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Medical Board Passers are dwindling; RP health care delivery system is critical

Health Secretary Duque said, number of Medical Graduates (and Board passers) are consistenly declining. This will eventually lead to the potential collapse of public health care delivery system in the Philippines.

For every 100 health care professionals, or those who successfully passed Medical Board Licensure Exams, 88 have left in search of high-paying jobs outside the country. Only 1 government doctor is available for every 28,000 Filipinos... :mecry:

Your insights pls....

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  • markfroilanmarkfroilan Member ✭✭✭
    another domino effect of cataclysmic proportions of CORRUPTION that is now adays a way of life for certain individuals in high ranks of office.
  • AltweggAltwegg Son of the 80s PExer
    August 2007
    64.4%
    1,737 out of 2,656 examinees

    February 2007
    53.4%
    1,193 out of 2,233 examinees

    August 2006
    55.3%
    1,491 out of 2,696 examinees

    February 2006
    54.2%
    1,101 out of 2,028 examinees

    There has been an increase in the percentage of passers for the August 2007 examination.

    As pointed out in a related thread here in The Academe, the Philippine doctor to patient ratio now stands at almost 1:30,000. The exodus of Philippine healthcare workers to foreign shores may be attributed to the kind of compensation they are getting here. Physicians, especially those who have just passed the boards, are underpaid and overworked prompting them to shift to other careers (nursing, call centers, etc).

    In addition, the nursing frenzy may have also contributed to the decreasing number of medical students each year. Potential students are lured to the promise of better income if one opts to be a nurse.
  • weightlossweightloss Member PExer
    Altwegg wrote: »
    August 2007

    There has been an increase in the percentage of passers for the August 2007 examination.

    As pointed out in a related thread here in The Academe, the Philippine doctor to patient ratio now stands at almost 1:30,000. .


    Sa ratio na yan, BAWAL NA TALAGANG MAGKASAKIT..

    If government doesnt have the capability to lure these med professionals back, then who else do you think might be? This is a serious threat... someone else gotta move or else... tsk tsk tsk...
  • KuyaDannyKuyaDanny Moderator PEx Moderator
    Who else? How about the paying public? Are you willing to pay more for better health care?
  • quentsquents Banned by Admin PExer
    the more the number of takers, e di the more the number of flunkees. law of averages lang yun. unless you have a 100 percent passing rate na school.

    sana mas statistically significant between the number of takers per year and the number of passers. the last 3 figures in altweggs post are mid 50s. am not sure kung ganun ka distinct yung drop kung meron man.
  • AltweggAltwegg Son of the 80s PExer
    Here's the average passing rates of the physician licensure examinations from 1992 to 2007:

    1992
    78.29%

    1993
    81.14%

    1994
    86.51%

    1995
    75.16%

    1996
    74.65%

    1997
    71.04%

    1998
    64.92%

    1999
    68.92%

    2000
    65.01%

    2001
    61.04%

    2002
    61.43%

    February 2003
    57.03%

    August 2003
    55.56%

    February 2004
    51.97%

    August 2004
    51.4%

    February 2005
    54.47%

    August 2005
    51.46%

    February 2006
    54.2%

    August 2006
    55.3%

    February 2007
    53.4%

    August 2007
    64.4%

    Highest: 1994
    Lowest: August 2004

    The decreasing trend started in 2001. Incidentally, this was also the year when a new method was instituted in determining who will pass the examinations.

    Maybe one reason why there are only few passers is because of the test itself. Some questions were fit for specialists and not fresh graduates.
  • k_eponinek_eponine Member PExer
    i think that the government should create a law about nursing/medical school graduates serving in the Philippines for a year or two if they plan to go abroad. this has been stressed in one of the forums in our school.
  • pampi1010pampi1010 Orthos Paidion ✭✭✭✭
    nag papataas dyan ang UST!
  • AltweggAltwegg Son of the 80s PExer
    k_eponine wrote: »
    i think that the government should create a law about nursing/medical school graduates serving in the Philippines for a year or two if they plan to go abroad. this has been stressed in one of the forums in our school.
    You may want to this related thread:

    http://www.pinoyexchange.com/forums/showthread.php?t=318976
  • _SCUD__SCUD_ Banned by Admin PExer
    I don't think the issue here is about the dwindling Medical Board passers, problema yan ng mga Medical Schools, Review Centers, examinees at PRC. Sila ang dapat gumawa ng solusyon para iangat ang passing rate ng Medical Board exams.

    Ang dapat pagtuunan ng pansin ay ang patuloy na lumalalang diaspora . Magkaroon ka nga ng 90% passing rate pero 3/4 dito aalis ng bansa, eh di bale wala rin. Mas mabuti pa 50% passing rate kung kalahati ng mga pasado magpapaiwan sa Pilipinas.

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