Philippines or the Republic of the Philippines, as it is officially known. It is a country located in Southeast Asia in west Pacific Ocean. It is an archipelago that has 7,107 islands. Its capital of Philippines is Metro Manila. During the Spanish era, there seem to have extensive demand on people of christen to convert into other religion. But Philippines are the only Christian nation in Asia. Around 82% of population follows the Roman Catholic faith.
Studying MBBS in Philippines is relatively very inexpensive as compared to the other countries. The country has an impressive literacy rate of almost 93%. The standard of medical education in Philippines is very high with top class infrastructure; the degree awarded by the medical Universities of Philippines is recognized by MCI and WHO. All the Medical Colleges of Philippines follow the US pattern of study as a result the students who pass from the colleges have a better chance of clearing the USMLE. In USA, out of 10 doctors at least 1 of them is from the Pilipino origin. The language of communication in Philippines is English which makes it very convenient for foreign students to communicate and also saves the time of learning any additional foreign language.
Frequently asked questions
Philippines follow American system of education. As Philippines was a Colony of USA for a period of 50 years and number of Doctors and Nurses came to USA. Due to this the education system has brought out one of the best education system in Asia. The medical course in Philippines is called MD program. It is equal to MD program in USA, UK, Australia, Canada, Russia, Ukrine, Germany, and rest of Europe. The MD program is equivalent to MBBS in India by Medical Council of India.
Candidate from any part of the world is eligible to study in Philippines. For undergraduate Medical program (MBBS), HSSC with min.50% marks in subject like Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. For graduate (MS/MD) undergraduate in medicine with min.50%. For post graduate (PH.D) graduate in Medicine.
Total duration of MBBS course is 5.5 years. First 16 month (1 year & 6 month) is called Bachelor of Science program and focuses on building foundation for a strong medical education. Next four year is the core medicine and clinical rotation. Post Graduation is for 3 years that is Residency Training.
The fee varies from each University. You can select the above University and we can provide you the fee structure for each of them.
Yes, Students from Countries like India and other countries can avail education loan from any bank. The entire necessary information is provided at the time of enquiry by us.
The universities mentioned above are present in WHO are recognized and by CHED (Commission for Higher Education and Development). The degree is recognized by Medical Council of India or MCI as equal to MBBS in India.
The vacation period is of 6- 8 weeks, depending on the batch of student in which admitted he/she can come between July/ August and should inform the university accordingly.
You may bring money with you, either in the form of cash or traveller checks. ATM machines are available in banks, or cash advances can be drawn over the counter at most large banks for a transaction charge. Major hotels and most fine restaurants and stores now accept credit cards. Students enrolling for longer courses can open a bank account through the local bank on campus or down town and transfer funds from accounts in their home country.
Yes, you can practice in your country, provided you stand by the local governing laws of the medical council or Medical board of your country. All our universities are recognized by the World Health organization, CHED and other bodies. But it is advisable to check with your local medical board for any specific requirements.