MANILA, Philippines (Released September 24) – The September 2021 Physician Licensure Exam (PLE) results including the complete board list of passers, top 10 examinees and overall performance of schools are released by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) Board of Medicine in five (5) working days after the last day of exams.
As announced, 1,084 out of 1,546 successfully passed the exams.
The results of examination with respect to six (6) examinees were withheld as per Board Resolution No. 16 dated September 24, 2021.
The Physician board exam or the licensure exams for professional doctors were conducted on September 11-12 & 18-19, 2021 at testing centers located at Baguio, Cagayan De Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legazpi, Lucena, Tacloban and Zamboanga by the Board of Medicine headed by Dr. Eleanor B. Almoro, Chairman and its members, Dr. Godofreda V. Dalmacion, Dr. Zenaida L. Antonio, Dr. Rafael R. Castillo, Dr. Raquel S. Sayo and Dr. Martha O. Nucum.
Meanwhile, PLE September 2021 were postponed at Metro Manila and Tuguegarao pursuant to the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID) regulations and threats of Typhoon “Kiko”, respectively.
PLE 2021 Related Results
- Top 10: Physician Board Exam Results September 2021
- Top Performing Schools/ Performance of Schools: Physician Licensure Exam Results September 2021
List of Passers
Here are the September 2021 physician licensure exam results as posted by the Professional Regulation Commission:
Roll of Successful Examinees in the
PHYSICIAN LICENSURE EXAMINATION
Held on September 11, 12, 18 & 19, 2021
Released on September 24, 2021
PLE Result 2021 Updates
September 24, 2021: Results are out! Congratulations to the new Medical Doctors (MDs)!
Per PRC target dates of release, Physician board exam/ PLE results September 2021 are expected to be released by September 23, 2021. However, it may also be released later than the target date without prior notice. Stand by for developments.
Release of Results
Referring to the results of the previous physician licensure exams, taking into consideration the restrictions brought by the COVID-19 pandemic and the estimated target release date stated in the PRC Resolution No. 1283 series of 2020, the September 2021 PLE result will be released by September 23, 2021 or three (3) working days after the last day of exams. The release of results may also go beyond the target release date.
We also advise everyone to bookmark this page and follow us at our social media channels for the freshest updates regarding the PLE results 2021.
Schedule of Registration
The schedule of online appointment for issuance of Professional ID and Certificate of Registration for the new Physicians will be from October 26-29 up to November 2-3, 2021.
Initial registrants are advised to register online via PRC official website via https://online.prc.gov.ph/ and follow the steps in online registration. Here are the registration requirements:
- Notice of Admission/NOA (for identification purposes only)
- Duly accomplished Oath Form or Panunumpa ng Propesyonal
- Two (2) pieces of passport-sized ID photos in white background and with complete name tag
- Two (2) sets of documentary stamp
- One (1) piece short brown envelope
PRC added that successful examinees shall personally register and sign in the Roster of Registered Professionals.
Verification of Rating
The verification of ratings and test results for the Physician licensure exams will be available online few working days after the posting of results.
Successful takers can refer to PRC official website and use the Verification Page to know their board examination passing rate.
As posted, a passer shall only provide the exam name, the date of examination, the application number, first name and last name and the birth-date.
Due to the pandemic, the oathtaking ceremony for the newly licensed Physicians will be done online, now referred as the “e-oath”. The application system for the e-oath can be accessed online via PRC dedicated portal via https://online.prc.gov.ph/ and select “e-OATH” as transaction.
Inductees are required to print “OATH OF PROFESSIONAL” form that is downloadable at the PRC Online Services.
Coverage of Physician Board Exams
The September 2021 Physician licensure exam covered the following topics:
- Anatomy and Histology
- Microbiology and Parasitology
- Legal Medicine, Ethics and Medical Jurisprudence
- Pharmacology and Therapeutics
- Surgery and Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology and Rhinology
- Obstetrics and Gynecology
- Pediatrics and Nutrition
- Preventive Medicine and Public Health
2021 Physician Licensure Exam Schedule
Shown below is the schedule of exams for the 2021 Physician board exams:
|Date of Exam||Testing Locations||Start of Application||Deadline of Application|
|March 7, 8, 14 & 15||NCR, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro,Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legaspi, Lucena, Tacloban, Tuguegarao and Zamboanga||–||–|
|September 11, 12, 18, & 19||Baguio, Cagayan de Oro,Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legaspi, Lucena, Tacloban and Zamboanga||June 11, 2021||August 18, 2021|
PLE Summary (Stats)
Physician board exam is one of the programs with average number of examinees conducted by PRC.
The previous PLE was held on March 2021. During these exams, 1,234 out of 1,927 (64.04%) examinees passed.
Jeremiah Dimapeles Lim from Far Eastern University ranked first in the exams garnering a rating of 89.67% followed by Gabrielle Paul Soriano Pascual also from FEU having 88.75%. Raking third is Cy Johann Kent Jumangit Romuga from University of Cebu College of Medicine Foundation Inc. – Mandaue having 88.42%.
Far Eastern University Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation was the top performing school having 91.76% overall passing rate.
Here is the summary of results for PLE exams in previous years:
|Month of Exam||No. of Examinees||No. of Passers||Passing Rate (%)|
For those who want to clarify something, PRC advised to email them through the Licensure Exam Division at below contacts:
To receive fast and reliable news and announcements regarding the Physician board exams for 2021 and 2022, we advise our readers to visit PRC official website.
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