The Philippines or the Republic of Philippines is one of the prominent south-east Asian nations with the world's greatest biodiversity. Situated in the western Pacific Ocean, the country is an amalgamation of more than 7,000 islands. The Philippines attracts people due to its beautiful beaches, heritage towns, monuments, rainforests and more. This enriched Asian nation has witnessed rapid development in the field of tourism, infrastructure and medicine. Apart from being a tourist destination, the Philippines has also become a major attraction for students looking forward to pursuing medicine as their career.
|Population||Approx. 11 crores|
|Religion||Christianity & Islam|
|Key Cities||Manila, Davao, Quezon|
|GDP per capita||9538.82 USD (2019)|
|Climate||Tropical, Hot, Humid|
|Exchange Rate||1 Philippino Peso = 1.45 INR|
Pursuing MBBS from the Philippines has become popular among medical seekers since 2012. The country offers best medical courses and is home to some of the best medical universities. The degrees offered by the universities in the Philippines are accredited by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Medical Council of India (MCI). The state of the art infrastructure and highly experienced faculty makes the Philippines one of the most preferred destinations for Indian students. Mentioned below are the numerous advantages of pursuing MBBS in Philippines:-
Scholarship is awarded to students on the basis of their performance during academic year. The scholarships help the students to meet the expenses of their studies..
Philippines is one of the best options for pursuing MBBS for Indian students. Indian students do not face any difficulty in living in the Philippines because there is no language barrier and the education is of the international standard.
TYPES OF MEDICAL COURSES OFFERED IN THE PHILIPPINES
Medical universities in the Philippines offer several medical courses such as:-
MD Program (equal to MBBS in India) - The duration of this program is 6 years, which includes 5 years of academic studies and 1 year of internship.
Dentistry program - It is a 6 years program
Bachelors in Nursing -It is a 4 years program
Bachelors in Nursing -It is a 4 years program
First Semester : Gross Anatomy, Histology, Physiology, Biochemistry, Neuroscience 1, Primary Health Care
Second Semester : Gross Anatomy, Histology, Physiology, Biochemistry, Neuroscience 1, Biostatistics, History of Medicine
Third Semester : Pharmacology, Microbiology, General Pathology, Clinical Pathology, Physical Diagnosis, Neuroscience 2, Epidemiology
Fourth Semester : Pharmacology, Microbiology, General Pathology, Clinical Pathology, Physical Diagnosis, Neuroscience 2, Paediatrics, Surgery
Fifth Semester : Paediatrics, Ob-Gyne, Surgery, Medicine, Legal Medicine, EENT, Neuroscience 3
Sixth Semester : Paediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Surgery, Medicine, Community Medicine, Dermatology, Radiology, Rehabilitation medicne
Seventh Semester : Medicine, Surgery, Ob-Gyne, Paediatrics, Community Medicine, Neuroscience
*Subjects in MD are very much similar to the subjects taught in MBBS degree in India. Students who pursue MD degree in Philippines would learn almost the same subjects that would help them to clear screening tests conducted by the National Board of Examinations in India.
In most of the medical universities in the Philippines, the academic year starts from the months of September to October. Therefore, the application for the admission closes by the end of June every year. The documents require 3 to 5 weeks to process.
Following is the eligibility criteria to get admission into MBBS in medical universities in Philippines
*As per the recent notification issued by MCI in agreement with the Delhi High Court, students who wish to pursue MBBS from any foreign medical university and have not registered/ qualified / appeared in NEET are bound to show an Eligibility Certificate issued by the Medical Council of India (MCI) at the time of admission to Foreign Medical Universities.
*No criminal record certificate and Medical check-up certificate is mandatory as per Philippines MBBS Education Institution when they apply for Philippines VISA.
|Universities||Tuition Fees (Per Year)||Duration|
|AMA College of Medicine||INR 16,25,000||6 years|
|Lyceum Northwestern University||INR 16,00,000||6 years|
Manila Central University
|INR 24,50,000||6 years|
|Our Lady of Fatima University||INR 4, 41,800||6 years|
The climate of the Philippines can be categorized into tropical rainforest, tropical savanna or tropical monsoon. The country has a moderate climate due to being so close to the sea and witnesses plenty of rainfall. The winters are cool and last from November to February. Just like north India there are four seasons in the Philippines spring, summer, fall and winters. Indian students can easily adapt to the climate in the Philippines
An Indian student may have to spend INR 7,000 to 8,000 per month to live in the Philippines.
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