Top Performing Medical Schools in the Philippines for 2018

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A total of 21 colleges and universities, 17 private and 4 public schools, are among the top performing medical schools out of 53 in the 2018 aggregate data of physician licensure examinations with at least 50 examinees and above the national weighted passing rate of 77.88 percent. (READ: 22 Best Medical Schools in the Philippines for 2018)

Xavier University earned the No. 1 spot as top performing school in physician licensure examinations for 2018 with a 100 percent weighted passing rate from its 53 examinees.

A total of 4,784 out of 6,143 examinees passed the physician licensure examinations held in March and September last year. The weighted national passing rate for 2018 was 77.88 percent.

The Cebu Institute of Medicine placed second with a 99.36 percent weighted passing rate from its 155 successful examinees out of 156 in 2018.

The University of the Philippines-Manila came in third place with a 98.06 percent from its 152 passers out of 155 examinees.

The University of Santo Tomas was fourth with a 98.02 percent weighted passing rate from its 495 successful examinees out of 505.

The fifth spot was St. Luke’s Medical Center College of Medicine-William H. Quasha Memorial with a 97.94 percent weighted passing rate from its 95 passers out of 97 examinees.

The Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila earned the sixth place with a 97.72 percent weighted passing rate from its 129 successful examinees out of 132.

Completing the top 10 performing schools are the West Visayas State University-La Paz (97.14% with 102 passers out of 105 examinees), Ateneo de Manila University School of Medicine and Public Health-Pasig (95.36% with 144 passers out of 151 examinees), Davao Medical School Foundation (93.71% with 164 passers out of 175 examinees), and Silliman University (93.65% with 59 passers out of 63 examinees). (READ: 23 Ranked Best Medical Schools in PH for 2014-2018)

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Here is the full list of top performing medical schools nationwide for 2018 with at least 50 examinees and above the national weighted passing rate of 77.88%.

Top Performing Medical Schools in the Philippines for 2018
First TimersRepeatersOverall Performance
Rank
School
PassersTakersPassersTakersPassersTakersWeighted Mean
1XAVIER UNIVERSITY5151225353100.00%
2CEBU INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE1521533315515699.36%
3UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES-MANILA1501512415215598.06%
4UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS479485162049550598.02%
5ST. LUKE'S MED. CENTER COLL. OF MED.-WILLIAM H. QUASHA MEMORIAL959700959797.94%
6PAMANTASAN NG LUNGSOD NG MAYNILA1271282412913297.72%
7WEST VISAYAS STATE UNIVERSITY-LA PAZ981014410210597.14%
8ATENEO DE MLA UNIV. SCHOOL OF MED. & PUBLIC HEALTH-PASIG1401464514415195.36%
9DAVAO MEDICAL SCHOOL FOUNDATION15515791816417593.71%
10SILLIMAN UNIVERSITY576023596393.65%
11UNIVERSITY OF THE EAST RAMON MAGSAYSAY MEM MEDICAL CTR315339172033235992.48%
12FAR EASTERN UNIVERSITY-NICANOR REYES MEDICAL FOUNDATION439459254346450292.43%
13CEBU DOCTORS UNIVERSITY-COLLEGE OF MEDICINE1121239912113291.66%
14ANGELES UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION7679410808989.89%
15SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY158169122117019089.47%
16SAN BEDA COLLEGE93952129510788.79%
17MINDANAO STATE UNIVERSITY-MARAWI CITY5460814627483.79%
18ILOILO DOCTORS COLLEGE OF MEDICINE54651316678182.72%
19CENTRAL PHILIPPINE UNIVERSITY7382817819981.82%
20MANILA CENTRAL UNIVERSITY-CALOOCAN CITY798714329311978.15%
21DE LA SALLE MED. & HEALTH SCIENCES INSTITUTE241282529329337578.14%

References:

  1. September 2018 Physician Licensure Examination Results Released in five (5) working days. (2018, November 6). Retrieved from https://prc.gov.ph/article/september-2018-physician-licensure-examination-results-released-five-5-working-days/3681
  2. March 2018 Physician Licensure Examination results released in three (3) working days. (2018, March 15). Retrieved from https://www.prc.gov.ph/article/march-2018-physician-licensure-examination-results-released-three-3-working-days/1355

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