By Louie Dy (Class 2021)
3 topnotchers and 140 newly licensed doctors lead the University of the Philippines College of Medicine Batch 2018 in the recently concluded Physician Licensure Exam (PLE) last Sept. 8-9 and Oct. 27-28, 2018.
The three topnotchers are: Dr. Ma. Sergia Fatima Papuona Sucaldito (Top 4, 90.42%), Dr. Ron Michael Labador Castillo (Top 5, 90.08%), and Dr. Marie Abigail Rivera Lim (Top 10, 89.58%).
UP College of Medicine has also been recognized as the Third Top Performing School, garnering a passing rate of 98.59%.
“Congratulations to everyone that passed. We’ve reached another milestone in our long journey to become medical professionals. As we walk down our own separate paths, I can only hope we never forget the reason we started this – for our patients and for our nation,” said Dr. Charles Herrera, the batch president.
Meanwhile, Dr. Sucaldito shared some words of inspiration: “Success is built with all the little efforts we put in behind closed doors. When trying to excel, the most important thing is discipline.”
Photo credits to UP Medicine Student Council.