Answering the most Frequently asked question on MBBS in Philippines

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Answering the most Frequently asked question on MBBS in Philippines


Every year, thousands of aspiring medical students face the paramount concern of getting admission to a medical institution in India. Many Indian students choose to study MBBS abroad, exploring the educational quality and experiencing the diversity of the medical fields from different countries. MBBS abroad renders Indian students a single hand solution to all the hassles and concerns they might have for the feasible study of medical education. The top medical universities, quality education, modern equipment, and latest practical technologies with low tuition fees are the main motive to study in foreign medical universities.

Taking medical education into contemplation, Philippines stands out as one of the finest options among various countries. These universities offer accommodation to Indian students at a very low cost. Philippines being the safest county for foreign medical education, students can enjoy a friendly and peaceful environment.

Each country has its own set of rules and eligibility criteria for international students wanting to pursue MBBS in their country. In this article, Kings international medical academy (KIMA) in association with Davao medical school foundation in Philippines will answer the most Frequently asked question on MBBS in Philippines that commonly eventuates among aspiring medical students from India. 

What makes Philippines the best destination for MBBS?

MBBS in Philippines is a popular option among Indian students who are looking to study MBBS abroad. Credits to the top universities for their world-class proficiency and excellent hands-on training, beautiful weather, High-quality education at low cost than India. 

Among all the countries Philippines have the highest pass percentage throughout the years in the FMGE licensure exam. It is an exam mandatory for Indian students carrying international medical degrees and willing to practice in India. As of December 2021, the FMGE pass percentage of Philippines is the highest among all other countries.

Medial universities in Philippines follow the US curriculum, so the medical graduates from Philippines find it easy to crack USMLE. This provides the opportunities to pursue their higher studies in the USA.

The language will not be a barrier for Indian students, similar to India most of the Philippines population can speak English, being the third-largest English-speaking country in the world.

Why Philippines Medical degree is called MD instead of MBBS?

UK-based medical education system awards Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degrees. US-based medical education system awards Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree. National Medical Commission (NMC) of India recognizes MD as the degree equivalent to MBBS. 

Can I do MBBS in Philippines without NEET?

NEET qualification is mandatory for students those who are willing to study abroad. Indian students can take direct admission in the BS program without qualifying for the NEET exam.  Kings International Medical Academy (KIMA) in association with Davao Medical School Foundation will train you to qualify for the NEET exam. Once you have cleared your NEET exam then you can get enrolled in an MD course.

How to choose Best Medical College Abroad?

The choice of the best medical school/University becomes very important depending upon undisputed factors. Being closely associated with one of the premier medical institutions in Philippines, Davao Medical School Foundation (DMSF), Kings International Medical Academy mentors the young aspirants to get enrolled for MBBS successfully. The candidate should be aware of the following criteria: 

  • Age and Reputation of the Medical School/University
  • Quality of Education and their Teaching Methodology
  • Recognition by World Health Organization (WHO), National Medical Commission (NMC)
  • Clinical Practice – Number of affiliated hospitals.
  • Tuition Fees for the medical course and the Cost of Living
  • The inherence of Indian Food, Vegetarian/Non-Vegetarian
  • Coaching for NEXT/FMGE-Foreign Medical Graduate exam during the medical course
  • Infrastructure / Facilities such as Library, In-Campus Hostel, etc.
  • Location of College
  • Separate hostel facilities for boys and girls.  
  • Student Security protocol followed by the universities.

Can I practise medicine after completing my MBBS degree in Philippines?

Yes, you can practice medicine in India after passing the NMC screening test called FMGE. Kings International Medical Academy (KIMA) in association with Davao medical school foundation offers top-notch FMGE coaching following preconceived training methods.

What are the eligibility criteria to get admission to Philippines Medical College in 2022?

  • The candidate should appear and qualify for NEET with a basic eligibility pass mark.
  • Candidate must have completed 10+2 with English as a compulsory subject. 
  • Students with a 50% aggregate in physics, chemistry, and biology are eligible for admissions. 
  • The candidate must be above 17 years of age, as of 31st December of the year of admission.

What is the Course Duration of MBBS (MD) in Philippines?

Philippines medical colleges offer an M.D (Doctor of medicine) with a duration of 5.5 years. This degree is equivalent to MBBS in India. The final year students will get an opportunity to visit the clinic and hospitals to learn the practical method of handling the patient, providing them guidance and experience as the life of a doctor. They provide global exposure to medical students by implementing world-class education standards.

What are the Career Opportunities after completing MBBS from Philippines?

As a foreign medical graduate, you can do Post Graduation in India. After completing MBBS from abroad, the students can choose among various postgraduate medical programs to become a specialist, after giving the NEET PG exam or the NEXT exam in the future.

NEXT 1: You can write NEXT 1 after the MBBS final year.

NEXT 2: You can write NEXT 2 during the internship.

Using the NEXT 1&2 score you can choose the medical colleges in India which offers 74 Postgraduate for M.D/M. S courses with a duration of 3 years.

Whether IELTS is mandatory for pursuing MBBS in the Philippines?

IELTS is not mandatory in any of the colleges in the Philippines unless you have completed your studies in the English medium. 

How to get direct MD admission in Philippines?

If you have a Bachelor science degree, then you can directly get admission to an MD course in Philippines.

How to study MBBS in Philippines?

Kings International Medical Academy (KIMA) in association with Davao Medical School Foundation bring exclusive opportunities for students to study MBBS in Philippines and also practice in India with an international medical degree successfully. Our executives are available for assistance 24×7. Feel free to get in touch with us for more information. 

Hope you have got the answers to the most Frequently asked question on MBBS in Philippines. 


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