By Helen Castaño | 03:07 PM November 11, 2022

The topnotcher in the October 2022 physician licensure examination will receive cash and a brand new car by his hometown and school.

Dr. Mark Johnuel Duavis who placed 10th will receive cash and plaque from the local government of Buenavista based on a municipal ordinance in 2014.

Mayor Dave Duallo said Duavis brought pride and honor to Buenavista and Bohol province.

He said Duavis is making history as the first topnotcher in physician licensure examination from Buenavista town.

“He is an inspiration to all of us,” said Duallo. 

Meanwhile, the University of Cebu will give a brand new car to Duavis.

“The tradition continues. This Toyota Wigo Car, a gift from our Chairman, Atty. Augusto Go is waiting for our OCTOBER Physician Licensure Examination board placer Dr. Mark Johnuel Duavis. Congratulations,” the Facebook post of the University of Cebu College of Medicine.

Duavis graduated cum laude and class valedictorian at University of Cebu- School of Medicine. 

Duavis’ father Noel, 53, is a school district supervisor in Inabanga, while his mother Marilu, 53, is a public school nurse in  Inabanga and Buenavista towns. 

He has two siblings: Jay Mark, 30, and Myra Lou, 23. 

Duavis finished his elementary at Cangawa Elem. School as class valedictorian. He also graduated valedictorian at Cangawa National High School.

He studied Bachelor of Science in Nursing at University of Bohol (UB) and he passed the nursing licensure examination in 2011. 

He took up Master of Science in Nursing major in Medical Surgical Nursing in 2018 at Cebu Normal University. 

He graduated cum laude and class valedictorian at University of Cebu- School of Medicine. 

He earned his Diploma in Strategic Human Resource Management and Development at Ateneo de Manila University, Center for Organization, Research and Development and diploma in Transformation Leadership in Health Communication, Communication for Communicators School managed by Johns Hopkins University Center for Communications Program and Asian Institute of Management- Zuellig Center of Development Management. 

He is not new to community health service since he worked as a community health nurse at Department of Health, he then worked at project associate at Philippine Coalition Against Tuberculosis and became training officer at DOH Region VII. 

By Bohol Island News

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