The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) released the results of the March 2019 Pharmacist Licensure Exam this March 11—three days after the examination took place. A total of 2,100 out of 3,234 examinees passed. So, congratulations to all you new certified pharmacists out there! Although it’s been one tough journey, you made it through! What’s more, several schools performed really well in the board exam this March—one even got a 100% passing rate! Without further ado, here are the March 2019 Pharmacist Licensure Exam top schools.
It’s no surprise that one of the country’s leading institutions in health sciences education bags the top spot as one of the Pharmacist Licensure Exam top schools. As shown above, UP Manila gets a 100% passing rate, with all 53 of its student examinees.
Another top school for pharmacists this year, Saint Louis University had 70 out of 72 successful examinees. In total, that’s a 97.22% passing rate. This university located in Baguio boasts a CHED Center of Excellence in nursing as well as a Center of Development in Medical Technology.
3. Mariano Marcos State University-Batac (95.71%)
Ranking third is Mariano Marcos State University in Batac City, their main campus. With 67 of 70 successful examinees, they have a 96.71% passing rate. This university has also performed consistently in licensure exams for agriculturists, physical therapists, engineers, educators, nurses, and accountants over the years.
Coming up at 4th place with a 94.55% passing rate is St. Paul University in Tuguegarao. 52 out of 55 examinees from this university are now certified pharmacists by the PRC! SPUP is also known for its courses in medicine, nursing, health sciences, and engineering. Fun fact? It is the first university and Catholic university in the Cagayan Valley.
5. University of San Agustin (91.11%)
A total of 123 students passed out of 135 from the University of San Agustin. That makes a 91.11% passing rate for this Visayan university. Not only is USA the first university in Western Visayas, but it also offers all levels of education. From nursery to senior high school in its basic education department, to undergraduate and postgraduate studies in its higher education division.
In summary, here’s the official PRC report of the Pharmacist Licensure Exam top schools and their data.
|#||School||Total Passers||Total Examinees||% Passed|
|1||University of the Philippines Manila||53||53||100%|
|2||Saint Louis University||70||72||97.22%|
|3||Mariano Marcos State University, Batac||67||70||95.71%|
|4||Saint Paul University Tuguegarao||52||55||94.55%|
|5||University of San Agustin||123||135||91.11%|
I passed the March 2019 exam! What now?
From March 18 to March 22, 2019, there will be an online registration for the issuance of Professional Identification Card (ID) and Certificate of Registration. Head to the PRC website, log in, and follow the instructions.
Registrants must bring the following:
- Downloaded duly accomplished Oath Form or Panunumpa ng Propesyonal
- Notice of admission (for identification only)
- 2 pieces passport sized pictures (colored with white background and complete name tag)
- 2 sets of documentary stamps
- 1 piece short brown envelope
Successful examinees should personally register and sign the Roster of Registered Professionals.
Can I still take the Pharmacist Licensure Exam?
Didn’t get the chance to take the exam last March 6-7? There’s another one coming up this August 3-4. Just in case, here’s a schedule of applications and deadlines. Moreover, be sure to check out our All-In Guide to the Pharmacist Licensure Exam.
|Start of Online Processing||Application Deadline||Examination Date||Place|
|4 April 2019||4 July 2019||3-4 August 2019 (Saturday & Sunday)||Manila, Baguio, Cagayan De Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Tuguegarao and Zamboanga|