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The Philippines is a tropical country in Pacific Ocean, blessed with beautiful natural landscapes - and active volcanoes and extreme weather patterns. The Philippines country consists of more than 7,107 islands and the three main island groups are Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. The Philippines is one of the most westernized nations in Southeast Asia, a unique blend of eastern and western culture. Its capital, Manila, is the second largest city in the country after Quezon City (the former capital) - and home to most of the country's educational and political institutions. More than 170 different languages are spoken across the Philippines, the most popular being Tagalog (Filipino), followed closely by English.

Philippines offers American system of medical education and this qualification is globally recognized including the Medical Council of India. Colour, splendour and hospitable people, are all in the country of Philippines. With beaches and islands around it, the Republic of Philippines is like a mini retreat to vacationers and the local population alike. Weather condition in this extensive coastal region is very similar to that in India, with rain and a temperate climate. With the highest literacy rate of about 94% in Asia, Philippines is home to a major student crowd.

Education System in Philippines

Philippines is one the countries known for providing a quality education in medicine like MBBS, MD etc. The higher level of practical sessions and experienced teaching staff in Medical colleges of Philippines has gained significant popularity around the world. The infrastructure of the medical universities, the curriculum and atmosphere in the colleges of Philippines makes it a preferred location of education for international students. The cost of the complete MBBS course in Philippines is much lower as compared to other countries.

The medical universities are approved by the Medical Council of India (MCI) and WHO. The medium of teaching is English which breaks the major barrier of communication for international students. The calculations say that the students who have completed MBBS, MD courses from Philippines are known to have 100% success rate, in the region under USMLE.

  • MBBS in Philippines is different from other countries. It is offered as BS-MD course.
  • MD is not to be mistaken as a post graduate degree. MD in Philippines is nothing but MBBS course. It offers the bachelor degree in medicine, recognized as the bachelor degree across the globe.
  • MBBS in Philippines is divided into three parts, BS, MD and Internship. MBBS in Philippines duration is 6 years.
  • BS is the prime medical course, can be called a foundation course. This course has four semesters and students can complete the course in 1.5 to 2 years. After completion of course, students shall appear in the NMAT Philippines test.
  • National Medical Admission Test is the common admission test to MD, conducted by all medical schools, colleges and universities in Philippines. It is compulsory for the students to pass the NMAT to advance to 4 years MD Course. The above mentioned is the common rule of MBBS in Philippines eligibility. Students can directly join MD course in Philippines, which is MBBS in other countries if they have a Bachelor of Science degree. After complete of these courses, students shall be opt for internship.

Students who want to get an admission in a top medical college in USA, students should fit in the following eligibility criteria:

  • The minimum qualifying marks that makes a candidate eligible is 60% aggregate in the higher secondary stream with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as major subjects.
  • Generally the last date for application to MBBS admission in Philippines closes by end of June or mid of July. MBBS in Philippines 2017 admission deadline was mentioned as 15th July. The process of admission is very simple. Submit the application before the time limit and wait for approval. The admission is provided on first come first serve basis.
  • Eligibility criteria includes pass in the school education in 10+2 pattern, with minimum score of 50 % in aggregate in the major subjects as Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
  • Students should have scored a minimum of 50% marks in each of the main subjects, PCB respectively.
  • Students shall provide all certificates that authenticate their qualification while sending application for admission. It includes mark sheets, school leaving certificate, etc.
  • Proof of paying capacity.
  • Medical examination certificate
  • Must be NEET-UG qualified
  • Philippines offers high quality education with a safe environment to the international students. The fees is very low as compared to many countries. The degree in medical obtained from Philippines is accepted globally. This helps the students to get a job in any part of the world.
  • The academic calendar starts in June and ends in March. There are two semesters in each academic year, one from June to October and the other from November to March. The language of instruction is English which makes it a favorable place for many international students. The infrastructure of the medical colleges is much superior in terms of staff, equipments and technology.
  • The students are given hands on training and practical clinical rounds which help in their overall growth as a doctor. The students from India are eligible to take MCI screening exam after they complete their medical degree from a medical college in Philippines. The MBBS or MD degree from a college in Philippines is recognized by WHO and MCI.

Every year, almost 8000 foreign students take admission in Philippines Medical universities and out of which around 50% are Indian students. The standard of education in Philippines universities is well known around the world. Thousands of doctors from these medical universities are sent to various countries like USA and UK every year. There are around 2299 higher educational institutions and 40 medical colleges. The main benefits of pursuing MD degree from Philippines universities are:

  • The Medical universities of Philippines are listed in WHO(World Health Organization) and MCI (Medical Council of India). This makes the students eligible for leading international medical exams such as USMLE and MCI for clinical practice in other countries.
  • The medium of Instruction is English which helps international students to easily adapt and avoids the learning curve of an additional language. The cost of complete MBBS course is quite affordable and there is no donation fee in many Philippines Medical Colleges. Tuition fees range from 15 to 25 Lakhs Indian Rupees based on the ranking of the medical college. The cost of living is very low thus helping the international students to afford the expenses easily.
  • The medical institute allows students to practically diagnose patients which improve their confidence and provides them with better practical knowledge.

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