by Benjo Kho, Class 2020
Twenty eight cum laude students with a General Weighted Average of at least 1.75 led the graduates at SIMBUYO: The UP College of Medicine 108th Commencement Exercises and Philippine General Hospital Internship Program Closing Ceremonies, held last July 29, 2017 at the University Theater in UP Diliman.
Dr. Christian Wilson Rosales Turalde took top honors as class valedictorian and Most Outstanding Medical Graduate. Dr. Aldric Cristoval Chua Reyes followed as class salutatorian. Dr. Patricia Maria Gregoria Villegas Mina was the third ranked graduate.
The following students rounded out the top ten: 4th place Dr. Alinda Mae Chan Gordola, 5th place Dr. Aila Marnelle Apolinario Cruz, 6th place Dr. Julian Alejandro Santos, 7th Place Dr. Kevin Michael Cachapero Moalong, 8th place Dr. Bernadeth Lyn Cal Piamonte, 9th place Dr. Karen Joyce Soloria Velasco, and 10th place Dr. Marie Gene Diaz Cruz.