SCHEDULE: January 2021 MedTech Board Exam, Online Application, Date of Exam

Manila, Philippines – The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announces the schedule of exams and online application details for January 2021 MedTech/ MTLE board exam.

PRC informs the examinees that the deadline for the submission for request of cancellation of application for the January 2021 MTLE is on December 29, 2020. Examinees who fail to submit the request will be automatically included in January 2021 MTLE.

The board exams for Medical Technologists will be held on January 21 and 22, 2021 at designated testing locations in NCR/Metro Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legaspi, Lucena, Pampanga, Tacloban, Tuguegarao and Zamboanga.

SEE ALSO: List of Passers: January 2021 MedTech MTLE Board Exam Results

PRC specified that the January 2021 MedTech board exams are exclusive to those approved examinees of March 2020 and August 2020 only.

Name of ExaminationDate of ExamDayPlacesOpening and Deadline of Applications
Medical TechnologistsJanuary 21 & 22, 2021Thursday, FridayNCR, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legaspi, Lucena, Pampanga, Tacloban, Tuguegarao and ZamboangaFor approved examinees of March and August 2020 Medical Technologists licensure exam only

PRC has released the complete schedule of board exams for the year 2021 on Tuesday, November 10, 2020.

ONLINE APPLICATION PORTAL

WHAT TO BRING ON EXAMINATION DAY

  • Notice of Admission
  • Official Receipt
  • Two or more pencils (No. 2)
  • Ball pens with black ink only
  • One (1) piece long brown envelope
  • One (1) piece long transparent/plastic envelope (for keeping your valuables
  • and other allowed items)
  • Health Forms (Pursuant to Memorandum No. 68, series of 2020)
  • Negative RT-PCR Test Results, if applicable, or Certificate of Quarantine (Pursuant to Resolution No. 21, series of 2020)

RT-PCR TESTING

Per Memorandum No. 68 series of 2020, entitled “Updated Guidelines on the Strict Health Protocols to be Observed in the Conduct of Licensure Exams during the COVID-19 Pandemic”, examinees and examination personnel who fall under the following groups shall undergo the mandatory Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) testing from any of the Department of Health (DOH) accredited facilities three to five (3-5) days before the examination date/s:

1.1. Suspect cases; or

1.2. Individuals with relevant history of travel and exposure (or contact), whether symptomatic or asymptomatic; and

1.3. Health care workers with possible exposure, whether symptomatic or asymptomatic.

The following exposures should have happened two (2) days before or within fourteen (14) days from onset of symptoms of a confirmed or probable case:

1.3.1. Face-to-face contact with a confirmed case within one (1) meter and for more than fifteen (15) minutes;

1.3.2. Direct physical contact with a confirmed case;

1.3.3. Direct care for a patient with probable or confirmed COVID-19 disease without using proper personal protective equipment.

In this case, examinees and examination personnel shall be required to submit the result of their RT-PCR tests.

Only those examinees with negative results shall be allowed to take the examination.

However, if an examinee or examination personnel does not fall in the above-mentioned conditions, he/she may undergo a 14-day quarantine period wherein he/she is asymptomatic for at least 14 days prior to the scheduled examination date/s, provided that he/she has no close contact or exposure to the aforementioned cases, he/she shall be allowed to take/assist the examination in the absence of RT-PCR test. A Certificate of Quarantine or its equivalent signed by any of the following shall be submitted instead:

2.1. Any licensed Physician (government or private physician);

2.2. Municipal Health Officer, Provincial Health Officer or City Health Officer;

2.3. Barangay Officer visiting the examinee’s residence attesting that he/she has been in quarantine for 14 days.

3. Examinees coming from other countries should be able to quarantine for 14 days or provide a negative RT-PCR test result whichever is shorter.

4. All examination personnel including the PNP/PRC Security Officers assigned in the Confidential Printing Room (CPR) and those assigned to transport and secure the test materials in various testing venues shall undergo the RT-PCR test to assure their safety as well as to those involved in the administration of examination. Only those mentioned personnel with negative RT-PCR result and Certificate of Quarantine shall be allowed to assist/administer the same.

HEALTH STANDARDS FOR EXAMINEES AND EXAMINATION PERSONNEL

1. All examinees and examination personnel shall enforce the following precautionary measures among themselves:

  • Observe physical distancing of two (2) meters between examinees. Examinees shall be restricted to their assigned seat;
  • Wear face mask (at least 3-ply surgical mask, preferably N95 mask) and face shield at all times;
  • Bring 70% ethyl alcohol for hand disinfection;
  • Wear latex gloves for exam personnel handling the test questionnaires.

2. Examinee shall submit the duly accomplished Informed Consent (Annex A) and Health Declaration (Annex B) forms with the Notice of Admission (NOA) and the negative RT-PCR test result/Quarantine Certificate to the proctor on the examination day.

Informed Consent and Health Declaration Forms can be downloaded on the PRC official website (www.prc.gov.ph);

3. Examinees and examination personnel shall bring their own meals (pre-packed meal/snack and drink) to be eaten during breaks, while being in their assigned seats.

Face masks will only be removed when taking meals or drinks. Windows will be opened to improve ventilation during breaks;

4. Examinees shall bring their own pens, pencils and erasers. Borrowing from seatmate is not allowed to prevent cross-contamination;

5. Talking and loitering are prohibited in the hallways or in the examination room.

PREVIOUS MTLE

In the last MedTech board exams held on September 2019, 4,743 out of 6,453 (73.50%) examinees passed. 

Reiven John Borbon Bernales from University of San Agustin ranked first in the exams garnering a rating of 90.50% followed by Marichu Panceras Lomotos from Silliman University having 90.40% and Phoebe Badillo Caballero from Far Eastern University having 90.10%

Cebu Doctors University was the top performing school having all of its examinees passed followed by Lyceum of the Philippines University Batangas, Inc. having 98.94%.

On MedTech exams conducted on March 2019, 2,801 out of 4,092 examinees passed. John Steward Buenavista Alberto from Cagayan State University – Andrews Campus and Zairah de Leon Monjardin from Far Eastern University – Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation shared the spot, both having 91.10% rating. 

In the top performing schools list, Cagayan State University – Andrews Campus and Adventist University of the Philippine ranked first having all of their examinees passed or 100% overall passing rate.

Medtech January 2021

UPDATES

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