The ranking of the best medical technology schools in the Philippines for the last 5 years has been released, which currently featured only 38 out of 165 colleges and universities offering undergraduate programs in medical technology or medical laboratory science.

University of Santo Tomas ranked first nationwide for medical technology/medical laboratory science with 95.88% overall score based on overall board exam performance (70%), accreditation (20%), and faculty-student ratio (10%). UST is one of the two institution in the entire country accredited as Center of Excellence (COE) in medical technology/medical laboratory science by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

A total of 30,093 out of 37,956 examinees passed the medical technologists licensure examination from March 2014 to September 2018. The weighted national passing rate for the same period was 79.28 percent. Out of this number of examinees, UST registered a total of 1,426 licensed medical technologists. (Read: Top Performing Medical Technology Schools in the Philippines for 2014-2018)

Saint Louis University in Baguio City obtained an overall score of 94.44 percent after registering a weighted passing rate of 99.45% with a total of 1,257 examinees. SLU is presently one of the two CHED’s Centers of Development (COD) in medical technology/medical laboratory science. The school was ranked first in the country for medical technology/medical laboratory science for two years in a row (2017 and 2018).

With an overall score of 87.99 percent, San Pedro College-Davao City placed third with a total of 1,423 successful examinees out of 1,479. SPC obtained a weighted passing rate of 95.54 percent.

Silliman University got an overall score of 86.93% and was ranked fourth, with 729 out of its 779 examinees passing the medical technologists board exams. SU is also CHED’s Center of Development in medical technology

Centro Escolar University-Manila earned the fifth place with an overall score of 86.04% from its 1,013 out of 1,173 examinees passing the licensure examinations.

Completing the 10 best Philippine schools with bachelors in medical technology/medical laboratory science programs for 2014-2018 are the Far Eastern University-Manila (85.88%), University of San Agustin (85.38%), Velez College (83.21%), Far Eastern University-Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation (81.61%), and the Lyceum of the Philippines University-Batangas, Inc (81.46 percent). LPU-Batangas is presently CHED’s Center of Excellence in medical laboratory science/medical technology.

The ranking is based on the results of medical technologist licensure examinations from 2014 to 2018 plus other factors including accreditation status of the program in 2018 and 5-year average faculty-student ratio to find out which schools offering programs in medicine have the most valuable degree programs within the 5-year period to produce batch of examinees with high medical technologist licensure examination passing rates.

The ranking uses the same performance indicators as the Local Pulse School Rankings, however the measured time is 5 years or from 2014 to 2018 with an adjustment of scores in number of examinees within the 5-year aggregate of data. Details on the methodology are discussed here. Other possible factors which are possibly secondary variables in determining the best medical technology schools in the Philippines are included in the disclaimer page. Factors such as international linkages, community involvement, employer reputation, research outputs, and research citations per faculty are not part of this study. These variables are assumed to be assessed by accrediting agencies such as PACUCOA, PAASCU, AACCUP, and CHEd, and thus they are integrated in the accreditation of the institutions.

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To rank the schools, we took the weighted passing rate average of medical technologists licensure examinations from 2014 to 2018 (40%), the total number of examinees in the 5-year period (20%), and top performing examinees within 2014 to 2018 (10%) as the overall board exam performance, and the average faculty-student ratio from 2014-2018 (10%) and accreditation status of the medical technology/medical laboratory science programs (20%) as other criteria. Note that the weighted passing rate average we used for 2014-2018 medical technologist licensure examinations were adjusted to 70% and above (unlike the PRC’s 80%), and minimum of 200 examinees.

Here is the full list of best medical technology schools nationwide for 2014-2018 with at least 200 examinees and with at least 70.0% weighted passing rate.

