Philippines is known for one of best medical education in the world. Every year thousands of student graduates doing MD (Doctor of Medicine , equivalent to MBBS) from Philippines, this is ascertained from the fact that every one doctor out of ten in USA has graduated from Philippines.
The undergraduate [program in medicine is called MD( Doctor of Medicine ) which is equivalent to MBBS in India.
The degree is recognized as equal to MBBS by the Medical Council of India(MCI). For verification , one can check Website of Indian Embassy in Philippines.
In Philippines (as per US Pattern) MD is done after BS (Bachelor of Science).
Countries which are having 10+2 pattern, their students can take Admission in BS-MD course. Generally BS is of One Year to One and a Half Year Degree Course. Where MD is of Four Years Course.
Like in “Our Lady of Fatima University College of Medicine” students enrolled for BS-MD course , BS-Biology in One Year. Where MD is of four Years. Therefore generally BS-MD takes 5 Years in OLFU, which is equivalent to MBBS in India.
Yes BS-MD course is dual degree course since you get two degrees , one of BS and another of MD.
Yes. For Graduate Students BS is not required. So one has to do 4 Years MD course.
For undergraduate program (BS-MD) 50% marks needed in class twelve (10+2) with Physics , Biology and Chemistry.
In Philippines there are no entrance examinations to do MD Course .
95% of the Philippines speak English so you will not have a language problem .For all the medical universities and colleges in Philippines, the medium of instruction is English only, so students don’t face a communication problems in campus or outside it in daily affairs.
There is a US pattern and method of teaching in all the universities in Philippines. There is enhancement of clinical skills and lectures with problem based learning. New teaching techniques deployed ensure that the students are exposed to research projects ensuring them to develop skills.
The fees of every college varies from college to college. The medical colleges in Philippines are the most affordable, the best part is that there is no donation. Generally the Tuition Fee for Five years lies between 20, 000 USD 30,000 USD, payable in yearly Installment.
The basic documents needed for admission are copies of class twelve mark sheet, date of birth proof and passport.
MD courses in Philippines are recognized by World Health Organization (WHO), Medical Council of India(MCI). They are listed in Educational Commission of Foreign medical Graduate ECFMG) and International Medical Education Directory (IMED). It is always better to check with Indian Embassy in Philippines website.
The Philippines in general has a tropical weather. It is quite similar to Indian weather in many ways, the average temperature round the year is between 28 degrees to 32 degrees Celsius.
The universities help in accommodating students outside the campus if they don’t have a facility of accommodating inside the campus. Every university makes sure that the international students are accommodated whether inside the campus or outside. There are separate accommodation s for girl student and separate for boy students.
All variety of foods is available there including vegetarian and non vegetarian Indian food. You will find both North and South Indian Food.
Philippines is the best place in medical education for girls. It is a female dominated society there where you would find females working in all work places; more than 60% population is of females there. Thus Philippines is the safest bet for girls.
There are uniforms for all the medical universities. Every university has a separate dress code keeping in mind that the image of a physician to be should be very professional.
Students do get a vacation, every university has a individual time table set for that, students can at that time visit home or elsewhere.
Philippines is a affordable place as per Indian standards. The cost of living for the students is not high there. the total fee involved of the MD course is much cheaper than it is India. Generally speaking , maximum Rs. 32-35 Lacks will be required for 5 Years, which includes Tuition Fee, Hotel and Mess Expenditures, Dress, Books, Tool Kits, VISA fee, Local transportation, International Air fares (3-5 times) etc.
Studying medicine in Philippines is much cheaper than in India and equivalent to MBBS in India . The most important factor is there is no donation involved in studying medicine there.
No there is no such policy of such kind for medical students. The medical students are only allowed to focus on their studies entirely.
There is no policy of refund in any fees once the student is admitted.
The currency of Philippines is called “Peso”.
The money can be kept in cask or traveler’s checks initially. Later the students can have all kind of bank transaction s by opening a bank account. The debit cards and credit cards are accepted by major hotels, restaurants and stores. One can find ATM almost every where.
The people in Philippines are very friendly and lively belonging to multi cultured society. Philippines is known for its hospitality. It has mixture of different cultures and communities from western as well as neighboring eastern countries as in the earlier times Philippines was ruled by Spain And America. This makes the international students very relaxed and comfortable.
Philippines sees a Christian dominated religion. More than 90% are Christian.
It is a beautiful country with the world class beaches and tropical climate .Its capital city is Manila. The country has a breathtaking beauty of nature and
has mixture of different cultures and communities. Filipinos’ love fast food, film, and music. Fast food outlets are found on many street corners. American global fast food chain stalwarts have entered the market.
Students below 50% in science are not eligible to do the medicine program.
After obtaining the degree , it is mandatory for the students who have studied in Philippines or abroad for that matter, to pass the examination conducted by Medical Council Of India(MCI) to practice freely in India. It is the norms as laid down by MCI.