TOP NOTCHER. For the second time, Dickson Laude once again topped a licensure board examination. The 32-year old Talalora,Samar native placed second in this year’s physician board examination, a fate he has achieved earlier when he also landed number three for the nursing licensure examination.

TACLOBAN CITY- Dickson Laude only hope to pass this year’s medical board examinations.
But fate has other plans for him as he landed number two instead with a rating of 87.67 percent.
Acing a board examinations is actually nothing new to the 32-year old new doctor as he also landed number three when he took the nursing board licensure examination in 2009.
Laude, eldest son among three broods of a police officer, both took the Nursing and Medicine at the Remedios Trinidad Romualdez Medical Foundation (RTRMF), based this city.
“A classmate of mine called me at around 6:30 pm last Friday to inform me that I landed number two in our board examinations. Of course, I was so ecstatic and praised God,” he said in a phone interview.
All he wanted, he stressed, was pass the examinations as he admitted that he had some fear of not passing the exam.
In fact, he fined   one of the subjects of the examination, internal medicine, difficult as questions of the said subject where not among he encountered during his review.
Laude, a native of Talalora town in Samar where his father serves as deputy police officer, was among the 36 successful board examinees from their school. They were 44 who took the examinations.
Laude said that he would take a break for a while then take his residency.
From there, Laude said, he would decide where he would practice his profession whom he said he only took upon the proddings of some of his friends.
The newly-minted doctor worked as a nurse in Saudi Arabia for two years until he returned to the country in 2015 where he volunteered with the Philippine Red Cross, doing medical works in areas still recovering from the onslaught of Super Typhoon “Yolanda” that hit Eastern Visayas in 2013.
His father, Police Executive Master Sergeant Danny Laude, was happy and proud of the achievement of his only son.
“He is really a good son and religious person. He gave Bibles to me and to my wife and I entrusted my ATM card to him so he could buy all his school needs,” he said.
His wife, Marita, works at the Talalora municipal government with his sisters Daphe,27, working as a social welfare officer, and Dianne,25, who practicing her work in the field of information technology.