Top 4 in 2019 Physician Board Exam, Also Top 4 in 2012 Pharmacist Licensure Examination

As Ray Zanoria Perez II went viral for ranking Top 2 in the 2019 Physician Board Exam after ranking Top 1 in the 2013 MedTech Board Exam, another topnotcher made waves on social media.

Vien Christian Lim Lansangan ranks Top 4 in the 2019 Physician Board Exam – and he had also been the Top 4 in the 2012 Pharmacist Licensure Examination! Talk about sweet coincidence. Four (4) must be Lansangan’s luckiest number!

Lansangan completed his BS Pharmacy degree at the University of Santo Tomas (UST) in 2012. He later impressed everyone by garnering a rating of 91.05% at the board exam. He ranked fourth.

Photo credit: Vien Christian Lim Lansangan / Facebook

While UST also offers a medical degree, Lansangan chose to study at Far Eastern University – Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation where he became a US Alumni Scholar.

“First and foremost, utmost praise and thanks to God for all the blessings and sustaining us through these 4 years. Whenever I hit a bump in this rough road to MD, I close my eyes and say a prayer and immediately feel comforted by Your love. May You use these hands of mine as instruments to heal those in need.

Medicine can be summed up by the following:

4 years – of hard work… to earn…

3 stripes – in our Togas.. to get…

2 letters – MD

1 dream – to become licensed physicians (coming soon)”

In a ‘speech’ he wrote on Facebook after his graduation, he shared that he feels indebted to the FEU US Alumni Association for sending him to school. He would also mention several doctors who also became part his journey as sponsors and mentors.

Photo credit: Vien Christian Lim Lansangan / Facebook

But Lansangan mentioned that it was a happier graduation celebration for him and his family because his dad was not able to attend his graduation from BS Pharmacy. As an overseas Filipino worker (OFW), his dad did not have full control of his schedule, particularly his deployment for a project; thus, he was not able to attend the ceremony.

I would also like to thank my family especially my parents for working tirelessly to provide me with the best this world has to offer, to send me to medical school despite already equipping me with tools essential to start a career as a pharmacist, to be there always behind believing in me and cheering me on forward. Thank you Ma, Dad and Chelsy. I love you all so much! I hope I made you proud.

Lansangan made his family proud as he earned his degree with flying colors, graduating as Magna Cum Laude! A graduate of FEU-NRMF Medicine Batch 2018, this young man would make everyone proud when he ranked fourth on the Board Exam for the second time.

Photo credit: Vien Christian Lim Lansangan / Facebook

He’s a truly smart young man and he’s going to be a great doctor – that’s for sure!

Congratulations, Dr. Lansangan.

Sources: ABS-CBN News, Board Exam Results PH, Vien Christian Lim Lansangan / Facebook