MANILA, Philippines – The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) has postponed the September 2021 Physician Licensure Exam (PLE) in the National Capital Region/ Metro Manila due to the reversion of the Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) classification.
Meanwhile, the conduct of Physician board exam at other testing locations including Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legaspi, Lucena, Tacloban, Tuguegarao, and Zamboanga will proceed as scheduled.
The September 2021 Physician board exams will be conducted on September 11, 12, 18 & 19, 2021 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.
All affected examinees in NCR may take the next schedule of PLE without forfeiture of fees. Likewise, PRC is requesting for public’s understanding on the cancellation as they are just following the IATF. To quote,
The PRC requests the public’s utmost understanding and cooperation as it complies with the guidelines set forth by Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID).
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|
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.