FAQs about studying MBBS (MD) in Philippines
Are you considering pursuing an MBBS degree in the Philippines and have several questions and concerns on your mind? We're here to help and provide answers. Our hope is that this article will assist in addressing any doubts you may have. Keep reading to learn more.
1. Why choose Philippines to study Medicine?
- Philippines is an English speaking country and the medium of instruction is English
- Affordable cost of education
- Excellent hands-on practice
- Ideal student to patient ratio
- Tropical climate with a disease pattern similar to that of India
- Follows the American system of education
- Easy accessibility to several daily flights
- Philippines is the largest provider of Medical doctors to the U.S.
- ASEAN Friendly Country
- Follows guidelines as set by the NMC
2. How is MD different from MBBS?
MBBS and MD are both primarily medical qualifications. The degrees are equal. (See ECFMG list of degrees recognized from different countries). MBBS is the British system of education whereas MD is the American System of education.
3. What is the total duration of the course?
6 ½ years including one year of internship in the Philippines. (Pre-Med Course + 4 ½ years MD + 1 year internship as per the NMC guidelines)
4. What is the eligibility for admission?
12th Grade or equivalent qualification with minimum 50% in Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects and pass in English & NEET-UG qualification.
5. Can I complete my internship in India?
Yes. After the completion of FMGE/NExT and procuring the Provisional Registration of the NMC, you can complete your internship in India.
6. Can I practice in India on my return? Can I pursue my specialization in India after my graduation?
Yes, after the successful completion of FMGE/NExT and Internship, the student is eligible to register with the NMC and the State Medical Councils and can practice in India and pursue specialisation studies after qualifying NEET-PG.
7. Are there any extra fees for FMGE?
The nominal exam fees are to be borne by the student.
8. Can I get a job in the Government hospitals or allied Medical Institutions in India?
Yes, upon registration with NMC/State Councils, the student is eligible for any Government job.
9. Can a student avail educational loan? If yes, what are the procedures?
Yes, education loans are available from all nationalized and scheduled banks. The students have to apply directly to the bank at the place of permanent residence. Transworld Educare and Kings International Medical Academy will assist the student in procuring the loan by providing all necessary documents required from the university.
10. Can a student take USMLE?
Yes. Graduates from DMSF are eligible for appearing for USMLE.
11. Are there hostel facilities available in these universities?
Yes, separate hostel facilities for Indian students are available for both boys and girls.
12. Will I as an Indian student be able to adjust to hostel facilities in the Philippines?
Yes, exclusive and separate hostel facilities have been customized for Indian students with Indian cuisine.
13. What about laundry and internet facilities in the hostel?
Laundry and internet facilities are available in the hostel at reasonable extra cost.
14. Is vegetarian food available?
Yes, vegetarian food is available and in fact there are kitchens that serve both vegetarian and non-vegetarian Indian food.
15. Will I be able to easily adapt to the climate in the Philippines?
India and the Philippines both have tropical climate and you can easily adapt to the Philippines climate.
16. Is the degree registrable in the Philippines?
Yes, the degree is registrable in the Philippines as per PRC notice dated 10 Nov 2022 & the Philippine Medical Act of 1959 Article III Section 11 and Section 12.
17. What are the tuition fees for the entire course duration?
The tuition fee for the MD course is US $ 5100 per annum.
18. Do I have to give any entrance exams before enrolling for the MD Program?
Yes, students have to appear for NMAT exams before enrolling for the MD Program.
19. Will I receive any review for the NMAT exam?
Yes. Necessary training by professionals shall be provided before the NMAT exam.
20. My English is not fluent. How will I be able to cope in an English speaking country?
Special arrangements are made for spoken English training and students from vernacular medium of instructions will also be able to cope in the Philippines.
21. How can I get more information, if I'm interested?
Kindly visit our website or mail us at: www.dmsf.ph