Philippines is one the countries known for providing a quality education in medicine like MBBS, MD etc. The higher level of practical sessions and experienced teaching staff in Medical colleges of Philippines has gained significant popularity around the world. The infrastructure of the medical universities, the curriculum and atmosphere in the colleges of Philippines makes it a preferred location of education for international students. The cost of the complete MBBS course in Philippines is much lower as compared to other countries.

The medical course in Philippines is called the MD program [Doctor of medicine]. The MD program is equivalent to MBBS of UK, India, Pakistan and other Commonwealth countries. This degree comprises of medical theory, practicals and clinical rotation giving a better exposure to the students. The degrees obtained from medical universities in Philippines are recognized by World Health Organization and Medical Council of India.

MBBS in Philippines is divided into three parts, BS, MD and Internship. MBBS duration is 6 years.

BS is the prime medical course, can be called a foundation course. This course has four semesters and students can complete the course in 1.5 to 2 years. After completion of course, students shall appear in the NMAT Philippines test.

National Medical Admission Test is the common admission test to MD, conducted by all medical schools, colleges and universities in Philippines. It is compulsory for the students to pass the NMAT to advance to 4 years MD Course. If the students fail the test, they have to reappear and pass.

The above mentioned is the common rule of MBBS in Philippines eligibility. Students can directly join MD course in Philippines, which is MBBS in other countries if they have a Bachelor of Science degree.

After complete of these courses, students shall be appointed as internship in the local hospitals, clinics and healthcare centers.

Advantage of Studying at Philippines

  • A former colony of USA. Follows US pattern
  • English is Official Language like India. All citizens speak English (unlike in China, Russia or Ukraine) – No need to learn any foreign Language!!
  • Excellent Teachers – some of who are educated in USA – superior Quality
  • Rotating Internship / Clerkship in USA possible.
  • Philippines is the highest provider of nurses & Doctors to the USA
Intake November
Degree Offered MD (Equivalent to MBBS in india)
Duration 5 years