UP’s highest grade holder Tiffany Uy, tops UP Medicine School Class of 2020

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Tiffany Uy is a consistent honor student from Elementary until her Post-graduate studies.

The University of the Philippines’ (UP) highest grade holder, Tiffany Uy, has once again proven her academic excellence as she topped the UP College of Medicine Class of 2020.

Uy graduated Magna cum laude and received the Faculty Gold Medal as the class valedictorian during the 111th Commencement Exercises of the UP College of Medicine in a virtual ceremony held on July 26, 2020.

Prior to Uy’s new achievement, the young doctor made history in June 2015, after earning a near-perfect general weighted average (GWA) of 1.004 – the highest-ever recorded grade in UP’s history since World War II.

Uy, who graduated summa-cum-laude in 2015 with a degree in BS Biology, bested the 1.016 GWA of John Gabriel Pelias, a BS Mathematics graduate in 2011.

The highest GWA ever earned by a UP graduate was a flat 1.0 made by Exequiel Sevilla who graduated with a degree in B.S. Commerce major in Business Administration, summa cum laude, in 1927.

Tiffany Uy says she pursued medicine to fulfill her dream of becoming a doctor like her parents.

The UP Diliman alumna is on the Twitter top trending list in the Philippines with netizens commending her excellence in academics and apparently “perfect life.” Here are some of the colorful tweets:

https://twitter.com/orgilarrabis/status/1287249102867066883

https://twitter.com/thatcopywriter/status/1287416971890323456

https://twitter.com/jseaaan/status/1287565762538795008

The University of the Philippines had its first virtual graduation on July 26.

The country’s premier university continues to produce outstanding individuals in different fields like UP alumna Luisa Igloria who was named Virginia state’s Poet Laureate, and young legislator Sarah Jane Ibañez Elago has been named the recipient of the prestigious One Young World (OYW) Politician of the Year Award in Germany.

SEND CONGRATULATIONS in the comments below to Tiffany Uy, UP’s highest grade holder and top graduate of the UP College of Medicine Class of 2020.

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Alyssa Leyda-Aldemo
Alyssa Leyda-Aldemo was a contributor in the News Letter of her former agency and is currently a content writer on her church's website and social media platform. She is now a full-time housewife who wants to re-ignite her passion for writing.