MANILA, Philippines – The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) released the schedule of the recently postponed September 2021 Physician Licensure Exam in Metro Manila and Tuguegarao City, Cagayan. It will now be held on October 30-31 and November 1-2, 2021 “subject to the favorable endorsement of the Department of Health (DOH) and directives of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) and concerned Local Government Units”.
The September 2021 Physician board exams were conducted on September 11, 12, 18 & 19, 2021 at Baguio, Cagayan de Oro,Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legaspi, Lucena, Tacloban, Tuguegarao and Zamboanga. The Board of Medicine is composed of 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.
2021 Physician Licensure Exam Schedule
Shown below is the schedule of the 2021 PLE:
|Date of Exam||Testing Locations||Start of Application||Deadline of Application|
|March 7, 8, 14 & 15||NCR, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro,Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legaspi, Lucena, Tacloban, Tuguegarao and Zamboanga||December 7, 2020||February 8, 2021|
|September 11, 12, 18, & 19||Baguio, Cagayan de Oro,Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legaspi, Lucena, Tacloban, Tuguegarao and Zamboanga||June 11, 2021||August 18, 2021|
|October 30-31 & November 1-2, 2021||NCR, Tuguegarao||–||–|
Several board exams scheduled on first and second quarter of 2021 were cancelled and re-scheduled (see below) due to COVID-19 pandemic. However, there were also licensure exams that pushed through following a strict health and safety protocols imposed by the commission. Among are the board exams for Medical Technologists/ MTLE, Social Workers, Veterinarians and Physicians/ PLE.
Source: PRC (This table will be immediately updated should there be further changes on board exams postponement/cancellations.)
PRC has released the schedule of board exams for the year 2021 on November 2020 through Resolution No. 1283 Series of 2020. These includes the opening of online processing, deadline of filing, target release of results, among other important announcements.
For those who want to clarify something, PRC advised to email them through the Licensure Exam Division at below contacts:
To receive fast and reliable news and announcements regarding the Physician Licensure Examinations for 2021 including the updated dates of online processing, we advise our readers to visit PRC official website.