MBBS in Philippines

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The Philippines is considered as a perfect location to study MBBS in philippines . The country has a decent interface with the western world, which helps students from all over world. Students going to study MBBS in philippines will feel at home as the Filipinos are great hosts. They are incredibly cordial and polite. The Philippines boasts of safe country and ensures secured living for the students who come to study MBBS there.

Following are some of the major reasons to pursue medical education in the Philippines

  • Medical courses in Philippines are recognized and approved as an equivalent course to the MBBS.
  • The Philippines medical universities are widely renowned in many countries for the superior standard of education and also have listed in the WHO, IMED and ECFMG medical education directories.
  • Professors who are highly qualified and experienced in the allied field from different countries like India, the US, and other countries visit medical colleges to teach different subjects.
  • Philippines medical colleges are regulated by the Ministry of Education and hence they do not charge any capitation fees as well as no donations are accepted except the prescribed fees.
  • Climatic conditions in the Philippines are very pleasant and perfectly suit to Indian students.
  • Philippines medical schools follows US education system that opens numerous opportunities to make a career in English speaking countries inclusive of UK, USA, Australia, Canada,mbbs in central america,jamaica etc.
  • Medium of instruction being English students do not face any difficulty in communicating or learning the course.
  • Cost of living in the Philippines is affordable compared to other countries.
  • MBBS in philippines is also renowned for MD.Students come from the mbbs in us, UK, Germany, France, mbbs in australia, Japan and South Korea to pursue PG in medicine in the Philippines.
  • MBBS Universities in Philippines not only prepare for medical practice, but also prepare students for the MCI screening test.
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The credit and degree structure of mbbs university in Philippines bears a striking resemblance to that of the United States. Entrance into Philippine universities and other institutions of higher education is dependent on the possession of a high school Certificate of Graduation and in some cases on the results of the National Secondary Achievement Test (NSAT), or in many colleges and universities the results of their own entrance examinations.

There are essentially three degree stages of higher education in the Philippines: Bachelor (Batsilyer), Master (Masterado) and PhD ((Doktor sa Pilospiya).

Disregard of citizenship, any person from any corner of the world can take part in a Philippines’ medical program. For undergraduate and graduate medical programs such as MBBS, MS, MD, intermediate education up till class 12th or equivalent or HSSC with a minimum 50% Marks in subjects such as Physics, Chemistry and Biology is necessary for eligibility into the medical programs in any Philippines university.

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By 1970, the Philippines had achieved universal primary enrollment. Early success in basic education, however, has been masked by a long-term deterioration in quality, and the national figures obscure wide regional differences. In Manila, close to 100 percent of students finish primary school, whereas in Mindanao and Eastern Visayas less than 30 percent of students finish.

According to United Nations data, the Philippines was the only country in the Southeast Asian region for which the youth literacy rate decreased between 1990 and 2004, from 97.3 percent to 95.1 percent (United Nations, The Millennium Development Goals Report 2006). Meanwhile, between 1992 and 2009, the nation’s net primary enrollment rate dropped by a significant margin from nearly 96 percent to just over 88 percent. It has since risen back up to near 1992 levels, recorded at 95 percent in 2013. Nonetheless, the elementary completion rate was less than 74% in 2013, indicating a significant drop-out at the elementary level.

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Some of the well known medical colleges in Philippines.

Fatima Medical Colleges (OLFU - Medicine)

Fatima Medical Colleges are the best known medical educational institutions in the Philippines. The instructors here go down to the students’ level, and together rise to the top. Unlike other schools, students have to level their minds with their professors which is very unlikely because not all people are born with a brilliant mind. We at OLFU, forms our students to be brilliant. We believe in equal opportunity, and that students must be admitted to school regardless of their previous academic performance.

University of the Philippines - College of Medicine

Studying at the MBBS Universities in Philippines says that you are not less than excellent, but even more than that. UP College of Medicine has been on the forefront of medicine practice in the country by choosing to open its attached hospital, the famed Philippine General Hospital, to all sectors, most especially the needy. UP's excellence comes not only from its excellent faculty but also its desire to serve the people.

Far Eastern University - Dr. Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation

It's not the number of top performers dictates the quality of education…it's the overall passing rate. The number would be useless if the university cannot maintain a high passing rate. Far Eastern University always maintains an overall high passing rate irrespective of the number of intake. Here is no one is left behind. They work together to bring out the best from each med students...FEU has a name and credibility ever since the institution has been established.

philippines visa

The student visa is issued for mbbs in Philippines embassies/consulates abroad. The student visa is initially valid for one year. It is renewable every succeeding semester.

Mandatory Documents

  • Valid Passport
  • Application Form for student visa (accomplished in triplicate)
  • Three photographs
  • Medical Health Certificate (DFA Form 11) in triplicate with life-size chest x-ray and laboratory reports
  • Original Notice of Acceptance (NOA) and when appropriate, the CEA
  • Police Clearance Certificate authenticated by the Philippine Embassy/Consulate located in student's country of origin or legal residence
  • Visa fee

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