Ranking medical schools based on board exam results is tricky and should always be taken with a grain of salt.
Nonetheless, it is the only objective way of assessing the success of medical schools in preparing their students, so no matter what I say – this list matters!
I compiled data from the last five years to guide med school aspirants in choosing their school and to inspire current med students to maintain or even improve their school’s performance. I know seeing my school’s name up there is enough motivation for me already. 🙂
Every time we learn that PLM is yet one of the top schools again, we are inspired to work hard and believe that the training we get in our humble school (and doubly humbling hospital) should be enough to get us to the finish line.
Wait, what finish line? Passing the boards is just the beginning of yet another journey!
|Top Performing Philippine Medical Schools Based on Physician Licensure Exam Performance 2011-2015|
|1||Cebu Institute of Medicine||416||417||99.76%|
|2||University of the Philippines Manila||751||753||99.73%|
|3||University of Sto Tomas||2041||2058||99.17%|
|4||Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila||572||577||99.13%|
|5||Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health||365||369||98.92%|
|6||University of the East Ramon Magsaysay||839||855||98.13%|
|7||West Visayas State University||345||359||96.10%|
|8||Davao Medical School Foundation||335||349||95.99%|
|9||Far Eastern University||562||590||95.25%|
|10||Cebu Doctors University||236||251||94.02%|
Disclaimer – This ranking is based on the performance of FIRST TIME TAKERS during the AUGUST Physician Licensure Exam from 2011-2015. Excluded from this list are 1) repeaters, 2) February takers, and 3) schools with less than 50 examinees. Data source: PRC Website
In 2011, I did a similar ranking for our org’s guide to med school application. I no longer have a copy of that guide, so if anyone was able to previously download from this page, please send it to me!