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MBBS in Philippines

MBBS In Philippines is the most preferred destination for MBBS education since the last decade and the craze is increasing year by year. The reasons for the continuous Indian medical aspirants flow to Philippines can be considered as the various attractions available for the globally recognized MBBS education of the country.

Global Recognition

Every year more than 10,000 foreign students are migrating to the Philippines to study Medicine from all over the World and more than 60% of them are from India. The Medical curriculum in the Philippines and the worldwide recognitions for the same from MCI, WHO, FAIMER, WFME, USMLE, AMC, LCME, KIMEE, NCEQE, CAA, and so are the major reasons for the rush to the Philippines for medical study.

PG Entrance Eligibility

Medical education in the Philippines not only globally recognized but also the medical graduates are eligible to appear for the major and popular PG entrance examinations all over the world like USMLE, PLAB, AMC, NEET-PG, MCQEE, TMS, and many other countries.

Overview of MBBS in Philippines and India:

India follows the British Medical system where medicine is of 5 ½ years MBBS course in which 4 ½ years of College study and the final year is a compulsory internship in hospitals, whereas in US Medical Curriculum MBBS course is divided into 5 to 6 years in which the first one to two years Pre-Medicine and the next 4 years MD/ Doctor of Medicine. The final year of MD is compulsory Clerkship similar to that of internship in India and the same is to be completed in Hospitals.

Country India Philippines
Offered Degree MBBS BS-MD
Curriculum followed BRITISH US
Eligibility 10 + 2 10+2 with 50% PCB marks
Entrance required NEET RANK NEET qualifying
Total fees 25,000 t0 70,00,000 (based on category) 16 to 26 lakhs
Course Duration 5 ½ years 5 to 6 years (based on college)
Teaching Instruction English English
Governing Body MCI CHED
Recognitions MCI, WHO, ECFMG, WFME CHED, MCI, WHO, ECFMG, WFME, FAIMER, and so
Method of examination Subjective Mode Objective Mode & Case study analysis based education
Living expenses per month 8 to 10000 12,000 to 15,000
Currency Rupees Philippine Pesos
Currency variation to India 1.32 to 1.40 piece 1 peso
MBBS Seats availability 83,000 Not limited

MBBS In Philippines

Governing Body and Medical Degree

The Medical degree in the Philippines is called an MD / Doctor of Medicine which follows after one to two years of Pre-medicine course. Pre-medicine duration varies from one year to two years to foreign medical students based on the colleges opted. Many colleges are giving only two years course and few providing with one-year valid pre-medicine degree. The total course is called as BS-MD program and the same is approved by MCI- Medical Council of India.

The Governing body to medical education in the Philippines is CHED-Commission on Higher Education and all the degrees provided by the recognized universities are governed by this body. The same is recognized by MCI, WHO, and other major agencies listed above, and the medical graduates are eligible to write the PG entrances all over the world.

Screening Test

All the medical graduates of India once completed their course from the Philippines need to qualify for a screening test in India for practicing medicine in India. Previously the exam is only for foreign medical graduates but now it is for all medical graduates from India as well as from foreign countries. Recently NMC- National Medical Commission bill is approved by the cabinet indicating that the FMGE exam will emerge into the NEXT examination (National Exit Test) which will serve as a licensing exam to practice medicine in Indian and abroad medical graduates.

There is not much variation between the Indian and Foreign medical graduates degree, instead, the students from abroad studied in objective and case study based methods are better to pass foreign PG entrances over the World.

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