A graduate of the University of the Philippines-Manila bested more than 3,500 medical students who successfully hurdled the 2020 Physician Licensure Examinations, according to the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC).
Jomel Garcia Lapides garnered a rating of 88.67 percent to finish in first place in the top ten students in the examination that was given earlier this month.
Tiffany Uy, also a UP-Manila graduate and known to break the record of having the highest grade point average in UP in 2015, is in fifth place.
The son of former National Task Force adviser Dr. Tony Leachon, Jolo, also passed the licensure examinations.
Meanwhile, Cebu Institute of Medicine had 100 percent passing rate, which is the highest among medical schools in the country.