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SU gets 100% passing rate in medical board exam

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Silliman University produced its first batch of medical doctors with a 100 percent passing average in the August Physician Licensure Examination.

SU President Dr. Ben Malayang III broke the news in a hastily called press conference last Thursday, soon after the results of the board exams were announced by the Board of Medicine Wednesday.{{more}}
The seven new doctors from the Silliman University Medical School are Julie Vida T. Cabristante, Kirstine A. Espancho, Georgitha Partosa, Tanya S. Ramas-Uypitching, Philmed T. Salindo, Shee marie Saycon and Pearl C. Vidal.

The results came as Silliman University was in the thick of preparations for its 109th Founder’s Day celebration this week.

Dr. Jonathan C. Amante, dean of the SU Medical School, said they prepared their students by giving them a one-year review after graduation.

Faculty members of the College of Medicine had earlier expressed confidence in the graduates, and at least one was overheard as saying he would stop teaching if their students did not pass the board examinations.

Of the new doctors, Cabristante, Partosa, Salindo, and Saycon were scholars of the Province of Negros Oriental. The scholarship program, which was started by the late Gov. Emilio Macias II, requires the doctors to serve the province for a few years before they set out for private practice.

Gov. Agustin Perdices congratulated the new doctors, as he expressed hope for an improvement in the delivery of basic health services in Negros Oriental with the new doctors joining the Province. However, the number of government doctors, which stands at 44 with the addition of the four scholars, is still short of the 90 doctors needed throughout the province.

The oathtaking ceremony of the new doctors will be held on Sept. 5.A total of 1,597 examinees passed out of the 2,300 who took the Physician Licensure Exam.

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Editorial – Fitting Tribute

Preparing and hoping – by President Ben S. Malayang III

Outstanding Sillimanian Awardees

Order of Horace B. Silliman

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