Many parents believe that Philippines is the right place for their children to study because it offers many good reasons for quality education.
Advantages of Philippines Medical Course:
• Philippines Medical Degree is internationally recognized.
• Recognized by World Health Organization (WHO)
• Recognized by Medical Council of India (MCI)
• Recognized by Commision of Higher education of Philippines (CHED)
• Hands on clinical practice
• 95% of Filipinos speak English.
• Similar climate and food habits.
• No Donation
• Affordable tuition fees
• Low Cost of Living
MEDIUM FOR LEARNING ENGLISH:
The world's third largest English-speaking country
Highest English literacy rate in Asia
Mode of instruction in all levels of education
Widely-used language for business, education, communication and trade.
CENTER FOR HIGHER EDUCATION:
US System of Education
Quality medical education as recognized by World Health Organization (WHO),
IMED of ECFMG- USA and silimar other bodies.
Top Universities renowned worldwide
Integrated problem-based learning approach.
Modern teaching methods with first-rate facilities.
Affordable overseas degrees and tuition fees
Economical accommodation and living expenses
Excellent and comfortable boarding facilities
Affordable medical and dental expenses
Inexpensive travel cost
Student-assisted visa application
CONDUCIVE AND SAFE ENVIRONMENT:
Warmth, graciousness and hospitality of the Filipinos
Open and stimulating classroom environment
Solidarity between students and professors
Dedicated and friendly school staff and faculty members
Cultural diversity in the society
Close proximity to other Asian countries
Improved shipping facilities and services
Expanded business centers
Advanced information technology
For the Indian students, completing their senior secondary examination with 50% is the only eligibility criteria. Indian students who want to pursue MBBS/MD course have to get admission for a pre-medical course first(duration of this course is 14 months), and on completion of the same, they can enroll to the medical degree. This course mainly covers biology, medicinal technology, nursing, pharmacy, physiotherapy and psychology. After completion of this course, students can enroll to university in Philippines.
Entrance Tests :
Generally there is no entrance exam to join medicinal universities in Philippines. But few universities require students to pass National Medical Admission Test (NMAT) which consists of two parts. Part -I covers Verbal, Reasoning, Quantitive and Part-II covers Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Please note that there is no ranking system in case of NMAT, only passing this test is sufficient to get admission to Philippines colleges.
Procedure for MBBS Admission In Philippines :
Prior to pursuing MBBS / MD courses, students need to have a Bachelor’s degree in pre medical subjects as mentioned in eligibility section. Few medical universities in Philippines also mandate candidates to pass National Medical Assessment Test(NMAT) to enroll to their universities.
If you do not have a passport, apply for it under the Tatkal scheme instead of ordinary scheme. If you file your passport application with complete documents and identity proof, it will be generally issued in 7 days time. Only with a valid passport you can get a letter of invitation after your admission from the medical college after which you can proceed to file for a Philippines Student visa.
Students need to pay their fees annually at the beginning of the academic year. Only in the first year, they have to pay in different installments. Apart from fees they also have to pay for their food and accommodation if they stay in university campus hostel. Students are advised to directly remit their admission fees, tuition fees, hostel and boarding fees to the university bank account. Total cost to complete MBBS degree in Philippines would be close to 25 lakhs.
MD course duration is 5 and half years for +2 candidates with background in science. The first 16 months is dedicated for pre medical course. It focuses on building foundation for a strong education. Subsequent 4 years students study core medicine subjects and perform clinical rotation. During clinical rotations, candidates gain practical experience treating patients in which they will be guided by experienced doctors.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR GLOBAL GROWTH:
Better opportunities to secure employment and permanent residency in other developed countries
Good opportunity to travel around the world.
Opportunities to make significant contributions to your society and to your country after graduation.
Education gateway to other countries like the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Canada, and many others.