Posted in Slice of Life, Speeches, Study Tips & Techniques, Testimonials

A Retaker’s Corner

Hello, every one! This post will contain information that I think may help the MTLE board exam retakers in their journey to move forward and to try again.

ACCEPTANCE IS A KEY!

Below is a list of my video messages for the retakers, recorded at different time/dates. Please watch at least one, preferably all.

Message #1 https://www.facebook.com/363592617104919/videos/920115165039713

Message #2 https://www.facebook.com/363592617104919/videos/750768955868464

Message #3 https://www.facebook.com/doc.krizza.almond/videos/345371416896804/

Message #4 https://www.facebook.com/doc.krizza.almond/videos/296280492563492

Message #5 https://www.facebook.com/doc.krizza.almond/videos/526225439105955

Below is Doc Joan’s (our consultant psychiatrist) mental health talk for retakers. Please watch it and may you have the courage to try again.

Muli: A Mental Health Talk for Board Exam Takers
“Coping Up With Failures and Starting Again”
April 23, 2021
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READY TO TRY AGAIN?

  • Click here to see FREE REVIEW NOTES.
  • Click here to see CHECKPOINTNOTES.
  • Click here to see ONLINE REVIEW COURSES.
  • Click here to see STUDY TIPS & TECHNIQUES.
  • Those who failed to pass the board examination three times are required to undergo a REFRESHER COURSE. See section 19 of RA 5527.
  • Those who failed to pass the board examination for Medical Technology but had obtained a general rating of at least 70% can register as MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN. See section 21 of RA 5527.
    • STEPS IN FILING APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION WITHOUT EXAMINATION [ApplicationFormWithoutExamVariousBoards_e.pdf]
      1. Fill-out application form together with the required documents for pre-evaluation to the Application Division (4th Floor, Annex Bldg.) at the PRC Central Office and the Regional Offices processing counters.
        • REQUIREMENTS
          • Report of rating (optional)
          • Original NBI Clearance
          • Original and Photocopy of Marriage Certificate NSO (for married female)
      2. Go to the Legal Division (2nd Floor, Main Bldg) for notarization
      3. Go to the cashier for payment of fees. (Ground Flr., Main Bldg.)
      4. Go to the Customer Service Center for documentary stamp (Ground Flr., Annex Bldg.)
      5. Submit duly accomplish application form to the Application Division.
      6. After three (3) months, verify status of application at Tel. No. (02) 736-2252
    • MEDICAL TECHNICIAN/LAB TECH E-OATH/APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS (Note: This is according to a previous student who applied for MLT license. For more updated info, please call PRC.)
      1. Fill out the form.
      2. Notarize sa law firm.
      3. Bring all documents sa PRC Office then pay fees.
      4. Regional office will send out the docs to main dept nila for approval.
      5. Pag approved na you will be informed or if wala daw tawag, kayo na tumawag and hingi ng update.
      6. Once approved, pwede na mag e-oath.
    • Download the file for to see “Guidelines on the Registration of Medical Laboratory Technician”

READ: Sa Lahat ng Bumagsak, Sawang-sawa Na Ako Sa Inyo

May you all be blessed by the peace of God!

Special thanks to all who sent me details/information about the schools that offer refresher course and the steps for MLT license application!

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Posted in Medical School Stuff, Speeches, Study Tips & Techniques

Med Board Exam (PLE) Tips

Written on MARCH 17, 2018 on Facebook Notes

Oath Taking Ceremony

Hi. Hindi pa po ito yung speech ko (oo, magsspeech ako, kahit di ako top, bwaaaahaha), pero ito po ang sagot sa mga MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED questions niyo about MED BOARDS.

Pero hanggang ngayon, wala pa akong nagawang speech, haha. Kasi busy ako sa pagtulong sa kapwa, chaaaar. xD

My Message to my supporters (yes namaaaaan) when I did not top the exam 🙂

Pero TAKE NOTE:
Hindi ako larawan ng karamihan ng med students… medyo iba set-up ko kasi nagtuturo pa din ako kahit nagmemed o nagcclerk o nagpPGI so hindi applicable sa lahat siguro yung iba.

1) Saang review center ka?
– Sa sarili ko. Haha. Sobrang vain, pati pag-rereview, sarili eh noh. Self-review? K. Haha.
– Hindi ko din kasi maattendan ung review center dahil nga nagtuturo pa din ako kung saan-saang lupalop ng Pilipinas, haha. Naghahasik ng kalandian cause I need to #KeepTheLande

2) So, kung self-review ka, anong ginamit mong notes?
– Yung minana ko sa friends ko, hahahah, na 2 batches old na, so hindi updated, pero kinaya naman, hahahaha.
– Sa Micro/Para, sa totoo lang, hindi na ako nagreview, kasi naman….Chaaaar! xD #Humble

3) Anong subject ang dapat unahin?
– Hmmm, di ko din alam. Magtoss coin na lang. Bwaaaahahah.
– Basic muna siguro like Ana, Phy, Biochem or pwede ka ding mag by system, like CARDIO – aralin mo muna Anatomy, tas Physio, tas Pharma..etc.

4) Nagcoconsider ka bang magtutor for med boards?
– Ahmmm, bwaaaahaha. Hindi pa siguro. Pero I’ll share what I can, so abangan niyo po ung mga future projects ko. Lelz. #FeelingCelebrity

5) Any recommended review material?
– Ahmmm, haha, wala. Kasi no idea ako, dahil hindi nga ako nagreview center, pero advantageous pa din magreview center so go kayo.
– Pero for me, ito talaga the best websites/apps na nakatulong sa pagself-review.

