MANILA – The March 2021 MTLE/ MedTech board exam results and passers are released by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) Board of Medical Technology in five (5) working days after the licensure exam.
As announced, 1,921 out of 3,251 examinees passed the exams.
The March 2021 Medical Technology Licensure Exam (MTLE) results include the complete list of passers, list of topnotchers (top 10 passers), list of top performing schools (if applicable), among important reminders. The MedTech board exams were conducted on March 17-18, 2021 at PRC testing centers in NCR, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legaspi, Lucena, Rosales, Tacloban, Tuguegarao and Zamboanga by PRC Board of Medical Technologists headed by its Chairman, Dr. Marilyn A. Cabal-Barza and its members, Ms. Marilyn R. Atienza and Ms. Marian M. Tantingco.
PRC added that those who failed to pass the board examination for Medical Technology but had obtained a general rating of at least 70% can register as Medical Laboratory Technician.
RELATED RESULTS: MTLE MARCH 2021
- A-H Passers: MedTech Licensure Exam March 2021
- I-Q Passers: March 2021 MedTech Board Exam Results
- R-Z Passers: MTLE Board Exam Results March 2021
- Top 10 Examinees: March 2021 MedTech Licensure Exam Topnotchers
- Top Performing Schools: March 2021 MedTech Board Exam Results
Here is the list of passers in the March 2021 Medical Technology Licensure Exam (MTLE):
Roll of Successful Examinees in the
MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIST LICENSURE EXAMINATION
Held on MARCH 17 & 18, 2021
Released on MARCH 25, 2021
SCHEDULE OF REGISTRATION
The schedule of online appointment for issuance of Professional ID and Certificate of Registration for the new MedTechs will be announced by PRC along with official results.
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.
RELEASE OF RESULTS
As per PRC Resolution No. 1283 series of 2020 entitled “Schedule of Licensure Examinations for Year 2021“, the target date of release for MTLE March 2021 is on March 23, 2021 (Tuesday) or three (3) working days after the exams. However, results may also be released earlier or later than the target release date even without prior notice.
The oathtaking ceremony of the new licensed MedTechs 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.
MEDTECH EXAM COVERAGE
The two-days MedTech board exam covered topics from Clinical Chemistry, Microbiology and Parasitology, Clinical Microscopy, Hematology, Blood Banking and Serology and Hispathologic Techniques, Cytotechnology, Medical Technology Laws, Related Laws and its Implementing Rules and Code of Ethics.
PREVIOUS MEDTECH EXAMS
In the last MedTech board exams held on January 2021, 1,919 out of 2,835 (67.69%) examinees passed.
Fred Lawrence Delantar Samante from St. Scholastica’s College Tacloban ranked first in the exams garnering a rating of 91.40% followed by Angelo Pansoy Huliganga from Far Eastern University – Nicanor Reyes Med. Found having a rating of 91.20%.
In the list of top performing schools, Saint Louis University and Velez College shared the top spot, both having 100% passing rate.
During September 2019 MTLE, 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.On September 2018, 4,718 out of 6,070 (77.73%) examinees passed. Lorenz Masajo Barro from University of Santo Tomas (UST) ranked first in the exams garnering a rating of 92.10% followed by Rolter Lorenz Mispeñas Lee also from UST having 91.80% and Eldy Villanoy Barrientos from University of Agustin having 91.70%. In the top performing schools, four (4) schools shared the top spot having 100% passing rate namely; Velez College, University of San Agustin, Trinity University of Asia and Saint Louis University.
During March 2018 exams, 2,648 out of 3,644 (72.67%) examinees passed. Alvin Aurelia Bahin from Remedios T. Romualdez Medical Foundation ranked first in the exams garnering a rating of 90.50% followed by Amabelle Son Marquez from Southwestern University having 90.40%. In the top performing schools list, Adventist University of the Philippines and Cagayan State University – Andrews Campus shared the top spot having all of their examinees passed or 100% overall passing rate followed by Saint Louis University having 99.34%.
TAKING PRC EXAMS AMID COVID-19 PANDEMIC
To those who will still take the board exams for 2021, please be guided on the following guidelines amid COVID-19.
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.
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