20 veterinary medicine graduates hurdle licensure examination

Twenty Veterinarian Licensure Examination passers were presented during the University Flag Ceremony on February 15, 2021 by College of Veterinary Medicine Dean, Dr. Richard P. Dumapis.

The new veterinarians are:  Dr. Alyssa Mae Carias Alberto, Dr. Kurt Dave Gadgadan Bannawag, Dr. Carlo Colinares Bandong, Dr. Michael Conrad Tang-Ey Borillo, Dr. Hannah Kirsten Cortez Borja, Dr. Mary Grace Kiso Botangen, Dr. Laurence Tipal Bucagan, Dr. Khawa Chawayen Chaokas, Dr. Balner Mayangao Damoslog, Dr. Vince Abram Langkit Dang-Iw, Dr. Anjo Calamcam Dumalsin, Dr. Evory Quiño Flores, Dr. Rose Amador Kacayon, Dr. Athaliah Jan Nonog Lagon, Dr. Jaypoy Ramos Lusterio, Dr. Lea Ticuala Liyo, Dr. Kane Ray Bolinto Maliones, Dr. Ricky Jurado Padul, Dr. Nelson Jr. Bagus Timbreza, and Dr. Nimfa Mae Lamnao Wakat.

Dr. Dumapis expressed gratitude to the support given to the examinees by BSU and its President, Felipe Salaing Comila such as the BSU coaster used to ferry the examinees to and from the examination venue. He also talked about the program Binadang Licensure Examination Extension Service for Students (BLESS).

“Ang BLESS ay specific siya para sa mga magta-take ng exam to help them para wala silang iniisip kundi pumunta lang sa exam. We even provided a venue for their review and review materials. We also prepared their examination kits,” said Dr. Dumapis

He added that although the passing rate of the college has gone down due to retakers, the college is still optimistic of continuing the program.

“The students are the living testimony that the program worked and they are also very appreciative of the support and prayers that the administration had given to them and we see that this is something positive that we can do for our graduates.”

The first time takers of the examination listed a 44.19% passing rate and the repeaters listed 10% making the general BSU passing rate 37.74% a few points away from the national passing rate of 41.95% //JSTabangcura