33 Best Philippine Schools with Bachelors in Medical Technology/Medical Laboratory Science Programs for 2014-2018
RankSchoolOverall ScoreOVERALL BOARD EXAM PERFORMANCE FOR 2014-2018 (70%)OTHER CRITERIA (30%)
201420152016201720185-year aggregateTotal No. of Takers (20%)With Top Examinees 2014-2018 (10%)Accreditation Level (2018)Accr. Level Score (20%)5-Year Ave. Faculty-Student Ratio (FSR)FSR Score (10%)
PassersTakersWeighted Average (40%)
1University of Santo Tomas95.8891.32 (265)94.13 (392)93.29 (343)93.09 (275)95.22 (251) 1,426 1,526 93.45100100COE10019:185
2Saint Louis University94.44100.00 (187)100.00 (265)100.00 (112)100.00 (330)99.45 (363) 1,255 1,257 99.84100100COD9035:165
3San Pedro College-Davao City87.9995.62 (251)97.17 (212)96.56 (290)96.66 (300)95.54 (426) 1,423 1,479 96.2110090Level II6016:185
4Silliman University86.9397.25 (109)98.10 (158)95.70 (163)93.10 (174)85.71 (175)72977993.5865100COD9013:185
5Centro Escolar University-Manila86.0483.02 (212)83.63 (226)80.59 (201)93.77 (289)87.75 (245) 1,013 1,173 86.3690100Level IV8025:175
6Far Eastern University-Manila85.8895.83 (288)94.34 (424)96.58 (497)96.87 (447)95.88 (413) 1,985 2,069 95.94100100Level I5029:175
7University of San Agustin85.3892.75 (138)97.10 (241)97.75 (133)97.86 (281)99.43 (175)94196897.2180100Level II6017:185
8Velez College83.2198.92 (184)99.64 (278)98.66 (224)99.08 (218)100.00 (185) 1,081 1,089 99.278590Level I5020:175
9Far Eastern University-Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation81.6199.19 (124)97.12 (139)97.95 (146)98.82 (170)95.62 (137)70071697.776080Level III7011:185
10Lyceum of the Philippines University-Batangas,Inc81.46100.00 (69)88.12 (101)95.00 (120)97.47 (79)96.29 (81)42745094.894580COE10032:165
11Angeles University Foundation80.8090.62 (128)93.02 (129)98.62 (145)98.25 (172)96.97 (132)67670695.7560100Level II6015:185
12University of the Immaculate Conception-Davao78.3198.70 (77)94.44 (162)97.12 (139)94.04 (218)91.49 (188)74178494.5265100Level I5023:175
13University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos77.7896.25 (80)97.37 (76)100.00 (86)98.65 (74)98.61 (72)38138898.1940100Level II6019:185
14Our Lady of Fatima University-Valenzuela76.6870.06 (324)74.64 (347)80.24 (329)79.72 (355)84.87 (337) 1,319 1,692 77.9610070Level III7055:145
15Cebu Doctors University76.50100.00 (50)100.00 (66)100.00 (73)100.00 (84)100.00 (53)326326100.003590Level II6016:185
16Adventist University of the Philippines75.50100.00 (38)100.00 (52)100.00 (98)100.00 (80)100.00 (85)353353100.004090Level I5016:185
17Manila Central University-Caloocan City75.1088.53 (61)87.76 (98)83.57 (140)84.55 (123)79.74 (153)48357584.005580Level III7012:185
18Trinity University of Asia (Trinity-QC)74.4390.74 (54)93.59 (78)90.57 (53)96.25 (80)99.02 (102)34836794.824070Level III7025:175
19University of Baguio73.1489.55 (67)93.67 (79)93.41 (91)94.29 (70)96.69 (151)43145894.114560Level III7036:165
20Southwestern University72.0079.84 (124)78.90 (109)85.71 (154)85.94 (256)84.83 (145)66078883.7665100Candidate4027:175
21Notre Dame of Marbel University71.1681.48 (27)88.38 (43)96.55 (29)100.00 (54)97.10 (69)20922294.1530100Level I5026:175
22Centro Escolar University-Makati70.7998.18 (55)91.47 (82)94.28 (105)84.61 (156)81.75 (137)47253588.225080Level I5026:175
23Cagayan State University-Andrews Campus (Tug)70.38100.00 (8)98.33 (60)100.00 (139)100.00 (30)100.00 (90)32632799.693570Level I5030:165
24Colegio San Agustin-Bacolod City68.8279.17 (48)95.00 (80)94.21 (69)100.00 (57)94.92 (59)29231393.293540Level II6016:185
25Central Philippine University66.5077.78 (99)79.59 (147)84.00 (200)87.21 (172)81.13 (159)64177782.506560Not Accredited3016:185
26Our Lady of Fatima University-Antipolo City66.3889.80 (49)91.82 (110)90.09 (111)91.38 (116)86.23 (138)47052489.695040Level I5039:165
27Liceo De Cagayan University66.3183.78 (37)90.67 (75)86.30 (73)93.94 (99)88.78 (98)34238289.534040Level I5018:185
28Remedios T. Romualdez Medical Foundation65.5066.67 (51)58.33 (36)93.68 (95)81.05 (95)75.79 (95)29337278.7640100Not Accredited307:1100
29Our Lady of Fatima University-QC64.59100.00 (39)79.38 (97)87.93 (116)82.73 (139)77.47 (182)47457382.725070Level I5052:145
30University of Perpetual Help System-Laguna63.9974.02 (77)87.96 (108)73.42 (79)72.11 (147)63.11 (122)39353373.735040Level III7035:165
31Lorma Colleges63.4089.47 (19)96.87 (32)88.24 (34)92.31 (39)75.76 (99)18922384.7530100Not Accredited3020:175
32Cavite State University (Don Severino Agr'l. Coll.)63.1280.00 (25)75.00 (4)93.02 (43)94.38 (89)92.31 (52)19521391.553040Level I5032:165
33Universidad De Zamboanga61.8378.79 (33)90.63 (32)83.55 (79)85.06 (87)73.15 (108)27433980.833540Level II6030:165
34Saint Paul University-Tuguegarao59.2191.67 (12)100.00 (41)95.24 (63)91.31 (23)85.00 (80)20121991.783040Not Accredited3036:165
35University of Pangasinan57.4486.05 (43)80.85 (47)78.58 (28)88.89 (54)86.08 (79)21325184.863060Not Accredited3041:155
36Iloilo Doctors' College55.8158.19 (55)72.29 (83)75.63 (119)66.12 (121)76.24 (101)33947970.774540Not Accredited3015:0185
37General Santos Doctors' Medical School Foundation55.5066.67 (18)82.00 (50)71.16 (52)80.33 (61)80.00 (50)17923177.493040Not Accredited3016:185
38St. Alexius College (For. Doctors CHSF, Inc)53.42100.00 (7)91.11 (45)71.80 (39)70.00 (90)60.29 (68)18024972.293040Not Accredited3013:185

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