THE FIRST BATCH of the College of Respiratory Therapy (CRT)graduates nailed a 100% passing rate in the 2019 Respiratory Therapist Board Examination, according to the website of the Philippine Regulation Commission (PRC). Only three schools—NEU, Cebu Doctors University, and Far Eastern University – Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation—attained a 100% passing rate.
Two working days after the test, the PRC released the result in which 838 out of 1,227 takers passed the licensure exam administered on September 17 and 18, 2019.
The eight pioneering graduates of NEU who achieved the feat are the following: Melanie Joy F. Alcala, Ghenie Ann D. Bersamira, Jean Pierre P. Conception, Angela Marie F. Gabalfin, Christine Joy D. Gorospe, Monina Chantille L. Martinez, Marielle Ester O. Mayoralgo, and Ma. Kate Lyn Anne L. Salvador.
Monina Martinez, one of the passers and former president of the Association of Respiratory Therapy, shared her experience: “The exam was hard, but still, we managed to pass through it with success, all with God’s grace.” She added, “We owe our success to our beloved Lord God for guiding us from our review classes until the results came out, to our parents who supported and comforted us when we feel like giving up and to our mentors who patiently taught and shared knowledge and techniques that will help us during the exam.”
Meanwhile, Dr. Danahlyn D. Evangelista, the dean of the College of Respiratory Therapy (CRT), said, “The NEU-CRT has now progressed so much not only in terms of physical development.” She explained that the evident accomplishment is the most recent 100% passing rate in the 2019 Board Examination for Respiratory Therapists. “Being a licensed professional is a privilege, but more importantly, a responsibility,” she declared.