To: Regional Directors
Presidents of Medical Colleges and Universities
Deans of Medical Schools
- It has been noted by the Board of Medicine, Professional Regulation Commission that medical graduates often apply to take the Physician Licensure Examination with incomplete documents. These include transcript of records and diplomas.
- It appears that said records are not available to these graduates at the same time of their application to take the licensure examination. Since a period of more than one year has elapsed from the time of graduation and before examinees take the examination, there is no reason why the transcript of records and diplomas cannot be released by the medical schools from which they graduated.
- Under no circumstances should a medical school withhold the credentials of any student who has graduated, which may prevent him from taking the physician licensure examination or cause the delay in the release of the results of said examination.
- In order to avoid these inconveniences, all private medical schools are hereby directed to submit promptly the Form IX of candidates for graduation to the respective DECS Regional Offices, in connection with their application for the special orders of their graduates.
- The DECS Regional Offices on their part should expedite the issuance of these special orders to enable medical schools to release the transcript of records and diplomas to their graduates in due time.
- It is enjoined that DECS Regional Directors, Registrars and Deans of medical schools extend their cooperation in this matter.
- It is desired that this Order be widely and immediately disseminated.
Allotment: 1-4—(M.O. 1-87)
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