I was a PAMET Safeguard scholar and landed 10th place in the March 1999 Medical Technology Board Examination. I am also a certified International Medical Laboratory Technologist by the American Society for Clinical Pathologists. Currently, I am working as Medical Technologist at King Abdulaziz Medical City formally known as King Khalid National Guard Hospital, a joint commission international accredited hospital at the same time College of American Pathologist and American Association Blood Bank accredited clinical laboratory.
Lyceum of Batangas, now Lyceum of the Philippines University – Batangas, played a great role in my professional career as a medical technologist. As an institution providing good quality education, it advocated a holistic approach to learning, not only focusing on our educational needs but also addressed our social, emotional, and ethical needs. I am grateful to our competent and talented professors and clinical instructors. Shoutout to Doc Karen, Doc Annie, Doc Reden, Doc Rosky, Ma’am Vangie, and the rest of my professors, because they were instrumental to my passing the difficult board exam and clinching 10th place after four years of studying in my beloved alma mater. And at the same time, they also honed our social skills by engaging with active participation in different student organizations thus honing our leadership.
As a “probinsyano” who used to reside in a remote place in Oriental Mindoro, I was a little bit skeptical and uncomfortable when I went to Batangas because I grew up in a place where there was no electricity and the only mode of transportation that time was by walking. But believe me, when I stepped in the halls and enrolled in LPU, they made me feel like a part of the family. It was a great experience to have a very helpful administrative staff also. Shoutout to Ma’am Tess who helped us a lot. May it be our enrollment, our examinations, etc. Truly grateful that I have chosen LPU as my educational provider. And I will not be where I am right now if it was not for my Lycean education. I’m so grateful and I can say that I’m proud to be a Lycean. #ButiNaLangNagLyceumAko
#Lycean Success Story
Jacinto E. Almarez, RMT, ASCP
Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology, 1999
King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh