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Adventist University of the Philippines (AUP), and other Adventists around the world rejoice in the Lord as the College of Medicine (COM) Pioneer batch, 2019- “Prima Lux” finished the March 2021 Physician’s Licensure Examination (PLE) with a 93.75% passing rate. Dr. Vanda Charisse Costillas Dejolde highlighted the victory by placing top six. For a new medical school, this remarkable milestone will remain an inspiring history for all time.

Dr. Dejolde of Butuan, Agusan Del Norte took her BS Biology at Father Saturnino Urios University in 2015 after finishing at Grace Christian High School in 2010. She took her Post Graduate Medical Internship at Batangas Medical Center. Her parents are Demosthenes and Emalinda Dejolde.

Following are the new PLE passers, AUP’s “Five -Star Plus Missionary Physicians”: Dr. Jon Sergei J. Aclan, Dr. Jessly Rose D. Acoba, Dr. Joy L. Belarmino, Dr. Alexzan D. Bernardino, Dr. Janina Bianca G. Cabili, Dr. Lexan Erdin L. Cordial, Dr. Paul Rothwel C. De Jesus, Dr. Vanda Charisse C. Dejolde, Dr. Weamirson R. Estrada, Dr. April Rae O. Garces, Dr. Eimarlouyd P. Mansaguiton, Dr. Aedrian C. Rodriguez, Dr. Andy Graham M. Rosas, Dr. Nim Franzio A. Salazar, and Dr. Julienne Rowelie A. Sanchez.  In a private program among the group with some family members, right after the results were released, the new doctors expressed nothing but praises, credit, and glory to God the source of all their knowledge. Dr. Doris Mendoza is founding dean of the AUP COM.