MBBS in Philipines
Situated in the western Pacific Ocean, it consists of about 7,641 islands.
The capital city of the Philippines in Manila
The Philippines is the world's fifth-largest island country with an area of 300,000 km2.
As of 2015, it had a population of at least 100 million.
The culture of Philippines is traditional Filipino and Spanish Catholic traditions with influence from America & other Asian countries.
1 Peso ( ₱) = 1.50 ₹ INR approx.
Current Exchange Rates
Medical colleges in Philippines recognised by MCI as on 2020
Ago Medical and Educational Center Bicol Christian College of Medicine
AMA School of Medicine
Angeles University Foundation
Ateneo de Zamboanga University
Baguio Central University
BICOL CHRISTIAN COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
Cagayan State University Tuguegarao (Carig)
Cebu Doctors University College of Medicine
Cebu Institute of Medicine
Central Philippine University
Davao Medical School Foundation
De La Salie University Health Sciences Campus
Dona Remedos Trinidad Medical Foundation
Emilo Aguinaldo College, Manila
Far Eastern University Dr. Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation
FEU Dr. Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation
Iloilo Doctors College of Medicine
Lyceum Northwestern University
Manila Central University
Our Lady of Fatima University (Fatima Medical Science Foundation) Valenzuela
Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila
Saint Louis University
San Beda College
Southwestern University Matias H. Aznar Memorial College of Medicine
Southwestern University, Urgello, Cebu City, Philippines
St. Lukes College of Medicine William H. Quasha Memorial
St. Paul University,Philippines
University of Northern Philippines
University of Perpetual Help (Dr. Jose G. Tamayo Medical University)
University of Perpetual Help Rizal
University of Saint La Salle
University of Santo Tomas
University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center
University of the Philippines Manila
UV Gullas College of Medicine
Virgen Milagrosa University Foundation
West Visayas State University
Zamboanga Medical School Foundation
SOCIAL, FOOD & SAFETY
Availability of food & grocery
Cost of living comparison
COST OF LIVING COMPARISON CHART
Indian food is available in some university canteens but is widely available in private hostels, which is arranged by Indian contractors and it might be a bit expensive.
Self-cooking is not required and students do not have to spend their valuable time cooking food as hygienic, economical, and tasty food is available inside the college campus and the hostel.
Security in Campus
The security inside the college campus is good but in most of the colleges, the foreign student hostel is not located inside the college campus but outside.
In most of the colleges, the hostels provided are private hostels which are run by individual contractors and not by the university so the security there is non-existent or questionable.
The campus in Philippines ranges from moderate to good but mostly moderate.
The lecture halls in the medical colleges of Philippines depends on the universities ranging from moderate to good.
Moderate to adequate depending on the college.
Paid Internet widely available inside the campus & Hostels.
Affiliated Hospitals in Philippines are good in Philippines.
All citizens are entitled to free healthcare which is government-controlled and funded by local and national government subsidies, this ensures a fair amount of patient flow.
Moderately equipped but underdeveloped in many colleges.
Rice makes an integral part of the Pilipino food habit. Economical and hygienic food is available inside the university campus and hostel canteens. Indian restaurants are also available in main cities which are a bit expensive.
Local food is palatable for Indians. Indian canteens are organised and maintained by Indian contractors for the students but the quality varies from one contractor to the other.
Medical colleges in Philippines mostly does not have their own hostels facility but provides hostels that are organised and maintained by Indian contractors & the Quality varies from contractor to contractor.
Some private hostels not related to the medical colleges also operate around the vicinity of the medical college area.
Students can use the inhouse facilities like the Gym, can participate in various Sports activities, academic competition, Cultural activities & Associations activities in the college.
PRE MEDICAL COURSE (NMT)
1 ½ years to 2 years.
Required for all medical universities. It is mandatory as per the norms of the consulate/embassy of the Philippines and that of the Indian government, for Indian students to study medicine.
Good English knowledge is required (No need for IELTS/TOEFL)
After completing the pre-medical course, have to score a minimum of 40 percentile in NMAT (National Medical Admission Test) conducted by CHED (Commission on Higher Education) the Philippines, only after which you will be able to pursue your 4 years of studies in medicine.
Medium of teaching
The entire premedical and 4 years of medicine is taught in English medium.
USA based updated curriculum (high success rate in USMLE)
Availability of Updated textbooks
Only recommended books are prescribed & universities do not provide them individually but are available in the library.
The necessity to read textbooks
Not much of an encouragement.
Strength of a class
As in Slavic countries, the Philippines also has a good student-to-teacher ratio of around 10 -15 students in a batch for a teacher.
Proficiency of faculties
Very good & Speaks good English.
PPT based conventional
The efficiency of Classes & practicals
Efficient & interactive (viva based)
The pattern of theory exam
MCQ exam ->Viva
The pattern of practical exam
The efficiency of the evaluation system
Chapter-wise, the average of Prelim + midterm + final + teacher’s recommendation which will be taken into account for the final score
Attendance & discipline
Depending on the universities some are very strict and some are not.
Research labs & exposure
Not so developed, poor.
The necessity of local language at the clinics
Not much is required as it is the 3rd largest English-speaking country in the world you can avoid learning the local language.
Due to the government’s health plan, there is a good inflow of patients resulting in good clinical exposure.
Good inflow of patients results in good Hands-on exposure.
FMGE pass %
Average to low, generally Low.
Most affordable amongst Medical schools which accept foreign students.
Generally, no but some colleges might collect some development funds.
3.5-4.5 Lakhs per year.
15,000₹ to 20,000₹per month inclusive of food.
Almost like India 5,000₹ approx. excluding food & hostel expenses
Generally, not eligible but some find & engage as per their talents.
Overall expenditure for completing the course with transport
25 to 30 lakhs approximately inclusive of all their nominal personal expenses.