PLE RESULTS MARCH 2023: Physician Board Exam List of Passers and Topnotchers

PLE Results 2023 are out! PRC announces that 1,573 out of 2,887 (54.49%) successfully passed the March 2023 Physician Licensure Exams. The results were released on March 16, 2023, three (3) working days after the conduct of the licensure exams.

“The result of examination with respect to one (1) examinee was withheld pending validation of the submitted documents.”

The March 2023 Physician board exam results include the complete list of passers, top 10 examinees, and performance of schools summary.

March 2023 PLE List of Passers

Roll of Successful Examinees in the
Held on March 5, 6, 12 & 13, 2023
Released on March 16, 2023

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In previous releases of other 2023 board exam results, PRC posts from 3:00 PM to 7:00 AM, while the recent PLE results were posted at 8:00 PM. Based on PRC Resolution No. 1589 series of 2022 entitled “Schedule of the Licensure Exam for the Year 2023“, PLE results will be available within three (3) working days.

The Physician board exam was conducted on March 5, 6, 12 & 13, 2023 at testing centers in Metro Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legazpi, Lucena, Pampanga, Rosales, Tacloban, Tuguegarao, and Zamboanga.

The Board of Medicine is headed by Dr. Godofreda V. Dalmacion, Chairman, and its members, Dr. Eleanor B. Almoro, Dr. Zenaida L. Antonio, Dr. Martha O. Nucum, Dr. Efren C. Laxamana and Dr. Joanna V. Remo.

Registration Schedule and Requirements for new MD’s

The schedule of online appointment for issuance of Professional ID and Certificate of Registration for the new Physicians will be held on the following dates:

  • April 20, April 24 – 28, May 2 – 5 and May 8, 2023

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

How to verify my board exam rating?

The verification of ratings and test results for the Physician licensure exams will be available online few working days after the posting of results.

Successful takers can refer to PRC official website and use the Verification Page to know their board examination passing rate.

As posted, a passer shall only provide the exam name, the date of examination, the application number, first name and last name and the birth-date.

When and where is the Oath-Taking ceremonies?

PRC has started conducting face-to-face oath-taking for new professionals.

All successful examinees interested in attending the face-to-face mass oath-taking shall register no later than 12:00 NN of the day before the date of the oath-taking at to confirm their attendance. The exact date, of whether the oath-taking will be conducted face-to-face or virtual, will be provided here once announced.

Further, inductees shall bring ANY of the following on the day of the oath-taking:

  • Vaccination Card
  • Negative RT-PCR results taken within 48 hours before the oath-taking

Inductees are advised to register and confirm their attendance in the regions where they took their licensure examination and intend to register as professionals.

Meanwhile, those who will not be able to attend the scheduled face-to-face mass oath-taking may attend the online oath-taking or request for a special oath-taking.

What is the coverage of Physician board exams?

The March 2023 Physician licensure exam covered the following topics:

  • 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

When is the next PLE?

Shown below is the schedule of exams for the 2023 Physician board exams:

Date of ExamTesting LocationsStart of ApplicationDeadline of Application
March 5, 6, 12 & 13NCR, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legazpi, Lucena, Pampanga, Rosales, Tacloban, Tuguegarao, and ZamboangaDecember 5, 2022February 6, 2023
October 20, 21, 27 & 28NCR, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Koronadal, Legazpi, Lucena, Pampanga, Rosales, Tacloban, Tuguegarao, and ZamboangaJuly 20, 2023September 21, 2023

Previous Exams

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

In the most recent PLE held on October 2022, 3,826 out of 5,958 (64.22%) successfully passed. Justin Adriel Zent Gautier Togonon and Francesca Marie Abu Lagrosa, both from the University of the Philippines – Manila, ranked first and second in the exams, garnering 89.00% and 88.75% ratings, respectively.

On March 2022 PLE, 1,427 out of 2,837 (50.30%) successfully passed. Linnaeus Louisse Abarrientos Cruz from University of the Philippines – Manila was the topnotcher garnering a rating of 90.25% followed by Bradley Ashley Gue Ong also form UP Manila having 89.00%. University of the Philippines – Manila was the top performing school having 91.23% overall rating.

In the October-November 2021 PLE, 1,677 out of 2,302 (72.85%) examinees passed. Ian Gabriel Alparaque Juyad from University of the Philippines – Manila ranked first in the exams garnering a rating of 87.50% followed by Jian Kenzo Ong Leal and Geremiah Edison Daniel Cosia Llanes, both from University of the Philippines – Manila having 87.42%.

During September 2021, 1,084 out of 1,546 (70.12%) examinees passed. Maria Inez Sellado Benedicto from West Visayas State University – La Paz and Jude Philip Pozon Cebrecus from Cebu Institute of Medicine shared the top spot garnering a rating of 87.83%. In the top performing schools list, Cebu Institute of Medicine topped the list having an overall passing rate of 98.68%.

On March 2021, 1,234 out of 1,927 (64.04%) examinees passed. Jeremiah Dimapeles Lim from Far Eastern University ranked first in the exams garnering a rating of 89.67% followed by Gabrielle Paul Soriano Pascual also from FEU having 88.75%. Raking third is Cy Johann Kent Jumangit Romuga from University of Cebu College of Medicine Foundation Inc. – Mandaue having 88.42%. Far Eastern University Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation was the top performing school having 91.76% overall passing rate.

Here is the summary of results for PLE exams in previous years:

Month of ExamNo. of ExamineesNo. of PassersPassing Rate (%)
October 20225,9583,82664.22%
March 20222,8371,42750.30%
November 20212,3021,67772.85%
September 20211,5461,08470.12%
March 20211,9271,23464.04%
November 20204,7043,53875.21%
September 20201,42480056.18%
September 20194,7164,00684.94%


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 board exams for 2023, we advise our readers to visit PRC official website.

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19 comments… add one
  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2023 @ 19:21

    CSU 100%!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2023 @ 7:50

    By God’s Grace MD na kayo😁❤

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2023 @ 8:12

    RGAF MD 2023!! 🙏🏻💙

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2023 @ 21:54

    Zalgiatroz 100%!!

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2023 @ 2:21

    In shaa ALLAH!🤲🤲🤲☝️☝️☝️

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2023 @ 6:44

    May my heart’s desire reflect yours, Oh Lord. By God’s grace, licensed MD na ako! AMEN. 🙏🏻💛

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2023 @ 8:43

    Bless you all exam takers ❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2023 @ 10:50

    Congrats in advance doctors! Soon kami rin 🤍

  • Argie Mar 16, 2023 @ 10:52

    May the Lord God grant sll the new doctors , including my nephew, His wisdom and loving compassion as you heal the sick. We ask this on Jesus’ name. Amen.

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2023 @ 10:55

    Thy will be done 🙏❤️ Congratulations to all of us, licensed doctors!

  • bored na examiner Mar 16, 2023 @ 11:09


  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2023 @ 14:13

    Good luck doc Rey Mark, MD

  • Yeng Mar 16, 2023 @ 14:40

    Sana ilabas na result. CONGRATS TO ALL!

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2023 @ 14:55


  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2023 @ 15:19

    rooting for all to pass

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2023 @ 15:39

    MD sa March 2023! Claim niyo na

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2023 @ 16:46

    Congrats daan mga doc!

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2023 @ 17:40

    100% CDB!

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2023 @ 19:51

    Congrats bro doc

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