TOP SCHOOLS: March 2023 Physician Board Exam Result (PLE)

PHYSICIAN BOARD EXAM RESULT 2022– The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) will release the top-performing schools and performance summary of all schools in the March 2023 Physicians Licensure (PLE) in 6 working days after the exams.

PRC announces that 1,573 out of 2,887 passed the Physicians Licensure Examination.

The licensure exams for Physicians were administered by PRC and the Board of Medicine headed by its Chairman, Dr. Eleanor B. Almoro, and its members, Dr. Godofreda V. Dalmacion, Dr. Zenaida L. Antonio, Dr. Rafael R. Castillo, Dr. Raquel S. Sayo, and Dr. Martha O. Nucum.

The PRC and the Board of Medicines conducted the last March 5-6, 12-13, 2023 at testing areas in Manila/ National Capital Region (NCR), Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legaspi, Lucena, Pampanga, Rosales, Tacloban, Tuguegarao, and Zamboanga.

Top performing schools in Physicians Board Exam

Here are the top-performing schools that garnered the highest ratings in the Physicians Licensure Examination.

RANKSCHOOLTOTAL # EXAMINEESTOTAL # PASSEDPERCENTAGE OF PASSED
1UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS615183.61%

Summary: Performance of Schools in the March 2023 Physicians Licensure Exam

Previous Physicians Licensure Exam – Top-performing Schools

In October 2022 Physicians Licensure Exam Top-performing School, the Angeles University Foundation ranked first with 100% passing rate (51/51). Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila came second with 97.22% passing rate (105/108).

The University of the Philippines-Manila ranked first in the March 2022 PLE Top-performing schools with 91.23% or 52 out of 57 passing the exam. It was followed by the University of Santo Tomas with an 85.71% passing rate or 120/140 passed the exam.

In October-November Physician Licensure Exam, the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila ranked first with 98.06% or 101 out of 103 examinees passed the exam. University of the Philippines – Manila came second with 96.00% or 144 out of 150 examinees who passed the board exam.

The Cebu Institute of Medicine was the top-performing school in the September 2021 PLE with 98.68% rating or 75 out of 76 examinees passed the licensure exam. Xavier University came second with 91.55% or 65 out of 71 examinees who passed the licensure exam.

In the Physicians Licensure Exam held last March 2021, the Far Eastern University – Nicanor Reyes Med. Found. ranked first with 91.76%, or 167 out of 182 examinees passed the board exams. Following the spot that garnered 88.33% in the same exam is from the University of Sto. Tomas with 53 out of 60 takers passed the exam.

In the November 2020 Physician Licensure Examination- the Cebu Institute of Medicine (CIM) ranked first with 100.00% passing rate or 138 examinees passed the exams. The University of the Philippines – Manila ranked second with98.63% passing rate or 144 out of 146 passed the exam.

In the same exam, Far Eastern University – Nicanor Reyes Med. Found. topped in the March and September 2020 Physicians Licensure Exam Top Performing School with 91.60% or 109 out 119 passed the exams.

Physician Licensure Exam Coverage

Sunday, March 5, 2023Subjects
7:00 AM – 7:45 AMGeneral Instructions and Filling-out of Forms
Submission of Health Declaration, Informed Consent, and Covid RT-PCR Test Result or Certificate of Quarantine
8:00 AM – 10:00 AMBiochemistry
11:00 AM – 1:00 PMAnatomy and Histology
2:00 PM – 4:00 PMMicrobiology and Parasitology
Monday, March 6, 2023Subjects
8:00 AM – 10:00 AMPhysiology
11:00 AM – 1:00 PMLegal Medicine, Ethics, and Medical Jurisprudence
2:00 PM – 4:30 PMPathology
Sunday, March 12, 2023Subjects
8:00 AM – 10:00 AMPharmacology and Therapeutics
11:00 AM – 1:00 PMSurgery and Opthalmology, Otolaryngology, and Rhinology
2:00 PM – 4:30 PMMedicine
Monday, March 13, 2023Subjects
8:00 AM – 10:00 AMObstetrics and Gynecology
11:00 AM – 1:00 PMPediatrics and Nutrition
2:00 PM – 4:30 PMPreventive Medicine and Public Health

Registration of Successful Examinees

The schedule of the online registration for the issuance of PRC ID and Certificate of Registration for passers of the Physicians Licensure Exam will be from April 20, April 24 – 28, May 2 – 5 and May 8, 2023. The successful examinees are advised to register on PRC official website and follow the instructions for online registration.

Those who successfully registered online are required to bring the following:

  • Duly accomplished Oath Form or Panunumpa ng Propesyonal (downloadable)
  • Notice of Admission (for identification purposes only)
  • Two pieces of passport-sized ID pictures (white background and with complete name tag)
  • Two sets of documentary stamps
  • One piece of the short brown envelope

Verification of Ratings

The Verification of Ratings (VoR) for the March 2023 Physicians Licensure Exam will be available online a few days after the result has been posted.

The successful examinees need the following information as it is required to fill out the following field:

  • Name of Exam
  • Examination date
  • Application number
  • First name and Surname
  • Date of birth

Target Date of Release

As per previous releases of Physicians Licensure Exam results and the target release date written in the PRC Resolution No. 1283 series of 2020, the March 2023 Physicians Licensure Exam results are expected to be out in 6 working days after the last day of exams. However, it may also be released earlier or later than the said dates without prior announcement(s).

Contact PRC

Should you have concerns related to the March 2023 Licensure Exam results for Physicians, you may also reach the Professional Regulation Commission at the following contact details:

PRC Licensure Exam Division: [email protected] / [email protected]
Facebook: @professionalregulationcommission
Twitter: @PRC_main

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