Philippines is known for one of best medical education in the world. Every year thousands of student graduates doing MD (Doctor of Medicine , equivalent to MBBS) from Philippines, this is ascertained from the fact that every one doctor out of ten in USA has graduated from Philippines.
The undergraduate [program in medicine is called MD( Doctor of Medicine ) which is equivalent to MBBS in India.
The degree is recognized as equal to MBBS by the Medical Council of India(MCI). For verification , one can check Website of Indian Embassy in Philippines.
In Philippines (as per US Pattern) MD is done after BS (Bachelor of Science). Countries which are having 10+2 pattern, their students can take Admission in BS-MD course. Generally BS is of One Year to One and a Half Year Degree Course. Where MD is of Four Years Course. Like in “Our Lady of Fatima University College of Medicine” students enrolled for BS-MD course , BS-Biology in One Year. Where MD is of four Years. Therefore generally BS-MD takes 5 Years in OLFU, which is equivalent to MBBS in India.
Yes BS-MD course is dual degree course since you get two degrees , one of BS and another of MD.
Yes. For Graduate Students BS is not required. So one has to do 4 Years MD course.
For undergraduate program (BS-MD) 50% marks needed in class twelve (10+2) with Physics , Biology and Chemistry.
In Philippines there are no entrance examinations to do MD Course .
95% of the Philippines speak English so you will not have a language problem .For all the medical universities and colleges in Philippines, the medium of instruction is English only, so students don’t face a communication problems in campus or outside it in daily affairs.
The basic documents needed for admission are copies of class twelve mark sheet, date of birth proof and passport.
Philippines is the best place in medical education for girls. It is a female dominated society there where you would find females working in all work places; more than 60% population is of females there. Thus Philippines is the safest bet for girls.
Studying medicine in Philippines is much cheaper than in India and equivalent to MBBS in India . The most important factor is there is no donation involved in studying medicine there.
Students below 50% in science are not eligible to do the medicine program.
After obtaining the degree , it is mandatory for the students who have studied in Philippines or abroad for that matter, to pass the examination conducted by Medical Council Of India(MCI) to practice freely in India. It is the norms as laid down by MCI.