PATHO: Pathoma videos and Dr. Minarcik
(http://www.medicalschoolpathology.com/2017-2018MP4Archives/) — IDOLS ko tong mga to, kaya gagayahin ko sila at maguupload din ako ng videos for teaching! OMG, so excited!

ANATOMY: TeachMeAnatomy (either the app or the website) and this doctor in YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDXUwErttJA)

MY VIDEO TUTORIALS: Chaaaar. Sabay segway. Hahaha. Malay mo, makatulong. Sige na nga, wag na. Hahaha.

6) Overall tip?

  • BELIEVE. That’s the first step in everything. Nonsense naman kung mag-aaral ka tas iniisip mo din palang babagsak ka.
  • SLEEP. My average sleep is 7 to 8 hours.
  • CHILL. I usually play games (like ML, PUBG, etc) before, in between and after studying. That’s what makes me relax. Find out yours. Mahalaga, importante. Bwaaahaha.
  • PRAY. BEST. WEAPON. EVER.

Seriously though, STUDY as early as you can (this applies even to medtech students about to graduate and take the boards in a few months time). Sabi nga nila, do something today that your future self will thank you for…I THINK THAT’S TO STUDY EARLIER SO YOU WON’T NEED TO CRAM WHEN THE TIME COMES. But I know, we like cramming. Pero we can still change. 🙂

GOD WILL NEVER GIVE YOU A DREAM WITHOUT GIVING YOU THE ABILITY AND QUALIFICATION TO ACCOMPLISH THAT DREAM.

God bless DOCTORS OF THE PHILIPPINES!!!

Posted in Study Tips & Techniques

Study Tips and Techniques

In this post, I’ll share how I usually study. This will be updated from time-to-time, so please check back regularly. In no particular order except for the very first entry which I personally think is the most important factor, here are some of my tips for you.

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#1 FAITH. TRUST. HOPE. in GOD.

Whether you are a first-timer, or a re-taker, it is essential that you develop a very strong faith in our Lord God… that He will not bring you here if He will not be with you all the way. He did not say it will be easy, but it is going to be worth it. So, whatever happened, happens and will happen, stay focused on your goal. Know and take confidence that God is in full control and do all you can to achieve your dreams.

#2 KNOW YOUR GOAL AND STAY POSITIVE.

Set your goals and everyday that you wake up, imagine yourself achieving them. That way, you’ll help yourself develop a positive attitude even in difficult times.

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#3 Know the important dates and details of the exam

See this for the PRC Schedule of Licensure Exam for 2021.

#4 Prepare COMPLETELY

This is not only an academic battle, which means that if you graduated with honors, you’ll be 100% assured of victory, the same way that those who did not graduate with any award are assured of failure. Many other important factors play a role in this and they should be addressed accordingly. So, prepare yourself ACADEMICALLY, MENTALLY and SPIRITUALLY.

#5 Know your LEARNING STYLE

Each of us has a different learning style and you’ll really be more productive if you know and apply yours. If you do not have any idea how you learn more, take a test here: To know your learning style, you may take a test here.

#6 Know when YOUR BRAIN IS MOST ACTIVE

Is it in the morning? Evening? With music or silent environment?
For some students, a quiet environment is better for studying. For some, it easily invites boredom and makes them sleepy.

So, for those who want music to accompany their studying trip, here are some playlists from Spotify. Although, you can make your own playlist, if you like.
Mozart Playlist
Sungha Jung
Anime Study Music

#7 Use REVIEW MATERIALS YOU REALLY UNDERSTAND

A lot of materials are out there in the market but not all may be helpful to you, so you have to find out which are really beneficial, especially if you’re on a tight budget. There are times that you want to have ALL that is available, which is okay if you really want to have them all, but there is a high chance that you’ll be overwhelmed one day and not know which to read/study.


May I please suggest you check out our #CheckPointNotes? See details here: HOW TO ORDER CHECKPOINT NOTES

DOWNLOAD FREE MEDTECH NOTES HERE

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#8 Make your OWN NOTES

If time permits and the exam dates are still away from today, please consider creating your own notes so it’ll be easier to master or memorize.

#9 Use a CHECKLIST

If you’re self-reviewing and do not know much about the frequently asked topics in the exam, it’s helpful to have a checklist so you’ll have a guide somehow. Click this (Local Board Exam Topic Checklist) to download the file I made for you and use it to help you track your progress. 

#10 Make and follow your schedule

I’ll upload a sample schedule I made for a friend, just so you’ll have an idea but you have to make your own schedule because you know YOU more than I do. 🙂

Use this planner if you want to. 🙂

#11 Use MNEMONICS

Check out this Facebook album of my #MgaWalangKwentangMnemonics and maybe you’ll find some of them useful.

#12 Others

[NEW] #13 Know the definition or etymology of the word

I, most of the time, do this to remember or understand better the topics I’m studying. 📔 I usually search for the meaning of the word/s or their etymology to understand them better. 🔎


For example, Luteinizing Hormone (LH), from Latin word ‘Luteum’ or ‘Luteus’ meaning yellow. So, it helps me to remember that one of the functions of this hormone is to stimulate development of the Corpus Luteum (yellow). 🍳


Whatever it is that helps you stay on track, do it. These tips may not be applicable to everyone but there’s no harm in trying them out and see if any of these will be helpful for you.

So, yeah, I wish you good luck and God bless! ❤

Happy aral!


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