Friday, October 2, 2020

PLE RESULTS, PASSERS: March 2020 & September 2020 Physician Board Exam

MANILA, Philippines – The PLE 2020 Results or the March & September 2020 Physician Licensure Exam list of passers are released by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) Board of Medicine in eight (8) working days after the administration of exams.

PRC announced that 800 out of 1,424 (56.18%) successfully passed the March and September 2020 Physician Licensure Examination.alert-success

Update October 1, 2020: In a PRC Facebook comment about the release of PLE Results 2020, the commission said that the results (list of passers) will be released within today, October 1, 2020. To quote, 
James Julius Omalin: "Kailan po release ng PLE result po? Salamat."
PRC: "Today."

PLE results include the official list of passers, top 10 examinees, top performing schools, performance summary of colleges and universities, among other important reminders.

The September 2020 board exams for professional medical doctors were conducted by the Board of Medicine headed by its Chairman, Dr. Clarita C. Maaño and its members, Dr. Eleanor B. Almoro, Dr. Godofreda V. Dalmacion, Dr. Zenaida L. Antonio, Dr. Rafael R. Castillo and Dr. Raquel S. Sayo.
PRC administered the first schedule of PLE on March 8 and 9, 2020 but due to COVID-19 pandemic alongside imposed community quarantines, the second part was postponed and later re-scheduled on September 20 and 21 in the cities of Metro Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legazpi, Lucena, Tacloban, Tuguegarao and Zamboanga following a strict health and safety protocols set by the commission. 

PLE was the only board exam to push through since the COVID-19 pandemic due to the immediate need of the Philippine government of new medical doctors. All other board exams were moved to 2021.


The schedule of online appointment for issuance of Professional ID and Certificate of Registration for the new Physicians will start on November 5, 2020.

Initial registrants are advised to register online via PRC official website 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.


From the Commission’s Resolution No. 1210 s. 2019 entitled "Schedule of Licensure Examination for Year 2020", the target release of March 2020 Physician licensure exams after three (3) working days. However, PRC is yet to announce the new target release date of results of the re-scheduled Physician board exam.

We advise all examinees to tune in from September 23 to October 2, 2020


Due to pandemic, the oathtaking ceremony of the new Physicians will be done online, now referred as the e-oath, unless changed and announced officially. The application system for the e-oath can also be accessed online via PRC dedicated portal.

The schedule of the virtual oath-taking will be posted here as well.


The March 2020 and September 2020 Medicine/ Physician licensure exams covered the following areas:
  • Biochemistry;
  • Anatomy and Histology;
  • Microbiology and Parasitology;
  • Physiology;
  • Legal Medicine, Ethics and Medical Jurisprudence;
  • Pharmacology and Therapeutics;
  • Surgery and Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology and Rhinology;
  • Medicine;
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology;
  • Pediatrics and Nutrition;
  • Preventive Medicine and Public Health

Physician board exam is one of the programs with average number of examinees conducted by PRC.

In the recent Medicine licensure exams conducted on September 2019, 4,006 out of 4,716 (84.94%) examinees passed. Federico Adriano Peralta IV from University of Santo Tomas clinched the top spot garnering 90.92% rating followed by Ray Zanoria Perez II from Cebu Institute of Medicine from Cebu Institute of Medicine having 90.33%. In the list of top performing schools, three (3) universities shared the top spot for having 100% passing rate, namely Ateneo de Manila University School of Medicine and Public Health Pasig, Cebu Institute of Medicine and Pamantansan ng Lungsod ng Maynila.

During March 2019 Physician board exam, 1,209 out of 1,579 (76.57%) examinees successfully passed. Jan Bendric Co Borbe from University of Santo Tomas and Clinton Rosita Rabadon from West Visayas State University - La Paz shared the top spot having 89.83% rating. Far Eastern University (FEU) - Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation was the top performing school having 144 out of 147 examinees passed or an overall passing rate of 97.96%.

In the Physician board exams held on September 2018, 3,717 out of 4,542 (81.84%) examinees passed. Kurl Eduvas Jamora from De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute ranked first in the exams garnering a rating of 91.08% followed by Martin Angelo Tan Zanoria from Cebu Institute of Medicine having 90.92% and Roy Christopher Ku Ang from Saint Louis University and Ernest Matthew Provido Paggabao from University of Santo Tomas (UST) having 90.58%. In the top performing medical schools, Cebu Institute of Medicine topped the list having 99.33% followed by UST having 98.71%.

On March 2018 PLE, 1,067 out of 1,601 (66.65%) examinees passed. Jerald Lalaguna Pelayo from University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center ranked first in the exams garnering a rating of 88.17% followed by Jay Ruyeras Orehuela from Southwestern University - Matias H. Aznar Memorial College of Medicine having 88.00%. Far Eastern University - Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation was the lone school in the top performing schools' list having 150 out of 168 examinees passed or 89.29% overall passing rate.

During September 2017 exams, 3,340 out of 4,064 (82.19%) examinees passed. Vincent Edouard Anthony Retardo Gullas from University of Santo Tomas (UST) ranked first in the exams garnering 90.50% rating followed by Jan David Choa Monzon and Robert Carandang Reña, both from De La Salle University - Health Sciences Institute having 90.08%. Cebu Institute of Medicine and Saint Luke's College of Medicine shared the top spot in the list of top performing schools having 100% overall passing rate.


Meanwhile, PRC has also announced that the conduct of the regular Physician Licensure Exams originally scheduled on September 13, 14, 20, and 21, 2020 will now be moved to November 10, 11, 15, and 16, 2020, subject to the approval of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases.

We advise everyone to monitor and bookmark this page to receive real-time updates on the Physician Licensure Exam/ PLE results for September 2020. You may also refer to PRC official website or follow us at our social media accounts via Facebook and Twitter.

We love to hear your comments. Tell us!
  1. Kailan ba marerelease haaaays huhuuu

  2. Okey so its delayed again hehe

  3. October 2 na po. Delayed pa din? D pako nakatulog


  5. The expected release date came from PRC. Meanwhile, we will keep you posted as soon as the results are released. Tune in and bookmark this page for updates. Congrats in advance future MDs!

    When God works, it's always worth the wait.