weighted Average of 1.004 in 2015, holds the record for having the highest grade in the history of UP after World War II.

Vice President Leni Robredo’s daughter, Janine Patricia Robredo, was also among those who passed the exam. Janine or “Tricia” graduated last July with a dual degree in Doctor of Medicine and Master of Business Administration from the Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health.

Among the Top 5 performing medical schools in the city based on this year’s exam are the Cebu Institute of Medicine with a 100% passing rate. This is followed by UP Manila (98.63%) and Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health (98.60%), Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (97.58%) and the University of Santo Tomas (95.61%).


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