Affordable MBBS For South Indian Students
Looking for information on how to study MBBS In Philippines? Here, Indian students can find information on eligibility, admission procedures and advantages of doing medical course at the Philippines.
Do you know that more than 8000 international students enroll in Philippines Medical universities and out of which more than 50% are Indian students? Philippines universities and colleges are known for its quality and sending thousands of doctors and engineers every year to work in USA, UK, and other developed western countries. It has 2299 higher educational institutions and 40 medical colleges. According to American Physician Statistics, one among ten doctors in the USA studied at Philippines medical university. Interested to read about why Indian Students should Study In Philippines compared to other countries?.
“MBBS is called MD in Philippines. Doctor of Medicine (MD) is similar to doing MBBS degree from Commonwealth countries such as India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. MD course in the Philippines is recognized by World Health Organization and Medical Council of India.”
Philippines medical education offers M.D as it primary medical course for practitioners. This MD Program is recognized by Medical Council of India as equivalent to MBBS degree in India. After completing the MBBS degree in the Philippines, Indian students need to clear Foreign Medical Graduate Exam (FMGE) (also called as Medical screening test) to start the medical practice in India or to join post graduation medical courses.Click here to know the MBBS Admission In Philippines Procedure.
Quality Destination for Indian Medical Students Aspirants
Philippines was a colony of Spain for more than 300 years and then became a colony of USA for 50 years during the Industrial Revolution. During this time, USA designed Philippines education system similar to their system. The medical course in the Philippines is called the MD (Doctor of Medicine) comparable to that of the USA.
Tuition fees are paid annually to the Philippines medical university. Total Tuition fees for the course duration would be approximately 15 lakhs. As the cost of living is relatively cheap in the Philippines, hostel fees, mess fees, and other living expenses would come close to 12K per month. Taking this into account, total cost to complete MBBS degree would be close to 25 lakhs. If you compare this cost with the cost to do MBBS degree in private MBBS colleges in India, the cost would be just 1/5 of the expense of India.
The total duration of this MBBS course is 5 and half years for students who have been educated till class 12 with a background in science. The first 16 months focuses on building the foundation for a strong medical education and is called the Bachelor of Science program. The next four years is the core medicine and clinical rotation. Towards the end of the program, students will also undergo clinical rotations, in which they will be attached to selected hospital departments and treat patients under the guidance and supervision of an experienced and presently practicing doctor.
The Commission on Higher Education Philippines(CHED), gives approval for both public and private higher education institutions in the country. Prospective students are strongly advised not to get admission in any institution which is not recognized by CHED. For international recognition, students should check whether institution in recognized by World Health Organization. All medical schools in Philippines, which are recognized by WHO has approval from CHED.
Students from India, who wants to pursue MBBS degree abroad in Philippines should check whether the overseas institution is recognized by Medical Council of India(MCI). After 2002, all MBBS students after being educated in WHO Listed medical colleges abroad are eligible to give screening test.
Reference: Section 4 of MCI Screening Test Regulations 2002, dated 13 February 2002
The medium of Instruction being English as opposed to Russia and China avoids the learning curve of an additional language. The Philippines being a colony of United States, has English as its official language. Your entire course duration is available for you to concentrate on studying MBBS in Philippines. Though the US planted the seeds for learning English in the Philippines, it took enough interest to give attention and to dedicate necessary resources to maintaining the fluency of English language in the Philippines after the Americans left. Every sign board and name board in the Philippines are written in English making it compulsory for every Filipinos to understand and speak English. During clinical practice, it becomes easy for students to interact with patients in common language and to understand and learn the practical sessions better.
Providing Quality Education for 40 years
The University of Perpetual Help System DALTA (UPHSD) founded in 1975 provides high quality education in the fields of education, hospitality and technology. It's quality education has attracted international students from all over the globe. With more than 1000 faculties, it educates more than 20,000 students.
UPHSD offers Doctor of Medicine or MD degree which is equivalent to MBBS in Indian System of Education and MD in American System of Education. The Medical Degree and the Medical School are recognized by World Health Organization(WHO), CHED,
University of Perpetual Help System DALTA, Manila, Philippines is listed in WHO(World Health Organization) and MCI (Medical Council of India). Find the list of other Philippines Medical Universities who are approved by both MCI and WHO here. Students who complete their medical graduation at UPHSD are eligible for leading international medical exams such as USMLE (for clinical practice in the USA) and FMGE in India.
The University of Perpetual Help uses Dale's Cone of Learning as part of their educational methodology allowing their students to demonstrate and teach what they have learned to others. Find the Philippines Education Methodology followed to teach MBBS at the University of Perpetual Help.
There are no donation / Capitation Fees at Perpetual Medical College, Philippines. Tuition fees range from 15 to 16 Lakhs Indian Rupees based on the fluctuations in Philippines Peso Currency and Indian Rupees. All the cities including its capital city, Manila has a low cost of living enabling middle-class Indian students to afford medical education.
Fence Education Academy being the exclusive partner for South Indian region, has its hostel campus located inside the Perpetual Medical University campus. The hostel serves both south Indian vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes.
: 95% Filipinos are literate and speak English, which makes it easy to communicate to patients and understand their problems. All medical centers in the Philippines allow students to touch and diagnose patients. Moreover, Philippines have a similar tropical climate like Indian subcontinent which makes the disease spectrum similar to those of India.
Every year, Fence Education Academy helps more than 300 students who are mainly from the state of Tamilnadu and Kerala to secure admission to the University of Perpetual Help. Please watch what our 2nd-year medical students say about the medical college, accommodation and other facilities available at the college. Language - Tamil and Malayalam.
MBBS In Philippines
I am very thankful to Fence Education Academy team for helping me to realize the dream in studying medicine to become a doctor. You all made my dream come true and also my parent’s dream too comes true as they always want me to become a Doctor. I wish your greater success in the future and continue your great service.
Written by: Priyadarshini, University of Perpetual Help
Date published: 07/03/2017
Rating: 4.4 / 5 stars
For Indian Students
The best option to study medicine is to score high marks and get into Tamilnadu government medical college. Students who lost their opportunity to get Medical seat can opt to study in Private Medical College by paying huge fees or to study abroad at leading medical universities such as University of Perpetual Help at an affordable cost. Read More on Direct MBBS Admission
Fence Education Academy (office at Chennai, Trichy, Salem, Madurai and Tirunelveli) helps you from securing direct admission till your complete the medical degree at University of Perpetual Help System DALTA. Read more on Philippines MBBS Admission Procedure
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