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ABOUT PHILIPPINES

The Philippines - officially known as the Republic of the Philippines is a sovereign island country in Southeast Asia situated in the western Pacific Ocean. It is the 3rd largest English speaking country in the world with a population of more than 98 million people.

At 300,000 square kilometres (115,831 sq mi), the Philippines is an archipelago of 7,107 islands and the 73rd-largest country in the world with three main geographical divisions: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. The capital city of Philippines is Manila.

The Philippines had reminded a Spanish colony for over 300 years followed by 48 year colonization by the United States, making the country’s 94% population capable of conversing in English. The two official languages of Philippines are Tagalog and English.

1000s of Indians, particularly Tamils, Punjabis and Sindhis are settled in the Philippines. Hence availability of Indian food and culture offers good living conditions for Indian students. At 6.5 - 8 Hours travel time from South Indian cities Philippines is easily accessible for Indian students to travel and study Medicine.

Key Reasons – Why Philippines:

  • 3rd largest English speaking country in the world; 94% literacy rate and over 96% population speaks English
  • Close relationship with India; Large Indian Diaspora living in the country
  • Low cost, high standards of living; Safe, secure and peaceful environment
  • Climatic conditions similar to India (temperatures ranging from 20⁰C to 32⁰C)
  • Indian food and culture; easily accessible – 7 Hours flight time from Indian cities

EDUCATION

The Philippines has been among the most preferred destination for medical education for decades. It has been a medical education hub for international students, especially from USA, India and other countries. Universities in Philippines follow the American Education curriculum and are one of the most affordable destination

Philippines medical institutions are the 2nd largest contributor of Physicians in the United States and they have produced the largest community of Doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals working overseas.

KEY REASONS TO STUDY MEDICINE IN PHILIPPINES:

  • US education Curriculum and system; Wide career opportunities all over the world
  • Over 1 in 10 Physicians practicing in USA are graduates of Philippine medical institutions
  • Option to do clinical Clerkships in USA / other countries. Clinical rotations can be done in top medical facilities in Philippines as well
  • MCAT, SAT, IELTS / TOEFL Scores not required
  • Practical and Perfectly planned education curriculum and pattern that results in high success rates in licensing examinations(Like USMLE, MCI, PLAB, AMC etc)
  • Dedicated USMLE training / preparations during the course of study
  • Up to 5-10 times lesser cost than studying Medicine in USA or other major countries
  • Shorter course durations: 4 – 5.5 Years.
  • 100% FREE recognized post graduate training in USA / other developed countries on successful completion of USMLE or other respective licensing examinations with good score
  • Stipend paid during Post Graduate Education (Minimum of 3,500 - 8,000 $ pm)
  • High standards of living; Safe, secure and peaceful environment.
  • Climatic conditions similar to India (temperatures ranging from 25⁰C to 35⁰C), Good for Clinical exposure.
  • Three intakes a year: January / February, June and October / November
  • High Visa success rate and lower documentation requirements

5 EASY STEPS

  • Consult My MBBS Abroad team. Know about the eligibility criteria and requirements, entrance examinations, universities, costs, visa success rates, future career prospects, etc
  • Select the desired universities and apply through My MBBS Abroad team members who would provide all required assistance. On acceptance, study 16 month BS Biology (Associate Degree) followed by NMAT examination. On clearing NMAT, students can continue with their 4 year MD program
  • Enroll for 4 Year MD program - 2 Years of Basic Medical Sciences and 2 Years of Clinical Sciences of which 52 weeks of clinical rotations are included. Graduate with MD Degree equivalent to MBBS in India
  • Appear for USMLE Step 1 (Can be done in year 3 also) and 2. On successful high score, students can appear for Residency placements in USA / Canada, etc. (students can appear MCI FMG exam for practice in India too)
  • Pursue Residency in USA / Canada / other countries. Study PG free of Cost, earn stipend of USD 3,500 – 8,000 /month. Earn Specialization / super specialty in desired field of medicine. Clear USMLE Step 3 and BECOME A FULLY LICENCED PHYSICIAN IN USA / Canada / other countries! FMGE (MCI Screening) not required after UG/PG/Licensing in USA, Canada, UK, Australia and New Zealand!

