Best MedTech (Medical Technology) Schools in the Philippines



There surely are a lot of exciting career opportunities in the healthcare industry. If you want to take part in making a positive impact on people’s health but you don’t really see yourself directly taking care of patients, you might be interested instead to work behind the scenes as a Medical Technologist.

Medical Technologists or MedTechs are responsible for performing various laboratory tests to detect diseases or illnesses and to help determine ways to treat them.

Registered Medical Technologist (RMT)

In the Philippines, Registered Medical Technologists (RMT) are tasked with the following responsibilities, among others:

  • Analysis of body fluids and cells using specialized laboratory equipment;
  • Studying specimens for bacteria and parasites, the chemicals contained in them, and how they affect the body;
  • Blood Matching for patients requiring transfusions;
  • Analysis of drug levels in a person’s blood to determine possible reactions to the treatment;
  • Study results of medical tests and communicate the findings to doctors

People who have studied Medical Technology can choose to specialize in a variety of areas, such as molecular biology, immunology, blood banking, hematology, chemistry, and microbiology.

Medical Technology Board Exam

To qualify as a Registered Medical Technologist in the Philippines, an individual must:

  • 1. Be a graduate of a “BS in Medical Technology” course in an accredited educational institution in the Philippines; and
  • 2. Pass the Registered Medical Technologist (RMT) Licensure Examination, which is administered by the Board of Medical Technology under the supervision of the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC).

The RMT or MedTech Board Exam is conducted twice a year, in March and in August of every year.

If you see yourself working as an RMT in the future, start preparing today by taking note of the scope of the RMT MedTech Board Exam which includes the following topics, among others:

  • Clinical Chemistry
  • Microbiology and Parasitology
  • Clinical Microscopy
  • Hematology
  • Immunology – Serology and Blood Banking
  • Histopathologic Techniques and Medtech Laws

Best Med Tech Schools in the Philippines

Are you interested to find out which Philippine universities typically top the MedTech Board Exams and which ones have the highest passing rates?

We compiled the data from previous Med Tech Licensure Exams to determine the top schools in this list. Check out the table below to see if your school is one of the best Medical Technology schools in the Philippines with the highest MedTech Exam passing rates!

Schools ranked by Medical Technology Board Exam Passing Rate

RANKSCHOOLPASSING RATENUMBER OF PASSERSTOTAL NUMBER OF TAKERS
1Cagayan State University, Tuguegarao City100%175175
1Adventist University of the Philippines, Silang100%163163
1Cebu Doctors' University, Mandaue City100%155155
1Trinity University of Asia, Quezon City100%134134
1Notre Dame of Marbel University, Koronadal City100%107107
1Holy Name University, Tagbilaran City100%7474
1University of the Philippines Visayas, Miagao100%2525
1Metropolitan Medical Center College of Arts, Science & Technology, Manila100%1616
1Cagayan State University - Andrews Caritan Campus, Caritan100%1414
2Saint Louis University, Baguio City99%709711
2Velez College, Cebu City99%431434
2Far Eastern University Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation, Quezon City99%297300
2University of Baguio, Baguio City99%167168
2University of Negros Occidental - Recoletos, Bacolod City99%155156
3University of San Agustin, Iloilo City98%413421
3Angeles University Foundation, Angeles City98%311317
4Far Eastern University, Manila97%909929
4San Pedro College, Davao City97%653670
4Colegio San Agustin Bacolod, Bacolod City97%119122
4Chinese General Hospital Colleges, Manila97%4647
5Lyceum of the Philippines University - Batangas, Batangas City96%177184
5St. Paul University Philippines, Tuguegarao City96%97101
5Emilio Aguinaldo College in Cavite, Dasmarinas City96%3132
6University of Santo Tomas, Manila95%551576
6Silliman University, Dumaguete City95%312327
6University of Saint Louis, Tuguegarao City95%6770
6University of the Philippines Manila, Manila95%4749
7Centro Escolar University, Manila94%411433
7University of the Immaculate Conception, Davao City94%311328
7Our Lady of Fatima University in Antipolo City, Antipolo City94%200212
7Notre Dame of Dadiangas University, General Santos City94%7074
7University of Pangasinan PHINMA Education Network, Dagupan City94%7074
7Holy Angel University, Angeles City94%1718
8Cavite State University - Indang Campus, Indang93%9399
9Southwestern University, Cebu City92%331358
9Remedios T. Romualdez Medical Foundation, Tacloban92%137148
10Liceo de Cagayan University, Cagayan de Oro91%157172
11Our Lady of Fatima University in Quezon City, Quezon City90%231256
11St. Dominic College of Asia, Bacoor90%2831
11Mendero College, Pagadian City90%2730

Note: The table above only ranks schools with at least 10 Board examinees. Also, the passing rates merely count first-time takers; repeaters are not included in the identified passing rates. All figures are based on the four (4) previous Med Tech Board Exam results conducted in March 2018, Aug 2017, Feb 2017, and Aug 2016.

Source: PRC Philippines (www.prc.gov.ph)

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