After producing its first ever board topnotcher, the College of Medical Laboratory Science (CMLS) has achieved another feat by registering 17 new medical technologists in the recently concluded licensure examination held on August 31 and September 1 at the cities of Baguio, Manila and Davao.
Fresh graduates from batch 2013 earned the department a stunning 100% passing rate, placing Lorma Colleges as the leading MLS school in the Ilocos region.
Meanwhile, three more examinees from previous batches also made it to the list, producing a total over-all performance of 85%, exceeding the national passing rate of 83.79%.
Lorma’s newly registered medical laboratory scientists who joined the glorious 2,276 passers of the 2,716 examinees were Sheena Mae Acupan, Maynard Alviarne, Ricardo Antolin, Louil Jozef Caasi, Joyce Cabanday, Hanahniah Chan Pinco, Diana Faye Cornista, Khressa Lyn Magallano, Therenz Marzan, Diane Paragas, Granylee Pulido, Kaselly Reclusado, John John Rivera II, and Lovely Gay De La Rosa. Jesse Milo, Janine Villaruz and Gereza Reyes from batch 2012 have also successfully earned the RMT titles. College dean Arlene Lumbang was one of the most thrilled of the news posted by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) on September 4.
“We are thankful and happy because we have been praying eversince they are still on their third year. At the same time we are more challenged to reinforce, encourage and motivate the succeeding batches,” says Faith Tarlit, member of the CMLS faculty.
Dean Lumbang shares that the department’s has challenged the new students to maintain or surpass the over-all rating. A rigid and tougher screening policy will be implemented to meet this objective.
“The policy on screening became stricter compared before. They have to pass two major subjects each semester in order to stay in the department,” she added.
“The students, especially those in their junior and senior years are trained to rigorous studying because they normally have everyday quizzes and lab outputs that should be finished on time,” says Lumbang.
As of press time, senior MT students have started their early review courses through a comprehensive seminar cum examination every week in preparation for the licensure exams on September.
With its recent achievement, Lorma has ruled over neighbouring schools University of Pangasinan, and Virgen Milagrosa University Foundation with a rating of 80% and 53.85% respectively.
Written by Marc Jay G. Lakay
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