Two magna cum laude graduates of Silliman University Institute of Clinical Laboratory Sciences (SU ICLS) ranked 5th and 10th in the August 2017 Medical Technologist Licensure Exam.
Kisha Katrin Tejoc Olpoc ranked 5th with 90.50 percent passing rate, while Juri Nazareth Mapa Ochotorena ranked 10th with 90 percent.
They are among Silliman University’s 140 new licensed medical technologists. The University’s over-all passing rate is 96.55; the national passing rate is 85.12 percent.
The two topnotchers from Silliman expressed their gratitude to the Lord.
Olpoc said she was in disbelief after hearing the news.
“Out of all people, I was the person who least expected it to happen. The idea occurred to me as a long shot. Ultimately, it was Him who was generous enough to provide what I was always hesitant to ask for,” she said.
On the other hand, Ochotorena said he focused on preparing physically, mentally, and spiritually during his board exam review. He emphasized the importance of being spiritually prepared for the exam.
“Above all else it’s important to keep one’s faith grounded in biblical truth. So I regularly joined a group of guys, in which we basically gather together once a week and be collectively refreshed about the Gospel. Also, it’s pivotal to do quiet time in order to spend time with the Lord and grow in our relationship with Him. This is the activity I need to do daily,” he shared.
Meanwhile, University of San Agustin, Cebu Doctors University, Holy Name University and Colegio San Agustin-Bacolod City were the Top Performing Schools with 100 percent over-all passing rate.