All about MBBS in Philippines

First of all, in the Philippines, the Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery degree program is not called MBBS like India, It is a Doctor of Medicine (MD). Although the name is different, it is equivalent to India’s MBBS and has been approved by the Indian Medical Council. In addition, education in the Philippines follows the American education system. It follows the 10 + 4 system, not the Indian 10 + 2 system. Therefore, you must take the pre-medical course, or BS (Bachelor of Science), there, which is a 10 to 18 months course, depending on the university you join, before you can register for the four years medical course like MD (Doctor of Medicine).

Why You Should Study MBBS in the Philippines?

Now, let us see why you, as an Indian student, should choose the Philippines as your next career destination.

  • Communication

As one of the largest English language speaking countries in the world, communication will not be a problem when pursuing MBBS in Philippines.

  • Multiculturalism

As an international travel hotspot and one of the busiest educational centers, you will meet people from all over the world.

  • USMLE Preparation

The medical education curriculum in the Philippines is greatly influenced by the curriculum followed by the United States (US). As a result, it has become easy to clear the USMLE (the United States Medical Licensing Examination) exam that dreams the US (United States) desires.

  • MCI Recognised Universities

The Doctor of Medicine (MD) program in the Philippines is equivalent to the MBBS of India and other Commonwealth countries and is recognized by the WHO (World Health Organization) and the MCI (Medical Council of India).

  • FMGE

In the latest report of the National Examination Board (NBE) that conducts the FMGE (Foreign Medical Graduates Examination) exam, the countries or regions with the highest passing rates are Bangladesh, the Philippines, Russia, Nepal, and other countries or regions.

  • No Donation or Capitation Fee

No matter which medical school you choose for MBBS in the Philippines, there will be no donations or head fees involved.

  • Affordability

The total cost of the five years medical doctor program (sometimes depending on the university, sometimes up to 6 years), the total cost of living is very affordable.

  • Numerous Career Options

Since the medical education system in the Philippines is based on American standards, after completing the MBBS in the Philippines, it is easy for people to choose graduate students or career options in first world countries or regions such as the US (United States), the UK (United Kingdom), and Australia.

  • Climate and Curriculum

Like India, the Philippines has a tropical climate. Therefore, the disease in the Philippines is similar to that in India. Therefore, if you study MBBS in the Philippines, you will gain the same conditions and knowledge as studying MBBS in India.

  • Academic Staff

The Philippine colleges only speak the English language, and a large part of them are employed in countries such as the US (United States) and India.

How to Pursue MBBS in the Philippines?

Although choosing to study MBBS in abroad in any country like the Philippines can bring you a wide range of opportunities, there are some steps you need to follow to pursue an MD (Doctor of Medicine) or MBBS in the Philippines.

In the Philippines, UG (Under Graduate) medical program has two different sub courses. The first is the pre-medical course or foundation course, called BS (Bachelor of Science). The duration of the course is 10 months to 2 years, depending on the college or university. With the above qualifications, you will be able to directly take a course called Bachelor of Science (BS).

However, after the bachelor’s degree program is completed, you must take the entrance exam, the NMAT (National Medical Admission Test), to be eligible for admission to the MD (Doctor of Medicine). Even if you did not take the NMAT (National Medical Admission Test) test, some universities allow you to join the MD (Doctor of Medicine) course after completing the BS (Bachelor of Science) course.

However, at the end of the course, a doctor of medicine (MD) can only be obtained by passing at least 40% of the NMAT (National Medical Admission Test) exam. Therefore, sooner or later you must take the exam to obtain a doctorate in medicine from the Philippines.

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