Is the Medical Degree offered in Philippines called MD or MBBS?
The medical degree offered in Philippines is MD (Doctor of Medicine) which is equivalent to MBBS in India or in other common wealth countries.
Is the medium of instruction of study in English or any other language?
The medium of instruction is English and Philippines happen to be 4th largest English speaking nation in the world.
After completing my Medical studies at Philippines can I practice in India?
Certainly you can practice medicine in India after completing MD in Philippines,
provided you have to clear the MCI Screening Test before getting registered with MCI to practice in India.
Does Medical Council of India recognized the medical degree and universities of Philippines?
All universities in Philippines are recognized by Medical Council of India.
How about the recognition of the medical degree and colleges of Philippines in the world?
Without any doubt the medical colleges in Philippines are recognized and approved in the world.
The medical colleges and hospitals are all accredited with the world bodies,
like CHED (Commission for Higher Education & Development), WHO (World Health Organization), IMED (International Medical Education Directory) & ECFMG (Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates).
Is the duration of the medical degree course in Philippines 4 years or more?
The total duration of the medical course in Philippines is 5 and half years plus one year of internship.
What are advantages of choosing to study medicine in Philippines in comparison with other countries?
Choosing to study has certain advantages in comparison with other nations.
Philippines is considered to be the spring board to United States of America.
The structure and study of syllabus is in the model of United States.
English is the widely spoken language over other Asian countries.
USMLE (United State Medical Licensing Examination) test preparation is the practice in all medical colleges in Philippines.
Affordable fees and staying expenses are economical.
The medical colleges are totally English speaking faculties and infrastructure of the medical schools & hospitals are full fledged.
Peaceful country with cooperative population.
What is the eligibility criteria to take admission in the medical college of Philippines?
The eligibility criterion for taking admission in a medical college in Philippines is same as in India.
You need to pass 12 th class with science subjects of Physics, Chemistry and Biology with English as one of the subject.
Is there any entrance examination conducted by the medical college to select students?
No, there is no entrance examination for international students.
However, your marks are important for admission in good medical college.
Does the medical college provide any hostel accommodation to the international students?
The students have the choice in staying in Hostels or dormitories or private apartment are available at affordable prices.
Are the girls students provided a separate girls hostel?
Yes, all of the universities have separate hostel for girl students.
When the academic calendar does start the first semester?
The first semester starts from November.
Will there be any consultant’s caretaker who will assist during our study period?
Well, the students are under the caretaker of the medical college.
There will also be consultants’ representative to help you with local needs for the initial months after you are admitted.
Later you are under the care of the medical college.
What will be the tuition fees and other compulsory expenses in Philippines?
The course tuition fee for studying the MD course in Philippines differs from college to college.
The tuition fees for the complete duration of 5 & half years will be between 12 to 15 lacs of Indian Rupees.
The yearly other expenses will be 1.25 lacs per years.
Do I have the choice of doing my internship in Philippines or in India?
Yes after completing the medical degree in Philippines,
you have to come to India and do the internship after passing the MCI Screening Test.
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