JOSE RIZAL AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS

................................................ Sobresaliente  I n his class of 60 students..................... Sobresaliente Theodicy...................................... only 49 passed................SCHOLASTIC RECORDS OF RIZAL AT UST Preparatory Course for Theology and Law (1877-1878) Cosmology............... .......................Sobresaliente Metaphysics.............. and only eight were rewarded with Sobresaliente................................... Sobresaliente History of Philosophy................................

.......................................... Aprovechado First Year of Medicine(1878-1879) General Anatomy and Histology I................ Sobresaliente    Only one student merited Sobresaliente..................................................... Rizal is in the eight place out of 18 who successfully passed the course.......Aprovechado Advanced Chemistry.. 24 students were enrolled in the first year of medicine................................Bueno Advanced Natural History........................Bueno Descriptive Anatomy I......................... Sobresaliente Advanced Natural History.............................SCHOLASTIC RECORDS OF RIZAL AT UST Preparatory Course of Medicine(1878-1879) Advanced Physics................ ...........

............ to have passed must have been a relief and an achievement...........  ............ Bueno Physiology...................... Only eleven students survived the two years of academic selection....... Bueno  For a student of Dr....... Private and Public Hygiene................ Two of them were Spaniards and nine were Filipinos......Bueno Descriptive Anatomy II............ Jose Franco.Bueno Exercises of Dissection....SCHOLASTIC RECORDS OF RIZAL AT UST Second Year of Medicine(1879-1880) General Anatomy and Histology II.............................

...................Bueno  Only two students fared better than Rizal.. External Medical Applications and Bandages............. its Clinic and Pathologic Histology............... Medical Matter and Art of Prescribing.SCHOLASTIC RECORDS OF RIZAL AT UST Third Year of Medicine(1880-1881) General Pathology............Sobresaliente Surgical Anatomy.................................... Operations....Aprobado Therapeutics....... Jose Luna Novicio and Cornelio Mapa..... namely.................................. ...

...............Notable Siphilography.........................................Notable Obstetrics....... Sicknesses of Women and Children.............SCHOLASTIC RECORDS OF RIZAL AT UST Fourth Year of Medicine(1881-1882) Medical Pathology...Notable  The Second among 7 students who successfully passed the course....................Notable Surgical Pathology............... ............................................................

7. Cornelio Mapa y Belmonte JOSE RIZAL M. 4. Manila. Y ALONSO Vivencio Ramos y Afable Francisco del Rosario y Narciso Jose Luna y Novicio Jose Resurrecion y Padilla Marciano Barrera y Aquino Sobresaliente Notable Notable Bueno Bueno Aprobado Suspenso (Sgd.FACULTY OF MEDICINE School Year 1881 .) Mariano Cuadrado . Jose de Antelo The undersigned Examiner-Secretary certifies that the persons appearing in the preceding report have obtained the marks expressed after their names. 6.) Lic. 5. Quintin Meynet Dr. 1882 (Sgd. March 13. 3.1882 Students examined in the Fourth Year 1. 2.

Rizal’s grades in UST must be compared not with his grades in high school but with those of his classmates in Medicine. None of his classmates ever got near to keeping a straight record of Sobresaliente.Was Rizal “far below his standards” at UST?    Elementary or high school standards should not be placed against College or University standards. .

He had the “distractions of the youth” as he gained more freedom in life. he was “Excellent” in humanistic studies (literature. languages. . the following points must be considered:    Rizal was was not much attracted to Medicine. When Rizal transferred to Spain and continued to study at the University of Madrid.If Rizal was indeed below his usual grades. history) but he fared worse than at the UST in Medicine.

Why did Rizal leave the University? Asuncion Lopez Bantug (grand niece of Rizal. direct descendant of Narcissa) – “Lolo Jose” -to learn more abroad -Dominicans had nothing to do with it .

poet and friend of Rizal (Dominican priests) -when Rizal was in his death cell (Dec 29) he was visited by the Dominican fathers.”  . Rizal’s professor of Metaphysics in the Preparatory Course of Theology and Law. Arias. They conversed with Rizal for some time -”If I had followed the advice of Fr. Fr. on of whom was Fr. I would not find myself in the sorry situation in which I am now. theologian. probably.Why did Rizal leave the University? Fr. Arias. Evaristo F. Vila not to go to Europe until I had finished my career of Medicine. Juan Vila.