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MBBS in Philippines

MBBS in Philippines is one of the finest options available for Indian students. Philippines provide top class medical education in a safe environment and at affordable cost.

Philippines being the world’s third largest English speaking nation and having a strong compatibility for American system of education, has made study MBBS in Philippines a superior choice for students from around the world. Philippines produces over 3,00,000 medical graduates pursuing MBBS in Philippines each year.  Study medicine in Philippines follows the American educational system thus students will have the option of transferring their credit to an American institution to continue study medicine in USA.

A brief note on study MBBS in Philippines

M.D. (Doctor of Medicine) is the principal medical degree that is awarded by the Universities in Philippine. M.D. degree offered by the Philippine Universities is recognized by MCI (Medical Council of India) as to be equivalent to MBBS.

MBBS in Philippines offered by the Medical colleges are governed by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) of the Philippines. MBBS in Philippines is recognized by World Health Organization (WHO) and Medical schools offering study MBBS in Philippines are listed in the International Medical Education Directory (IMED).

Medical Colleges with long history and expertise in academic research, well supported by excellent infrastructure makes it the best option to study medicine in Philippines. A large number of students from America are coming to study medicine in Philippines.

Admission procedure for MBBS in Philippines

Students with 10+2 or Intermediate education with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as specialization with at least 50% are eligible to study medicine in Philippines. MBBS in Philippines is 5.5 years of duration. Indian students with Intermediate education with subjects of Physics, Chemistry and Biology will have to join the B.S + M.D program. Before commencing the medicine in Philippines students will first have to undergo a Pre-medicine course which will be of 16 to 24 months of duration. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be awarded a Bachelor of Science degree. The students will then have to clear the National Medical Aptitude Test (NMAT) conducted by the government of Philippines. This exam is conducted twice every year. Medical Universities in Philippines offer tutorials for Indian students to facilitate them to pass the NMAT test without any problem.

Once the student completes of the B.S course and the NMAT test, then he/she will be admitted into the Medical schools to study Medicine in Philippines which will be of 4 years of duration.

Internship and Screening Test by MCI: Indian students who study MBBS in Philippines are required to clear the Screening test conducted by MCI.  Up on successful clearance of the screening test and one year Internship / House surgeon in any of the recognized hospitals in India can start practicing as a Doctor in India.

Why Study MBBS in Philippines?

A lot of parents from India believe that Philippines is one of the right study destination for their children to study MBBS in Philippines as it offers quality medical education and comes with lot of benefits.

    • MBBS in Philippines is most cost effective. Tuition fee ranges from Rs.8,00,000 – 10,00,000. No capitation fee or donation is required to study medicine in Philippines.
    • Affordable living and accommodation expenses. Living expenses are very much comparable to that of India.
    • Modern teaching techniques and superior quality medical education with world class amenities.
    • Globally recognized Medical colleges which are listed in World Health Organization (WHO),
    • Medium of instruction in completely in English.
    • Majority of Filipinos can speak fluent English, and Indian students feel that they are at home in Philippines. There is no need to learn a local language.
    • MBBS in Philippines follows the US education system thus students will have the credit transfer options to continue study medicine in America.
    • 1 out of every 10 doctors practicing in America are medical graduates who pursued study medicine in Philippines.
    • Philippines exports maximum number of nurses in the world to many other countries.
    • MBBS in Philippines comes with a great cultural diversity in the college campus
    • MBBS in Philippines prepares you for the USMLE (United States Medical Licensing Examination).
    • Thousands of Indian students are already pursuing study medicine in Philippines.

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