Med students seek postponement of licensure exam
MANILA, Philippines — Medical students on Tuesday called for the suspension of the Physician Licensure Exam scheduled for September, citing the rise in COVID-19 cases as a potential threat to test takers and examiners.
“We, the different medical and allied health councils, organizations and individuals, fully support the PLE takers’ pleas for reconsideration of scheduling and postponement of the Physician Licensure Examination in September 2021 amid the worst surge yet of active COVID-19 cases in the country,” the Philippine Medical Students’ Association (PSMA) said in a statement.
The PSMA said the exam should be rescheduled.
—PATRICIA DENISE M. CHIU
The Inquirer Foundation supports our healthcare frontliners and is still accepting cash donations to be deposited at Banco de Oro (BDO) current account #007960018860 or donate through PayMaya using this link.
Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.