With a rating of 90.92%, Federico Adriano Peralta IV of the University of Santo Tomas (UST) topped the 2019 Physician Licensure Examination as announced last Friday, September 20. The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) said that 4,006 out of 4,716 examinees passed the said board exam.
It was later revealed in a social media post that Federico is not the only one in their family that brought pride and also topped the Physician Board Exam. His two elder sisters were also proclaimed as topnotchers in the respective years they took this licensure exam.
But what made the story of their family even more interesting is that both their parents are also doctors by profession, an anesthesiologist father, Dr. Eric Peralta, and their mother, who is an OB-GYNE.
In a trending post on Facebook, Dr. Eric, proudly shared how happy he is for having three children who are all topnotchers. He even highlighted in the caption the amazing achievements of his three adorable and smart kids, Ana Bianca Eloise Adriano Peralta, Ana Eryka Elaine Adriano Peralta, and Federico Adriano Peralta IV.
Dr. Eric Peralta wrote:
“The road Ana and I traveled as parents to these three has been long and bumpy. At this point, we can securely rest on the belief that their wings are already strong enough to make it excellently on their own,” their proud dad wrote. “In a few days from now we will be filling our small treasure chest with our 10th and last real gold! This is the only kind of treasure that we have and what we have ever dreamed of.”
Based on his post, all three of them graduated from Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology (BSMT) with Latin honors before proceeding to Medicine.
Ana Bianca Eloise, their eldest daughter graduated from her MedTech course as cum laude in 2010. Then she graduated magna cum laude in 2014 from her Medicine course. In the 2015 Physician Board Exam, their eldest daughter landed on the Top 6. Ana Bianca Eloise is now on her way to becoming an Internist – Oncologist.
Next is their second daughter, Ana Eryka Elaine, she finished as magna cum laude in 2012 from her MedTech course and another magna cum laude in her 2016 Medicine course. She was announced as the Top 5 during the 2017 Physician Board Exam. Like their mother, Ana Eryka Elaine is preparing to become an OB-GYNE specializing in Oncology.
Lastly, the recipient of the highest rank and their youngest child, Federico. He graduated from his MedTech course as magna cum laude in 2014 and as summa cum laude and batch Valedictorian from his Medicine course last year. Federico is aspiring to become a surgeon as said by his father.
Congratulations, Peralta family!