UNIVERSITIES

Suggested Universities:

  • Angeles University Foundation, Angeles City-click to more
  • Our Lady of Fatima University, Manila - click to more
  • Emilio Aguinaldo College – School of medicine, Manila-click to more
  • University of Perpetual Help System DALTA, Manila - click to more
  • Bicol Christian College of Medicine, Legazpi City - click to more
  • Virgen Milagrosa University Foundation, San Carlos - click to more
  • Cagayan State University, Tuguegarao - click to more

LIST OF CURRENT MEDICAL SCHOOLS IN THE PHILIPPINES:

S No Names of Medical Schools
1 Angeles University Foundation
2 Ateneo de Zamboanga University
3 Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health
4 Baguio Central University
5 Bicol Christian College of Medicine
6 Bicol University
7 Cagayan State University
8 Cebu Doctors' University
9 Cebu Institute of Medicine
10 Central Philippine University
11 Davao Medical School Foundation
12 De La Salle Health Sciences Institute - College of Medicine
13 Divine Word University of Tacloban
14 Emilio Aguinaldo College, College of Medicine
15 Far Eastern University – Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation
16 Iloilo Doctors' College of Medicine
17 Lyceum-Northwestern University Dr. Francisco Q. Duque Medical Foundation College of Medicine
18 Manila Central University Filemon D. Tanchoco Foundation
19 Mindanao State University
20 Our Lady of Fatima University, College of Medicine
21 Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, College of Medicine
22 Philippine Muslim-Christian College
23 Remedios T. Romualdez Foundation
24 Saint Louis University, Baguio City International College of Medicine
25 San Beda College, College of Medicine
26 Silliman University Medical School
27 Southwestern University (Philippines) Matias H. Aznar Memorial College of Medicine
28 St. Luke's College of Medicine, William H. Quasha Memorial
29 University of Northern Philippines
30 University of Perpetual Help Rizal
31 University of Perpetual Help System College of Medicine
32 University of Saint La Salle
33 University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery
34 University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center (UERMMMC)
35 University of the Philippines School of Health Sciences in Leyte
36 University of the Philippines College of Medicine
37 University of the Visayas Gullas College of Medicine
38 West Visayas State University
39 Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan Dr. Jose P. Rizal School of Medicine
40 Virgen Milagrosa University Foundation

EXPENSES & SCHOLARSHIPS

EXPENSES:

Philippine Medical Universities provide high quality education at the most affordable costs. The total cost varies from INR 18 – 30 Lakhs inclusive of tuition fee, food, accommodation, travel, other academic and miscellaneous costs etc. The cost is very low compared to USA whose curriculum Philippine Medical Universities follow. The course outcome can be similar. The students, on clearing USMLE / other licensing examinations get an entry into the residency program, which is lucrative enough for the student to retrieve the cost completely in 1 Year.

SCHOLARSHIPS:

Scholarships are available to aspiring students based on academic performance and merit . My MBBS Abroad team would support all eligible students in gaining scholarships.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

High school passed out students should first apply for the BS associate degree as a pre medical qualification. The duration of the program is around 12 to 16 months. Students with B Sc degree in programs related to medical sciences are also eligible to apply for the MD program.

After successful completion of the Associate BS program / B Sc, students are required to sit for NMAT (National Medical Admission Test) of Philippines. On qualifying the same, students enrol with the medical school for the MD program.

Philippine Medical Universities have three intakes a year: January / February, June and October / November . Students should apply at least 2 - 3 months prior to the course start date for successful admissions. The documents required for application are:

  • 10th std mark sheets and pass certificate
  • 12th std mark sheets and pass certificate
  • UG Mark Sheets and Certificate (If any)
  • Copy of passport
  • Financial Support

The documents required may vary time to time. Kindly contact My MBBS Abroad team for updated information and assistance on your application and subsequent process.

VISA INFORMATION:

Philippines, due to the close relationship with India offers hassle free visa process for Indian students.

The following documents are required for the Visa application:

  • Academic documents (10th, 12th, etc) Notarized by competent authorities
  • Passport
  • Admission and acceptance letters, etc

The complete documentation and other support would be provided by My MBBS Abroad team.