Best Philippine Schools for Medical Technology 2017

Find the best Philippine colleges and universities for medical technology/medical laboratory science using 2017 overall board exam performance, number of examinees, top peforming examinees, and other criteria including level of accreditation and faculty-student ratio.

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Ranking of the best Philippines schools for medical technology or medical laboratory science, featuring colleges and universities in more than 20 cities nationwide, out.

The ranking uses performance of schools in the medical technologist licensure examination with weights on number of examinees and top performing examinees, and other criteria including higher education accreditation and faculty-student ratio.

Best Philippine Schools for Medical Technology 2017

Methodology

1. Weighted Overall School Board Performance in a Year (40%)

The results in the two examinations in February and August this year were weighted based on the total number of examinees in the two examination dates. Schools with less than 50 examinees and with less than 80 percent passing percentage in the year were excluded as per PRC Commission Resolution No. 2010-547 series of 2010.

2. Number of Total Examinees (20%)

Number of total examinees was considered in order to rate impartially schools with large number of examinees. Theoretically and according to the application of law of large numbers, as a number of examinees increases, the percentage rate of passing becomes increasingly difficult to maintain.

3. Top Performing Examinees (10%)

Consideration of top performing examinees was added with the highest ranks as the highest scores. Schools without top performing examinees were given considerable scores.

4. Level of Accreditation (20%)

Level of accreditation was introduced to rank the schools according to their accreditation status with Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA), Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU), or Commission on Higher Education (CHEd). Schools with program in medical technology/medical laboratory science recognized as Centers of Excellence and Development got the highest scores.

5. Faculty-Student Ratio (10%)

Importance of low student to teacher ratio was also included in the criteria of ranking. Based on several studies, low student to teacher ratio significantly increases success rate of a student.

Best Schools in Medical Technology

Scroll down for a full list of top 35 colleges and universities offering medical technology/medical laboratory science for 2017. You may also go directly to the table of scores of the said top 35 medical technology/medical laboratory science schools by clicking here.

10University of the Immaculate Conception-Davao – 78.12%

The University of the Immaculate Conception in Davao City offers bachelor’s degree in medical laboratory science program as it is committed to improve the community health care services through the practice of professional and ethical responsibilities. The MLS program was granted Level I accreditation status by PAASCU until April 2018.

In 2017, 205 out of 218 examinees or a weighted passing percentage of 94.04% successfully passed the medical licensure examinations held in February and August with 4th place spot and 90.22 passing percentage in the earlier examination date. Glenn Charls Lagumbay Buelis with 90.80 passing rate, Caryl Blen Abregana Pardillo with 90.50 passing rate, and Camela Mae Arig Northup with 90.10 passing rate placed 2nd, 5th and 9th, respectively, in the list of successful examinees who garnered the ten (10) highest places in the August 2017 Medical Technologist Licensure Examination.

9Velez College – 76.13%

Velez College offers bachelor’s degree in medical laboratory program. The Medical Technology Program of the College is accredited with Level I status by the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU).

In 2015, 216 of the 218 or a weighted passing percentage of 99.08% successfully passed the medical technologist licensure examination in February and August with top 3 spot (99.04% passing percentage) in the list of top ten performing schools in the August 2017 Medical Technologist Licensure Examination. Louis Joseph Gaviola Lafuente with 90.10% passing rate placed 9th in the said licensure examination.

8San Pedro College-Davao City – 78.17%

San Pedro College in Davao City offers bachelor’s degree in medical laboratory science program, which aims to make it responsive to the demands for manpower in the paramedical service utilizing an array of complex precision instruments and a variety of highly innovative technologies to determine the presence, extent, or absence of disease and provide data needed to evaluate the effectiveness of treatment. Its MLS program was granted Level II accreditation status by PAASCU.

In 2017, 290 of the 300 or a weighted passing percentage of 96.66% successfully passed the medical licensure examinations held in February and August with 10th place spot and 97.23 passing percentage in the latter examination date.

In the September 2014, September 2015, and August 2016 Medical Technology Licensure examinations, SPC’s medical technology program ranked 9th, 5th and 6th, respectively.

7Lyceum of the Philippines University-Batangas – 79.49%

The Lyceum of the Philippines University-Batangas Campus offers bachelor’s degree in medical laboratory science. It provides quality education as it presently holds the Center of Excellence in medical technology program as recognized by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

In 2017, LPU Batangas placed eighth in the list of top ten performing schools in the August 2017 Medical Technologist Licensure Examination. Crishelle de Guzman Agito with 90.50 passing rate and Neil Albert Racimo Closa with 90 passing rate placed fifth and 10th, respectively, in the list of successful examinees who garnered the ten (10) highest places in the said licensure examination.

6University of San Agustin – 80.65%

The University of San Agustin offers Bachelor in Medical Laboratory Science program under the umbrella of College of Pharmacy and Medical Technology, which is committed to the integrated development of the total person in a community. Moved by the charity of the Christ, the college aims to nurture in the students the realization of the University motto: VIRTUS ET SCIENTIA.

In 2017, 275 of the 281 or a weighted passing percentage of 97.86% successfully passed the medical licensure examination held in February and August. Jan Renzo Daliza Besa with a passring rate of 90.30 and Fedeline Joy Pugon Cawagas with passing rate 90.0% placed seventh and tenth in the list of the successful examinees who garnered the ten (10) highest places in the August 2017 and February 2017 Medical Technologist licensure examinations. The school placed first and third in the lists of top ten performing schools in the August 2017 Medical Technologist Licensure Examination with 100% passing percentage and in the February 2017 Medical Technologist Licensure Examination with 94.34% passing percentage, respectively.

5Centro Escolar University-Manila – 81.01%

Centro Escolar University-Manila offers Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology program under the School of Medical Technology. Established in 1960, bachelor’s degree program in medical technology is the first and only medical technology program with the highest level of accreditation, Level IV, by PACUCOA as certified by FAAP.

In 2017, 271 of the 289 examinees with a weighted passing percentage of 93.77% successfully passed the board exams in medical technology held in February and August. Leonard Ray Cayetano Dizon with 89 passing rate landed ninth in the February 2017 licensure examination. In the same month, Centro Escolar University-Manila placed fifth with 88.37% passing percentage in the list of top ten performing schools.

4Silliman University – 81.74%

Silliman University offers bachelor’s degree in medical technology degree program under the Institute of Clinical Laboratory Sciences (ICLS). Its degree program has been recognized as Center of Development by the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd). Given a Level II 5-year reaccreditation by PAASCU, ICLS continues to endeavor to achieve a PAASCU Level III accreditation in bachelor’s degree program in medical technology.

In 2017, Silliman University registered 93.10% weighted passing percentage from 174 total examinees. Kisha Katrin Tejoc Olpoc with 90.50 passing rate placed fifth in the list of successful examinees who garnered the ten (10) highest places in the August 2017 Medical Technologist Licensure Examination while Juri Nazareth Mapa Ochotorena with 90% passing rate landed 10th place.

3Far Eastern University – 86.25%

Far Eastern University offers bachelor’s degree program in medical technology. It’s the leading school in terms of number of graduates in bachelor’s degree in medical technology program. Owing to the increased number of graduates are the medical technologist licensure exam date to date high passing percentage and posting of top performing examinees.

In 2017, 433 examinees successfully passed the medical technology licensure examination in February and August with 96.87% weighted passing percentage. It’s also the best year of Far Eastern University yet after four of its examinees this year landed in the ten (10) highest places. FEU Manila earned as second top performing school with a passing rate of 95.59% in February 2017 with Vanessa Leslie Rivera topping the licensure examination.

It also registered as ninth top performing school with a passing rate of 97.43% (303/311). Three (3) of the examinees secured three (3) top spots in the list of successful examinees who garnered the ten (10) highest places. Renrez Tiangco Payumo with 90.70% passing rate, Jester Daniel Johnson Montano with 90.30%, and Christian Joseph Barrion Cruzado with 90.10%, placed third, seventh, and ninth places, respectively.

2University of Santo Tomas – 87.74%

University of Santo Tomas offers 3 medical technology degree programs in bachelor of science, master of science, and doctorate degree program in medical technology leading to the Doctor of Philosophy major in Medical Technology, the first in the Philippines. The Department of Medical Technology is a Center of Excellence as recognized by the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd).

UST marked a 93.09% weighted passing percentage from a total of 275 examinees this year. Shaira Rae Yee Billena scored 90.60 to place fourth among 4,821 out of 5,661 who passed the said Medical Technologist Licensure Examination in August 2017.

1Saint Louis University – 90.50%

Saint Louis University got a score of 90.50% in this year’s ranking of medical technology/medical laboratory science schools. Aside from earning a perfect weighted passing percentage in the two examinations this year, SLU’s graduate David Marco B. Bildan landed in the top 2 spot of the successful examinees who garnered the ten (10) highest places in the February 2017 Medical Technologist Licensure Examination.

Saint Louis University offers program in medical laboratory science, under the School of Natural Sciences, as CHEd Center of Development (COD). In 2017, all 330 examinees successfully passed the medical technologist licensure examination.

REFERENCES:
  1. List of Centers of Excellence and Development. (2017, January 24). Retrieved from http://api.ched.ph/api/v1/download/4323
  2. Private Higher Education Institutions Faculty-Student Ratio. (2017, April 10). Retrieved from http://api.ched.ph/api/v1/download/4433
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